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Sen. Kamala Harris Discusses Impact of COVID-19 On Black Community in Virtual Town Hall
April 30, 2020
On Monday, April 27, Biden for President held a virtual town hall where Senator Kamala Harris joined with other figureheads in the Black community to discuss the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. ... read more »
Black Americans Pick Alternative Hairstyles in light of Social Distancing
April 9, 2020
Social distancing has made hair care incredibly difficult. The worst thing for Black hair is lack of moisture. Running low on supplies while having to stay in a confined space causes my hair to transform into a large frizz ball like in the short film “Hair Love.” Now that beauty shops and hair care stores are closed, my hair has become a bunch of frizzy puffs. ... read more »
How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Forcing School Districts to Bridge the Digital Divide
April 2, 2020
Over 8000 educators statewide participated in a webinar conducted by Thurmond to go over guidance the California Department of Education issued to all school districts detailing how they can provide distance learning opportunities for students including those with disabilities and English learners.  ... read more »
Community College District Announces Info on Classes Amid Coronavirus Crisis 
March 26, 2020
The head of the Los Angeles Community College District announced today that any of its classes that cannot be converted into an online learning platform when remote instruction begins next Monday will be temporarily postponed until at least May 4 amid the coronavirus crisis.  ... read more »
Words of the Week – Go Home
March 25, 2020
Scripture: Isaiah 26:20-21 I know many of you are asking, “Why has God allowed the coronavirus to ravish the world?” You are wondering, “Why am I confined in my house?” “Why does God allow houses of worship to be impacted?” If you’re not asking these questions, ... read more »
ALERT: Governor Newsom Orders Statewide Stay-At-Home Order
March 19, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered the state’s 40 million residents to stay at home, restricting non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state’s medical system. ... read more »
Stop Evictions and Foreclosures: New Bill Responds to Coronavirus Crisis
March 19, 2020
California lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would provide rental relief and order a temporary suspension of mortgage payments for residents affected by COVID-19, or the Coronavirus disease.  ... read more »
Q and A: What Does 90-Day Tax Payment Delay Mean?
March 18, 2020
The Trump administration has announced that most individuals and businesses will be allowed to delay paying their federal tax bills for 90 days as part of an emergency relief plan amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
Trump Dubs COVID-19 ‘Chinese Virus’ Despite Hate Crime Risks
March 18, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he doesn’t think calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” — or the “kung-flu,” as one administration official reportedly called it — puts Asian Americans at risk of retaliation despite growing reports they are facing virus-related discrimination. ... read more »
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