Assembly Passes Bill To Strengthen Voter Protection
Sep10

Assembly Passes Bill To Strengthen Voter Protection

The State Assembly passed a bill last month that would strengthen voter protection under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), the chief architect of the new bill, said he introduced the bill out of concerns over a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down portions of the federal Voting Rights Act, and legislation introduced in other states requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

One On One: Tracee Ellis Ross
Sep10

One On One: Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross, who’s best known role came fifteen years ago as attorney Joan Carol Clayton on UPN’s “Girlfriends,” which ran for eight seasons, and made her TV debut hosting on “The Dish,” is returning to primetime television this fall. The 41-year-old actress and three-time NAACP Image Award winner—who also just happens to be the daughter of legendary singer Diana Ross, will star opposite Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne in “Blackish,” an ABC comedy series about an upper middle class family struggling with identifying their culture.

Ray Rice’s Road To Redemption
Sep10

Ray Rice’s Road To Redemption

My actions that night were totally inexcusable”, said Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, breaking his silence for the second time since he was indicted for aggravated assault in February, after surveillance video surfaced online showing him dragging his unconscious fiancée out of an Atlantic City, New Jersey hotel elevator.

Sharpton Eclipses Jackson To Be Nation’s Most Prominent Voice On Race Relations
Sep10

Sharpton Eclipses Jackson To Be Nation’s Most Prominent Voice On Race Relations

Al Sharpton, who took his cues from the Jesse Jackson playbook—Saturday rallies, get your own TV show (MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation With Al Sharpton”), have a national organization (the National Action Network); make friends with a president and run for the presidency—has eclipsed his civil rights mentor to become the number one man on race in the nation and perhaps more importantly, with the White House.

Saving Grace: Cicely Tyson
Sep10

Saving Grace: Cicely Tyson

In the Tony Award-winning play— The Trip To Bountiful— set to make its debut at the Music Center on September 18, Cicely Tyson plays an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her small hometown of Bountiful, Texas one last time. But in real life, Tyson is most at home on stage or in front of the camera and it is her career that has been bountiful.

Could What Happened in Ferguson Be A Tipping Point In Police Relations?
Sep10

Could What Happened in Ferguson Be A Tipping Point In Police Relations?

It has been a month since unarmed teen Michael Brown was killed by a police officer, and while the media saturation and national hype has died down dramatically, ground zero - Ferguson, the quiet suburb of St. Louis, Missouri - remains in limbo.

First Ladies High Tea
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