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CDPH Announces Most Counties Can Reopen Barbershops and Hair Salons with Modifications
May 26, 2020
Modifications Required to Protect Californians against COVID-19 Only Permitted Activities Are Those During Which Barber or Stylist and Client Can Both Wear a Cloth Face Covering Throughout, ... read more »
AS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND APPROACHES, L.A. COUNTY ANNOUNCES NEW OPENINGS OF BEACH BIKE PATHS, INDOOR MALL CURBSIDE SERVICE, AND PERMISSION FOR CAR PARADES
May 22, 2020
Los Angeles County has announced three new openings in advance of the holiday weekend, allowing increased outdoor and retail activities for residents. Beach bike paths are now open, indoor malls can open for curbside service, and car parades will be allowed. ... read more »
Clarence Waldron Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
May 14, 2020
Clarence Waldron, known as “the dean of arts and entertainment journalists” has been named the recipient of a 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Headline Club’s Peter Lisagor Awards. ... read more »
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LOS ANGELES COUNTY GOLF COURSES AND TRAILS REOPEN SATURDAY, MAY 9; PARKS REMAIN OPEN MOTHER’S DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 10
May 7, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) will reopen its golf courses and trails on Saturday, May 9. Local, community, and regional parks will stay open on Sunday, May 10. LA County Parks invites the public to safely enjoy its parks, golf courses, and trails by following guidelines and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ... read more »
Al Harrington and VIOLA Launch VIOLA Cares to Push Boundaries in Cannabis Industry to Combat Injustice
April 30, 2020
Former NBA basketball star Al Harrington has been relentlessly working in the community to foster awareness around social equity and provide initiatives for marginalized communities through his cannabis company VIOLA. Since the inception of COVID-19, the cannabis industry has quickly expanded; as vulnerable communities rush to find alternative methods to the disproportionate healthcare system, the cannabis industry has been a source of support. VIOLA launched a recent collaboration with AKOO Clothing, owned by rapper and entrepreneur Tip Harris, on April 20.  Proceeds of the capsule’s launch have been donated to the Root and Rebound's COVID-19 Relief effort, an initiative to give back to the families affected by incarceration and injustice. ... read more »
Census 2020: “Making Black Count” During a Global Pandemic
April 30, 2020
Since then, all the major African-American community-based organizations, political leaders and other advocates in California — concerned that there may be an undercount of Black Californians during the 2020 census count — have found themselves grappling.   ... read more »
SoCalGas Launches “SoCalGas CAREs” Campaign to Bring Awareness to CARE Assistance Program for Customers Facing Financial Hardship due to COVID-19
April 23, 2020
  SoCalGas CAREs reminds customers they can qualify to save 20 percent on their monthly utility bills through CARE   Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today launched a campaign titled, ... read more »
A little kitchen podcast is born and is now heard on 94.7 The WAVE Radio Station
April 17, 2020
A funny thing happened while Los Angeles based food writer Veronica Hendrix was sitting at home, complying with the COVID-19 "safer at home" orders enacted by Mayor Eric Garcetti. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Addresses Pressing Matters Surrounding COVID-19; L.A. Residents provided with Angeleno Card
April 15, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti has taken the initiative to provide the current statistics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Tuesday, April 14. Mayor Garcetti disclosed statistical evidence of L.A. efforts to flatten the curve; it is showing promise with daily coronavirus increase in single digits. The Los Angeles City Mayor addressed pressing matters such as relaxing the Stay at Home order. Mayor Eric and his office has studied data locally and internationally, the evidence reflects that L.A. should remain under quarantine. The L.A. elected official explained the decisions to remain under strict physical distancing guidelines as we maneuver through many waves of the coronavirus increase. ... read more »
Los Angeles Promoter Icon Roland L. Wirt Dies at 68
April 14, 2020
We have lost a giant promoter in the entertainment industry. At approximately 2:30 am on April 13, 2020, Roland L. Wirt (“Rockin’ Roland, The Cat-N-Da-Hat, and Dresser Extraordinaire”), ... read more »
Rep. Waters Slams Surgeon General Jerome Adams for Offensive Comments During WH Coronavirus Briefing
April 10, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement condemning the highly offensive White House Briefing Room remarks by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams who singled out African Americans, saying they should avoid “alcohol, tobacco, and drugs,” and encouraged minorities to “do this, if not for yourself, then for your abuela. Do it for your granddaddy, do it for your Big Mama, do it for your pop-pop.” Her statement follows: ... read more »
Black Americans Pick Alternative Hairstyles in light of Social Distancing
April 9, 2020
Social distancing has made hair care incredibly difficult. The worst thing for Black hair is lack of moisture. Running low on supplies while having to stay in a confined space causes my hair to transform into a large frizz ball like in the short film “Hair Love.” Now that beauty shops and hair care stores are closed, my hair has become a bunch of frizzy puffs. ... read more »
California Announces Partnerships, Strategies to Count Youngest Children in 2020 Census
April 2, 2020
Ensuring every California household participates in the Census is critically important. Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the Census determines how billions of dollars of federal funding are distributed to each state every year for education resources, affordable housing programs, nutrition and health care services, and more. Estimates show that for every person uncounted, California could lose $1,000 a year for 10 years. That’s as much as $10,000 per person in funds lost over the next decade. ... read more »
Windham Drives Innovative Interior Design at GM’s Cadillac
April 2, 2020
Comfort is key to enjoying a luxury vehicle, but it’s not the only aspect that concerns Crystal Windham.  As director of Design, Cadillac Interiors, she incorporates every creative element possible to give customers an innovative and unforgettable experience. ... read more »
Getting Creative to Survive: Barbers and Beauticians Share COVID-19 Stories
April 2, 2020
Black-owned salons and barbershops have always served as a hub for men and women to congregate and catch up on the latest news, gossip and overall happenings within the community. These “meeting places” of sorts have also proven to be extremely profitable for its owners. ... read more »
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