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Rosario 5 hits, HRs inside and out of park, Indians beat KC
August 31, 2021
Amed Rosario became the first player on record to go 5 for 5 with five RBIs, an inside-the-park homer and a drive over the fence, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Tuesday night. ... read more »
Black US Farmers Awaiting Billions in Promised Debt Relief
August 31, 2021
Now the government wants to make amends by providing billions of dollars in debt forgiveness for farmers of color as part of the pandemic relief package. But a judge has put the money on hold in the face of lawsuits filed by white farmers claiming that the program is unfair — reverse discrimination. ... read more »
Jury Reaches Verdict in Trial of Man Charged in Police Officer’s Killing
August 31, 2021
``I guess you guys have everything down -- smoked my cousin, smoked the cop. ... I mean, what else do you guys want? I shot another cop,'' Mejia said during that interview, which was first played in court in June 2017 at a hearing in which he was ordered to stand trial. After less than two hours of deliberations, jurors reached a verdict today in the trial of an alleged gang member accused of killing a family member in East Los Angeles and then opening fire on two Whittier police officers, ... read more »
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`America’s Got Talent,’ Sports Helps NBC to Ratings Victory
August 31, 2021
The two-hour Tuesday ``America's Got Talent'' episode was the most-watched prime-time program between Aug. 23 and Sunday, averaging 6.809 million viewers, while the hourlong Wednesday episode was third, averaging 5.79 million. An ``America's Got Talent'' episode has been the most-watched prime-time program seven times in the 11 weeks it has aired this summer. ... read more »
R&B star R Kelly jurors summoned for sex trafficking trial
August 9, 2021
After several delays, the first phase of the sex trafficking trial of R&B hitmaker R. Kelly started Monday with jury selection in New York City. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: “Detangling The Past” “World View”
August 27, 2020
We can all learn something new and we can certainly learn from past experiences to help us for the future. This would hopefully give us a smoother, better outlook  as we move through the day to day continuum of our lives. How can we unravel the past? Detangling what has happened is difficult, maybe impossible.  What happens to those who make things more difficult, when if they would stop and consider carefully the matters, they would be better positioned to guide a brighter future. ... read more »
LA County announces launch of “L.A. vs. Hate” initiative to report and end hate by calling 2-1-1
August 26, 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA: Today, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the LA County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), and the Commission on Human Relations jointly announced the launch of the “L.A. vs Hate” initiative to report and end incidents of hate and hate crimes in LA County. This announcement comes as 211-LA continues to receive reports of hate – from January through July 2020, 256 total calls reporting hate, including 27 calls as a result of COVID-19 – and is part of a multi-year mission by the Board of Supervisors to end acts of hate in the County. ... read more »
Suspect in Jam Master Jay killing pleads not guilty
August 21, 2020
A man eyed for years as a possible suspect in the 2002 fatal shooting of hip-hop pioneer Jam Master Jay pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Tuesday, and remained in federal custody where he is already serving a prison sentence for robbery.  Ronald Washington, 56, entered his plea remotely from Kentucky, while his attorney and the government’s lawyers appeared by teleconference because of coronavirus concerns.  Washington and Karl Jordan Jr., 36, face a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison, or the death penalty if convicted of murder in the death of Jason “Jay” Mizell, known professionally as Jam Master Jay.   ... read more »
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Video appears to show deputy first shoved Raptors president
August 21, 2020
A new video released by the attorneys of Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri appears to show an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy initially shoved him twice leading to an altercation moments after his team had defeated the Golden State Warriors in last year’s NBA championship.   The Raptors had just won their first title at Oracle Arena in Oakland on June 13, 2019, when Ujiri went onto the court to join his celebrating team.  ... read more »
Why Is Fair Housing Still A Distant Journey For Black America?
August 20, 2020
Public pressure to restore a key HUD rule has united civil rights, public and private sector stakeholders in a swelling and nearly daily drumbeat of concern calling for fair housing to be supported and HUD’s replacement rule be rescinded.      On July 23 the rule known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) HUD Secretary Ben Carson termed the rule as “a ruse for social engineering under the guise of desegregation”.    ... read more »
The 2020 Assessment Roll
August 20, 2020
It’s that time again that my Office undertakes its most important function of the fiscal year that lays the ground work for the very property taxes that pay for our vital public services: The Assessment Roll.   The Roll for 2020 has been closed and it reflects solid growth for the City of Los Angeles and the rest of the County. However, the Roll is pre-COVID and I will explain that in a bit.   ... read more »
L.A. COUNTY ACTIVATES AND EXTENDS ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY COOLING CENTERS TO OFFER HEAT RELIEF DURING EPIC HEAT WAVE
August 19, 2020
With temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County soaring and remaining in the triple digits for several days in a row, the County of Los Angeles is activating additional Emergency Cooling Centers this week and extending others to help residents beat the heat.  ... read more »
OC Supervisors Approve Aug. 24 as Kobe Bryant Day
August 14, 2020
   Orange County supervisors today voted to declare Aug. 24 as Kobe Bryant Day.     Bryant was born on Aug. 23 and wore the number 24 in his playing days, said Orange County Board Chairwoman Michelle Steel, explaining why she settled on Aug. 24 as the date to honor the former Lakers great who died Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash that also killed his daughter and seven others.  ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Friday August 14, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
August 14, 2020
Biologist, Howard professor, and Omega Psi Phi Founder, Dr. Ernest Everett Just was born in Charleston, SC., 1844 ... read more »
“Recognizing Aurora as America Unmasked: No Exemption, Even For Our Children”
August 13, 2020
As the pandemic of COVID-19 continues to ravage our community and the country, the pandemic of the pathology of racist oppression continues to claim its victims among us also. And this is not only because of the inequalities in our life conditions, health access, working needs and circumstances, and other structural disadvantages, but also because Black people and other people of color remain targets of racist violence. One of the latest cases is from Aurora, Colorado, August 2, where the police targeted, stopped, terrorized and humiliated four Black girls and a mother, out to get their nails done at a salon. Not satisfied with drawing guns on the children, 6, 12, 14 and 17, causing them to fear for their lives and call for their mother and sister, the White officers, men and women, ordered them out of the car, handcuffed them, except the 6-year old, and forced them all to lay face down on the parking lot pavement. The repulsively transparent lie told for this unjustifiable act of targeting and terrorism was that the police mistook the family’s SUV for a stolen motorcycle with the same license plate number but from another state.  ... read more »
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