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Lyft Forms Partnership with Black Organizations to Provide Accessible Transportation
August 27, 2020
Ridesharing app Lyft announced an initiative that would provide 1.5 million rides to make transportation accessible to underserved communities. The company joined forces with 11 organizations including The National Urban League, Black Women’s Roundtable and the NAACP. ... read more »
Alzheimer’s Association Town Hall Discusses Alzheimer’s Through A Health Equity Lens
August 27, 2020
Researchers discussed the progress made in Alzheimer’s treatment along with the impact of COVID-19 on research. ... read more »
Virtual roundtable discuses environmental justice and its relationship to ethnic media outlets
August 13, 2020
The discussion featured members of environmental advocacy groups along with minority-lead publications ... read more »
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2020 State of Black America Focuses on COVID-19 Effects to the Black Community
August 13, 2020
Morial said that there needs to be immediate and long term action to mend the effects of COVID-19 on the African American community and the first step is recognizing that the health system in American is “broken.” “The entire system, it has to be done through an equity lens in a significant way,” Morial said. ... read more »
Black Restaurant Week highlights Black businesses amid COVID-19 in Los Angeles
August 13, 2020
Warren Luckett, Derek Robinson and Falayn Ferrell created the week to push Black dishes to the forefront. ... read more »
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Hosts Virtual Meeting to Discuss Anti-Racist Policy in L.A. County
August 6, 2020
The approval of the measure follows other local governments in California addressing racism including Santa Bernardino County, Goleta and Santa Barabara. UCLA professor Paul Ong said during the live meeting that a “web of inequality” is different barriers that are implemented into fields of life that aid in oppressing Black communities. “We need to understand in a very detailed, fundamental way about how this mechanism interlocks today but also as mentioned, how it interlocks over time, over generations,” Ong said. ... read more »
How Attorney Benjamin Crump and Equal Justice Now’s Tony Smith are influencing criminal justice reform
June 11, 2020
Hordes of protestors have taken to streets all across the U.S. proclaiming that “Black lives matter” in wake of the death of George Floyd. Videos show that the Black Minneapolis man died after being pinned down beneath three police officers for several minutes.    Support for police and criminal justice reform have made recent headlines but, for Equal Justice Now’s Co-founder Tony Smith and national spokesperson Attorney Benjamin Crump, this fight has been long awaited.   ... read more »
PBS NewsHour and Politico host final Democratic debate of 2019
December 26, 2019
Loyola Marymount University transformed into the venue of the sixth and final democratic debate of 2019 Thursday evening. ... read more »
Wells Fargo sponsors Taste of Soul’s “Small Business Owner Giveaway”
November 28, 2019
This year, the bank wanted to directly make a change in someone’s life. ... read more »
“Gold Chains” unearths the accounts of slavery in California
November 28, 2019
“Gold Chains: The Hidden History of Slavery in California” includes 14 essays, one video and three audio stories that present the experiences of African Americans and Native Californians during the 1800s. ... read more »
Governor Newsom passes legislation addressing housing crisis in California
October 17, 2019
Governor Gavin Newsom signed multiple bills last week in an effort to tackle California’s housing shortages and affordability crisis. ... read more »
L.A. County Board of Supervisors Cracks Down on Flavored Tobacco
October 17, 2019
The legislation will require tobacco retailers to obtain new licenses necessary under the ordinance as well as remove all tobacco products off of the sales floor. ... read more »
CAP Report Reveals a Lack of Diversity in the Federal Judiciary
October 17, 2019
A new report from the Center for American Progress has found that there is a disparity regarding diversity in the federal judiciary. ... read more »
Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Harvard in Affirmative Action Lawsuit
October 17, 2019
Harvard College’s lawsuit regarding the usage of race in admissions was upheld by federal judge Allison Burroughs Tuesday, Oct. 1. ... read more »
Keri Hilson Talks Taste of Soul, New Album and Mental Health
October 10, 2019
Taste of Soul’s latest addition, Hilson is a well-known name in the R&B community with hits like “Turnin Me On,” “Knock You Down” and “Pretty Girl Rock ... read more »
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