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California’s 2020 Redistricting Commission Is Accepting Applications: Only 253 African Americans Have Applied
July 18, 2019
Every 10 years, Californians have the opportunity to participate in a major political project as part of a special 14-member, state-appointed commission. The citizens of California, through the California State Auditor (CSA) office, sets up the commission and tasks it with drawing the 120 legislative districts for the state’s U.S. Congress, Assembly and Senate elections. The appointees are also responsible for establishing the boundaries of four more maps for the California Board of Equalization, an agency that represents taxpayer interests and standardizes county-by-county tax assessments across the state. ... read more »
Cora Jakes Coleman Releases New Book ‘Ferocious Warrior’
July 18, 2019
Author Cora Jakes Coleman took time from her busy schedule at the 2019 Essence Fest where she was promoting her new book Ferocious Warrior: Dismantle Your Enemy and Rise to provide some insight into what motivated her to share more intimate details on how she deals with life. ... read more »
‘Color Him Father,’ A New Narrative on Black Fatherhood and Grief in America
July 18, 2019
In 2019, Drake published his first book, “Color Him Father” as a resource for Black grieving fathers. The title of the book was inspired by the song “Color Him Father” by the 60s musical group, The Winstons. ... read more »
Scurlock’s Sports Writing Leads to 1st Place NNPA Award
July 18, 2019
Amanda Scurlock credits ‘Black privilege’ to her rise from Sentinel intern to sports writer ... read more »
10th Council District W.S.C. Awards Scholarships to L.A. Students
July 18, 2019
Five Los Angeles students received funds, laptops and books during the 10th Council District Women’s Steering Committee’s 34th Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon. ... read more »
Get Ready for the Next Quake—Now!
July 18, 2019
The recent earthquakes in Ridgecrest were a wake-up call for many in the Southland. ... read more »
Report: Intimate Partner Simple Assault No. 1 Crime Against Females in L.A.
July 13, 2019
Simple assault at the hands of an intimate partner was the most frequently reported crime against female victims in Los Angeles over the past four years, ... read more »
Kaiser Mental-Health Workers Reject Latest Contract Offer
July 13, 2019
Mental health workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities rejected the latest contract offer from the company, union officials announced today as they called for a resumption of labor negotiations. ... read more »
Harris, Ocasio-Cortez Introduce Bill to Provide People with Criminal Records A Fair Chance at Housing
July 11, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) on Wednesday introduced the Fair Chance at Housing Act of 2019, legislation to remove barriers to obtaining federal housing assistance for individuals with criminal records and their families. The proposal is a comprehensive reform of the eviction and screening policies so individuals with a criminal history have a fair chance at housing assistance. ... read more »
NBC4 and Telemundo 52 Launch Its Annual Supporting Our Schools Donation Drive
July 11, 2019
NBC4 / KNBC and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles / KVEA today announced the return of its Supporting Our Schools / Apoyando A Nuestras Escuelas donation drive starting from July 11 to 19.  This year, the stations are teaming up with Ralphs and Food 4 Less to provide homeless students in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties with the necessary school supplies to start the new academic year this fall. ... read more »
National Institutes of Health Awards CSU Dominguez Hills Professor $655,000 Grant to Develop Innovative HIV PrEP Uptake Intervention
July 11, 2019
Grant project addresses disparity in new HIV infections among young gay African American men Carson, CA – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded California State University, ... read more »
Reputed Gang Member Charged in USC Student’s Slaying
July 11, 2019
A reputed gang member was charged today with killing Victor McElhaney, a jazz student at the University of Southern California (USC), who was the son of an Oakland City Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney, during an attempted robbery just blocks from campus. ... read more »
NNPA Publishers Honor Marjorie Parham, a Living Legend of the Black Press
July 11, 2019
Parham, who turned 101 in February, spent more than three decades as publisher of the Cincinnati Herald, which was established in 1955 and counts as the longest running African American newspaper in the city ... read more »
The story behind R.K. Russell, athlete and writer
July 11, 2019
“Feeling is not a female thing, not a male thing, it’s a human thing,” says NFL player Ryan K. Russell. ... read more »
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