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Two Women Lead Metro to New Heights; First Time in 28-Year History
July 15, 2021
Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins and newly appointed Metro Chair Supervisor Hilda Solis outline the vision of Metro in the annual State of the Agency Address.  Solis and Wiggins will be the first combination of women, as chair and CEO to concurrently serve at Metro in its 28-year history. ... read more »
Kamala Harris Thanks Firefighters in Brentwood in Surprise Visit
July 6, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to spend another day at her Brentwood home today but has no public events scheduled, the White House said. ... read more »
Dispel myths about clinical trials and vaccines to protect the Black community
June 10, 2021
As a clinical research professional, I see that when recruiters for participants in studies encounter hesitancy from the Black community, they presume Tuskegee is the barrier. In my experience personally and professionally, I can say this is an oversimplification. Let's dig deeper. ... read more »
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Living a Kawaida Life: Self-Understanding, Relatedness, Striving and Sharing Good
June 10, 2021
One of the greatest and continuing challenges of our lives, in both ordinary and extraordinary times is to know how to live a good life and then to actually live it in a conscious, committed and determined way. ... read more »
Emma Sharif Elected Mayor of Compton
June 3, 2021
In a runoff election held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Councilwoman Emma Sharif was elected Mayor of the City of Compton.  Sharif who defeated newcomer Christian Reynaga by almost 10% of the vote is replacing Mayor Aja Brown who after 8 years decided not to seek re-election. ... read more »
Building Dr. King’s Beloved Community: Mutual Respect, Justice, Service, Sacrifice and Struggle
April 1, 2021
As we remember and reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, legacy and the deep meaning of his martyrdom, i.e., his awesome sacrifice and assassination, his dedication to creating a beloved community comes into full focus. ... read more »
UCLA Mellon Grant to Establish Archive About Mass Incarceration
February 5, 2021
UCLA scholars are launching an initiative to collect, digitize and preserve an archive of data, testimonies, artifacts and police files for the next generation of research on racial and social justice, ... read more »
Department of City Planning Improves Online Application System Due To COVID-19
February 4, 2021
The Los Angeles Department of City Planning announced that it has improved its online application system to minimize the need for people to visit its Development Services Centers in person during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online system's recent additions include a portal for accessory dwelling unit permit clearances, wireless telecommunication facilities, and other planning applications. ... read more »
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Kaiser Permanente Commits $1 Million to Promote Racial Equity in Southern California
February 4, 2021
Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated, nonprofit health system, today announced it has awarded $8.15 million to support 40 nonprofit and community-based organizations across the nation. This includes $1 million for 10 organizations in Southern California and is part of a $25 million commitment Kaiser Permanente announced in June to promote health equity and break the cycle of racism-driven stresses that lead to poor health outcomes for its communities. Kaiser Permanente serves 4.7 million members in Southern California. ... read more »
CASA DE ROSAS in SOUTH LOS ANGELES – COMING SOON
November 26, 2020
Strategically placed in the Ninth Council District in the City of Los Angeles is an historic campus of buildings, known since 1895 as Casa De Rosas.  At a time when Councilman Curren Price, the proud public servant of the New Ninth is working tirelessly to increase the availability of affordable housing we can all be very excited that Casa De Rosas’ transformation to a home for 36 single parent Veteran families with a child.  ... read more »
Congresswoman Waters wins reelection to U.S. House in California’s 43rd Congressional District
November 4, 2020
Known to many as “One of the most powerful women in American politics today,” Congresswoman Maxine waters continues to look for ways to represent the men, women, and children of underrepresented communities on a national level in the 2020 elections . ... read more »
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Brings Community Food Distribution to Crenshaw
October 22, 2020
The food distribution comes at a critical time as our community struggles with economic downturn during COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Convenes Public Health professionals for Community Health Forum
October 22, 2020
Racism and inequality continue fueling coronavirus-related deaths among Black and Brown Angelenos. Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson recently hosted a public forum for residents in South Los Angeles to hear directly from Black public health professionals about how to protect our community from COVID-19. ... read more »
The Dream Team Stands For Justice on Behalf of Dijon Kizee’s Family
October 8, 2020
Carl Douglas, of the Dream Team, claims officers fired not because they perceived a threat, but because they thought that's what they had to do to maintain integrity back in the office. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Reflects on Breonna Taylor Case Settlement; “More Work For Justice Has To Be Done.”
September 24, 2020
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke of transforming relationships and making investments in programs that foster progressive and mindful behavior among the community.  He called for the city to double their efforts in building a strong connection between resident and public officials.  Garcetti stated, “As we process today’s news, lets stay mindful of the words determination and peace that Breonna’s family has shared with us, day after day, that courage that they have shown. Let’s keep saying her name, lets never give up the fight for justice...” ... read more »
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