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Dr. Ladson-Billings Earns 2020 NNPA Leadership in Education Award
September 17, 2020
“We have COVID, we have anti-Black, we have the very tenuous economy and we have the climate catastrophe,” said Dr. Ladson-Billings. ... read more »
Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $11.2 Million To Pediatric Cancer Research And Celebrates September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September 17, 2020
Hyundai Hope On Wheels (HHOW), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported by Hyundai Motor America and its U.S. dealers, announces its 22nd consecutive year in the fight to end childhood cancer. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month and the organization announces new grant winners in efforts of finding more cures and improving care for children fighting pediatric cancer. When a child is diagnosed with pediatric cancer, s/he is immediately thrust into a scary world of cancer. ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente Becomes First Carbon-Neutral Health System in the U.S.
September 14, 2020
The organization’s mission to improve individual and community health drives its longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability and slowing climate change ... read more »
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NAMI and Designer Kenneth Cole Team to Fight Mental Illness
September 10, 2020
COVID-19, social unrest, job loss, and business closures are all forces that have come together to create more trauma in the African American community. ... read more »
Masks are the fastest way back to jobs and school
September 10, 2020
It’s a simple thing we can do that’s good for our families and our community. ... read more »
Bloomberg Philanthropies Strives to Increase Black Physicians by Donating to Historically Black Medical Schools
September 10, 2020
Inequality in education is one of the most fossilized civil rights issues that one can still witness today. There is a lot of discourse and imbalance found in the unequal funding and lack of federal or state priority within community-driven colleges of color. Recently, there has been meteoric change in social awareness, which is bringing more light to the current state of the educational system for people within the Black Community. ... read more »
Death of Chadwick Boseman Puts Focus on Colon Cancer and African Americans
September 10, 2020
African Americans are disproportionately impacted with a 20 percent greater rate than whites and an even greater degree of mortality ... read more »
Los Angeles County Health Department Disclosed Trends Indicating Significant Decrease in Community Transmission
September 9, 2020
Los Angeles public officials disclosed new information surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. County leadership acknowledged the progress in bending the curve, but they have a steadfast caution for any relapse. ... read more »
Long Beach to Receive $1M Grant for Black Infant Health Campaign
September 8, 2020
The Long Beach Health and Human Services Department has been awarded a $1 million grant from the California Department of Public Health over two years for the coordination, development and implementation of a public awareness campaign centered on the Black Infant Health Program, it was announced today. ... read more »
Menthols, Swisher Sweets and Other Flavored Cigarettes Are Now Illegal in California
September 3, 2020
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 793 into law on Aug. 28. The legislation is one of the country’s strongest restrictions on flavored tobacco.  ... read more »
The Mayor of Los Angeles Announces ‘Small Cohorts’ Will be Hosted In-Person for K-12 Student Learning
September 2, 2020
The mayor announced schools in L.A. County can offer on campus services for “small stable cohorts” for k-12 students who need the educational support. Starting September 14, the “cohort approach” is to monitor and observe the adjustment to see what works on a smaller scale before reopening schools.  This method is being handled with caution because of the severity of what can go wrong if there was an outbreak among students and faculty. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Confirms Good Standing In COVID-19 Metrics with Opening Up Personal Care Facilities
September 2, 2020
Los Angeles is powering up to move through this pandemic. With the latest metrics reflecting that the county is bending the curve and  decreased movement in the spread of the virus, public officials stressed to the community to celebrate Labor Day a different way. They emphasized that Los Angeles collectively must maintain a behavior that warrants the prevention of spread of the virus in order to step into recovery. ... read more »
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Travels Across Second District to Distribute 10,000 Masks Throughout COVID-19 Impacted Communities
August 27, 2020
Due to the disproportionate effects of COVID-19, the need for assistance in Los Angeles has taken over certain communities. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas answered the call for help; in the past several weeks, he’s been traveling and delivering PPE to essential workers within his district.   ... read more »
Alzheimer’s Association Town Hall Discusses Alzheimer’s Through A Health Equity Lens
August 27, 2020
Researchers discussed the progress made in Alzheimer’s treatment along with the impact of COVID-19 on research. ... read more »
St. John’s Well Child and Family Center Releases COVID-19 Report
August 27, 2020
St. John's Well Child and Family Center released a report on its efforts to combat the pandemic in south and central Los Angeles, asserting that it found "extreme racial and ethnic disparities in U.S. healthcare, housing and economic security.'' ... read more »
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