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Peer Run Mental Health Organization Advocating for Black Patients
August 4, 2022
July 31 marked the end of Mental Health Observance Month, but for Rayshell Chambers and others, the importance of mental health goes far beyond one month, ... read more »
Study Finds Pandemic Has Lowered Black Californians’ Life Expectancy
July 28, 2022
Death tolls across California tell a distressing story about the indelible mark the pandemic has left on all of us. Black Californians and other minorities experienced a disproportionate reduction in life expectancy occurred compared to White Californians. ... read more »
‘Same Game, Different Smokers’ Opens in Anaheim
July 14, 2022
The MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center opened “Same Game, Different Smokers” to the public on July 7 and continues until August 24. The groundbreaking exhibit is an exploration of the troubling relationship the tobacco industry has had with the Black community over the last 400+ years.  ... read more »
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Five Ways to Support Your Child’s Mental Health
June 8, 2022
During the recent virtual town hall titled “Mental Wealth: COVID’s Impact on Mental Health in the Black Community,” a panel of trusted doctors discussed insights into how parents and caregivers can support their children’s mental health during the pandemic and beyond. ... read more »
Smallwood-Cuevas Dominates in Race for California State Senate 
May 26, 2022
Community advocate Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, a passionate labor organizer who has fought on the frontlines of the labor movement over the past two decades, is now running in her first political race as a candidate for the California State Senate.  ... read more »
Drawing a Fine Line for Black Art with Visionary Artist, Shantell Martin
May 19, 2022
Art has many forms, for Shantell Martin, the connection to creative energy is bold and outlined, almost like a map. ... read more »
Planned Parenthood Opens Inglewood Health Center
May 18, 2022
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles’ (PPLA) Black Health Initiative Leadership Team celebrated the grand opening of their Inglewood Health Center and Planned Parenthood Community Center on May 13. ... read more »
Images That Changed Our View – 30 Years of Reflection
April 28, 2022
The video that captured the beating of Rodney King was profound in so many ways. For the very first time, the nation witnessed police brutality in a raw form as filmed, not by a member of the media, but rather from an average citizen. And marginalized communities of color now had evidence of what we had been saying for years – law enforcement used unlawful tactics and tended to target Black males and used excessive force without cause or care of discipline. The proof was there. The video was broadcast for all to see. Then came the trial and the acquittal of the officers. The date was April 29, 1992. ... 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 »
How Blakk Smoke Is Destroying the Tobacco Industry One Hookah Pen At A Time
April 20, 2022
With tobacco use being a major contributor to the three leading causes of death among African Americans, young entrepreneur, Blakk Tatted, made it his mission change the debilitating relationship between the community and tobacco products. ... read more »
Robert F. Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Frank Baker and William Pickard Top List of Black Donors to HBCUs 
March 17, 2022
A recent Washington Post story found that Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than their white counterparts – to the tune of around $11 billion each year. Given their cultural and educational importance to the Black community, HBCUs are the repository of much of these donations with a number of household names – and some you may not know – making big-dollar contributions to these institutions.   ... read more »
SauceWalka aka The Drip God Calls Hyde Park Goods the ‘Next Big Thing’ in Streetwear
March 17, 2022
Hyde Park Goods, a Texas-based streetwear company, is gaining momentum by the day. ... read more »
The Impact of COVID-19 on HBCUs and Black Students
March 16, 2022
In March 2020, when college campuses across the country closed and sent students home, many HBCUs continued to house hundreds of students who did not have homes to return to. Groups of students were stuck on campus without the funds to pay for transportation back to their home cities. This challenge was a byproduct of several students losing the jobs they used to help fund their education, along with loss of family income. Many students became both food and housing insecure without the critical resources that HBCUs often provide. ... read more »
Jazzy Jam for Empowerment’s “Yes! That’s My Dress!” Event
March 15, 2022
On March 26, 2022 Pasadena non-profit Jazzy Jams For Empowerment will be hosting a community event, “Yes! That’s My Dress!” A prom dress pop-up giveaway designed to get young women of color prepared the 2022 prom season. ... read more »
CSU Dominguez Hills University Art Gallery Presents an Exhibition of Work by Lauren Halsey
March 3, 2022
The University Art Gallery at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) proudly presents a solo exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artist Lauren Halsey.  ... read more »
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