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Black Community Urged to Get the Flu Vaccine This Year as They are Traditionally Under-Vaccinated, Putting Them at Risk of Acquiring Other Diseases, Including COVID-19
September 23, 2021
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans are a vulnerable population with low flu vaccination rates who experience disproportionately higher rates of chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, heart diseases and obesity. ... read more »
Losing Federal Unemployment Benefits or COBRA Health Plan Aid in September? Covered California Can Help
September 16, 2021
Most consumers can now qualify for comprehensive health coverage for just $1 per month. ... read more »
NNPA Honors Dr. Ebony Hilton with National Leadership Award
September 16, 2021
From the onset of the global pandemic about 18 months ago, Dr. Ebony Hilton emerged as a leader and a powerful voice of reason.  Critical Care Anesthesiologist doctor at the University of Virginia and founder of GoodStock Consulting, LLC, Dr. Hilton has loudly denounced quick re-openings, anti-vaxxers, and reckless gatherings during the pandemic. ... read more »
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The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation Launches New Program to Recruit BIPOC Youth to Aquatic Careers
September 15, 2021
In collaboration with Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis and Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation launched its Lifeguard Ready Training (LRT), a free program preparing youth and young adults ages 16 to 24 with the skills necessary to become Los Angeles County Swimming Pool Lifeguards. Special emphasis will be placed on recruiting Black and Latino youth in the program. ... read more »
Discussing Delta: Four Influential Black Women Share Views on the Variant and Vaccination
September 9, 2021
Dr. Rhea Boyd, pediatrician, and minority community health advocate was the medical expert on the panel hosted by Regina Wilson, executive director of California Black Media, with the support of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The other two participants were former Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford and Teala Dunn, an actress and social media influencer. ... read more »
New Destination Guide Lists Tourists Spots in South L.A.
September 9, 2021
The Watts Tower, Magic Johnson Park and Leimert Park Village are among the attractions highlighted in the new destination guide published by the Los Angeles South Chamber of Commerce (LASCC). ... read more »
A Journey From Nigeria to Neurosurgery
September 9, 2021
With a drive for excellence and a motivating mentor, Oluwaseun Omofoye, MD, MS, completes his Neurosurgery training after 19 years ... read more »
Karla Gordy Bristol Shares the Secret to Building a Legacy Through Helping Others
September 9, 2021
Newly Approved Commissioner of Arts and Culture for the City of Beverly Hills, Karla Gordy Bristol, provides blueprints to following one's passion by servicing others. ... read more »
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Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
September 9, 2021
American Heart Association Award Recognizes Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care ... read more »
Gov. Thanks Californians: More than 80 Percent of Us Have Now Taken at Least One COVID Shot
September 9, 2021
On Aug. 31, California Gov. Gavin Newsom held a press conference at a vaccination clinic in Oakland to thank the majority of Californians for receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. ... read more »
Why I Want You to Get the Covid Vaccine Now
September 9, 2021
If we don’t get vaccinated, I foresee repeat cycles of preventable deaths, business and school closures, and potentially even more dangerous variants of the virus in our future. Unfortunately, black and brown communities that have been the hardest hit by Covid are now lagging behind in taking advantage of the amazing science that led to our Covid vaccines. ... read more »
Through CalHOPE – COVID-19 Program, NAMI Contra Costa Provides Crisis Support and Resources to African Americans Across the State
September 9, 2021
NAMI CC is on board to provide culturally specific resources and emotional support to African Americans experiencing challenges due to COVID-19. ... read more »
US booster plan faces complications, some may miss Sept. 20
September 3, 2021
Even before Biden’s announcement last month, his administration had been preparing for months for the possibility that boosters would be required, maintaining America’s supply of doses and devising promotion plans with the same “intensity” that it brought to the initial vaccination campaign, Zients told reporters Thursday. ... read more »
Kappa Alpha Psi Defeats Alpha Phi Alpha to Claim Coveted Frat Games Championship
September 2, 2021
On Sunday, August 29 at Darby Park in Inglewood, the Noble Men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. defeated the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to claim the 2021 Frat Games softball championship.  The “Nupes” defeated the top-seated Men of Alpha 12-10 to win the championship, breaking the previous two-year winning streak held by the Men of Phi Beta Sigma. ... read more / view gallery »
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