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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 »
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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 »
Top Black Women Leaders Denounce Racist, Sexist Attacks Against VP Candidates
August 12, 2020
Black women are many things. We are business executives, political strategists and elected officials, philanthropists, and activists. We are health and wellness practitioners. We are entertainers and faith leaders. We are wives, mothers, daughters, educators, and students. We set and shift culture. We build power and we are powerful. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Monday 10, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
August 10, 2020
August 10: Singer, songwriter, producer and actor, Isaac Hayes passed away in Memphis, TN, 2008 ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Sunday August 9, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
August 9, 2020
August 9: Jesse Owens won his 4th gold medal at the Berlin Olympics, making him the first man to do so, 1936 ... read more »
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Black Fact of the Day: Saturday August 8, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
August 8, 2020
August 8: Dr. Charles Herbert “Tiger” Flowers the first African American flight instructor at Tuskegee Air Force Base passed away in 2011 ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Friday August 7, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
August 7, 2020
August 7: The first African American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, Ralph J. Bunche, was born in Detroit, MI, 1904 ... read more »
David G. Brown: Weekly Cartoon August 6-12, 2020
August 6, 2020
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Reshanda Gray Empowers Youth While Competing with the L.A. Sparks
August 6, 2020
Giving back can not only help a person in need, but also help the giver by instilling in them a sense of perspective and purpose. This was the case for Los Angeles Sparks forward Reshanda Gray prior to the time she earned a contract with the Sparks.  The New York Liberty waived Gray in May 26 and the Sparks signed her in June 27. Being waived was difficult news for Gray.  ... read more »
SUCCESS ON THE WAY, ASK DR. JEANETTE: “The Promise Made. The Promise Kept”
August 6, 2020
When will you do what you said you were going to do? Sometimes promises are made and the person has no intent to keep their word. Who, above all others do you expect to keep their word and hold to their promise? For me, I say, the Lord first. But, I also want the persons who are closest to me to keep their promise. You know, people are faulty. They are sometimes inflexible and other times flexible. Some don’t understand the importance of keeping their word. Suppose you have  appointments with someone and repeatedly the person is late. Suppose you have one of those internet dates and the person is late. Or even suppose the person comes dressed shabbily. Should you expect that this person is going to change miraculously and for the rest of that relationship? Very possibly “no.” Some would say “yes.” Promises are important statements. ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Seeks to Make Juneteenth a City Holiday
July 31, 2020
LA City Councilmember Curren Price today introduced a motion that would move to establish Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States dating back to June 19, 1865, as a legal City holiday.  ... read more »
Clippers’ Lou Williams Says it’s About the Food at Popular Atlanta Strip Club
July 30, 2020
Shortly after, pictures surfaced on the internet of Williams at the Atlanta strip club, Magic City.  Rapper, Jack Harlow posted on his Instagram story, a picture with the Clippers guard. After reports came out that he violated health protocols, Williams immediately tweeted, “Ask any of my teammates what my favorite restaurant in Atlanta is. Ain’t nobody partying. Chill out lol. #MaskOn.” According to the Atlanta community, Magic City has some of the best food in the city.  ... read more »
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