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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 »
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 »
Photo of the Week: Former Calif. State Senator Nate Holden gets COVID-19 Vaccine
April 15, 2021
Nate Holden, former California State Senator and Los Angeles City Councilmember, urges local community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine. ... read more »
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Vaccines Are Available to 16 and Up, Men of Color with COVID-19 Have Higher Mortality Rate
April 15, 2021
Vaccines are now available to ages 16 and up and Public Health reveals Black and Latino men have higher death rates due to COVID-19 ... read more »
A year of COVID-19 brought record consumer debt and collection complaints 
April 15, 2021
After more than a year of COVID-19, the nation’s collective ability to cope with dual public health and economic crises has diminished many consumers’ ability to remain financially stable. While this February’s national employment report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a net gain of 379,000 jobs and white unemployment dropped to 5.6%, there was no corresponding improvement for Black and Latino workers. Instead, unemployment was respectively higher at 9.9% and 8.5%.    ... read more »
FEMA to Begin Reimbursing Families This Week for COVID Funeral Costs
April 15, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an alarming number of deaths over the past year: just under 3 million people across the globe; more than half a million people in the United states; and north of 60,000 victims died here in California. ... read more »
US Recommends ‘Pause’ for J&J Shots in Blow to Vaccine Drive
April 14, 2021
The U.S. on Tuesday recommended a “pause” in use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccination campaign. ... read more »
St. Francis Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
April 9, 2021
St. Francis Medical Center hosted a community COVID-19 vaccine clinic on March 29 and provided 1,293 eligible Lynwood community members with their first COVID-19 vaccination. ... read more »
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Dodgers’ Statement on Concession Stands
April 9, 2021
The Dodgers became aware of several issues with mobile ordering at concession stands early in today’s game and quickly disabled the system and switched to traditional walk-up ordering. ... read more »
Congressman Alcee Hastings Dies after Long Cancer Battle
April 8, 2021
“I am deeply saddened by the untimely passing of my friend and colleague, Rep. Hastings of Florida,” Texas Democratic Congressman Al Green wrote in an email to the Black Press and posted to Twitter. ... read more »
Mothers In Action, LA Urban League, Brotherhood Crusade, And FEMA Surpass 10,000 Vaccinations Along Crenshaw Corridor
April 8, 2021
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a one dose vaccination, so all 10,000 participants are now fully vaccinated.  Tracy Mitchell, president of Mothers in Action, said “I want to thank the Mothers In Action’s village of volunteers that have staffed the site from day one, and who have committed to continue supporting this effort until April 10, when the site closes.” ... read more »
Orange Tier Guidelines Open L.A. County Even More, State on Track to Fully Open in June
April 8, 2021
L.A. County is enjoying more freedom but health officials are steadfast in warning the public to observe health measures. ... read more »
An Indie Artist’s Plea to Look Beyond Algorithms and Curated Playlists
April 8, 2021
But cut off from family, friends and other nearby musicians, Bond devised a way to bring together out-of-work musicians from around the world ... read more »
As Cal Drops Age for COVID Shot, Black and Brown Nonprofits Demand Bigger Role
April 8, 2021
A history of racial disparities in the healthcare system has caused issues of mistrust and misinformation in Black and Latino communities, the community organization leaders say. ... read more »
COVID-19 FAQ Tackles Vaccine Hesitancy in the Black/African American Community 
April 8, 2021
Commonly asked questions and answers on vaccine hesitancy and distribution focused on educating, equipping and empowering the Black/African American community with information to help them understand the vaccines and make an informed decision regarding getting vaccinated.  ... read more »
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