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COVID-19 FAQ Tackles Vaccines Safety and Distribution for Black and African American Californians
April 22, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations are currently in full force, with over 20 million Californians currently having received one of the three FDA approved vaccines. President Biden recently announced vaccine eligibility expansion for all adult Americans beginning April 19, while every Californian 16 and up are eligible for vaccination on April 15. ... read more / view gallery »
Helping Children Triumph Over Trauma
April 15, 2021
The organization’s mission is to help children by reducing the stigmas, shame and trauma that frequently results from having an incarcerated parent. They offer a range of programs to assist inmates and their families.  ... read more »
Supt. Thurmond Deploys 3 Million COVID Tests to Speed Up Safe School Reopening
March 25, 2021
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond expanded an existing pilot testing program, adding 3 million free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to accelerate the safe reopening of schools across California.   ... read more »
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Cal Lawmakers Propose Process to Decertify Convicted Cops
March 25, 2021
Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), the chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, and Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) added language with some teeth to Senate Bill (SB) 2, the “Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act of 2021.” ... read more »
How Cedars-Sinai Builds Community Trust in the Vaccine
March 25, 2021
Gena Smith-Woods, a registered nurse with Cedars-Sinai, worked as one of the front-line professionals administering the COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare staff and community members. She recalled how honored she was to take part in the Southern California non-profit hospital’s first drive-thru clinic at Beverly Grove, supporting the community vulnerable to the Coronavirus. ... read more »
New State Vaccine Push Focuses On K-12 Education Workers
March 4, 2021
Sprawling parking lots at California State University Los Angeles and Oakland-Alameda Coliseum in “Oaktown” are two locations in California where the state is set to conduct focused vaccine pushes for education workers. The effort is part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s health equity plan as he prioritizes the reopening of schools.   ... read more »
Data privacy is an essential feature of justice and equity
January 28, 2021
Let’s talk about data privacy. Before you turn the page or click on a different story, let us tell you why two pastors would take the time to write about a topic that, on its surface, might seem unrelated to ministry. This Thursday, January 28, is Data Privacy Day. While it’s probably not marked on your calendars, we’ve been paying attention to data privacy issues for some time now, so this event presents a perfect occasion to highlight the importance of protecting your personal information and how it relates to our work in the community. ... read more »
South Coast AQMD issues violation for methane leaks at LADWP Valley Generating Station
January 14, 2021
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) today issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) for failure to properly maintain equipment at its Valley Generating Station (VGS) located in Sun Valley—a violation of its permit. ... read more »
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Microsoft Launches Nonprofit Tech Acceleration Program for Black Communities
December 31, 2020
Microsoft is not new to the conversation when it comes to discussing solutions to systemic racism and serving under-represented communities. In the past, the company has partnered with organizations across the United States to work on criminal justice improvements and build technology solutions to help judges improve fairness in legal, financial obligations. ... read more »
State’s Disaster Emergency Preparedness Effort Meets and Exceeds the Goals It Set
December 24, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced that the state’s emergency preparedness campaign, which was launched last August, has surpassed the goal it set to engage at least one million socially vulnerable Californians. The campaign, titled “Listos,” which means ready in Spanish, provides the communities it targets with accessible, in-language, and culturally competent disaster readiness information. ... read more »
Live Train Testing on Crenshaw Bl between Slauson Av and 48th St
December 15, 2020
Testing of train control and communication systems will be conducted in phases over multiple months. ... read more »
As You Renew Your Health Care Coverage, Don’t Expect New Restrictions
December 3, 2020
It is not likely that the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, will be successful. It occurred Nov. 10, when the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments against the national health care law passed under the Obama administration in the case California v. Texas, No. 19-840. ... read more »
Los Angeles City, County Debut Response Teams for Mental Health Incidents
October 29, 2020
Los Angeles city and county officials announced the start of a partnership to dispatch unarmed mental health responders to situations where they can help, rather than police officers or firefighters. ... read more »
Crushing COVID-19 Crisis: 9 Steps For Voting In-Person Safely
October 29, 2020
With mail-in options ending, voters can be safe during the pandemic ... read more »
There’s Nothing Haunting About Safe Halloween Decorations
October 22, 2020
Public health officials are not recommending trick-or-treating and other traditions- Opens in new window like haunted houses and parades while banning altogether large indoor and outdoor gatherings and parties with non-household members. ... read more »
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