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Combating HIV in the African American Community
May 14, 2020
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic harkens back to another pandemic that began with the movement of a virus from animal into human populations and is still very much with us – HIV/AIDS.  Like COVID-19, HIV affects Black populations at increased rates for reasons related to racism, segregation, and poverty, presenting a serious ongoing threat to our health.  However, it is critical that COVID-19 does not distract us completely from efforts to end the HIV epidemic once and for all – a goal that many believe is in sight.  HIV.gov provides the specific metric for reaching this goal, “to reduce the number of new HIV infections, in the United States, by 75 percent within five years, and then by at least 90 percent within 10 years.” ... 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 »
L.A. Rams Sebastian Joseph-Day hosted an Instagram Quarantine Donation party to raise money for medical workers.
May 14, 2020
Los Angeles Rams Defensive Lineman Sebastian Joseph-Day hosted an Instagram Quarantine donation party to raise money and support local medical workers. ... read more »
COVID-19 among African Americans in LA County
May 14, 2020
COVID-19 is shedding a disturbing light on existing health disparities among African Americans in the County of Los Angeles; disparities rooted in a history of limited access to affordable housing, nutritious foods, and primary health care. Living under such conditions can make it harder to prevent and control chronic conditions, like high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease and diabetes, which increases our risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19. And our seniors 65 years and older, especially those who live in nursing homes, are particularly at risk from this virus.   ... read more »
CHANGE & SAVE WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM SERVES MORE THAN 300 FAMILIES DURING COVID-19 SHUTDOWN
May 14, 2020
In February, West Basin Municipal Water District launched Change & Save, a water conservation program designed to assist communities in West Basin’s service area that have historically lower participation rates in water conservation programs. To date, the Change & Save program has served more than 300 households in Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Gardena, Carson, and Lennox.  ... read more »
The Power of Silence
May 13, 2020
  The COVID-19 pandemic is inarguably the most defining event in our lifetime, with far-reaching effects on every aspect of how we work, live, love and worship. ... read more »
L.A. Metro to Require Use of Face Coverings on Metro Transit System Beginning May 11
May 7, 2020
Consistent with the countywide public health order requiring the use of face coverings in public places, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will require all transit riders to wear face coverings when using the Metro Bus and Rail system beginning Monday, May 11. ... read more »
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 »
SoLa partners with former NBA Player Baron Davis to give away Chromebooks in South LA
May 7, 2020
Davis says tech companies should invest in kids in the inner city. ... read more »
Nurse Tierra Norman Helps Keep Pandemic Frontline Strong
May 7, 2020
The Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles nursing manager is making sure her staff and patients are taken care of during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Comerica Donates Funds to Support Brotherhood Crusade COVID-19 Outreach
May 7, 2020
These funds will directly assist with basic living, academic and household needs and assist students while they are away from their schools and the Brotherhood Crusade YouthSource Center. ... read more »
Jenkins’ Dedicated Service Highlights National Nurses Week
May 7, 2020
The dedication of Bethany Jenkins, who works as the COVID-19 Unit charge nurse at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in South L.A., reveals why people in her profession are so endeared. In fact, the accolades are especially appropriate as the U.S. celebrates National Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12. The observance, which began in 1954, recognizes the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Health Department Announces Guidelines in place for Businesses to Follow as L.A. Prepares for Economic Recovery
May 6, 2020
Tuesday May 5. Los Angeles Public Officials disclose charitable news surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. L.A. is preparing for a gradual recovery of local businesses and community locations. There is concern of what guidance will be provided from the health department. The decisions made by city leaders continue to be guided by the data collected by the department of health services, and other professional medical personnel. Director of public health Barbara Ferrer delivers updated numbers that represent positive cases and death rates within the Los Angeles County. All public officials stressed the importance of the requirements of social distancing as L.A. approaches a new way of operating businesses. ... read more »
L.A. County Officials Prepare for the Stay at Home Order to be Relaxed
May 4, 2020
Monday, May 4, Los Angeles County Officials provided latest updates surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. L.A. is preparing for the resurgence of the economy; according to the public health services, there will be spikes in the spread of coronavirus while Angelenos adjust going back to work. There is a prediction of COVID-19 coming in waves, with the potential of another call to go back inside. The Los Angeles County Director of Public Health, Barbara Ferrer, disclosed latest numbers in positive cases in L.A. County. Ferrer shared the recent data behind the death rate and the demographics of the most vulnerable communities. ... read more »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
May 4, 2020
The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 53,616 confirmed cases and 2,215 deaths. ... read more »
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