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L.A. Public Officials Acknowledge the Black Community have been Hit Harder During COVID-19, in More Ways Than One.
June 5, 2020
Friday, June 5, Public officials shared the latest news behind the COVID-19 Pandemic. Supervisor Soils acknowledged the hardest who have been hit are people of color. The death rate within African Americans is 31 deaths per 100,000 people. In comparison to the white community, there are 15 deaths per 100,000 people. If everyone shared the same statistics within the white ethnicity, Los Angeles would see 754 fewer deaths. ... read more »
Anthony Hamilton Connects us All with Hit New Single, “Back Together” Featuring Rick James
June 4, 2020
The Narrator of Love has reach new heights in his music career, releasing Back Together through his own music Label, “My Music Box,” in partnership with BMG. ... read more »
Social Media Unites Celebrities and Common Users to Fight for the End of Police Brutality, Racism, and Injustice Against Black Lives
June 4, 2020
In this day and age, society has built a system and a niche economy within the world of social media. One that produces everyday influencers and brings everyone closer to their favorite celebrities. This same structure is now a change agent in the fight for Black Lives.  Throughout the year’s social media has put a voice to the unheard bringing to light case after case of police brutality. Since the death of Trayvon Martin, there hasn’t been a year without multiple horrific stories and videos of a Black life being taken. With the help of celebrities and the millions of users on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, the names of the thousands and counting Black victims live on. However, justice is yet to be served in its totality.  ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University’s COVID-19 Testing Site Offers Timely Community Services
June 4, 2020
The GIS team led by Dr. Paul Robinson, discovered that as recently as March, COVID-19 cases were predominantly centered in the more affluent areas of Los Angeles County. ... read more »
Statement from the Executive Publisher on Death and Protest of George Floyd
June 4, 2020
Statement from the Executive Publisher on Death and Protest of George Floyd ... read more »
Report: Black COVID-19 Patients in California Hospitalized 2.7 More Times Than
June 4, 2020
Lockhart made this chilling observation while talking about the growing body of evidence that is confirming that more minorities and disadvantaged people are getting infected, being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19 than White, middle class and wealthier Americans. ... read more »
McClendon Ministries Helps to Feed Families During Pandemic
June 3, 2020
Bishop Clarence McClendon partnered with L.A. Councilmember Herb Wesson and the cities of Inglewood and Los Angeles to launch community food distribution program. The kick-off event was held on May 29, ... read more »
From the Suites to the Streets, Pentecostal Fires Ablaze in America!
June 3, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the epidemic of institutional racism and individual bigotry in the United States, we are called to commemorate and participate in Pentecost. ... read more »
Los Angeles Director of Public Health Links Murder of George Floyd to Injustice Seen Within the Black Community Facing COVID-19
June 1, 2020
Numbers surrounding coronavirus shared on Monday, June 1, reflected 22 additional deaths. The racial background collected from a number of fatal cases shown 12% were African American. Ferrer expressed the lifetime of stress associated with being black in America, contribute to the health conditions found in the collective culture and it starts at birth. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Acknowledges the Murder of George Floyd
May 29, 2020
Protection is the number one priority, as Los Angeles glides into a new sense of reality. Before the mayor began his briefing on COVID-19, he acknowledged the murder of George Floyd. An African American man from Minnesota, killed by a Minneapolis Police Officer on May 25. The police officer was kneeling on Floyd’s neck with all of his weight, suffocating Floyd to death. ... read more »
Hair Salons, Barbershops, and Dine-in Services are Approved to be Open Immediately; Los Angeles Enters Phase Two of COVID-19 Recovery
May 29, 2020
Today hair salons and barbershops can start opening for in-person appointments. The decision was based on upholding the basic requirements of hospital stability, testing capacity, and integrated social distancing health orders specific to each sector. Los Angeles is ranked to be in the advance stages of phase two of the states Resiliency Roadmap. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Commemorates First Shipment of N95 Masks from Honeywell 24-Million Mask Deal
May 28, 2020
Thursday, May 28, marks the preliminary arrival of N95 masks from the 24-million inventory deal with Honeywell. Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti commemorated the day by speaking at the allocation center where the masks are housed. ... read more »
L.A. Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson to Host Veterans Grocery Giveaway
May 28, 2020
Attendees are required to wear face coverings and observe 6 feet of social distancing guidelines at all times. ... read more »
Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Clarifies Message to Black America
May 28, 2020
As the Breakfast Club interview wrapped and a Biden aide said he was running short on time, Charlamagne asked the former vice president to stop by the studio when Biden returns to New York.  “It’s a long way until November,” Charlamagne told Biden. “We’ve got more questions.”  Biden replied, “You’ve got more questions?” “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for Trump or me, then you ain’t black.”   ... read more »
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