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Join Black Californians in Fighting Climate Change
May 6, 2021
It goes without saying that 2020 was a difficult year for everyone, but especially Black communities across California. Our communities were disproportionately impacted by both the health and economic crises wrought by the coronavirus pandemic ... read more »
MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI – Leads Los Angeles Through the Pandemic and Strives to Build a Better and More Inclusionary City
May 6, 2021
As Los Angeles begins to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, Mayor Eric Garcetti took time out of his very busy schedule to sit down with the Los Angeles Sentinel to directly address those issues which are impacting the lives of African Americans, communities of color, and those most severely affected by COVID-19. ... read more »
LA COUNTY PARKS IS HIRING RECREATION LEADERS FOR SUMMER 2021
April 29, 2021
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) is hiring Recreation Service Leaders to work at local parks throughout Los Angeles County for summer 2021. ... read more »
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Black Leaders: Spending Must Include Minorities as State Prepares for Billions in Fed Cash
April 8, 2021
The leaders say California has not lived up to its commitment to equitably include African American contractors and businesses in the state’s ongoing infrastructure investments. ... read more »
LA County Moves To Orange Tier, But Rules Won’t Change Until Monday
March 31, 2021
Los Angeles County was officially in the less- restrictive orange tier of the state's COVID-19 business-reopening blueprint today -- but it will wait until Monday before easing economic restrictions, and some rules will be stricter than state guidelines. ... read more »
The Lookout: Several Bills Aim to Level the Playing Field for Disadvantaged Californians
March 25, 2021
Senate Bill (SB)17, which is scheduled for an Assembly committee hearing March 23, would declare racism as a health crisis in California and develop a state government “Office of Racial Equity in the State Department of Public Health for purposes of aligning state resources, decision-making, and programs to accomplish certain goals related to health equity and protecting vulnerable communities.” ... read more »
Women Leading California’s COVID-19 Response
March 25, 2021
Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, Sec. of Gov. Ops Yolanda Richardson & Senior V.P. of External Affairs, Blue Shield of California Kimberley Goode ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Connects Hundreds of South Los Angeles  Residents to EMPLOYLA Career Opportunities
March 4, 2021
Councilmember Harris-Dawson hosted six EMPLOYLA jobs events aimed at directly connecting local employers to prepared job-seekers over the past. In collaboration with three South Los Angeles WorkSource Centers, hundreds of residents were able to learn about resume building, networking and virtual interviewing skills. ... read more »
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Calif’s AB 5 Contractor Law Could Soon Become National Standard
February 25, 2021
If passed, the PRO Act would implement the ABC test -- the California Supreme Court standard for classifying a worker as a contractor – in all 50 states. ... read more »
Jasmin Hall becomes first Black President of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency  
February 18, 2021
Two elections held in the last three months have placed San Bernardino County resident Jasmin Hall in a position where she wields the most influence among a handful of African Americans serving in California water industry leadership roles. Late last year, Hall’s colleagues elected her the first African American president of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA). ... read more »
African Americans Urged to Enroll in Health Plans
February 18, 2021
Due to COVID-19, Covered California’s special enrollment on now through May 15 for anyone without health coverage ... read more »
Bridging the Digital Divide Is More Important Than Ever During the COVID Pandemic
February 12, 2021
policymakers have examined and talked about the “digital divide,” the shorthand term for the disparities in internet access that has contributed to many being excluded from the benefits of the Information Age. But it has taken the COVID-19 pandemic to bring home the seriousness and urgency of the problem. ... read more »
California Nurses Urges Congress to Pass Biden’s American Rescue Plan
February 4, 2021
Members of the California Nurses Association (CNA) and National Nurses United (NNU) organized an online briefing for the California Congressional Delegation, with hopes that congress steps up to meets the needs of healthcare workers during the highest recorded surge of Covid-19 cases. ... read more »
California’s New “Master Plan” for Aging Keeps an Eye on Equity
January 21, 2021
The Master Plan for Aging includes five overall goals to reach by 2030 ... read more »
State Requests 500 More Federal Medical Personnel to Assist Hospitals
January 7, 2021
L.A Supervisor Hahn is urging the Navy to put the U.S. Navy hospital ship Mercy back in service as quickly as possible. ... read more »
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