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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 »
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 »
Living with Dementia Diagnosis to Caregiving
Learn about getting the proper diagnosis. Engage in the conversation about various aspects of caregiving. Be aware of local resources. ... read more / view event »
New Study Provides Critical Insights On Unique Health Needs Of African Americans
August 22, 2018
African American men of all ages experience higher mortality than men of other races and ethnicities and have significantly higher rates of malignancies such as prostate cancer (CDC Health, United States 2016 Report). ... read more »
Hyundai’s Road to Taste of Soul GPS Stops by New Image Emergency Shelter for the Homeless, Inc.,
August 22, 2018
New Image provided backpacks, school supplies, books, and a gift bag of treats to 212 students, ages pre-school to 18 years. ... read more »
“Men-O-Pause-Ages of the Colors of Love” Choreopoem/Stageplay
Founder of Meek Ent. & PR has decided to host another live event bringing awareness to social causes. Meek Entertainment & PR is excited to bring you a community event which brings awareness to Menopause over a three day weekend on September 14-16, 2018, at the Inglewood “Willie Agee” Playhouse. The play “Men-O-Pause-Ages of the Colors of Love,” features 9 ladies on stage sharing their different experiences of Menopause and how it has affected their relationships with the Men in their life, their mental, physical and emotional health and their life overall. ... read more / view event »
New Approaches to Research on Autism in the Community
August 16, 2018
Autism affects 1 in 59 children in the U.S. Helping children with ASD earlier in life helps them do better throughout their lifespan. ... read more »
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