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Scientific community must reach out to African Americans to bolster confidence in vaccine
January 14, 2021
What’s clear is that the scientific community and community leaders must reach out and work hard to ensure that African Americans gain the confidence to get vaccinated. This won’t be easy. But with the leadership of Dr. Corbett and others, and with a new administration getting serious about providing the resources for mass vaccination and for outreach into the communities most impacted, lives can be saved. ... read more »
Spike Lee’s children named Golden Globe ambassadors
January 14, 2021
Spike Lee’s daughter and son have been chosen as the Golden Globe ambassadors to assist with the awards ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday morning that Satchel and Jackson Lee will assume the ambassador roles for the 78th annual Golden Globes Awards in February. ... read more »
In First Act of New Congress, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Introduces Reparations Bill
January 14, 2021
“The impact of slavery and its vestiges continues to affect African Americans and indeed all Americans in communities throughout our nation,” Jackson Lee remarked. “This legislation is intended to examine the institution of slavery in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present, and further recommend appropriate remedies. Since the initial introduction of this legislation, its proponents have made substantial progress in elevating the discussion of reparations and reparatory justice at the national level and joining the mainstream international debate on the issues.” ... read more »
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Senate Passes Bill to Create African American Burial Grounds Network
January 14, 2021
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation that would better protect historic African American cemeteries. The measure also paves the way for the creation of an African American Burial Grounds Network. ... read more »
Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Returns to South Coast AQMD Governing Board
January 14, 2021
Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl was sworn in as a member of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) Governing Board, replacing Supervisor Kathryn Barger as the representative for the County of Los Angeles. ... read more »
Inglewood college student killed at local park
January 14, 2021
On January 5, at approximately 11 a.m. (PST), Andrew Joseph Moore Summerfield, 20, was shot multiple times at Darby Park, after working out at the Darby Park Gymnasium. Andrew later succumbed to his injuries at UCLA Medical Hospital.  ... read more »
BLM Activist Injured During Fairfax District Protest Sues City of LA
January 14, 2021
A Black Lives Matter activist sued the city of Los Angeles today, alleging she was hit with a baton and shot in the stomach and arm with projectiles used by LAPD officers during a protest in the Fairfax District last spring after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. ... read more »
Large Scale Vaccination Sites Open, Vulnerable Groups Death Rate Increases
January 14, 2021
As of Monday, January 11, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 137 new deaths and new cases 12,617 of COVID-19. There were 7,910 people with COVID-19 hospitalized with 22% of these people in the ICU. According to the L.A. County Dept. of Public Health, statistics show that L.A County has gone from an average of 791 people hospitalized two months ago to about 8,000 patients, an increase of 1,000%. ... read more »
 
Vote-By-Mail For Hollywood Area Neighborhood Council Begins Friday
January 14, 2021
Beginning Friday, voters in Los Angeles Region 5, which includes Hollywood, can request their vote-by-mail ballots for the 2021 Los Angeles Neighborhood Council election, the city clerk announced today. ... read more »
What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the State of America if he were alive today?
January 14, 2021
Dr. King’s belief in non-violence as a moral and political basis for achieving the “Dream” he envisioned did not include a passive or patient acceptance of a lower place in society. He knew this would be a multi-generational quest for our freedom, and prophetically told us that we would eventually get to the mountain top even if he were unable to be there with us. ... read more »
Senator Steve Bradford and Assemblymen Reggie Jones-Sawyer lead an Expedition to New Levels of Equality
January 14, 2021
Senator Steve Bradford and Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer led a joint press conference, fully addressing the inequalities festering in the pit of every community ... read more »
Black Physicians Get Vaccinated to Build Trust in Science Among High-Risk Minority Populations
January 14, 2021
What better way to convince doubting patients than to show them, even the local leading Black physicians will get the COVID vaccine? ... read more »
CEO of Long Beach Transit, Kenneth McDonald, Looks to Make the Ride Through a Global Pandemic Safer Every Day
January 14, 2021
Long Beach Transit looks to establish a core sense of health and safety while providing public transportation during a global pandemic; they offer a vital service for people with essential careers. Long Beach Transportation (LBT) understands their transit operators and customers rely on buses to get to their destination; everyone needs to feel secure in a time of social distancing. CEO of LBT Kenneth McDonald highlighted the measure of safety and made the health and well-being of the community a daily mission. McDonald shared that the safety protocols implemented look to reassure that daily protection is en route. ... read more »
California Officials Respond to Trump Supporters’ Attack on U.S. Capitol
January 14, 2021
Last week, after a violent mob of President Trump’s supporters attacked and invaded the United States Capitol while protesting President-elect Joe Biden’s win of the 2020 election, Capitol Police officers evacuated members of Congress to an undisclosed area nearby. ... read more »
JENIFER LEWIS, DYLLÓN BURNSIDE, BERNARD DAVID JONES AND THOMAS HOBSON CAST IN FILMED DRAMATIC READING OF GEORGE M. JOHNSON’S BESTSELLING MEMOIR, ‘ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE’
January 14, 2021
The Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) powered by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, announced today the partnership with iN-Hale Entertainment and All Tea No, Shade Productions in support of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2021 with the theme of “Stigma Gotta Go.” ... read more »
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