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New Study: 40 Percent of Cali’s Black Families are $10,000 to $30,000 Short of What They Need to Get
July 29, 2015
Sgt. Camelia Straughn, a Sacramento resident and 20-year vet in the U.S. National Guard, is deployed right now in Cuba. ... read more »
Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas hosts private Brown Paper Bag Luncheon for Black Press
July 29, 2015
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas joined by other medical leaders speak out about King hospital ... read more »
Kevon Gulley Wants To Save Black Boys
July 29, 2015
After a call from God, He realized he had work to do during a dangerous time for young Black men. ... read more »
Watts Re:Imagined Spearheads Rebirth of Famed Community
July 29, 2015
Fifty years after the ill-fated Watts Riots, pockets of improvement are appearing in the community. From new housing complexes to remodeled parks to enhanced public transportation, the progress indicates that a rebirth is taking place. ... read more »
March, civil disobedience planned next month in Ferguson
July 29, 2015
A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned for next month in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, an event that galvanized the "Black Lives Matter" movement. ... read more »
More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on
July 29, 2015
As she drops off her 4-year-old son at a Chicago daycare to head for a job she loves, Stacy Rutledge wonders how she'll keep doing it once she loses her state-subsidized child care. ... read more »
Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan
July 29, 2015
President Barack Obama launched a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, convening African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keeping the world's newest nation from collapsing amid civil war. ... read more »
Moves After Dark performers takes dance to a new level
July 29, 2015
Lula Washington Dance Theater (LWDT) will be joining Ate9, BODYTRAFFIC, and Ana Maria Alvarez's Contra Tiempo studio in the Moves After Dark Production as they take the art of dance to a new artistic level. ... read more »
Ernest J. Wilson III Joins Cal Wellness’ Board of Directors
July 29, 2015
The California Wellness Foundation’s (Cal Wellness) Board of Directors elected new member Ernest J. ... read more »
Paul Quinn College Extends Scholarships to 55 California Students
July 29, 2015
Fifty-five students, from all across the state of California are preparing to become part of the freshman class at Paul Quinn College, an HBCU in Dallas, Texas on August 2. ... read more »
College Athlete and Wounded War Veteran Honored at ESPYS
July 29, 2015
Former Notre Dame Women’s Basketball player and Iraq War Veteran Danielle Green received the Pat Tillman Award for Service during the 2015 ESPYS Awards. Green earned the award through her perseverance in the face of adversity and selfless commitment to the United States, according to ESPN. ... read more »
‘Blueprint for Great Schools’ Plan Presents Solutions for LAUSD
July 29, 2015
The state's schools chief last week announced in Los Angeles his latest plan to improve California's education system. ... read more »
Newly Discovered Planet Similar to Earth, says JPL
July 29, 2015
NASA's Kepler orbiting telescope confirmed the existence of an ``older, bigger cousin to Earth'' 1,400 light years away – the first planet known to be in a habitable zone around a sun-like star, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced last week. ... read more »
Watts Village Theater Company Receives California Arts Council ‘Local Impact’ Grant
July 29, 2015
Funds will allow Watts Village Theater Company to extend the reach of the arts to those with limited access ... read more »
Bass Introduces Housing, Healthcare Legislation for Foster Youth
July 29, 2015
As part of her work to ensure that foster youth are successful as they move into adulthood and to combat some of the startling statistics about former foster youth, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) joined the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth co-chairs Reps. Tom Marino (R-PA), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jim Langevin (D-RI), Diane Black (R-TN) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) to introduce H.R. 3160, the "Foster Youth Independence Act of 2015." This legislation will enable foster youth to continue to receive much-needed resources as they transition into adulthood and independence. ... read more »
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