Emmy nominee Laverne Cox on elevating stories of trans people
Laverne Cox has earned her third Emmy nomination for her role as sassy hairdresser and inmate Sophia Burset on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." Through that role, Cox sheds light on real issues around the transgender community and criminal justice. "It is my job, my responsibility… to speak about trans folks who are out there struggling," she says.
Parkland survivors offer 'Peace Plan' to end mass shootings. Can it be enacted?
March for Our Lives unveiled what they’re calling "A Peace Plan for a Safer America." It’s an ambitious gun-control proposal designed to set the tone for gun violence conversations after recent mass shootings in Texas, Ohio, and California. It's also aimed at shaping the debate in the 2020 presidential election.
Back to school: what's different?
As Los Angeles Unified students go back to school, the president of the teachers union says several changes will be implemented this year. These include class size caps, a gradual reduction in class sizes, and more nurses, librarians and counselors. But where will the money come from to pay for all that?
New law restricts use-of-force in California
Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation that changes the language governing when officers are allowed to use deadly force. Now they can do so only when it’s “necessary,” rather than when it’s merely “reasonable.”
With its red flag law, San Diego reins in firearms
was working in finance and contracts when the Sandy Hook shooting changed the course of her career. She became the San Diego City Attorney, and pushed through the city's red flag law, which keep guns out of the hands of people who show the potential for violence.