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Public Health Calls for More Vaccinations, COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Reaches Milestone
September 16, 2021
While vaccination rates slightly increase, AB 832 is helping households struggling during the pandemic. ... read more »
Senator Cory Booker (D-NY), Environmental Justice Advocate, Proud to Receive NNPA Leadership Award
September 16, 2021
Sen. Booker, who served two terms as Newark mayor before his election to the Senate, will receive the 2021 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) National Leadership Award for excellence and innovative leadership in Black America. Drs. James Hildreth and Ebony Hilton, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-Missouri), and Olympic record-setter Allyson Felix also will receive National Leadership Awards from the NNPA, the trade association of more than 230 African American-owned newspapers and media companies. ... read more »
CDC Awards Money to Community Health Services Fighting COVID-19
September 9, 2021
Multiple organizations receive funding to help health workers in communities hard hit by COVID-19. ... read more »
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Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race
June 13, 2021
 As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and racism. ... read more »
The Future of Education is at stake in the 2020 Election
October 29, 2020
Karen Gross, a former college president who once served as a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, told BlackPressUSA that the election's impact on education would be profound across the early childhood – adult education pipeline. ... read more »
The Road Map for State Leadership On Transportation
April 19, 2017
Since the people of South and West Los Angeles sent me to the Legislature in 2013, I have partnered with leaders from every corner of the state to restore transportation funding. Every year, there was a choice that pitted transportation funding against major priorities. ... read more »
Meals Recipients Threatened Under Trump Plan
April 12, 2017
Millions Could Lose Food Service if Meals on Wheels Loses Federal Funding ... read more »
“Green-for-All” Advocates to Launch Campaign for Parks Funding
July 13, 2016
Advocates for a new parks tax proposal that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday for voter consideration are now beginning to prepare a “green-for-all” campaign that will highlight the “need” for more open spaces for low-income communities of color. ... read more »
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ESPN Personality Gives Back to Alma Mater, Winston-Salem State
January 27, 2016
Stephen A. Smith, co-host of ESPN show “First Take” has committed to donate $50,000 every year for five years to his Alma Mater, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), ... read more »
City Plants Partnership Secures Funding for Energy Efficiency through Tree Planting
August 5, 2015
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the City Plants Partnership secured major funding from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for the planting and care of shade trees where they are most needed in the city. ... read more »
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