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Jones-Sawyer Talks Reparations

(Inside California Politics) — California Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) joined Inside California Politics co-host Frank Buckley to discuss the package of reparations-related bills introduced in Sacramento this week.

Nonprofit Plans to Transform South LA Site

After a years-long neighborhood battle against an oil drilling site in South Los Angeles, a local nonprofit has purchased the now-demolished facility and plans to transform it into a park, community center and affordable housing.

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust recently bought the 1.86-acre dirt lot on Jefferson Boulevard for nearly $10 million from Sentinel Peak Resources. The nonprofit and its partners are now seeking grants and other funding sources to pay for planning, remediation and project execution.

Asm. Jones-Sawyer Shares Updates on Organized Retail Thefts

California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) joins Inside California Politics co-host Frank Buckley to discuss the Little Hoover Commission’s study of organized retail theft, which is a study he requested along with Assemblyman Juan Alanis (R-Modesto).

AB 2799 & Hip Hop

Hip-hop's 50th anniversary went off without a hitch as Run-D.M.C. had their final performance in August at the Hip Hop 50 Live concert at Yankee Stadium. 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes celebrated future generations of rappers at 50 Cent's The Final Lap Tour and female MCs like Queen Latifah, Remy Ma and MC Lyte got their flowers in Netflix's "Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop."

Rappers including 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Nipsey Hussle, Pop Smoke, Takeoff and more who died due to gun violence were incorporated into the celebrations despite their physical absence.

A Discussion on the Right to Safety Resolution

(Inside California Politics) — California Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, joined Inside California Politics co-host Nikki Laurenzo to discuss the effort to create a 28th Amendment to the Constitution to strengthen gun control.

Asm. Jones Sawyer is one of the lead authors of a resolution introduced at the State Capitol in support of Governor Newsom’s effort.

Legislators to Work on Reparations Recommendations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California reparations task force last week concluded two years of hard work with a 1,100-page, comprehensive report that details the harms of slavery on Black people from California, recommendations of financial compensation and the creation of myriad programs and policies to redress the historical wrongs.

Reparations Moving Forward

As California prepares to release a report that will recommend reparations for descendants of enslaved people, federal lawmakers are pursuing their own efforts to redress the effects of slavery and the generations of discrimination that has followed for Black Americans. 

Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., introduced the latest federal effort to support reparations last month with H.R. 414, the Reparations Now Resolution, which seeks to advance reparations at the federal, state and local levels.