LOS ANGELES -- Latinos and African-Americans breathe about 40 percent more pollution than white people do in California, a new study has found.The analysis was released Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists. Scientists say that's because communities most affected by air pollution also tend to be neighborhoods with a higher percentage of black and Latino residents.The study also found that residents of Los Angeles County are exposed to 60 percent more vehicle pollution than the state average and 250 percent more than residents of the Bay Area.Across the entire state, central Bakersfield was found to be the area with the most pollution from cars, trucks and buses, according to the study. The analysis looked at emissions from vehicle tailpipes and vehicle refueling, and estimated pollution exposure at the census tract level.You can view the full study by visiting www.ucsusa.org.City News Service contributed to this report. … [Read more...] about California pollution: Latinos, African-Americans breathe 40 percent more pollution than whites in California, study says
King was not oblivious to social ills, but her understanding deepened, she said, as she watched the video of police officers beating Rodney King, followed by the trial that acquitted them. She also recalled the riots of 1992 when, as a young teacher, she stood in her hillside home in South Los Angeles' largely African American, largely upscale View Park neighborhood, watching large swaths of Los Angeles burn. The experience deepened a longstanding instinct to help foundering students push ahead. … [Read more...] about Dr. Michelle King, the first African American woman to lead L.A. Unified, dies at 57
By Filipa Ioannou Updated 5:08 pm PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball." Click through the gallery for things you might not know about Sen. Kamala Harris. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball." Click through the gallery for things you might not know about Sen. Kamala Harris. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andre Chung Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andre Chung Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball." Click through the gallery for things you might not know about Sen. Kamala Harris. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball." Click through the gallery for things you might not know about Sen. Kamala Harris. Photo: Photo … [Read more...] about MSNBC host: Is Kamala Harris ‘seen as African American’?
Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews wondered aloud if Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) will appeal to black voters in the 2020 presidential election due to her being mixed Jamaican and Tamil Indian.“Is she seen as African-American?” Matthews asked Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons about Harris after pointing out how her campaign color scheme copied Shirley Chisholm’s when she became the first major-party black candidate to run for president. Simmons responded, “Yes, she’s African-American. … She’s really planting her feet in the African-American community and I think she’s going to be a very strong candidate. Now, Cory Booker is also going to do the same thing.” “Is he running? He’s another B, where is he?” Matthews interrupted. “One of the Bs, and he’s not in there. When’s he coming in?” (h/t Mediaite) Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent … [Read more...] about MSNBC’s Matthews Wonders if Kamala Harris Will Appeal to Black Voters — ‘Is She Seen as African-American?’
The last 20 years of renaissance-sparked development in and around Chattanooga's downtown has displaced 2,592 African-Americans and ushered in "radical socio-demographic change," according to a new report. Since 2000, Hamilton County experienced a net gain of 6,746 African-Americans and 20,671 white, non-Hispanics, the report states. In that same time period, the City of Chattanooga grew its African-American population by 2,596 and its white, non-Hispanic population by 8,052. The report was commissioned by Chattanooga Organized for Action, a local grassroots organization that has questioned local planning and investment decisions in recent years. Document: The Report "The State of Chattanooga-A New Normal Revisited" was commissioned by Chattanooga Organized for Action. "COA's hope in publicizing this report is that it may serve as a barometer of current market pressure and top-heavy effects, but also to add to the chorus of community coalitions, civic activists, and … [Read more...] about Report points to gentrification, African-American displacement in Chattanooga