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Serial Killer Dubbed Grim Sleeper Dies in California Prison
March 30, 2020
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — Lonnie Franklin, the convicted serial killer known as the “Grim Sleeper” who preyed on the women of South Los Angeles for more than two decades, ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle’s Legacy Endures a Year After His Death
March 30, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down has not diminished the rapper’s legacy, but rather cemented it and continues to prove true his catchphrase, ... read more »
Civil Rights Leader, MLK Aide Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery Dies at 98
March 27, 2020
ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, ... read more »
L.A. COUNTY BUSINESS AND WORKER DISASTER HELP CENTER OPENS
March 26, 2020
Today, with support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Departments of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) and Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) are proud to announce the launch of the new L.A. County Business and Worker Disaster Help Center, a new centralized call center and website providing free, one-on-one counseling and support for business owners and workers who have been adversely affected by the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency. ... read more »
Two Trillion-dollar federal relief bill passed through senate; Los Angeles County Officials provide projected update surrounding Corona Virus Pandemic
March 26, 2020
Thursday, March 26. Chairwoman of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Kathryn Barger and Chair Pro Tem, Hilda Solis collaborate with the L.A. Public Health Department to disclose new developments regarding the COVID-19 virus. Considering the relief bill that passed through senate with no opposed vote, Los Angeles city officials decipher what this will mean for L.A. residents during this time of crisis. ... read more »
THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF AIRICKCA GORDON-TAYLOR, COUSIN OF EMMETT TILL
March 24, 2020
Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) issued the following statement on the passing of Airickca Gordon Taylor, cousin of Emmett Till. “It is with great sadness that the Congressional Black Caucus learns of the passing of Airickca Gordon Taylor, ... read more »
On Hold: Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021
March 24, 2020
TOKYO (AP) — The IOC announced a first-of-its-kind postponement of the Summer Olympics on Tuesday, bowing to the realities of a coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down daily life around the globe and making planning for a massive worldwide gathering in July a virtual impossibility. ... read more »
Michelle Obama, Janet Jackson and More Joined D Nice for an Epic (Virtual) Party
March 23, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hottest party in town Saturday night was on DJ D-Nice’s Instagram, where over 100,000 accounts tuned in during his epic 10-hour set including the likes of Michelle Obama, ... read more »
Governor Newsom Calls on Youth to Take Shelter-in-Place Seriously
March 22, 2020
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most Californians stayed at home on a Saturday that was unlike any its 40 million residents had ever seen before. Less than 48 hours after Gov. ... read more »
California’s Stay at Home Order at a Glance
March 21, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered the state’s 40 million residents to stay at home, restricting non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state’s medical system. ... read more »
ALERT: Governor Newsom Orders Statewide Stay-At-Home Order
March 19, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered the state’s 40 million residents to stay at home, restricting non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state’s medical system. ... read more »
Q and A: What Does 90-Day Tax Payment Delay Mean?
March 18, 2020
The Trump administration has announced that most individuals and businesses will be allowed to delay paying their federal tax bills for 90 days as part of an emergency relief plan amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Trump Dubs COVID-19 ‘Chinese Virus’ Despite Hate Crime Risks
March 18, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he doesn’t think calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” — or the “kung-flu,” as one administration official reportedly called it — puts Asian Americans at risk of retaliation despite growing reports they are facing virus-related discrimination. ... read more »
Africa Should ‘Prepare for the Worst’ with Virus, WHO Says
March 18, 2020
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa should “prepare for the worst” as the coronavirus begins to spread locally, the World Health Organization’s director-general said Wednesday, while South Africa became the continent’s new focus of concern as cases nearly doubled to 116 from two days before. ... read more »
Get Out of Jail? Inmates Fearful of Virus Argue for Release
March 18, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus has become a “get out of jail” card for hundreds of low-level inmates across the country, and even hard-timers are seeking their freedom with the argument that it’s not a matter of if but when the deadly illness sweeps through tightly packed populations behind bars. ... read more »
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