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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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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 »
Black News Channel’s Kelly Wright Interviews President Trump
August 27, 2020
It not only marked Trump’s first time on the network but also his initial interview with any African American-owned media. The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of 230 Black-owned newspapers and media companies that comprise the Black Press of America, has repeatedly requested interviews with the president throughout his nearly four years in office. ... read more »
WENDY’S WINDOW: The Silver Lining of Tragedy
August 6, 2020
Sometimes, good things can come out of life’s most tragic events. We are experiencing trying times that are making all of us rethink how we operate and how we carry out our daily lives. The fallout of COVID-19 has touched both our personal and professional lives.  ... read more »
Honoring Our Mothers With Our Lives: Lessons of Love, Life and Struggle
May 14, 2020
This is a special Mother’s Day Message delivered at our Sunday Soul Session and dedicated to all our mothers, but especially to our mother. The mother I share with our brothers and sisters. ... read more »
Keep Your Eyes on Crucial Gov’t Updates In the Thick of COVID-19 News Storm
March 19, 2020
For now, everything indicates that the government of California will remain fully functional — and at least partially present and open — during the state of emergency Gov. Newsom declared last Tuesday as the Coronavirus pandemic deepens.   ... read more »
Los Angeles Rams linebacker Kenny Young gives back to community
February 13, 2020
Los Angeles Rams line-backer Kenny Young hosted his first event from his foundation, Tackle Young. He donated $5000 and over 400 books to Grape Street Elementary to purchase books for teachers and students to promote the importance of financial literacy. ... read more »
Importance of Educators of Color for Black and Brown Students
October 31, 2019
This month, my organization, the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools released its highly-anticipated report, “Identity and Charter School Leadership: Profiles of Leaders of Color Building an Effective Staff” which examined the ways that school leaders of color’s experiences and perspectives influence how they build school culture, parent and community relationships, and effective staff. ... read more »
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