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Let’s Really Talk About Homelessness
May 12, 2022
Homelessness is at an all-time high in Los Angeles, right now, with over forty-thousand citizens living on the street. ... read more »
Brilliant Corners Helps People Experiencing Homelessness 
May 12, 2022
Brilliant Corners is a housing agency in downtown Los Angeles that provides supportive services to people experiencing homelessness or coming out from institutionalization.    ... read more »
Gustavo Torres – A Los Angeles Mission Success Story
April 13, 2022
Gustavo Torres has a passion to help others like him to get off the streets, and to show them how they too can live a life of purpose and wholeness, if they choose to. ... read more »
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Rep. Bass Secures Millions to Combat Homelessness, Support Community Safety Efforts, and Strengthen Public Health in Los Angeles
March 24, 2022
Last week, President Joe Biden signed legislation into law that include millions of dollars secured by Rep. Karen Bass to combat homelessness, support community safety efforts, and strengthen public health in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Bass Talks Public Safety, Housing, and Policing at Virtual Community Forum 
March 2, 2022
Mayoral candidate Karen Bass met with more than 50 African American citizens of Los Angeles to outline her agenda regarding several hot-button issues affecting the Black community.  ... read more »
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 »
Report Finds Homeless Vets In Los Angeles Struggle With Housing Options
November 12, 2021
A yearlong study of a group of homeless military veterans in Los Angeles found that few were able to obtain permanent housing over the course of the year despite living near the region's major VA service center.    The project, led by researchers from the nonprofit RAND Corporation and the University of Southern California, found that although the veterans wanted to get off the streets, the housing options available to them frequently did not meet their desire for autonomy, safety, security and privacy. Many study participants lacked confidence about their ability to obtain or retain housing, noting that their past experiences convinced them there were few options and little affordable housing available to veterans. ... read more »
Successful Black American-Owned Business Leaders Unfairly Targeted
October 7, 2021
There is an old African proverb that captures one of the challenges that too many financially successful Black-owned business leaders face today in America. That proverb is “Your earned riches may engender envy and jealous criticism but be not dismayed by the foolishness of the envious.” ... read more »
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Appeals Court Overturns Judge’s Order to House L.A. Skid Row Homeless
September 29, 2021
A federal appeals court today overturned a Los Angeles judge's sweeping order forcing local government to offer shelter to every unhoused person on downtown's Skid Row by the middle of next month, and sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings. A panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the district court had ``abused its discretion'' because it did not have authority to issue the preliminary injunction order based on claims not pled in the complaint brought last year by the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights, an association of downtown residents, homeless individuals and property owners seeking to compel the county and city of Los Angeles to find shelter for the thousands of people camping on city sidewalks. ... read more »
Congresswoman Cori Bush Lauds Black Press Ahead of Receiving Prestigious Award
September 16, 2021
The Congresswoman sits as vice-chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. Additionally, Congresswoman Bush is a member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy and the House Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment. ... read more »
LA City Council OKs Street Engagement Strategy For Anti-Camping Law
September 14, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council approved a street engagement strategy today to accompany its sweeping ordinance to restrict sleeping and homeless encampments in certain areas of the city. ... read more »
New Permanent Supportive Housing unveiled in Council District Eight
July 29, 2021
The project is comprised of 54 converted shipping containers to create 16 two-bedroom units. ... read more »
Los Angeles’ Amanda Zahui B. Receives May WNBA Cares Community Assist Award Presented By State Farm®
July 12, 2021
Los Angeles Sparks center Amanda Zahui B. has been named the May WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm® recipient for her participation in health and wellness programming, ... read more »
Sen. Sydney Kamlager Delivers Big for California Senate District 30, Securing Over $400 Million in Investments 
July 1, 2021
Senator Kamlager championed over $400 million in investments for California, a quarter of which will go back to residents of Senate District 30. ... read more »

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