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Pres. Obama Endorses Rep. Bass to be LA’s Next Mayor | WATCH

Barack Obama - Karen Bass

*Gov. Gavin Newsom has not yet endorsed a candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, but former President Barack Obama did 10 days before the General Election on Nov. 8. Citing her “proven leadership, integrity, and record of getting things done,” Obama’s endorsement of Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA-13) for mayor of Los Angeles can be seen […]

Karen Bass Denies Wrong Doing

Karen Bass

*This week Congressmember Karen Bass, the leading contender in the race for mayor of Los Angeles, again denied allegations, that a $100,000 full-tuition scholarship she received from Marilyn Flynn, was illegal. Flynn a former dean of the USC School of Social Work who pleaded guilty Monday, Sept. 19, to a federal bribery charge in a […]

Two Men Charged in Home Burglary of LA Mayoral Candidate Karen Bass | WATCH

Karen Bass (JC Olivera-Getty Images-FILE)

*(CNN) — Two men were charged on Friday for allegedly stealing guns from the home of U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office announced in a statement. Patricio Munoz, 42, and Juan Espinoza, 24, were each charged with one felony count of first-degree residential burglary and two counts of grand theft of […]

California Legislative Black Caucus Hosts Leadership Program for High Schoolers

*After a 3-year hiatus, the 12-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) held its “African American Leaders for Tomorrow Program” (AALT) on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills CSUDH. From July 20 to 23, the CLBC brought together high school students from throughout California for a series of workshops and social activities aimed at […]

Karen Bass Has Chance to Make History in Los Angeles Mayoral Race | WATCH

Karen Bass (Damian Dovarganes-AP)

*(CNN) — US Rep. Karen Bass, a longtime Democratic lawmaker who was on President Joe Biden’s short list for a running mate during the 2020 campaign, could make history in California. The Los Angeles mayor’s race has pitted Bass against real estate developer Rick Caruso in a runoff to replace term-limited Mayor Eric Garcetti, CNN […]

Bass Takes Lead Over Caruso in LA Mayor’s Race | Video

Bass Takes Lead Over Caruso in LA Mayor's Race | Video

*Congresswoman Karen Bass has taken the lead from billionaire Rick Caruso in the L.A. mayoral primary. Bass is reportedly leading by nearly three percentage points, according to LA Focus Newspaper. The outlet writes, “The latest numbers have Bass at 41.05% with 202,818 votes and Caruso—who spent a record $40 million—at 38.29% with 189,178 votes.” “We’re […]

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Thoughts on What Karen Bass Did WRONG

Karen Bass (Photo: Karen Bass for Mayor campaign)

*I get Rick Caruso‘s big bucks, and the Police Protective League tossing the financial kitchen sink at Bass. BUT in a city like Los Angeles, primarily Hispanic, Black, Asian, young, liberal to progressive, and top-heavy Democratic, Karen Bass should have still at least handily topped Caruso in the number of votes received in the primary. […]

Karen Bass Endorsed by Key Rival in Los Angeles Mayoral Race | VIDEOs

Karen Bass (Jeff Gritchen-Orange County Register-AP)

*(CNN) — The Los Angeles mayoral race has been rapidly narrowing into a heated contest between Rep. Karen Bass and shopping mall developer Rick Caruso, and that dynamic intensified on Tuesday as city attorney Mike Feuer said he was dropping out of the race and backing Bass. Many voters have already received vote-by-mail ballots for […]

Rep. Karen Bass to Run for Mayor of Los Angeles: ‘I’m Ready’

Rep. Karen Bass

*Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) has officially launched her campaign to be Los Angeles mayor.  Bass made the announcement on Monday via a Twitter post, writing: “With my whole heart, I’m ready. Let’s do this — together. I’m running for mayor.” A statement on her official campaign website notes that “Karen is running for Mayor because […]

Run, Karen, Run! Why Rep. Karen Bass Should be L.A.’s First Woman Mayor

Karen Bass

*I can describe the leading crop of declared candidates angling to lead the second largest — and one of America’s most liberal and progressive leaning cities — in two words: White and male. So, when rumors hinted at a possible mayoral bid by Congresswoman Karen Bass, I thought to myself, now things just got interesting. […]

Reps. Bass, Carson, Omar, Tlaib Introduce ‘Muslim American Heritage Month’ Resolution

*WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) led introduction of a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize July as Muslim American Heritage Month, honoring their contributions throughout our country’s history. The legislation was introduced after a constituent and local Los Angeles community organizer raised the idea of such a designation. Following […]