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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials Open for Enrollment in Los Angeles: Understanding the Importance of Diversity
November 19, 2020
We may end up with more than one COVID-19 vaccine, just like we have many medications for diabetes or cancer. ... read more »
Dulan’s Soul Food Recognized as Best Small Business by U.S. Chamber of Commerce
November 19, 2020
Dulan’s Soul Food kitchen runs like a well-oiled machine. From sunrise to sunset, there is an ongoing preparation assembly line generated for the daily demand for the award-winning comfort food this legendary, Black-owned family restaurant has built its reputation on for decades.  ... read more »
American Heart Association Hosts Empowered to Serve Roundtables to Discuss COVID-19, Mental Health and Health Justice
November 19, 2020
As COVID-19 cases are on the rise again, the numbers still reflect a higher risk for those of Black and Brown communities. With efforts to help educate, inspire and curb the effects, the American Heart Association launched Empowered to Serve Roundtables to prompt leadership, communication and transformation amongst the communities. ... read more »
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$1.2 Million Edison Scholars Program 2021 Application Period Begins
November 12, 2020
High school seniors whose dreams are to power the future and make a difference through the study of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are invited to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. ... read more »
Karen Jackson, Sisters Network Founder inspires others in new Book
November 12, 2020
Four-time breast cancer survivor Karen Jackson’s new book, In the Company of My Sisters: My Story, My Truth, speaks about her life dedicated to assisting other breast cancer survivors. She talked with the Defender about the book, Sisters Network Inc. and her motto in life. ... read more »
LADWP Provides 100,000 Grants of $500 to Support Families Severely Impacted By COVID-19
November 12, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the reality of life. However, the true pandemic is seeing the widening gap in the quality of life, throughout underserved communities. Many Angeleno households and communities across the globe have been left vulnerable during the largest health crisis the world has seen in present day. ... read more »
Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces $420,000 in Grants to the Bridging the Digital Divide Fund to Benefit Students in Southern California
November 12, 2020
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond announced that Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), in partnership with The San Diego Foundation, have donated a total of $420,000 to the Bridging the Digital Divide Fund. SDG&E and The San Diego Foundation’s grant of $100,000 to the Classroom of the Future Foundation will address digital divide among tribal K-12 youth in San Diego County. SoCalGas’ portion of $320,000 will be split into five grants to separate organizations in Southern California for specific work to close the digital divide. SoCalGas and SDG&E are part of the Sempra Energy family of companies. ... read more »
Covered California Kicks Off Open Enrollment
November 12, 2020
Covered California announced their open enrollment on Monday, November 9. Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti virtually attended the Webinar meeting, along with many other diverse community leaders, to discuss the importance of accessible healthcare during one of the most unexpected health-related crises seen in our time. There is a new pressure applied to having health coverage and maintaining a fresh perspective on the quality of life.  ... read more »
39th Annual ABWP Benefit Event Was A Smashing Success
November 12, 2020
Undaunted by the current pandemic, the 39th Annual Charity and Scholarship Benefit presented by the Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP) maintained its anticipated aura of class and sophistication. The event paid tribute to the work of pioneering and modern-day black female physicians while conveying the all-important values of professionalism and community service. ... read more »
Historical Barriers and Structural Inequalities Still Account for Black-White Homeownership Gap
November 12, 2020
NAREB 2020 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) report shows how uneven mortgage lending practices, cumulative disadvantages and COVID-19 continue to obstruct growth of Black homeownership ... read more »
LOCAL PHYSICIAN HOSTING FREE “DRIVE THRU” FLU SHOT CLINIC TO REDUCE SEASONAL FLU SYMPTOMS
November 5, 2020
On three distinct Saturdays, Nov. 7th, 21st, and Dec. 5th, Adult household members are invited to “drive thru” our free flu shot clinic event at the Crenshaw Medical Arts Building 3756 Santa Rosalia Drive [across from west entrance to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza]. Carloads are welcome, contact distancing and facemasks will be enforced and you drive away knowing your personal reaction to this year’s flu will be minimized. ... read more »
Mayor Aja Brown Launches “Compton Pledge” Guaranteed Income Initiative Residents to Receive Recurring, Direct Cash Payments
November 5, 2020
Compton Mayor Aja Brown announced The Compton Pledge, a landmark guaranteed income initiative that will distribute recurring, direct cash relief to approximately 800 low-income residents for two years, starting in late 2020. Among city-led guaranteed income initiatives in the United States, the Compton Pledge will be the largest pilot, and is intentionally designed to challenge the racial and economic injustice plaguing both welfare programs and economic systems. It plans to reach irregularly or informally employed residents, immigrants of varied legal status, and the formerly incarcerated. ... read more »
RISE With the Rams Brings Together Youth, Pro Athletes, and Police
November 5, 2020
Through the RISE with the Rams program, the Los Angeles Rams has been building bonds between high school students and law enforcement. Last month, the Rams partnered with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) to host their second session of the season. ... read more »
A Blueprint California’s Black Students Need: Educators Conference to Focus on Equity
November 5, 2020
The California Association of Black School Educators (CABSE) will hold its fourth annual conference in a virtual setting this year.  ... read more »
Edison International Donation Brings Laptops, Internet Access to Inglewood Schools Navigating COVID-19 Impacts
November 5, 2020
The California BDD Fund seeks to address the digital divide ... read more »
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