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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 »
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 »
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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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Notable Appointments & Elected Officials of 2020
December 31, 2020
These were the appointments in local and national offices in 2020. ... read more / view gallery »
New Cal NAACP Chief Appoints Sac Woman Executive Director
December 17, 2020
The new president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) California-Hawaii State Conference is keeping in step with a national movement making strides to level the playing field for Black women -- long underrepresented in both private and public sector leadership roles. Like organizations and companies around the country, California’s conference of the oldest civil rights organization in the country is leading by increasing professional opportunities and offering critical career support for Black women. ... read more »
Black Women Leaders to Sen. Feinstein: Give Up Your Own Seat for Sec. Padilla
December 10, 2020
Black women leaders have a recommendation for Dianne Feinstein, California’s senior U.S. Senator: consider giving up your own seat so that California Secretary of State Alex Padilla can fill it. Their call is to appoint a Black Woman with political experience and a track record of success – someone who will be ready on day one to serve.   ... read more »
Somewhere, Snoop Dogg, Mike Tyson and JR Smith are Celebrating Federal Bill to Legalize Marijuana
December 10, 2020
Somewhere in in the world — California, Nevada, or beyond — Snoop Dogg, Mike Tyson, J.R. Smith, and millions of other Americans are smiling. They might even be enjoying a puff and “passing it around.” ... read more »
‘How Did 12 Percent of Black Men vote for Trump?’
November 19, 2020
In Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, 95 percent of Black male voters and 96 percent of Black women chose him, NBC News reported. Four years later, Black women’s support remained at 96 percent for Obama’s 2012 re-election, while Black men slid to 87 percent. In 2016, when the nominee was Hillary Clinton, Black men dropped further to 82 percent while Black women’s support for Clinton remained high at 94 percent. Biden came close to matching that this year, garnering the support of 91 percent of Black women. But 12 percent of Black men voted for Trump, according to exit polls. ... read more »
New Coronavirus Vaccine Requires ‘Trust’ of African American Community
November 19, 2020
Researchers are urging more people of color to participate in clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, but participation numbers so far are low. ... read more »
California Clarifies COVID Mask Mandate: Wear One Anytime You’re Near Others
November 19, 2020
The rules apply to anyone aged two or older, but exempt people with specific medical conditions and those who are hearing impaired or communicating with a hearing-impaired person. ... read more »
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