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Are You Making Your Time Count?
November 8, 2018
This past week we observed daylight savings time by turning our clocks back an hour with the hope to make better use of daylight.  In other words, having an extra hour of daylight should help us be more productive with our days. The real question is what are we doing with the time we are given no matter what?  Twenty-four hours is the same whether there is light or darkness.  ... read more »
Dr. William J. Barber II, McArthur Genius Grant Recipient
October 25, 2018
This month, Barber was among 25 other distinguished individuals selected to receive the prestigious 2018 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant.” ... read more »
A Glimpse of African American Health Care Needs
June 28, 2018
Some healthcare providers say African Americans have never been healthier, while others claim they have never been more at risk.  Still others marvel over African Americans having been able to survive at all. ... read more »
Haitians sue Trump administration over immigration policy
March 22, 2018
Haitian immigrants are suing President Donald Trump and Homeland Security officials, alleging racism influenced a decision to end a program allowing them to live and work legally in the U.S. after disasters in their home country. ... read more »
What will be our answer to the disappearance of Black Wealth?
October 19, 2017
These are times to be vigilant in our politics. Black America must continue the economic battles that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took on at the end of his life. ... read more »
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas speaks on sabotage of Affordable Care Act
July 5, 2017
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas speaks with Brandon I. Brooks, managing editor of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and the L..A. Watts Times Newspaper on sabotage of Affordable Care Act. ... read more / watch video »
AP FACT CHECK: Obamacare ‘death spiral’ is a half-told tale
June 22, 2017
The Trump administration is leaving out half the equation when it argues President Barack Obama's health care law is in a "death spiral." ... read more »
Trump calls House health bill he backed ‘mean’
June 16, 2017
The president’s criticism also came as Senate Republican leaders’ attempts to write their own health care package have been slowed by disagreements between their party’s conservatives and moderates. ... read more »
Wife of Late NFL Player Brings Awareness to Multiple Myeloma
June 15, 2017
Since NFL star Elijah Alexander passed away, his wife became an advocate for and supported many cancer-related organizations to continue to raise mindfulness and find cures. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Statement on Trump’s “Stop Deciding To Be Poor” Budget
May 25, 2017
“The President’s ‘stop deciding to be poor’ approach to the budget is a fundamental misstep that would permanently cripple the most vulnerable communities in the short run and erode our country’s international leadership in the long run" ... read more »
It’s Time to Act Like Men and Women
April 19, 2017
Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day and I'm making it a point to address the issues of our Transgender brothers and sisters. ... read more »
MLK: Beyond Vietnam Speech 50 Years Later
April 5, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke his first public antiwar speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” in front of 3,000 people at Riverside Church in New York City. ... read more »
Rep. Barbara Lee Fighting for Abortion Rights and Health Care 
January 25, 2017
On the 44th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, abortion rights and health care face the threat of drastic reforms as Donald Trump assumes the 45th Presidency of the United States. ... read more »
Pro Child, Pro Family, Pro Choice: Experts Fight to Bring Hyde Amendment Era to an End  
September 21, 2016
After 40 years of women of color primarily being affected by the decision to remove abortion from Medicaid, new polling data shows “battleground” voters are in 76 percent agreement that the Hyde Amendment needs to be overturned. ... read more »
Black Physicians – The Searing Journey
September 8, 2016
LACMAHeals and the National Medical Association hosted the roundtable discussion, “African American Physicians - The Searing Journey” roundtable discussion at the Los Angeles County Medical Association Headquarters downtown on Aug. 31. ... read more »
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