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FEMA’s impression on Los Angeles community vaccination
April 22, 2021
The site orchestrated by FEMA and the state of California was part of a pilot program to vaccinate hardest-hit communities ... read more »
Yvette Chappell-Ingram Retires from CEO Role at AABLI 
April 22, 2021
The mission of AABLI is “to strengthen nonprofit, public, and private organizations by recruiting and preparing African Americans for service on a broad range of governing boards.” Chappell-Ingram has upheld that objective in her years of service as founder and chief executive officer of the organization.   ... read more »
L.A. Dodgers Foundation Unveils Phase One Completion of Dodgers Dreamfields Project in Compton
April 22, 2021
$2.7 Million Dollar Complex at Gonzales Park includes Jackie Robinson Stadium, Rachel Robinson Field, Field 42, Kershaw’s Challenge Fitness and Training Zone ... read more »
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Compton Pledge Delivers $1 Million to Residents
April 22, 2021
Launched in December 2020 with the support and administration of the Fund for Guaranteed Income (F4GI) and the Compton Community Development Corporation (CCDC), the Compton Pledge has already disbursed $1 million to support over 1770 recipients, including dependents. A total of $9.1 million will be distributed in recurring payments over the next two years.  ... read more »
Elmer Craft Jr. (Nov. 3, 1932-Feb. 1, 2021)
April 22, 2021
Born to Mary and Elmer Craft in Mariana, Pennsylvania.  His parents sent him to Los Angeles, CA with $25 in his pocket at the age of 17.  While in college, the army drafted him into the Korean War in which he served.  ... read more »
Ex-cop Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter in Floyd Case
April 20, 2021
The jury reached a verdict Tuesday at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck in a case that set off a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. ... read more »
Chauvin’s Fate Now in the Hands of a Jury
April 20, 2021
The fate of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with the murder of George Floyd, now rests in the hands of a jury. The much-anticipated final day of the Chauvin murder trial was a long, drawn-out battle of opposing theories as to what caused Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020. ... read more »
Hester Ford, Oldest Living American, Dies
April 20, 2021
A North Carolina woman who grew up picking cotton, got married at 14 and went on to become the oldest living American with more than 120 great-great-grandchildren has died peacefully in her home, according to her family. ... read more »
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Biden’s Virtual Climate Summit: Diplomacy Sans Human Touch
April 20, 2021
President Joe Biden, a most hands-on politician, this week will host a major climate summit with dozens of world leaders — all of them stuck on Zoom. ... read more »
Prosecutor: FedEx shooter Didn’t have ‘Red Flag’ Hearing
April 20, 2021
A former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis never appeared before a judge for a hearing under Indiana’s “red flag” law, even after his mother called police last year to say her son might commit “suicide by cop,” a prosecutor said Monday. ... read more »
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will Speak at NC State Graduation
April 20, 2021
NFL quarterback and N.C. State University alumnus Russell Wilson will return to the school this spring as a commencement speaker for the 2021 graduation ceremonies. ... read more »
Church Leaders Seek Home Depot Boycott on Georgia Voting Law
April 20, 2021
A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn’t done enough to oppose the state’s new voting laws. ... read more »
UCLA: Proportion of Black Doctors in U.S. Has Changed Little in 120 Years
April 20, 2021
A UCLA study published today found that the proportion of physicians who are Black in the United States has increased by only four percentage points over the past 120 years, and that the share of doctors who are Black men remains unchanged since 1940. ... read more »
Rapper Black Rob Passes Away at 51
April 18, 2021
The Hip-hop industry loses another impactful lyricist this year; on April 17, Rapper Robert "Black Rob" Ross died at 51 years old. Best known for his single, "Woah." and his affiliation with Diddy's Bad Boy Records, friends and loved ones reflect on his talent.  ... read more »
L.A. County Parks Re-Opens Its Junior Lake Lifeguard Program
April 16, 2021
L.A. Parks and Recreation announced today that its Junior Lake Lifeguard program will re-open this summer. ... read more »
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