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African American and Community Leaders Speak Out on SCOTUS Roe Reversal
June 30, 2022
African American leaders across the nation largely condemned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued on June 24, overturning the federal abortion protections of Roe v. Wade, ... read more »
Pink Pump Affair Raises $500k for Autistic and Special Needs Children
May 26, 2022
More than $500,000 was raised for the Special Needs Network (SNN) during a fundraising drive, which culminated with the 14th annual Pink Pump Affair on May 15, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. ... read more »
What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the State of America if he were alive today?
January 14, 2021
Dr. King’s belief in non-violence as a moral and political basis for achieving the “Dream” he envisioned did not include a passive or patient acceptance of a lower place in society. He knew this would be a multi-generational quest for our freedom, and prophetically told us that we would eventually get to the mountain top even if he were unable to be there with us. ... read more »
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Special Needs Network Develops New Programs to Help People With Disabilities Navigate COVID-19 Crisis
April 30, 2020
New Initiatives Include HIPPA-Compliant, Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy for Children ... read more »
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Awarded $1.1 Million to Support Healthier and Stronger Communities in SoCal
January 30, 2020
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Awarded recently $1.1 million to 12 community-based organizations across Southern California during a City Hall Meeting Thursday, January 22, 2020. ... read more »
Black Women’s Political Organization Holds Holiday Gala
December 19, 2019
LAAAWPAC hold Inaugural Awards Gala. Honors 8 with ‘Black Excellence’ award. ... read more »
LAAWPAC Awards Gala Salutes Dynamic L.A. Women
December 5, 2019
The Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee (LAAAWPAC) will salute eight dynamic L.A.-area women at their inaugural awards gala. The theme is “Honoring Black Excellence.” ... read more »
County Breaks Ground on New MLK Child and Family Wellbeing Center
May 2, 2019
The Center will open with 3 floors where a variety of services for patients with special needs ... read more »
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Bank of America BPG Southern California Presents: Black History Month Cultural Celebration
February 15, 2019
Please join Southern California BPG for our upcoming Black History Month Celebration at the historic California African American Museum where key influencers discuss the Power to Make a Difference! ... read more »
 LAUSD Superintendent Beutner Meets with Local Black Press to Push for Education Amid Talks of Teacher Strike   
January 10, 2019
Winter break is over and school is back in session but this time without teachers? On December 19, 2018, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) announced that they would be going on strike on during the start of the 2019 school year if the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) superintendent Austin Beutner failed to adhere to the following demands... ... read more »
Compromise Is the Best Solution for Our Kids in Battle Between LAUSD Teachers and Administration
December 27, 2018
The teacher’s union is threatening to strike because it says current conditions are unbearable. They say teacher’s salaries have not kept up with cost of living increases; over crowded classes with 40 or more students makes quality instruction impossible.  And they say they need more ancillary help: nurses, social workers and librarians in every school. ... read more »
Compromise is the Best Solution for Our Kids in Battle Between LAUSD Teachers and Administration
December 20, 2018
It’s easy to know which side to pick when villains dress in all black and sport five o’clock shadows. But rarely is life that simple. During my legal career, I’ve found there’s often a gray area—no archetypical bad guy—only two opposing sides with competing interests.  That’s where we find ourselves right now in the ongoing battle between LA Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). And although neither side has indicated a willingness to capitulate on their respective positions, my years of experience as a litigator and children’s rights advocate lead me to conclude that in this epic battle, putting our kids first means each side must compromise. ... read more »
Special Needs Network Gala Dazzles at the California African American Museum
November 1, 2018
The 13th annual Special Needs Network celebrated their Evening Under the Stars Superhero gala at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles ... read more »
Retired Judges: Cosby Should Get Probation
September 6, 2018
The comedian and his legal teams have all been critical of Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill, but if O’Neill follows the guidelines that two retired judges have laid out to NNPA Newswire, Cosby might never see the inside of a prison cell. ... read more »
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