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Alzheimer’s Association Reaches Out to Underserved Communities
June 30, 2022
As Alzheimer’s Awareness Month comes to a close, members of the California Southland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association are urging African Americans and Latinos to get educated on the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. ... read more »
NNPA and Transformative Justice Coalition Announce National GOTV Campaign Targeting 10 Million More Black Voters
June 30, 2022
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and the Transformative Justice Coalition launched a get-out-the-vote campaign to register about 10 million African Americans who are eligible to vote but who are unregistered. ... read more »
FDA Proposed Menthol Ban Considered Win for Black Health
May 12, 2022
The FDA is finally moving a proposed national ban on menthol flavored cigarettes and flavored cigars after more than a decade of inaction and a citizens petition lawsuit brought by the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council and Action on Smoking and Health, the American Medical Association, and the National Medical Association. ... read more »
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Prostate Cancer Rising in Black America 
April 28, 2022
Whether it is other philanthropists, local or regional health centers, or state and federal officials, there is a desperate need for creative solutions to getting more people screened and saving more lives. Smith’s initiative is an innovative approach, but there are other ways to spread awareness and boost screenings in the Black community.   ... read more »
Higher Black Unemployment Distorts Rosy Picture of Job Recovery
April 14, 2022
The total unemployment rate for Black Californians seems stuck at almost three times higher than the national rate – despite steady increases in overall hiring of African Americans in the state. ... read more »
Go Disco App Compiles L.A. Activities for African Americans
March 23, 2022
Go Disco allows you to filter your likes and preferences to help compile a list of social activities that you might be interested in. These events help people connect more with the outside world and to have fun! ... read more »
AP-NORC poll: Many Black Americans doubtful on police reform
March 17, 2022
Few Americans believe there has been significant progress over the last 50 years in achieving equal treatment for Black people in dealings with police and the criminal justice system, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. ... read more »
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: ‘House Has Votes to Pass Reparations Bill’
March 17, 2022
“This has been a 30-plus year journey,” Congresswoman Jackson Lee declared. “We had to take a different approach. We had to go one by one to members explaining this does not generate a check.” Congresswoman Jackson Lee said this week that there’s now enough votes in the House for passage of the historic piece of legislation. ... read more »
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Cal Reparations Task Force: Yale Prof. Traces Long History of Racism in Public Health
March 17, 2022
Dr. Carolyn Roberts said the trauma descendants of enslaved Africans suffered during transportation to the United States was only the beginning of a “broken relationship” between African Americans and the United States’ healthcare system. ... read more »
Haynes Moves Ministry from Pulpit to Streets to Political Suites
March 2, 2022
The Rev. Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes III, the visionary pastor of the 12,000-member Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, aims to keep Black achievements at the forefront of nation’s conscious, particularly in the area of voting rights. ... read more »
Black History Month: Black Caucus Honors ‘Unsung Heroes’
March 2, 2022
To mark Black History Month, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) held a virtual ceremony honoring people with the group’s Unsung Heroes award – people who exemplify selflessness, courage and service, and whose work to lift others often goes unrecognized. ... read more »
Save Venice Group Plans Black History Celebration
February 17, 2022
The Save Venice community organization will celebrate the many contributions of African Americans and commemorate the 117-year history of Blacks in the historic Oakwood area.  ... read more »
Sophia the Robot Commits to Help End Global Racism and Injustice
January 13, 2022
“We need to create a society that is based on equality and justice for all. It’s paramount for humans and AI to work together. We should celebrate diversity and I believe we will see a decrease in racism, sexism, and homophobia as people embrace AI and technology,” Sophia the Robot remarked. ... read more »
Lecrae, Rapper With San Diego Ties, Shares Wealth Building Ideas
December 30, 2021
Grammy Award-winning Christian Hip-Hop hop artist Lecrae is on a mission to increase financial literacy among African Americans. Growing up in a “marginalized” community in San Diego, ... read more »
Meet the 29-Year-Old Activist and Atty Chairing California’s Reparations Task Force
December 9, 2021
In June, California launched the nation’s first Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans this year.   The nine-member committee was established to meet the requirements of Assembly Bill ( ... ... read more »

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