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Serve and Return – Building Your Baby’s Brain
October 12, 2018
Science has shown that healthy brain development depends upon ongoing conversations and interactions between an adult and a child. This process of “serve and return,” where an infant “serves” through gestures, cries or coos, and an adult “returns” by acknowledging and responding in a positive manner, is critical for building neural connections and language development. ... read more »
Olympian Althea Moses Debuts Best-Selling Book “Irresistibly Fit” 
October 4, 2018
Three-time track and field Olympian Althea Moses published her first book, “Irresistibly Fit: How to Become a Spiritually Strong, Sexy and Firm Woman Everyone Admires and No One Can Resist”, that debuted as a number one bestseller in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.   ... read more / watch video »
Dr. William King Joins Community for the Third Time at this Year’s Taste of Soul 
September 27, 2018
“Through college, through medical school, through my residency and post op school, I learned the importance of seeing my patients as my fellow community members,” said Los Angeles Internist, ... read more »
New Treatment Eases Pain of Sickle Cell Disease
September 27, 2018
The devastating impact of sickle cell disease is well documented in the African American community. The inherited blood disorder, which occurs in approximately one in 500 Black children, can result in various complications such as pain, anemia, swelling, infection and stroke.  ... read more »
South Los Angeles Families Fight Colon Cancer with Garden-Fresh Food Choices
September 20, 2018
Pilot study on how garden-fresh produce can help reduce colon cancer risk in African Americans. ... read more »
Data Reveals Poorest Communities in L.A. County Endure Heavy Indecencies of Oil Drilling
September 20, 2018
To date more than 800 organizations have signed on. Meanwhile, eleven of the 15 zip codes, CBD analysts said, include neighborhoods like Wilmington that are considered “disadvantaged” by the California Environmental Protection Agency. ... read more »
Climate Change is a Public Health Crises: Blacks Mostly Absent From The Conversation
September 20, 2018
Hundreds of people protested and disrupted this gathering of environmentalist, policymakers and business executives because - wait for it – the Governor hasn't done enough to decarbonize California and reduce fossil fuel energy use. This, despite his recent signing of Senate Bill 100, which declared California only use clean, renewable energy by the year 2045. ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Medical Celebrates One-Year Anniversary 
September 20, 2018
After one year, the medical facility is more than ready to meet the communities needs and more.  ... read more »
Public Health Department, First 5 Announce “Cut The Sugar” Campaign 
September 14, 2018
The Public Health Department and FIRST 5 Santa Clara County announce the launch of Cut The Sugar, a locally developed campaign to encourage residents to drink water or milk, instead of sugary drinks that are uniquely harmful to health.  ... read more »
LA County Department of Mental Health Unveils a New Evidence-Based Strategy for Improving Mental Health in Urban Neighborhoods
Volunteers and community leaders will gather to announce a new work in progress as they transform a blighted vacant lot into a vibrant community garden.  DMH initiated this pilot project in response to a new peer-reviewed study showing the mental health of residents in urban neighborhoods can be dramatically improved by simply cleaning up and “greening” blighted vacant lots. ... read more / view event »
Senator Harris Introduces Maternal Health Bill to Address Racial Disparities in Childbirth
September 6, 2018
Legislators said that the CARE Act creates two new grant programs focused on reducing racial disparities in maternal health. ... read more »
Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Focuses on Voting, Health Care and Housing
September 6, 2018
The agenda extended beyond food and fellowship at the Interfaith Prayer Breakfast held at McCarty Memorial Christian Church ... read more »
Ubuntu Choirs Network, Golden Bridge Community Choir, Presents Evening of Song to Raise Money for Homeless Center
The Golden Bridge Community Choir is a non-auditioned inter-generational choir and member of the Ubuntu Choirs Network, which seek to create a world where people listen deeply to those around them, celebrate diversity, trust in their voices and use their voice to build harmony, justice and peace. This ancient concept, expressed in the Zulu word ubuntu, is at the root of many of the world’s wisdom traditions. For more information and advance tickets, visit www.thecenterinhollywood.org ... read more / view event »
Black Prisoners Join National Prison Strike 
August 30, 2018
“I think we have as a country has been involved for so long in the War on Drugs and the War on Crime that we have forgotten that it’s not normal. We have a whole generation of children for whom it’s normal to be pulled over, be arrested and shuttled into the system. We have been in a catastrophic prison crisis for decades now. And conditions have gotten even worse. South Carolina was a wake-up call for people.”  ... read more »
20th Annual Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention Culminates September’s Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month 
Culminating September’s Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services will hold its 20th Annual Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention on Sunday, September 30, 2018 beginning at 7:00 a.m. at West 88th Street & La Tijera Boulevard just north of LAX. (Schedule of Events is listed below).  Actor/filmmaker Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy) will serve as Emcee of the event, which also marks the 60th year that the Suicide Prevention Center has been saving lives. ... read more / view event »

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