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“Don’t Tap Your Neighbor:” Black Faith Leaders Respond to Coronavirus Crisis
March 19, 2020
Many faith-based organizations are encouraging their members to follow public health guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  ... read more »
Will proposed CRA rule help or hurt Black America?
December 26, 2019
Amid the tinsel and garland celebrating the holiday season, two important federal financial regulators are planning how the future financial needs of low-and-moderate income (LMI) communities - including neighborhoods of color - will be met.  In an effort to “modernize” the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) on December 12 the board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) endorsed a proposed Notice of Public Rulemaking (NPR) offered by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).  ... read more »
Ray B. Shackelford Elected as 10th National President of National Urban League Young Professionals
September 12, 2019
“Just like I didn't get here on my own, moving forward the same will be true,” said Shackelford. “In the coming months my team and I look forward to meeting with the members across the country and hearing their ideas of how we can work together to advance the movement. It will take all of us to create the impact that we want to see, and our communities desperately need.” ... read more »
‘Saving Our Sons’
July 18, 2019
Assembly member Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) will host a transformational one-day conference “Saving Our Sons” for boys of color in middle school and high school, drop-outs, wards of the court, continuation school students, youth on probation and those residing in foster and group homes. ... read more »
Harris, Ocasio-Cortez Introduce Bill to Provide People with Criminal Records A Fair Chance at Housing
July 11, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) on Wednesday introduced the Fair Chance at Housing Act of 2019, legislation to remove barriers to obtaining federal housing assistance for individuals with criminal records and their families. The proposal is a comprehensive reform of the eviction and screening policies so individuals with a criminal history have a fair chance at housing assistance. ... read more »
The Fight for Equal Pay, Gender Parity Heats Up
April 11, 2019
Gender activists and other advocates battle to close the gap ... read more »
Judge Rules “Profit Over People” Lawsuit May Proceed Against Pharmaceutical Giant Gilead Sciences, Inc.
March 1, 2019
According to HIV Litigation Attorneys, spearheading the effort to bring the drug manufacturer to justice, there is substantial evidence that Gilead withheld a safer alternative version of drugs to treat HIV for over a decade until its original patents on its other medication expired.   ... read more »
NNPA Mid-Winter Training Conference Highlights Global Expansion of the Black Press
February 1, 2019
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) wrapped its Mid-Winter Training Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Orlando, Florida, where publishers, corporate partners and sponsors gathered to help move the publishing industry forward with increased sustainability for the Black Press of America. ... read more »
L.A. Care Awards $3.6 Million for Physician Recruitment
January 25, 2019
L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, has announced the first round of Provider Recruitment Program grants as part of its Elevating the Safety Net initiative. The mission of the $31 million initiative is to recruit highly-qualified primary care physicians to the Los Angeles County safety net. The safety net is comprised of health care providers who offer access to care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay, and whose patient population includes a substantial share of the Medicaid population and the uninsured.  ... read more »
Los Angeles Nonprofits Receive Over $1 Million in Economic Development Grants from Bank of America to Stimulate Business and Neighborhood Revitalization
November 19, 2018
Bank of America announced $1,124,000 in economic development grants given to 52 nonprofits that help stimulate local business and neighborhood revitalization in communities across Los Angeles. Nonprofits receiving the funds provide services ranging from affordable housing and community development resources to small business support and arts and culture programs that stimulate the local economy. ... read more »
Mothers In Action Gears Up For Another Great Thanksgiving Feed 
November 15, 2018
Ward Villas becomes the hub for a day of giving back to our elders, love and a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.  ... read more »
L.A. Area Chamber and UNITE-LA’S Annual College & Career Convention
November 1, 2018
17th annual convention helps thousands of local, low-income students plan for college and maximize federal and state financial aid  The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, ... read more »
Miracle’s Young Adult Entrepreneur Program Brings 8 Small Businesses and 2 Nonprofit Agencies to Watts
October 18, 2018
During a festive graduation held in the park’s Edna Aliewine Room, certificates of Completion from 44th District Congresswoman Nanette Barragan were presented to the newly minted entrepreneurs ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Attends Behavioral Health Services Community Fair in Gardena
October 4, 2018
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) joined Behavioral Health Services, Inc. (BHS) at the 7th Annual Art & Community Fair on Saturday, September 29 in Gardena. The event brought together hundreds of families from the 43rd Congressional District cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Los Angeles, and Torrance for a day of health screenings, performances, and family-friendly activities.   ... read more »
NNPA Hosts National Black Parents’ Town Hall in Norfolk
July 5, 2018
Panelists for the event, where questions and comments were discussed regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), were Linda Langley Davis, the director of educational services for Hampton Roads, Inc.; Fred Smoot, a former Washington Redskins cornerback and motivational speaker; Rev. Dr. Kirk T. Houston, the founder and pastor of Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church; and Deidre Love, the executive director of the nonprofit Teens with a Purpose. ... read more »
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