Juneteenth, a celebratory tradition dating back to 1865 upon the notice of the end of the civil war and the freeing of slaves as announced in Texas, has held little fanfare over the years nationally – until now.
Desde el asesinato brutal de George Floyd por un oficial de policía de Minneapolis, el tema del racismo y la igualdad en los Estados Unidos ha estado al frente y al centro en las calles de nuestras ciudades con marchas pacíficas y en nuestras plataformas de noticias.
Since the brutal killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer the issue of racism and equality in America has been front and center in the streets of our cities with peaceful marches and across our news platforms.
To all the communities in the struggle for equality and positive change across our country, I understand and know your anguish and anger.
My family has a legacy of involvement in the civil rights movement. My uncle was part of the Little Rock Nine who suffered immense racism because they were integrated into a white school in Arkansas in 1957.
It Only Takes One
George Floyd’s death at-the-hands of a Minneapolis police officer is one of many tragic deaths suffered by communities of color across the country on a regular basis. These acts are the results of systemic racism in our society and the failure to expose it and weed it out from institutions, organizations and places where authority has power to intimidate.
El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles (LAUSD) ha informado que no se ha tenido noticias de más de 15,000 estudiantes desde el cierre de las escuelas el 16 de marzo debido a preocupaciones de coronavirus. Se estima que 40,000 estudiantes adicionales no pueden registrarse diariamente.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has reported that over 15,000 students have not been heard from since the March 16 closure of schools due to coronavirus concerns. An estimated 40,000 additional students fail to check-in daily.
Even as LAUSD leaders have been working diligently to accommodate the needs of teachers and students as it transitions to an all-digital distance learning format – student access to technology and understanding its use remains an issue.
As the Chair of the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee, I have been working with Governor Newsom and my colleagues in the legislature to ensure proactive measures are being taken to protect the health and well-being of the residents of the 59th Assembly District (AD) and that of all Californians.
For nearly twenty years our children have dealt with unprecedented gun violence in our schools and communities. No other generation has had to live with the fear of getting slaughtered at school, waking up to gun fire or ducking for cover in the middle of the night the way that Millennials and the iGeneration (iGen) have endured.
Despite the cannabis market growing in 38 states, the federal government continues to assert its right to classify cannabis as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. This classification creates a very unique challenge for the industry to succeed and the ability to obtain banking services.