Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Hosts2nd Annual Latinas Breaking Barriers Event

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas: Thank you to everyone who attended our 2nd Annual Latinas Breaking Barriers Event at El Cholo ( The Original) Mexican Restaurant. A special thank you to Elaine Ocasio from IBEW Local 45 and Theresa Martinez from Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles for speaking to our assembled guests.

The Alliance for Children’s Rights
Special Needs Network
Crystal Stairs
Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Tom Torlakson
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center.
To Help Everyone Health and Wellness Centers
Caltrans District 7 Office
League of Women Voters of Los Angeles
SEIU Local 1000 – DLC 703
Keck Medicine of USC
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)
American Heart Association – Los Angeles County Division
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Assemblymember Autumn Burke
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)

SPMG Media: Today in History – Martin Luther King Jr. leads protest march on behalf of Memphis sanitation workers.


In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to help Black sanitation workers fight for dignity and fair treatment. On March 28 of that year, he led a group of 6,000 people marching in support of their cause that unfortunately turned violent. One person died, 50 people were injured and hundreds were arrested.

As the group marched through the city’s famed Beale Street, several young Blacks began breaking storefront windows. By the time they turned the corner, recalled fellow freedom rider James Lawson, there were “lengths of police in riot gear across the street.” Fearing they would target King, Lawson convinced him to leave.

The civil rights leader was deeply upset by the outcome of what turned out to be his last march, and felt as if he’d somehow failed. Days later on April 8, King was assassinated.

2016 WISE Women of the Year: Call for Nominations


Every year professional women do extraordinary work — striving to be their best, making an impact and helping others along the way. This is your opportunity as a WISE member to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments and contributions.

WISE is now accepting nominations for the prestigious WISE Women of the Year Award, which will be presented to three women on June 22, 2016 at the 22nd Annual WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon in New York City.

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President Obama in Cuba

“An incredible experience to be back in Cuba as the Cuban people greet President Obama and the members of Congress who have joined him for this historic visit. Throughout Havana people are warmly greeting us and excited about what this trip will mean for the relationship between our two countries. I invite you to take a minute to look at the photos from the trip.” ‪#‎E1T1

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