Janette Robinson-Flint

L.A. Needs to Eat: How CalFresh Can Help Your Family with Rising Grocery Costs 

Anyone who has been to the grocery store recently knows that $50 just doesn’t stretch as far as it used to. Grocery costs have increased rapidly and made it even harder to access nutritious food. Finding and choosing healthy options can feel impossible when unhealthy food is so much more available and affordable in communities like South Central Los Angeles with few grocery stores and many fast food places.

Census Crunch Time: Activists Say Every Black Californian Must Be Counted Before New September Deadline

African American stakeholders are ramping up their outreach to undercounted census tracts where Black Californians live after the U.S. Census Bureau announced this week that it will stop the national count at the end of September. The state too is intensifying its last-ditch initiatives to achieve an accurate count of all Californians as enumeration goes into its final stretches. Federal legislation that would have extended it through October has stalled in the U.S. Senate.   

Black Women For Wellness Annual Reproductive Justice Conference

The conference, now in its 15th year will feature activists, community members and health professionals seeking insights and knowledge to positively impact the health and well-being of Black women and girls. Power Forward, Forward Ever Backward Never Reproductive Justice Conference features topics on the centered with the intersection of social and reproductive justice issues. Pregnancy Justice, abortion, Fake News and Real Lives, liberation theology and religion as well as building collaborations for reproductive justice across silos are all on the agenda. Programs, policy and insights that influence the health and well-being of black women and girls are central to this year’s theme, Power Forward Ever Backward Never, and it is of critical importance that women, health professionals, community activists and advocates cull together our collective energy and attention to these issues.