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T-Mobile to Pay $20M After Outage Led to Failed 911 Calls
November 29, 2021
Wireless carrier T-Mobile agreed to pay $19.5 million in a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission over a 12-hour nationwide outage in June 2020 that resulted in thousands of failed 911 calls. ... read more »
FDA: Merck COVID Pill Effective, Experts will Review Safety
November 29, 2021
Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems during pregnancy. ... read more »
Ahmaud Arbery’s Mom: Thankful for justice and son’s legacy
November 29, 2021
Ahmaud Arbery's mother woke up Thursday with a new, very important blessing on Thanksgiving Day. ... read more »
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In Omicron Hot Spot, Somber Mood as S Africa Faces Variant
November 29, 2021
The overcast, drizzly skies match the somber mood at the Tshwane University of Technology, a hot spot in South Africa's latest surge of COVID-19 cases, apparently driven by the new omicron variant that is leading countries around the world to impose new restrictions. ... read more »
In French Pantheon, Josephine Baker makes History Yet Again
November 29, 2021
France is inducting Josephine Baker _ Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist _ into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France's most revered luminaries. ... read more »
EXPLAINER: What we know and don’t know on new COVID variant
November 29, 2021
 South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country's most populous province. ... read more »
California Health Officials Watching For Omicron Variant of Coronavirus
November 29, 2021
The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals increased slightly, rising from 565 Saturday to 568, according to the latest state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care rose from 155 to 157. ... read more »
Haiti Prime minister appoints new Cabinet amid turmoil
November 29, 2021
Prime Minister Ariel Henry swore in his new Cabinet on Wednesday, more than four months after he assumed leadership of Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. ... read more »
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LA Begins Enforcement Of Proof-of-Vaccination Law For Indoor Public Spaces
November 29, 2021
Los Angeles today began enforcing its law requiring Angelenos patronizing indoor restaurants, gyms, entertainment and recreational facilities, personal care establishments and some city buildings to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. ... read more »
Former US Rep. Carrie Meek remembered as trailblazer
November 29, 2021
Politicians and public figures on Monday recalled Meek’s pioneering career, with many noting her devotion to working class families in her Miami district as well as her powerful oratory, in an outpouring of support after her death at 95 years old after a long illness. ... read more »
Hall of Fame defensive lineman Curley Culp dies at 75
November 28, 2021
Curley Culp, the Hall of Fame defensive lineman who helped the Kansas City Chiefs win their first Super Bowl during a 14-year NFL career, died Saturday of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 75. Culp announced this month that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. His wife, Collette Bloom Culp, announced “on behalf of our family and with a broken heart” the five-time All-Pro’s death. ... read more »
Black Woman Tech Founder Survived Homelessness and Started a Movement to Increase Generational Wealth in South L.A.
November 26, 2021
Homeless at the age of 19, Cassie Betts has a riveting life story. She shares memories about befriending “questionable characters of the night,” with the tech-savvy inner-city youth she trains in her technology academy Made In South L.A. (MISLA), initially launched from the janitor’s closet of a South Central Los Angeles charter school. Betts has evolved, going from sleeping on bus stop benches and cardboard boxes in Honolulu, Hawaii, to acting and modeling in commercials, TV, and film in Los Angeles, to now blazing her own path in tech, while taking along anyone who believes that South L.A. produces geniuses, high-level entrepreneurs, and leaders who make an impact and change for better. ... read more »
Kiana Webb: Guide to Personalized Health and Wellness
November 25, 2021
Kiana Webb, one of the country’s most successful women in business and community focused philanthropy, had a revelation.  She felt that she had seemingly reached the pinnacle of her career, yet she felt unfulfilled.  Webb embarked on a journey of self-discovery, determining that she wanted more for herself, her life, and for others.  While on this path, Webb created Joyful Moments, a wellness subscription box, which is the first in a slate of upcoming product offerings that she designed and inspired.  Joyful Moments was recently highlighted on the WisePause Wellness Virtual Global Experience broadcast as part of its WisePause Lifestyle LIVE Showcase.  The Joyful Moments box comes replete with products that delight all five senses. ... read more »
Ernest Roberts, Community Advocate and First PVJOBS Executive Director, Dies
November 25, 2021
Ernest Roberts, the first PVJOBS Executive Director who spent two decades in this role to help transform lives through groundbreaking job programs for the at-risk community, passed away on November 17 following a long illness. ... read more »
Rhambo Endorsed by Former L.A. County Public Defender
November 25, 2021
The first Black person to hold the public defender post, Brown led the L.A. County Public Defender’s Office for five years, managing over 700 defense attorneys. In a statement released with his endorsement, Brown commented: “I’m excited to endorse my friend, Chief Cecil Rhambo, for L.A. County Sheriff. As someone who worked directly with him on the L.A. County prison realignment process a decade ago, I know that Chief Rhambo is committed to making our criminal justice system more compassionate and transparent and protecting the rights of the accused. ... read more »
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