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L.A. County Parks Re-Opens Its Junior Lake Lifeguard Program
April 16, 2021
L.A. Parks and Recreation announced today that its Junior Lake Lifeguard program will re-open this summer. ... read more »
Muted Mardi Gras: Closed Bars, Barricaded Bourbon Street
April 16, 2021
Music blared from the courtyard of a French Quarter restaurant on Mardi Gras morning but nobody was there to hear it. ... read more »
UN: Tigray’s Humanitarian Crisis Worsens, No Eritrean Exit
April 16, 2021
The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the grave humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region is deteriorating, with no sign of Eritrean troops withdrawing and alarmingly widespread reports of systematic rape and other sexual violence mainly by men in uniform. ... read more »
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Lawsuit: College Grant Program Not Open to All Minorities
April 16, 2021
lawsuit filed Thursday by a Madison couple and others alleges that a college grant program for minorities violates the Wisconsin Constitution. ... read more »
Equal Pay Bill Passed by House but Faces Long Odds in Senate
April 16, 2021
Approved legislation Thursday: help closing the gap b/w wages for men and women in the workplace. ... read more »
UPDATE: Cop, Police Chief Resigns 2 days After Black Motorist’s Death
April 15, 2021
A  Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb and the city’s chief of police resigned Tuesday, moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community and lead to reconciliation after two nights of protests and unrest. ... read more »
Gov Calls for Probe into Traffic Stop of Black Army Officer
April 15, 2021
U.S. Army second lieutenant Caron Nazario filed a lawsuit earlier this month against two Windsor police officers, accusing them of drawing their guns, pointing them at him and using a slang term to suggest he was facing execution before pepper-spraying him and knocking him to the ground. ... read more »
What the Release of 2020 Census Numbers Means
April 15, 2021
After a decade of planning and a head count that took place against the backdrop of an unprecedented pandemic, natural disasters and partisan legal battles, the U.S. Census Bureau is releasing the first numbers from the 2020 census before the end of the month. ... read more »
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Iran Atomic Sites Targeted by Diplomacy, Sabotage
April 15, 2021
Iran's nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the latest incident striking its underground Natanz facility. ... read more »
Compton College Recognized By Congresswoman Barragán
April 15, 2021
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán congratulates Compton College on their updated federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). HSI is one of several federal Minority-Serving Institution designations from the U.S. Department of Education for institutions of higher education that categorically or historically enroll a targeted racial or ethnic group.  ... read more »
Stephanie Wiggins Appointed CEO of L.A. Metro
April 15, 2021
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors gathered to discuss Stephanie Wiggins’ new role as CEO of the company, leading L.A. Metro. ... read more »
La Create Sp_ce Creates Community Wealth Under One Roof
April 15, 2021
Working as the foundation for many Black-owned businesses is the co-working facility LA Create Sp_ce. Located in Inglewood, California, sits a two-story building with 2,600 square feet of innovation and productivity. Owners Marisa and Terrell Johnson break down the values of LA Create Sp_ce and the significance of creating a supportive environment for people of color and their businesses.   ... read more »
Kedren Health and FAME Sponsor Mobile Vaccination Clinic
April 15, 2021
Vaccinations are in store for the entire South L.A. population if the staff of Kedren Health Center has their way.  The organization vaccinated more than 500 people on April 10 at a mobile clinic stationed at First AME Church of Los Angeles. ... read more / view gallery »
Bruce’s Beach Update: Supervisor Hahn Takes First Steps in Returning Beach Front Land to Descendants of Original Owners
April 15, 2021
The original owners of Bruce’s beach were harassed for owning their land for years, until it was finally seized by the city; Hahn is looking to make a progressive step in the right direction today. ... read more »
New St. Louis Mayor-elect Enjoys California Connection
April 15, 2021
The election of Tishaura Jones as the first Black woman mayor of St. Louis drew loud cheers from people in California.  That’s because Jones boasts deep ties throughout the Golden State despite her impressive career in Missouri. ... read more »
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