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September 08, 2021


California lawmakers on Wednesday sent Gov. Gavin Newsom legislation to end the careers of bad law enforcement officers, a year after an earlier effort died without a final vote.

The measure aims to keep troubled officers from jumping from one job to another by creating a mandatory new state license, or certification, that could be permanently revoked.

September 03, 2021

Watch Senator Bradford discuss SB 2 on Police Decertification.

Click here to watch at 6:00PM (PST)

August 05, 2021

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) received good news with the recent release of the 2021 California state budget. The $262.2 billion package, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in early July, includes $60 million earmarked for a trio of CSUDH campus infrastructure projects, and $1 million for the campus’ Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute.

July 14, 2021

Click here to listen to Senator Bradford discuss his Op-Ed and Senate Resolution petitioning for the destruction of the wrongfully obtained MLK Jr. recordings at 4:00PM (PST)

June 04, 2021

Click here to watch Senator Bradford discuss his Police Decertification legislation, SB 2, police reform and more at 4:30PM (PST)

May 13, 2021

California is the first state in the nation to establish a task force to research and develop proposals on how to make reparations for African Americans.

Senator Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, who represents the state's 35th District, was recently appointed to the California Reparations Task Force. He tells Inside the Issues he’s extremely excited to have a seat at the table for this historic discussion.

May 04, 2021

In the early 1900s, Willa and Charles Bruce were among a wave of Black Americans who had migrated to California from across the country. The entrepreneurs owned two plots of oceanfront property in what is now the Los Angeles suburb of Manhattan Beach, where they opened a resort known as "Bruce's Beach." It was among the first oceanfront properties that was owned by and serviced Black residents.

April 26, 2021

Senator Bradford discusses Senate Bill 2 on Police Decertification with Marla Tellez and Elex Michaleson. 

Click here to watch.

April 20, 2021

Los Angeles County will officially work to give the portion of Bruce’s Beach it controls to the descendants of the original owners.

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously during a Tuesday, April 20, meeting to create a plan to transfer two parcels of coastal property in Manhattan Beach to the Bruce family, whose ancestors once owned a seaside resort for African Americans there but had the land taken away via eminent domain — costing them an opportunity to build generational wealth.

April 15, 2021

CALIFORNIA, USA — California lawmakers are taking up a number of sweeping police reforms, including a measure that could strip some officers of their badges. The measures are quickly moving through the state legislature despite strong opposition.

“Since Oscar was murdered over 1,300 Californians have been killed. Only one officer has been convicted,” said Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson who founded California’s Families United for Justice.

Johnson has been pushing for police reform since 2009, when his nephew Oscar grant was shot and killed by a BART police officer.