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Two Masks Better Than One? CDC Revises Guidance For COVID Face Coverings
February 12, 2021
Residents in the Southland and across the country have been urged for nearly a year to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID- 19, but federal health authorities today said people should consider wearing two. ... read more »
Cedars-Sinai Launches COVID-19 Testing at Three Urgent Care Clinics
December 10, 2020
Cedars-Sinai announced that it has launched COVID-19 testing at its three urgent care clinics in Playa Vista, Culver City and Beverly Hills. ... read more »
As Clinical Trials Halt, U.S. COVID Cases Surge
October 22, 2020
The difficulty in producing a vaccine for the deadly virus comes as a new wave of COVID-19 infection has begun. Data provided by Johns Hopkins University in Maryland revealed that the U.S. surpassed 51,000 new daily cases on Oct. 13, marking the first time in over two months that the number exceeded 50,000. ... read more »
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CDC Greenlights Evictions Despite Continued Pandemic
October 22, 2020
Landlords can resume eviction proceedings after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued clarifications to a previous executive order from President Donald Trump. A study conducted by Harvard University’s Department of Housing Studies revealed that half of Americans who rent are either severely rent-burdened or moderately rent-burdened. For African Americans and Hispanics, researchers at Harvard determined a triple pandemic for those communities. Black and Hispanic households were “much more likely to contract COVID-19, suffer lost income, and face housing insecurity as a result of the pandemic,” the researchers concluded. ... read more »
Report: COVID-19 Now is The Third Leading Cause of Death Among Black People
September 3, 2020
“In 2020, more Black Americans will die of COVID-19 than will succumb to diabetes, strokes, accidents, or pneumonia. In fact, COVID-19 is currently the third leading cause of death for African Americans,” concluded Trevon Logan, professor of economics at the Ohio State University and Bradley L. Hardy of the American University in Northwest, Washington D.C. Logan and Hardy are co-authors of a new report from the Brookings Institution, “The Hamilton Project, Racial Economic Inequality Amid the COVID-19 Crisis.” ... read more »
Childhood and Adult Vaccinations are Critically Important, Especially During the COVID-19 Pandemic
August 5, 2020
“Pediatricians are always concerned when we see a drop in immunization rates since this could lead to an increase in vaccine preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough,” said Dr. Mark B. Salzman, regional lead, pediatric infectious diseases, with Kaiser Permanente Southern California. “If vaccination rates decline, we may possibly see an increase in some preventable diseases that can have dire consequences on children’s health.” ... read more »
Joe Biden’s Plan for Empowering Black America
May 7, 2020
Biden said he plans to hold financial institutions accountable for discriminatory practices in the housing market, and he will restore the federal government’s power to enforce settlements against discriminatory lenders. Additionally, the plan calls for Biden to strengthen and expand the Community Reinvestment Act to ensure that the nation’s bank and non-bank financial services institutions are serving all communities. ... read more »
Blunt Trauma: Cop Beats Black Teen Over Cigar, Sparking Outrage and Familiar Swisher Sweet Debate
May 7, 2020
A shocking video of a police officer beating a 14-year-old African American boy over a Swisher tobacco cigarette is being shared across social media platforms around the world.    In the clip that has been re-posted tens of thousands of times, a Rancho Cordova deputy is captured pummeling the youth in his chest as he presses him to the ground in an incident that happened April 27.  ... read more »
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COURT ADVISES THE PUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 SCAMS
April 6, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in a surge of phishing scams and other cyber attacks. The Court is advising the public to exercise caution when opening any COVID-19 or pandemic-themed email or when responding to calls from anyone alleging to offer assistance. ... read more »
LACoFD POSTPONES PUBLIC EVENTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
March 13, 2020
Due to efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) is postponing all public events for the next 60 days to ensure the health and safety of our first responders, business professionals, residents, and communities. ... read more »
COVID-19 Safety: Sing Stevie Wonder’s (Black) “Happy Birthday” (2X for Clean Hands)
March 12, 2020
Experts say you should wash your hands with water and soap for about 20 seconds to prevent spread of the Coronavirus. ... read more »
The MLK Legacy Continues Despite Staggering Evil
January 17, 2020
“We may debate over the origin of evil, but only the person victimized with a superficial optimism will debate over its reality. Evil is with us as a stark, grim, and colossal reality.” ... read more »
Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs
November 7, 2019
Researchers in the NYU study noted that suicide is the second-leading cause of death for teens from all demographics. ... read more »
Why is Suicide a Growing Problem in the Black Community?
September 26, 2019
The NNPA is taking a closer look at the stigma of mental illness in the African American community. This is part II in the series.  ... read more »
Camouflaged Vaping Devices Are Hoodwinking Parents And Schools
September 20, 2019
In yet another twist for worried parents: Meet the vaping hoodie. This high school fashion mainstay — defined by a hood with drawstrings — is now available as a vaping device, ready to deliver a puff of nicotine (or marijuana) anywhere, anytime. Including in the classroom. ... read more »
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