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The Case for Reparations: Cal Task Force Hears Painful Personal, Family Stories
September 30, 2021
Last week, California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals took an expansive but deeply personalized look at the history of Slavery, racial violence and injustice in America and traced how that past still shapes how we live now. ... read more »
Minority owned businesses in LA to receive financial boost
September 30, 2021
Los Angeles has the largest small business economy in the U.S., with over 250,000 small businesses. However, there’s a shortage of capital available for these small businesses, and entrepreneurs of color are disproportionately affected. Earlier this month, the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund (EOCF) program was launched in Los Angeles to address this shortage. With $2.65 million in funding to support historically disadvantaged small business owners in Los Angeles, the fund is designed to help increase the availability of capital and business resources to strengthen small businesses owned by underserved entrepreneurs. ... read more »
Developers File Application For $500 Million Office Campus in Hollywood
September 16, 2021
Developers today filed an application with the city of Los Angeles to build a $500 million, 22-story ``creative office campus'' on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. ... read more »
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SoCal Man to Plead Guilty in Cross-Border Kidnapping Case
September 7, 2021
A Los Angeles-area man is expected to plead guilty this morning to a federal charge for his alleged involvement in a ring that collected ransom from people whose family members had been kidnapped in Mexico. ... read more »
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue Dropping in Los Angeles County
September 7, 2021
The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continues to fall, declining from 1,480 on Sunday to 1,463, according to the latest state figures. ... read more »
Hurricane Ida Impacts Gulf Coast Relatives of L.A.-area Residents
September 2, 2021
Hurricane Ida heaped destruction and mayhem in the Gulf Coast states on August 29 and the massive storm impacted relatives and friends of Los Angeles-area residents. ... read more »
Rev. Jesse Jackson, wife Jacqueline hospitalized for COVID
August 21, 2021
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a famed civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate, and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement Saturday. ... read more »
SoFi Stadium Cancels AHF’s World AIDS Day Event
August 21, 2021
After being forced to cancel its World AIDS Day Concert and Employee Celebration in 2020 due to COVID-19, AHF booked part of SoFi Stadium for Dec. 1, 2021, across from the Forum, where AHF’s World AIDS Day concert takes place ... read more »
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After delays, construction on Obama Center begins in Chicago
August 17, 2021
Five years after Barack Obama chose Chicago as the site for his legacy project, construction officially began Monday on the Obama Presidential Center. ... read more »
Profile: Sydney Kamlager Carries the Weight of All Black Women in California Senate
July 29, 2021
Kamlager, the only Black woman serving in the California Senate, spoke with California Black Media about her career, what inspires her and the priorities she has fought for since her term began. ... read more »
Kelly’s lawyer wants trial delayed due to jail quarantine
July 10, 2021
Kelly’s new lawyers are asking a judge to postpone his Aug. 9 sex trafficking trial in New York City, arguing they haven’t had enough time to prepare because he’s under a mandatory jail quarantine since his transfer from Chicago. ... read more »
July 9: Photographer and activist Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe was born in Chicago, IL, 1951
July 9, 2021
July 9: Photographer and activist Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe was born in Chicago, IL, 1951 ... read more »
JASMINE DAVIS: A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN SHAKING UP ‘THE CHI’ AND REPPING LGBTQIA+AS THE FIRST TRANSGENDER CHARACTER ON THE SHOW
May 20, 2021
Back to Ms. Davis who, by the by, is the show’s first transgender character, a distinction the vivacious actress delights in. Davis came from the streets of Chicago IL where she was raised by her mom who had four other children. Like many young people living in urban environments, Davis’ dad battled with drug addiction which is why he has been in and out of her life. ... read more »
A Transformational President
May 13, 2021
It was much more than a political assessment when I declared 15 months ago that “we know Joe, and most importantly, Joe knows us.” Joe Biden is succeeding because of he understands the needs and aspirations of the American people. His bold and inclusive initiatives are restoring the faith of those who have been hardest hit by the current health and economic crises and raising the hopes of those who had already been hard hit by injustices in our society long before these crises struck. ... read more »
DOJ Seeks to Clean up Police Departments Around the Country
May 13, 2021
“… if the U.S. Justice Department develops evidence that a local or state entity like a police department is failing to abide by the U.S. Constitution or other federal laws, it can go to federal court and seek an order of some kind requiring the entity to cease its illegal activity and perhaps implement some measures to prevent its recurrence,” Caitlin Kizielewicz, a spokesperson for the Crime and Justice Research Alliance, told NNPA Newswire. ... read more »
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