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Mayor Garcetti Appoints Taelor Bakewell to Housing Authority Commission
July 8, 2021
Taelor Bakewell represents a strong voice for the Black community as the newly commissioned board member for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). Bakewell pulls strength and motivation from her loved ones and incorporates that support into bigger strides for improvement within the City of Los Angeles. Commissioner Bakewell was appointed to HACLA’s Board on May 25, 2021. ... read more »
Caltrans Aims to Shut Down 80-Year-Old Hawkins Burgers
July 1, 2021
The popular hamburger spot known as the “The House,” located at 11603 Slater Street in Watts, just east of Central and South of Imperial Hwy, has survived for the past 80 years. Presently, on June 18, 2021, Cynthia Hawkins, who now runs the business started by her parents, James and Elsie Hawkins, is fighting a new kind of battle.  ... read more / view gallery »
Price, Ridley-Thomas, and Harris-Dawson lead charge to protect Blacks from menthol flavored tobacco 
June 24, 2021
Flavored tobacco products are moving closer to being banned from Los Angeles retailers with efforts led by the L.A. City Councilman Curren Price to protect the health of African Americans. ... read more »
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Waters Joins Vice President Kamala Harris on the Initial Release of Funds for Minority Banks and Community Based Lenders
June 24, 2021
This week, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following statement at the White House, where she was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), and Opportunity Finance Network President and CEO Lisa Mensah, on the initial release of funds secured by Congresswoman Waters as part of the December stimulus package. ... read more »
Six Black LAFD Employees Allege ‘Good Old White Boys Club’ Exists
June 13, 2021
Six Black Los Angeles Fire Department employees who work within the Fire Prevention Bureau are suing the city, alleging the department is governed by a ``good old white boys club'' where the plaintiffs are targeted for criticism and denied fair and equal chances for promotions. ... read more »
Dispel myths about clinical trials and vaccines to protect the Black community
June 10, 2021
As a clinical research professional, I see that when recruiters for participants in studies encounter hesitancy from the Black community, they presume Tuskegee is the barrier. In my experience personally and professionally, I can say this is an oversimplification. Let's dig deeper. ... read more »
Jason Foster on Bringing Community’s Vision for an Economic Catalyst to Life in Destination Crenshaw
June 3, 2021
Destination Crenshaw was originally conceived as a way to respond to the devastating impacts of the Metro LAX line construction project along Crenshaw and gentrification concerns around transit development. ... read more »
Commentary: Together, We Should Seek Justice for the Tulsa Massacre 100 Years Later
June 3, 2021
May 31-June 1, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the deadliest acts of racial violence in American history. ... read more »
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COVID-19 Cases and Deaths are Down Among Blacks in Los Angeles County
May 8, 2021
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department reported 378 new Covid-19 cases among Blacks (down by 81). The County also recorded 10 deaths among Blacks since last Tuesday (down by eight souls). ... read more »
Nationwide “Rise Above COVID” Movement Seeks to Represent the Country’s Diversity in COVID-19 Clinical Trial
May 6, 2021
Inclusion of Black volunteers is crucial to research COVID-19 treatments ... read more »
Celebrating Black Women’s History: Achievements, Strengths and Struggles
March 11, 2021
This year’s celebration of Black History Month II: Women’s Focus comes at a time of the pandemic COVID-19 and the continuing pathology of oppression. It is also a time of resistance, rising up and raising the battle cries: Black Women Rising; Black Men Rising; Black People Rising; No Justice, No Peace; and Liberation’s Coming From A Black and Beautiful Thing. ... read more »
Kyle Kuzma Says There is Mistrust with Vaccines in the Black Community
March 11, 2021
According to Kuzma they have spoken with team doctors about the vaccines, but they don’t know much about them. They haven’t talked about it as a team. He discussed the mistrust with doctors in the Black community. ... read more »
As Key PPP Changes Begin, Advocates Demand Equitable Solutions   
March 10, 2021
Over the past year, COVID-19 and its variants have plagued the globe taking lives and interrupting normal activities in virtually all areas of life. For Black America, already plagued with steep health, income and wealth disparities, coping with the pandemic has been even more painful.   ... read more »
NAACP Welcomes Entertainment Executive Kyle Bowser as Senior Vice President of Hollywood Bureau
February 11, 2021
The NAACP is pleased to announce that Kyle Bowser will serve as its Senior Vice President of the Hollywood Bureau. In this capacity, Mr. Bowser will be responsible for advancing NAACP’s Hollywood projects, relationships, and overseeing NAACP’s Image Awards production. ... read more »
Without Black Voters, the Campaign to Recall California Governor Newsom is Going to Fail
February 5, 2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom is no great friend to Black people in his state. He made it clear how he felt about us when he ignored the calls for him to keep a Black woman in the U.S. Senate by replacing outgoing Senator Kamala Harris with another Black woman. So the point at which Newsom and the Democratic Party establishment should really be worried about the efforts to recall him is if Black women decide to send a reminder to them both that they still need us. ... read more »
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