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WATCH: L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas speaks about importance of testing COVID-19
August 12, 2020
The Martin Luther King Jr., community hospital is now operating at high-quality services to help an underserved community. United Health Care donated 10,000 COVID safety kits to the MLK outpatient center. Those safety kits contain hand sanitizers, masks, hand tools, toilet paper, and educational materials on how to stay safe during the Coronavirus. ... read more / watch video »
Los Angeles Board of Supervisors confirm Allocation of 1.2 Billion Dollars Received from Federal Government Through the CARES Act
August 10, 2020
Chairwoman Kathryn Barger confirmed the allocation of 1.2 billion dollars that Los Angeles County received from federal government through the CARES Act. She ensured these funds will provide the county with significant resources for residents and business owners. It will equip and encourage small businesses and organizations with knowledge and tools to remain open. ... read more »
Coronavirus Antibody Testing Event Begins at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
August 10, 2020
Dozens of people flocked to ...  Plaza today to take advantage of free coronavirus antibody tests that will be offered for six days over the next two weeks. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Announces CARES Act Grants for Metro, Torrance Transit and Gardena GTrans
August 10, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee (FSC), announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provided grants to each of the three transit agencies that serve her congressional district.  The grants were funded by the CARES Act, a $2 trillion economic security package that included several provisions drafted by Congresswoman Waters in her capacity as the Chair of FSC. ... read more »
LAUSD Parents, Students, and Teachers Protest for Police-Free Schools
August 6, 2020
Police are criminalizing students, says Director of Operations and Campaign Joseph Williams. “In LAUSD, Black students are only 8% of the student population, but they’ve been 25% and 30% of all contacts, citations, and arrests by L.A. school police. We know that Black student achievement has been one of the lowest rates on all of LAUSD.” Williams infers that LAUSD refuses to invest in Black student success, and instead, is investing in prioritizing the criminalization of Black students. ... read more »
Adding More Color to Corporate Boards: New Bill Demands More Diversity
August 6, 2020
In response to calls for more diversity among corporate leaders in America, Assemblymembers Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Eloise Gomez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) have co-sponsored AB 979. ... read more »
Compton Mayor Aja Brown and City Council Call on the State for Investigation on Compton Sheriff’s Deputies
August 6, 2020
Call follows allegations of violent sheriff’s gang known as “The Executioners.” On Tuesday, Compton Mayor Aja Brown called on state ... and the U.S. Justice Department to investigate whether deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Compton station have engaged in misconduct, ... read more »
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Hosts Virtual Meeting to Discuss Anti-Racist Policy in L.A. County
August 6, 2020
The approval of the measure follows other local governments in California addressing racism including Santa Bernardino County, Goleta and Santa Barabara. UCLA professor Paul Ong said during the live meeting that a “web of inequality” is different barriers that are implemented into fields of life that aid in oppressing Black communities. “We need to understand in a very detailed, fundamental way about how this mechanism interlocks today but also as mentioned, how it interlocks over time, over generations,” Ong said. ... read more »
Cynthia McClain-Hill is the Newly-Elected President of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners
August 6, 2020
Embracing the new lens of social awareness, McClain-Hill is strategizing how to broaden the DWP’s social responsibility while also meeting the city’s sustainability goals. She broke down how LADWP can expedite plans that can develop the community. McClain-Hill said, “the DWP is beginning to embrace its role as an economic engine and as a catalyst for community empowerment.”   ... read more »
Comedian Tiffany Haddish Joins Councilmember Herb Wesson in Donating Computers to Students in Foster Care
August 6, 2020
On Wednesday, Jul. 30, actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish joined Los Angeles Councilmember Herb Wesson and Sentinel columnist and political strategist Jasmyne Cannick in handing out over 700 laptops to students in the L.A. County foster system. ... read more »
Groups Aim to Shoot Down Rule That Would Let Lawmakers Vote When Absent
August 6, 2020
Lobbying firms, public interest advocates and some California constitutionalists are concerned about what would happen if the legislature approves a rule that would allow lawmakers to vote in their absence.   ... read more »
Justice X Law Group Files Class Action Complaint Against LAPD
August 6, 2020
The dehumanization and dismantling of lives has been occurring for many years and even decades, Dove indicates. He states that Blacks and Latinos are placed in categories that make them less than others. It is part of a systemic injustice that is transpired to the minority community, Dove infers. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Partners with Department of Water and Power to shut down Unsolicited Large Gatherings
August 5, 2020
Los Angeles data shows scaling increase in positive cases among the youth demographic. Younger individuals are contracting the virus in an increasing rate. The most common space for spread is through gatherings and extended outdoor leisure. The county stressed to avoid populated areas and to remain indoors as much as possible. ... read more »
The Department of Health Services will Lease Medical Space to Respond to Health Issues in South East Los Angeles
August 5, 2020
Solis introduced a motion that passed on Tuesday; the Department of Health Services will lease medical space to respond to health issues in south east Los Angeles. At this new health center there will be primary care providers, nurses, case managers, case navigators, and other caring personnel to provide health services during COVID-19 and after the pandemic. ... read more »
Energy and Gas Assistance Funds Provides Utility Assistance to Families in Need
August 5, 2020
More support with energy bills is now available to people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic due to job loss, closures, illness, or for seniors. United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to administer SCE’s Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) and SoCalGas’s Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) programs designed to prevent people from falling into financial hardship. As COVID-19 puts thousands more at risk of financial insecurity, EAF and GAF have extended and increased its maximum assistance available. ... read more »
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