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Solutions are hard to come by for domestic violence victims

LOS ANGELES — Years after the National Black Women’s Health Project identified domestic violence as “the number one public health issue for women of African ancestry,” African-American women continue to be abused at disproportionately higher rates than other women and to be killed more often by a current or former spouse or lover. The National Read More…

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‘THE YEAR OF RETURN:’ Bass, Pelosi lead congressional delegation to Ghana

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, has returned from a historic trip to Ghana last week where the local congresswoman took part in ceremonies observing the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans landing in America. Bass made the trip with a congressional delegation that included House Speaker Read More…

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REFORMING THE SYSTEM: Rep. Karen Bass holds hearing on criminal justice reform

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — In an effort to find solutions to criminal justice reform, members of the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security arrived in Los Angeles July 13 to examine California’s criminal justice reforms and whether the lessons learned from past policies could be applied on a national scale. On Read More…