black people

Los Angeles City Council’s Dirty Little Secret  

The Los Angeles City Hall has a dirty little secret that goes well beyond the leaked audio files of the now fallen former and current City Councilmembers Nury Martinez, Kevin De León and Gil Cedillo.

State, Local Officials Take Actions to Tackle Homelessness Crisis 

California state and local officials are serious about tackling the state’s growing homelessness crisis head on as it continues to rise. Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation related to solving this issue. Over $15.3 billion has been budgeted in housing programs aimed at curtailing California’s homeless.

The Soul of Summer Is Upon Us 

SOULNIC adds music — lots of it —  for an incomparable picnic experience going into its 13th year in Los Angeles this summer. 

FDA Proposed Menthol Ban Considered Win for Black Health

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.

Prostate Cancer Rising in Black America 

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.  

Soul Source LA Creates Promotes Self-Expression

Soul Source LA is an event curated by Eric Carter Chu, better known in the DJ realm as “its.blksoap.” The inspiration for Soul Source LA is to create a safe space that promotes freedom and self expression for dancers and deejays.

AP-NORC poll: Many Black Americans doubtful on police reform

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.

COVID Hospitalizations Continue Dropping in Los Angeles County

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continues to fall, declining from 670 on Saturday to 656,
according to the latest data released by the state. The number of those patients in intensive care remained the same at 202. It was the 36th time in the past 41 days that the number of COVID patients in county hospitals declined, down from a summer peak of nearly 1,800 brought on by the more contagious Delta variant.