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Colin Powell has Died of COVID-19 Complications, Family Says
October 18, 2021
Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday. ... read more »
With Recall Effort Faltering, Gascon Recall Effort Being Restarted
September 16, 2021
With their original recall campaign falling short, organizers of an effort to oust Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon announced today they have formed a new political committee and will start again from scratch. ... read more »
Recognizing Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Perseverance during his fight Against COVID-19
August 26, 2021
The core of the Black community felt the heaviness in the air when news broke about Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline were hospitalized after contracting COVID-19. ... read more »
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Church of MLK’s 1st leadership position gets museum funding
August 16, 2021
As the Alabama church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was elected to his first leadership position in the civil rights movement marks its 155th anniversary, work has begun to make a museum out of the crumbling building where that vote was taken. ... read more »
R&B star R Kelly jurors summoned for sex trafficking trial
August 9, 2021
After several delays, the first phase of the sex trafficking trial of R&B hitmaker R. Kelly started Monday with jury selection in New York City. ... read more »
Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US
July 26, 2021
Black households saw the largest jump; their homeschooling rate rose from 3.3% in the spring of 2020 to 16.1% in the fall. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Sees Rising COVID-19 Hospitalizations
July 26, 2021
The latest Los Angeles County COVID-19 numbers show 2,089 new cases, four additional deaths and a continued rise in hospitalizations, though officials said the number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. ... read more »
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Suns’ Chris Paul Out Indefinatley in Health and Safety Protocols
June 17, 2021
The Phoenix Suns might have to go into the Western Conference Finals without their starting guard Chris Paul after he was placed on the league's Health and Safety Protocols indefinitely. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Announces New Rewards for Vaccinated Californians as Second Round of Vax for the Win $50K Winners is Drawn
June 11, 2021
In San Diego County, alongside a Vax for the Win program winner from last week’s drawing, Governor Gavin Newsom today helped announce the selection of the second round of 15 Californians to receive $50,000 as part of the state’s $116.5 million Vax for the Win program – the largest vaccine incentive program in the nation.  ... 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 »
Let’s Build on What We’ve Learned from Covid
June 10, 2021
On June 15, the State of California will officially reopen. It’s a time when we can all exhale and give thanks for what we hope will mark the end of a terrible pandemic.  ... read more »
UCLA Releases Model to Guide Which Areas Should Be Given Vaccine Priority 
June 4, 2021
 A team of UCLA researchers today announced a predictive model to help guide public health officials on which neighborhoods in Los Angeles County should be prioritized for vaccine distribution based on residents' risks of COVID-19.  ... read more »
The Play Equity Fund Launches the #SPRINGINTOPLAY Campaign to Support Youth Sports and Play Programs
June 4, 2021
As schools, parks and sports programs reopen after youth have lived within the constraints of home confinement for over a year, the Play Equity Fund is responding by launching the #SpringIntoPlay campaign to support youth sports organizations and nonprofits who are providing access to opportunities for kids to play but are facing critical needs for funding. ... read more »
2 LA River Recreation Areas Set To Reopen On Memorial Day
May 31, 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic receding, two stretches of the Los Angeles River will reopen today for recreational activities such as fishing, walking and kayaking. ... read more »
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