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Confronting the Abandoning Crisis…Poverty and Homelessness Beyond the Urban Core
September 19, 2019
Here’s a staggering number - 553,000. Imagine what you would do if 553,000 dollars were deposited into your bank account today. Imagine what you can see if you travel 553,000 miles around the world? That is a significant number. The truth is that’s the number of homeless people recorded in the United States in 2018. Yes, the most developed country in the world allows a whopping 17 percent of its population to live on the streets. California holds a total of 113,952 abandoned homeless individuals; this represents 20 percent of all homeless people in the United States. Approximately 15,179 are veterans. People in this country are turning a blind eye as if this is some “new normal.” We have abandoned our neighbors, and homelessness is a clear symptom.  ... read more »
NCHE Leadership Transition: Dr. Gail C. Christopher to Succeed Executive Director and Co-Founder Dr. Brian Smedley
September 19, 2019
The National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE) announced that Executive Director and co-Founder Dr. Brian Smedley will resign effective October 31, 2019, to assume a new role as Chief of Psychology in the Public Interest at the American Psychological Association. ... read more »
Flying While Black: Stop the U.S. Congress from Raising Air Travel Taxes
September 19, 2019
America’s airports are well-positioned to continue to fund infrastructure improvement projects without needlessly reaching into the pockets of America’s working families and robbing them of one of the few affordable luxuries available to them. Congress must stand up for working people and refuse this tax increase. ... read more »
Cannabis Industry honors BAPAC’s Darren W. Parker
September 19, 2019
The Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) will join the Southern California Coalition (SCC) as they honor the many contributions of long-time cannabis industry activists and recently departed BAPAC president, Darren W. Parker. ... read more »
Karen Boykin-Towns Takes Her Talents to Sard Verbinnen
September 19, 2019
“I want people who are going to be able to tell it straight. People who will assess a situation and then be able to give you the realities of what it is,” Boykin-Towns said of her expectations in her new role. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Confirms New DWP General Manager Amid Utility’s Overhaul
September 17, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously confirmed Martin Adams as the new general manager and chief engineer of the Department of Water and Power. ... read more »
It’s Official: L.A.’s New Football Palace To Be Called SoFi Stadium
September 17, 2019
The 298-acre overall project will eventually include a performing arts center, hotels, parks, retail shops, restaurants and residences. It's being developed by Rams owner Stan Kroenke. ... read more »
First Tenants Announced for Entertainment District Around Inglewood Stadium
September 17, 2019
A beer garden/brewpub, a gym and a 12-screen movie theater complex were announced today as the first three tenants at the Hollywood Park entertainment district that will surround the newly dubbed SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. ... read more »
Los Angeles Launches Cybersecurity System To Detect Malicious Emails
September 17, 2019
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced L.A. Cyber Lab’s new Threat Intelligence Sharing Platform, as well as a free mobile app that will help people detect malicious email. ... read more »
LADWP showcases EVs first-hand at Ninth Annual ‘Charge Up L.A.!’
September 12, 2019
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are hoping to clear the air about electric vehicles with the ninth annual Charge Up LA! Los Angeles event corresponding with National Drive Electric Week. ... read more »
Juul warned over claims e-cigarette safer than smoking
September 12, 2019
Federal health authorities on Monday blasted vaping company Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims for its products. ... read more »
South Coast AQMD finds justice for Blacks, Latinos and underserved communities
September 12, 2019
Three underserved communities will soon see improvements in air quality following action taken by the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Governing Board. The Governing Board today adopted emissions reduction plans that will cut exposure to toxic air pollution in the communities of: Wilmington/West Long Beach/Carson; San Bernardino/Muscoy; and Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles/West Commerce. ... read more »
Ray B. Shackelford Elected as 10th National President of National Urban League Young Professionals
September 12, 2019
“Just like I didn't get here on my own, moving forward the same will be true,” said Shackelford. “In the coming months my team and I look forward to meeting with the members across the country and hearing their ideas of how we can work together to advance the movement. It will take all of us to create the impact that we want to see, and our communities desperately need.” ... read more »
Kaiser Invests Over $4Million to Combat Homelessness in SoCal
September 12, 2019
Kaiser Permanente officials are aiming to become a part of the homeless solution in Southern California with a $4.3 million grant to Los Angeles and San Diego for more affordable and secure homes. Those counties, officials said, have the highest rates of homeless with the least affordable housing. The grant will help to create and preserve 75 affordable and/or permanent supportive housing units in the two areas. ... read more »
Taste of Soul Spotlight: Malik Books
September 12, 2019
The bookstore has been providing Afrocentric materials to the community for decades. ... read more »
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