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Report Reveals ‘A Hidden Key to Combating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice’

  By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia According to new Sentencing Project research, diverting youth from juvenile court involvement should be a central focus in reducing racial and ethnic disparities. It also should improve outcomes in America’s youth justice systems. The report’s author wrote that getting arrested in adolescence or having a…

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EECI Completes 2022 Business Plan Enrollment & Sparks Interest in Blue-Green Economy in Black-Brown Communities

(LOS ANGELES) – The Entrepreneur Educational Center, Inc. (EECI) announced “mission accomplished,” after wrapping up its final business plan development seminar in a series at Roosevelt Park in Los Angeles. EECI organizers said the series, conducted for multi-cultural entrepreneurs in Los Angeles County’s 2nd District, achieved its goal of recruiting and enrolling those individuals that…

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The Lookout: Newsom Takes Action To Keep Californians Safe From Gun Violence

By Aldon Thomas Stiles | California Black Media Last Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed several bills  focused on addressing gun violence. “California has the toughest gun safety laws in the nation, but none of us can afford to be complacent in tackling the gun violence crisis ravaging our country,” Newsom said. “These new measures will…

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New Low-Cost Internet Program Promotes Digital Equity in L.A.

By L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis Despite being one of the top tech hubs in the nation, Los Angeles is home to a deep-rooted digital divide that has effectively cut off hundreds of thousands of Latinos from the tools and resources they need to improve their lives. Central to this divide is the high cost…

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Los Angeles County Launches New Department of Economic Opportunity

New department to advance workforce equity and mobility, also will drive inclusive and sustainable growth for local businesses LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), formerly the economic and workforce development branch of the now-dissolved LA County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), becomes an…

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Incidents of Hate Crimes Against Blacks Highest in California

By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌|‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ A report released by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) last month revealed that hate crimes targeting Black people in the state “remain the most prevalent” violations regarding a recent increase in violence motivated by race. On June 28, State Attorney General Rob Bonta hosted a press…

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