Suicide Prevention Week Focuses on Mental Health Crisis Confronting Black Californians

The conclusion of Suicide Prevention Week on Sept.16, served as a reminder, according to wellness advocates, of the ongoing mental health crisis faced by Black Californians. Between 2010 and 2019, Black Californians experienced a 31.1% increase in suicide deaths, according to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.

Newsom Reaffirms Commitment to Broadband Access in South L.A.

Gene Hale, chairman of the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce spoke to Gov. Gavin Newsom about changes to the plan to expand broadband access.  Newsom again affirmed his commitment to fund all planned middle-mile segments in these communities in his January budget proposal.

L.A. Urban League Host Analysis on State of Black Los Angeles 

After nearly 20 years, the Los Angeles Urban League brings back the State of Black Lo Angeles with informative panel discussions on education, health, and reparations, strengthening their role as a strong civil rights leader.  

Crenshaw Wall to Receive Long-Awaited Renovation

The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission approved plans on September 13, for the legendary RTN Crew, creators of the iconic 787-foot-long mural on South LA’s Crenshaw Wall, to replace their decades-old painting with a new artistic panorama, The Struggle Continues, under the auspices of the not-for-profit organization Destination Crenshaw.

The Second Annual HBCU Culture Fest Returns to L.A. 

On Friday, Sept. 15, Obama Boulevard lit up with drums, shouts and fanfare as North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Sound Machine Marching Band made their way to the Michelle and Barack Obama Sports Complex.  

True Romance

Taylor and Jeyde Mitchell owe their relationship to crowded public transportation, chivalry and a mutual friend. The 2023 graduates of Santa Monica College met as teens while riding a Los Angeles Metro bus.

CSUSB Student Veteran Receives CSU’s Highest Recognition of Success

Sahmae Jackson juggles it all with a 3.821 GPA – she’s a veteran of the United States Army; a single mother with a child with disabilities; a volunteer of her church and the Children’s Cancer Foundation of Loma Linda; a fitness instructor; and a graduate student in the Career and Technical Education master’s program at Cal State San Bernardino.