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SONG OF THE DAY: Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come (Official Lyric Video)
July 3, 2020
“A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke Lyrics: I was born by the river in a little tent Oh, and just like the river I’ve been a-runnin’ ever since. ... read more / watch video »
Black Fact of the Day: July 3, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
July 3, 2020
African Lodge was organized with Prince Hall as the master of the lodge, 1776.   Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
COVID-19 on the rise; Los Angeles City Mayor Issues a ‘Hard Pause’ on Reopening Anymore Businesses
July 2, 2020
L.A. has seen a resurgence of outdoor activity, there has been added testing sites to handle the projected rise in positive cases. Gradually, Los Angeles has been opening different sectors in the work industry with the modified health directives. They serve as the armor against the spread of COVID-19 between guests and staff members. Small businesses are advised to open only when they are aligned with the public health mandates. ... read more »
SONG OF THE DAY: Miles Davis – So What (Official Video)
July 2, 2020
Miles Davis’ official music video for ‘So What’. Click to listen to Miles Davis on Spotify: ... As featured on Kind of Blue. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: ... ... read more / watch video »
Councilmember Curren Price Leads on Police Reform, Re-Inventing Public Safety to Better Serve the City
July 2, 2020
Councilmember Curren Price this week continued to champion efforts that reimagine public safety in Los Angeles and address systemic racism and injustices in communities of color.  ... read more »
Youth March at USC Calls for Justice
July 2, 2020
Evan, a USC student, when asked about the message behind the ‘Defund The Police’ slogan, said “the idea of the slogan, ‘Defund LAPD’ or ‘Defund the Police’ is stemming from a call to divest and to reinvest into the communities that are suffering from a lack of education programs, housing programs, along with the environmental crisis that has been going on across our nation. ... read more »
L.A. Sparks Host Mental Health Panel to Discuss Social Justice, COVID-19
July 2, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks recently hosted a panel for student athletes called: Navigating Mental Health & Wellness During Times of Social Unrest. The virtual panel was conducted to help youth process the tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic and of racial inequality in America. ... read more »
Langston Jackson is a Miracle: A drug overdose put him in a coma, but faith woke him up.
July 2, 2020
A drug overdose put him in a coma, but faith woke him up. ... read more »
Fred Roberts Park Coach Gets Recognition from L.A. Clippers
July 2, 2020
For the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Award, The L.A. Clippers endorsed Oscar Pelt for his work through the Department of Recreation and Parks-Fred Roberts Park. ... read more »
Local Cities Should Support Affordable Housing Owners
July 2, 2020
As of 2019, the population of individuals experiencing homelessness has skyrocketed to 58,936 people in Los Angeles County alone. The homeless population in California reached 151,000 last year. The median price of a home in LA County was over $600,000 in 2019, and the average rent for a one bedroom was almost $2,000. ... read more »
Brotherhood Crusade Promotes Energy and Water Conservation Through LADWP Partnership
July 2, 2020
To support the grant, Brotherhood Crusade established Youth and Environmental Ambassadors that will work to inform their peers and residents about public health issues and topics on conservation ... read more »
“The Employment Famine” “The Enemy Has Our Number and Knows Where We Live!”
July 2, 2020
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette Parker™ ... read more »
Single Black Mother of Three Murdered on Father’s Day, Community Responds with Open Arms
July 2, 2020
Heinous acts of murder widen the gashes of agony within the Black American community; the wounds never have enough time to heal. A recent homicide of 28-year-old Tajanae Nelson has left three little girls without a mother, as her family, along with the rest of the community, mourns and prepares for her homecoming. Tajanae leaves many loved ones behind and there are no words to describe the hurt in their hearts. ... read more »
Questioning the Country with Frederick Douglass: Judgment, Not Joy on July 4th
July 2, 2020
If we are to honor and rightfully appreciate our history and struggle to liberate ourselves and expand the realm of freedom and justice in this country, we must stand with Frederick Douglass at Rochester, New York in 1852, at every Fourth of July celebration. To stand with Douglass on this day is not only to read, discuss and study his July 4th speech, but to join him then and now and afterward in questioning and critical judgment of society. Indeed, this calls for questioning and rejecting celebration of a myth of an inclusive freedom that doesn’t exist, a society still deformed and ruined by racism and the practice of an infantile, mindless and immoral patriotism which requires forgetting one’s own oppression and that of others to be a part of this madness.  ... read more »
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