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LA County Library Receives Funding from Edison International for Nature Exploration Program Series
May 8, 2021
LA County Library has received a $20,000 grant from Edison International to develop a new virtual Nature Exploration series about the wonders of our natural world—from what we can discover in our own backyards, to what we can learn from scientists and environmental studies professionals. ... read more »
COVID-19 Update: FDA Outlines Inspection and Assessment Activities During Pandemic
May 8, 2021
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new report titled, “Resiliency Roadmap for FDA Inspectional Oversight,” outlining the agency’s inspectional activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and its detailed plan to move toward a more consistent state of operations, including the FDA’s priorities related to this work going forward. ... read more »
COVID-19 Cases and Deaths are Down Among Blacks in Los Angeles County
May 8, 2021
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department reported 378 new Covid-19 cases among Blacks (down by 81). The County also recorded 10 deaths among Blacks since last Tuesday (down by eight souls). ... read more »
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Board of Supervisors, Led by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Make Strides Towards Justice Reform
May 8, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell’s motion to create a plan for strengthening investments in the County’s justice system by ensuring Public Defender's have the budgeted resources and staffing capacity to sustainably address its case backlog as a result of COVID-19 and provide legal representation for lowincome residents, who rely heavily on indigent defense services. ... read more »
LSU Picks William F. Tate IV for College Chancellor; First Black Man to Lead University System
May 6, 2021
Tate, provost at the University of South Carolina, was the unanimous pick of the LSU Board of Supervisors after public in-person interviews with three finalists and 90 minutes of closed-door debate among board members. ... read more »
$6.2 Billion Cal Fund Will Shield Small Businesses from COVID-Related Taxes
May 6, 2021
California lawmakers have approved Assembly Bill (AB) 80 legislation spearheaded by Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood). The legislation will give a $6.2 billion tax cut to small businesses across the state that received loans under the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).   ... read more »
Where to Take Mom for Mother’s Day: Black-Owned Dining Experiences for the Family to Enjoy 
May 6, 2021
Mother’s Day is a moment to appreciate women who delivered life and nourished those new souls to grow strong; she deserves the best. Los Angeles is filled with luxury dining to celebrate Mom and all that she does. ... read more / view gallery »
Cal Restaurants and Bars Can Apply for Aid From $28.6 Billion Relief Fund
May 6, 2021
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently accepting applications to provide emergency assistance to restaurants and bars. ... read more »
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Join Black Californians in Fighting Climate Change
May 6, 2021
It goes without saying that 2020 was a difficult year for everyone, but especially Black communities across California. Our communities were disproportionately impacted by both the health and economic crises wrought by the coronavirus pandemic ... read more »
LA County Library Continues Work Ready Program to Enhance Job-Readiness
May 6, 2021
LA County Library announces the continuation of its Work Ready series, a workforce development program launched in December, designed for Library customers who are looking to build job skills or discover new career opportunities, but who lack the device or internet connection to make it happen. ... read more »
L.A. Teen Donates Time and Talents to ‘Give Back’ to her Community
May 6, 2021
She’s a member of the school’s Viking Ambassadors, Associate Student Body, Black Student Union and yearbook staff.  She mentors middle school students by participating in TAKS Leadership group as well as teaching them math and science in her role as a Stem Summit Leader. For several years, Chloe has been a serious athlete, devoting time to soccer, volleyball and track and field. ... read more »
LOS ANGELES NATIVE-NEW ORLEANS MAYOR LATOYA CONTRELL PREPARES FOR RE-ELECTION WITH SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING EVENT
May 6, 2021
A child of Los Angeles County (Straight Out Of Compton), we salute Mayor LaToya Cantrell and heartily offer our endorsement and support of her re-election bid in October 2021. ... read more »
MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI – Leads Los Angeles Through the Pandemic and Strives to Build a Better and More Inclusionary City
May 6, 2021
As Los Angeles begins to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, Mayor Eric Garcetti took time out of his very busy schedule to sit down with the Los Angeles Sentinel to directly address those issues which are impacting the lives of African Americans, communities of color, and those most severely affected by COVID-19. ... read more »
Chauvin Is Guilty. Our Work Is Cut Out for Us.
May 6, 2021
Just a few days have passed since Derek Chauvin’s conviction in the murder of George Floyd. But the images from that moment are seared in our memories forever: the murderer, led away in handcuffs. ... read more »
NAACP Joins National #Unityagainsthate Rally to Combat Increased Hate Attacks Against Asians Living And Born In America
May 6, 2021
Community Against Hate, a diverse coalition of community organizations and leaders have teamed up with the national civil rights organization NAACP in a clear stance to address hate directed toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  In a direct response to the increased verbal and physical attacks against Asians living and born in America, the #UnityAgainstHate rally will be held on Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m., in multiple cities across the nation. The rally will echo the voices of many who have experienced hate crimes against them based on their race, nationality and identity. ... read more »
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