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Wesson seeks to ban private prisons within city

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson started an effort June 29 to prohibit private prisons from being constructed and operating within the city. Wesson’s proposal would zone the city in such a way that it would effectively ban private detention centers. “Profiting off of locking people up will not fly in Read More…

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B. Monet rides into history with Cadillac

NNPA Newswire Correspondent You can call Brittany Fennell by her given name, her last name or by the moniker that has driven her to fame, “B. Monet.” However, the award-winning writer and director from Silver Spring, Maryland, who holds degrees from Spelman and New York University, will go down in history as the first African Read More…

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L.A. DIGEST: Radio show to discuss ride share practices

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President and Pacifica Radio Hutchinson Report host Earl Ofari Hutchinson will host an on-air radio townhall “The Battle Over the Future of Lyft and Uber” on the Hutchinson Report Townhall of the Air on Lyft and Uber’s labor and corporate practices June 29 at 9 a.m. on Read More…