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COVID and Two Ways Before Us: Open Up, We Live; Close Down, We Die”
July 29, 2021
We are again on the battlefield of health and well-being for our people confronted with a vicious virus that is ravaging our communities at higher rates than others with the possible exception of Native Americans. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Meets with Secretary Yellen, Discusses Implementation of Rental Assistance
July 29, 2021
"I am focused on making sure that this money is distributed and implemented correctly." ... read more »
Delta Variant Continues Surge, California Mandates Vaccine for State Workers
July 29, 2021
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is reporting that the combination of low vaccination rates and unmasked individuals is giving the Delta variant momentum. The state is now calling for workers to get vaccinated or tested weekly. ... read more »
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Councilmember Ridley-Thomas Statement Regarding Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination for City Employees
July 29, 2021
“Plain and simple - vaccinations are the only way out of this pandemic." ... read more »
Cal Top Educator Tony Thurmond Says Schools on Track for Safe Reopening
July 29, 2021
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond says school districts across the state are prepared to open safely in the fall even as COVID-19 cases surge in California and around the country. The new spike in COVID-19 positive rates across the state are driven by infections involving the more contagious Delta variant. ... read more »
Delta Variant Infection Rates Bring Back Mask Requirements
July 22, 2021
As the Delta variant continues to gain ground, masks are now required indoors regardless of vaccination status. ... read more »
In the Wake of Rising COVID-19 Cases, Mothers In Action Provides Vaccine Access on Crenshaw
July 22, 2021
The PFIZER vaccine was available for ages 12-years-old and up. ... read more »
2021 State of Black America, “The New Normal; Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive” Highlights the Urgency of Repairing Structural Flaws Unmasked by the Coronavirus Epidemic
July 22, 2021
Ending the "Three Pandemics" of racial inequity in health care, economics and public safety requires innovation, deliberation ... read more »
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Make Your Voice Heard – Redistricting will determine the future of Black political representation
July 22, 2021
Black communities through the Los Angeles region, from Pasadena and Pomona to Long Beach and Los Angeles, have endured a lot over the last 18 months. The COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, the follow up of regional and nationwide protests and the reimagining of policing, and now the importance of vaccinating our entire community are just a few. ... read more »
US to send first vaccine doses to Africa in coming days
July 18, 2021
The U.S. will begin making its first COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa in the coming days, with the ultimate goal of sharing 25 million doses this summer across the continent in partnership with the African Union. ... read more »
Haitian American Artist Brings His Vision, Gift to State’s COVID Campaign
July 15, 2021
California’s “Your Actions Save Lives” art campaign recently unveiled two “Safety First” murals in San Francisco. The artworks, created by the Grammy-nominated visual artist Serge Gay Jr, were commissioned to encourage people to continue to take safety precautions against COVID-19 even though the state reopened last month, according to the governor’s office. ... read more »
Public Health Monitors Variant Outbreaks, Urge Students to Get Vaccinated Before School Year
July 15, 2021
Los Angeles County is still dealing with the Delta Variant of COVID-19 as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) stated they were investigating 55 ongoing outbreaks earlier this week, which had risen from 44 reported a month ago. These numbers according to Public Health are lower than what was observed in February, but vaccinations are still being recommended at the best safety precaution against the variant. ... read more »
New Strain of Covid Proving Fatal to Unvaccinated People
July 15, 2021
According to medical doctors, the United States is currently dealing with a new strain of the virus, the Delta variant, which is more lethal and virulent than previous strains. The Delta variant originated in India towards the end of last year and was first identified in America in March.  ... read more »
Expanded Child Tax Credit
July 10, 2021
This month, we are again making progress on one significant front in the fight against poverty. American families will begin receiving monthly Child Tax Credit checks on July 15; thanks to an expansion of the popular program in the American Rescue Plan (ARP), that was signed into law by President Biden in March with only Democratic support. The Center for Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University projects that this provision will cut the child poverty rate in half this year. ... read more »
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