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Op-Ed – Investing in Community Clinics is a Civil Right for Our Generation
May 19, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic is still devastating Black communities because our fight for civil rights isn’t yet done. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Cameron Washington
April 28, 2022
Dorsey senior Cameron Washington has a natural talent when it comes to athleticism. This has helped him be an efficient dual-sport athlete for the Dons, being a linebacker for their football team and a catcher for baseball. ... read more »
Prostate Cancer Rising in Black America 
April 28, 2022
Whether it is other philanthropists, local or regional health centers, or state and federal officials, there is a desperate need for creative solutions to getting more people screened and saving more lives. Smith’s initiative is an innovative approach, but there are other ways to spread awareness and boost screenings in the Black community.   ... read more »
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Vaccination as an Act of Faith: Celebrate Easter by Protecting Against COVID-19 
April 14, 2022
Faith and science are not opposing forces: they are two sides of the same coin that have saved countless lives throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.   ... read more »
Working in Community Interest Drives Perry’s Congressional Campaign 
March 31, 2022
The homelessness crisis, rising cost of living, and the pandemic’s effect on mental illness are the top issues Jan Perry aims to tackle if elected as the representative for the 37th Congressional District.  ... read more »
Robert F. Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Frank Baker and William Pickard Top List of Black Donors to HBCUs 
March 17, 2022
A recent Washington Post story found that Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than their white counterparts – to the tune of around $11 billion each year. Given their cultural and educational importance to the Black community, HBCUs are the repository of much of these donations with a number of household names – and some you may not know – making big-dollar contributions to these institutions.   ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Directs Over $2 Million of Federal Funding to Student Financial Relief
March 17, 2022
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in South Los Angeles, one of the nation’s four historically Black medical schools and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, has allocated more than $2 million of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) authorized in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide financial relief directly to students, it was announced by David M. Carlisle, president and CEO of CDU. ... read more »
Gipson Pushes for Health Equity at MLK Community Hospital
March 10, 2022
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) introduced AB 2426, to address health equity in the South Los Angeles community. This bill would build off of AB 2599 (Bass, 2009) and cover hospital-based outpatient services provided in the emergency department. ... read more »
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Preserve 211 LA – the County’s Community Service Hotline Operator 
February 9, 2022
Essential services for our community are at risk, and it’s up to us to save them.  ... read more »
Sophia the Robot Commits to Help End Global Racism and Injustice
January 13, 2022
“We need to create a society that is based on equality and justice for all. It’s paramount for humans and AI to work together. We should celebrate diversity and I believe we will see a decrease in racism, sexism, and homophobia as people embrace AI and technology,” Sophia the Robot remarked. ... read more »
Anxiety and Depression During This Holiday Season are More Common Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
December 16, 2021
Taking Care of Your Mental Health is Critically Important ... read more »
Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera Headline AHF’s 2021 World AIDS Day Concert
December 16, 2021
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) hosted a star-studded concert at The Forum in Los Angeles on December 1. ... read more »
L.A. County Launches New Phase of “Delete The Divide” Campaign to Enroll Residents to Get $50/Month Off Internet Bill
December 16, 2021
Upcoming Deadline to Enroll for Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit is Dec. 31, 2021 ... read more »
Black and Latina women less likely to take sick days for fear of retribution
November 11, 2021
In a new survey of 2,000 working Americans that took a close look at the perceptions and racial disparities surrounding taking sick time. While the COVID-19 pandemic has Americans taking their health more seriously than ever, half of respondents feel discouraged by their workplace to call out to take care of themselves when feeling under the weather. ... read more »
Words of the Week: What Really Matters – Friends Matter
October 20, 2021
This is the third sermon in a series entitled, “What Really Matters: Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic.” During the pandemic, we discovered that faith, family and friends matter. ... read more »
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