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New Study: COVID-19 Numbers Surged For Children
May 11, 2022
Through the winter, children and teenagers were affected tremendously by the omicron variant with antibodies detected in 75% of the largely unvaccinated population. ... read more »
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: ‘House Has Votes to Pass Reparations Bill’
March 17, 2022
“This has been a 30-plus year journey,” Congresswoman Jackson Lee declared. “We had to take a different approach. We had to go one by one to members explaining this does not generate a check.” Congresswoman Jackson Lee said this week that there’s now enough votes in the House for passage of the historic piece of legislation. ... read more »
Protecting Kids from COVID-19 Protects Us All
March 16, 2022
Children’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus in schools, social events, and in family settings puts them, their loved ones and communities at greater risk for infection, making their vaccination more important than ever. ... read more »
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‘How High Is Heaven?’ – Discussing COVID, Loss, and Faith with Best-Selling Author, Linsey Davis
February 16, 2022
When Linsey Davis’ seven-year-old son came home in a huff, asking, “Why do my friends have two grandpas and two grandmas, and I don’t?” She knew she had some explaining to do. ... read more »
Kiesha Nix Makes History as First Black Woman VP in Laker Organization
October 28, 2021
Kiesha Nix has been entrusted with the responsibility to lead the Los Angeles Lakers in public service as the vice president of Charitable Affairs, making history as the first woman of color in a vice president position. ... read more »
After 13 Years, Black and Missing Foundation Still Searching for Thousands of Missing People of Color
October 7, 2021
The estimated number of missing persons is simultaneously incomplete and cringeworthy. One count suggests that of the more than 600,000 individuals currently reported missing, more than 200,000 are individuals of color. Still, Natalie Wilson and her sister-in-law Derrica Wilson founded the Black and Missing Foundation forge ahead to bring attention and closure to the ever-growing number of cases in minority communities. ... read more »
Children Can Receive Free Lunches at Select Los Angeles Parks Through Aug. 9
June 17, 2021
The Summer Food Service Program aims to ensure that children in Los Angeles have access to nutritious lunches when school is not in session. ... read more »
Harris touts child care funding and payments to families
June 13, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris highlighted the Biden administration's efforts to expand child care and relieve the financial pressures of parenthood during a visit to a child care center on Friday. ... read more »
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African Author Pens Children’s Book About Diversity in Skin Tones
May 27, 2021
“My father was a man of humble beginnings who worked hard to provide for eight children,” said author Nonkululeko Kunene Adumentey, adding that it was his conditional love, wisdom, and work ethic that inspired the core of her principles and life mottos. He also inspired her to appreciate the various skin tones found in Africans throughout the world. ... read more / view gallery »
Wellnest Receives Highest Rating From Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
May 20, 2021
A three-year CARF accreditation can have a positive ripple effect on Wellnest’s clients, partners, funding agencies, current staff and potential employees. ... read more »
Yellow Tier Restrictions Allow Angelenos More Freedom, Vaccination Disparities Continue
May 13, 2021
As L.A. County enjoys getting back to outdoor activities, many still haven’t received a vaccine. ... read more »
Dr. Esther Obeng: At home in her lab at St. Jude
May 13, 2021
Apart from the science and medicine, there’s another reason Esther Obeng, M.D., Ph.D., has found a home at St. Jude. After arriving, she learned about the research hospital’s history as the first fully integrated children’s hospital in the South and about its continuing focus in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. ... read more »
Decline in COVID-19 Deaths Edge L.A. County Towards Yellow Tier, COVID-19 Related Illness in Children Rises
May 6, 2021
As of Monday, May 3, the L.A. County Dept. of Public Health confirmed no new deaths and 255 new cases of COVID-19. There were 390 people with symptoms of COVID-19 hospitalized with 18% testing positive.  ... read more »
Decline in COVID-19 Deaths Edge L.A. County Towards Yellow Tier, COVID-19 Related Illness in Children Rises
May 6, 2021
Despite a slight rise in a COVID-19 related illness in children, L.A. County slowly enter the less restrictive tier. ... read more »
The Future of Education is at stake in the 2020 Election
October 29, 2020
Karen Gross, a former college president who once served as a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, told BlackPressUSA that the election's impact on education would be profound across the early childhood – adult education pipeline. ... read more »
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