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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 »
California Should Follow President Obama’s Lead on Balancing Conservation and Recreational Fishing Access
August 13, 2020
Few groups interact as closely with our country's waterways and fisheries as the recreational boating and fishing community. Particularly here in California, with over 270 protected areas and miles of scenic coastline, recreational boaters and anglers daily, see firsthand the need to protect these resources to ensure future generations can continue to enjoy our waterways for years to come.  ... read more »
Director Shaun Mathis talks about new documentary ‘Miles in the Life: The Story of a BMF Drug Trafficker’
August 13, 2020
Don’t get me wrong. There are worse places to grow up than the crack-era Brooklyn during the 1980’s epidemic. For example, there are hard-and-fast war zones where bombs explode regularly, and being rounded up and executed in plain sight are a daily occurrence. So — Brooklyn in the ’80s is not as graphic but the impact is just as devasting because it is a war and there are direct casualties and significant collateral damage.  ... read more »
Rep. Waters Amends FY 2021 Spending Bill to Fund Health Priorities and Stop Harmful Trump Administration Rules
August 12, 2020
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives adopted six amendments offered by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), the Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, on July 30, 2020, which successfully amended an FY 2021 spending bill to increase funding for critical health priorities – including HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, and maternal healthcare – and to prevent the implementation of harmful Trump administration rules that weaken infection control standards in nursing homes, undermine COVID-19 data collection at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and interfere with the rule of law at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in order to benefit the president politically or personally. ... read more »
Owner of Investment Firm that Managed Over $1 Billion in Assets Arrested in Federal Case Alleging He Defrauded Investors
August 12, 2020
LOS ANGELES – The founder and former CEO of an investment firm that specializes in debt instruments was arrested this morning on federal charges alleging he falsified financial records to fraudulently inflate the value of the funds he managed, allowing him to charge investors millions of dollars in unauthorized fees. ... read more »
SoCalGas Brings Awareness to Safe Digging Practices in Honor of National 811 Day
August 12, 2020
“The health and safety of our employees, customers and the community always come first. Contacting 811 is free, effortless and essential in making sure you and your families are protected from dangers of an accidental dig-in, which can lead to serious injury, costly property damage or service interruptions,” said Gina Orozco, vice president of gas engineering and system integrity at SoCalGas. “Whether you’re setting up a new fence or simply working in your yard – remember to contact 811 at least 2 business days prior to digging to keep you and your family safe against preventable damage.” ... read more »
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