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Bethel AME Pastor Calloway Offers Reopening Strategies
July 21, 2021
Many L.A. ministries closed their church buildings in the middle of 2020 and just recently, either have opened, or plan to resume worship in the edifice. ... read more »
Black America Needs a ‘New Normal’: Equitable Credit Access to Build Wealth
June 17, 2021
Although many officials have called for a ‘return to normal’, millions of small businesses and communities need something new instead. In Black America especially, the ‘old normal’ never delivered equitable access to wealth-building opportunities as those that well-served served much of White America. Instead, a lengthy history of public policies designed to create and sustain a burgeoning middle class systemically excluded Blacks and other people of color. ... read more »
HUD Earmarks $5 Billion to Help the Homeless
May 28, 2021
HUD’s most recent Point-in-Time count, which outreach workers and volunteers conducted in January, show that 17 out of every 10,000 people in America experienced homelessness on a single night in 2019. The report revealed that 567,715 people are homeless and represent a cross-section of America – associated with every region, family status, gender category, and racial and ethnic group. ... read more »
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Treasury and IRS Announce Families of 88% of Children in the U.S. to Automatically Receive Monthly Payment of Refundable Child Tax Credit
May 27, 2021
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced today that the first monthly payment of the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the American Rescue Plan will be made on July 15. ... read more »
Spiritual Guidance Available to Cope With Pandemic Anxiety
May 26, 2021
Few events in modern history have harmed the emotional well-being of people around the world as has the COVID-19 pandemic. The threat of contracting or transmitting a life- threatening disease and the added challenges of anxiety and isolation have had an immeasurable impact on people of all backgrounds. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Plans to Invest in Black and Brown Communities with California Comeback Plan
May 20, 2021
California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week announced a $100 billion economic recovery plan to support small businesses and public schools, as well as Black and Brown families that were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   ... read more »
A Regressive Tax Won’t Address Inequities Health Care or Balance Local Budgets
May 6, 2021
A few years ago, legislators devised a plan that was aimed at reducing the economic burdens for Californians. ... read more »
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director — Interview with the Black Press of America
April 29, 2021
Dr. Walensky highlighted several new efforts the CDC is leading to accelerating the work in addressing racism as a fundamental driver of racial and ethnic health inequities in the United States. ... read more »
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It’s Time For Racial Reckoning Through our Reinvestment of Public Funds
April 14, 2021
This week we will get to work on the City’s annual budget. The question is: “What will it do for South Los Angeles where most African Americans in our city live?” ... read more »
Wife of Marvin Hagler Pushes Back on Rumors Fighter’s Death was COVID Vaccine-Related 
March 26, 2021
“I was the only person close to him until the last minute, and I am the only person that knows how things went not even his family know all the details and I do NOT accept reading some stupid comment without knowing really what happen. For sure wasn't the vaccine that caused his death. My baby left in peace with his usual smile and now is not the time to talk nonsense,” Hagler’s wife continued on Facebook.  ... read more »
The American Rescue Plan Provides Relief for Small Businesses 
March 26, 2021
The American Rescue Plan will “devote $1 trillion toward building a bridge to economic recovery for working families, including those who work for small businesses; and provide critical support to communities that are struggling in the wake of the pandemic.”  ... read more »
American Rescue Plan Provides Big Savings if You Have Covered California Health Plans
March 26, 2021
More money for more people equals more and better health insurance coverage for millions of Californians and consumers nationwide -- especially vital during this age of COVID-19.  ... read more »
BROTHERHOOD CRUSADE PROVIDING HELP TO THOSE IN NEED IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH
March 4, 2021
The Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade has been providing much needed resources and assistance to the African American community and all people of need and support for over 50 years.   Their mission of self-help and determination has never been more apparent and needed than through their work over the past year in helping the community navigate through this COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Race and Data Discrimination in America
February 18, 2021
We all know that African Americans have the largest increase in unemployment before — and even more after the beginning of — the pandemic. African American-owned businesses have had the greatest financial losses amidst COVID-19. The more unemployment in Black America, the more Equifax’s Work Number data is purchased by a wide range of financial status verifiers. But who is monitoring or challenging the accuracy of the Equifax Work Number data especially when it is about African Americans? ... read more »
SYDNEY KAMLAGER DOVE – THE RIGHT WOMAN, THE RIGHT TIME, AND THE RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR THE CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE
February 18, 2021
Former State Senator and now Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell has left Sacramento.  While her ascension to the Board of Supervisors has pleased so many of her supporters, it has left a crucial vacancy in the halls of the State Capitol.  Not only for a Senator to represent the 30th Senate District with one of the most racially and economically diverse districts in the state, Mitchell’s vacancy also leaves the entire State of California with no African American woman in the California Senate and currently, State Senator Steve Bradford is the only African American Senator representing the entire state. ... read more »
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