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New Homeless ‘Bridge’ Shelter Opens on San Pedro; L.A. County Provides $400,000 to Support COVID-19 Staffing.
July 7, 2020
The unsheltered have been part of the most susceptible demographic to coronavirus, due to being exposed to the elements with no permanent protection to take refuge. July 6, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a conference “Confronting the Crisis,” announcing the opening of a bridge home shelter in San Pedro. Monetary resources are being funneled to areas that are imperative to fighting a global pandemic, L.A. County disclosed a commitment to testing site funding. ... read more »
Local Assemblywoman Tests Positive for Coronavirus
July 7, 2020
Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Marina del Rey, announced today she has tested positive for the coronavirus after apparently being exposed while the Legislature was reviewing the state budget. ... read more »
Chiefs, Mahomes agree to 10-year, $503 million extension
July 6, 2020
The Kansas City Chiefs made sure they'll have Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes around as long as possible. ... read more »
Highest COVID-19 Case Count Over Holiday Weekend; Over 7,000 Tested Positive.
July 6, 2020
Monday, July 6, L.A. Public officials provided an update on current levels of escalation in the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to maintain control over the spread of COVID-19, Los Angeles leaders took a “hard pause” and closed down beaches, piers, bike trails, and outdoor dining in order to limit access to large gatherings this past holiday weekend. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 6, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
July 6, 2020
Tennis legend Althea Gibson won the women’s Wimbledon singles championship, 1957.   Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
Brad Pye Jr., Trailblazing Sports Writer and Broadcaster, Passes Away
July 5, 2020
Brad Pye, Jr., a trailblazing sports writer and broadcaster, passed away July 5, at his home in Los Angeles. Pye, who was recognized throughout the nation for his pioneering efforts on behalf of African American athletes, suffered from various health issues that contributed to his death at the age of 91. ... read more »
WATCH: Press conference for Tajanae Nelson, mother of three killed
July 5, 2020
Tajanae Nelson, mother of three killed. Press conference at LA Sentinel July 1, 2020 ... read more / watch video »
EBONY Magazine Announces Leadership Transition; Willard Jackson to Step Down as CEO
July 5, 2020
On July 2, 2020 the board of directors of EBONY Magazine agreed to a leadership change and the removal of Chief Executive Officer Willard Jackson, Jr. Several weeks ago, the board commissioned an independent inquiry into a number of transactions led by Mr. Jackson and the investigation is ongoing. ... read more »
Family Sues Nike for Alleged Racial Profiling in Santa Monica Incident
July 5, 2020
A Black family that alleges they were racially profiled and wrongly accused of shoplifting by a manager at Nike's Santa Monica store filed a federal civil rights lawsuit today against the athletic apparel company and the former employee. ... read more »
Dodgers Pitcher David Price Says He Won’t Play in 2020
July 5, 2020
Five-time all-star pitcher David Price said today he would opt out of playing this season for the Los Angeles Dodgers due to the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 5, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
July 5, 2020
Tennis star Arthur Ashe became the first African American to win a Wimbledon Men’s Singles Title, 1975.   Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
Kanye West announces he is running for president in 2020
July 4, 2020
Platinum selling producer and rap artist Kanye West announces his 2020 bid to run for president of the United States of America. West set off social media fire works on July 4th with his tweet that announced his plans. ... read more »
Bars, restaurants pay price for California virus surge
July 4, 2020
California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down bars, wineries, museums, movie theaters and inside restaurant dining across most of the state for three weeks amid troubling increases in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. ... read more »
To Save Black Lives, and the Soul of Our Nation, Congress Must Act Boldly
July 4, 2020
For too long, Black people in America have been burdened with the unjust responsibility of keeping ourselves safe from police. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 4, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
July 4, 2020
The Declaration of Independence was signed while individuals of African descent remained enslaved, 1776.   Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
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