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Charles Drew University Receives Historic $50 Million Allocation
July 22, 2021
A historic moment occurred in the life of Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science with the institution’s receipt of $50 million to fund its own four-year medical degree program. ... read more »
Coach John Walton Smith Shares Secrets to Training Olympic Champions
July 22, 2021
Sprint-athlete, Michael Cherry, is following Coach John Smith into battle: after being cleared through the COVID-19 process they will participate in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Smith has been in this position eight other times on a consecutive basis. ... read more »
Motown Founder Berry Gordy tapped for Kennedy Award
July 21, 2021
Berry Gordy founded a Motown sound that defined a generation, fostered legendary music careers, and constructed a timeless genre that continues to influence musicians today. The Kennedy Center has tapped Gordy as an honoree.  ... read more »
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Ethiopia Is Open for Unity, Business, Progress and Empowerment
July 15, 2021
With archaeological findings that date back to around 980 BC, Ethiopia sits along the easternmost peninsula in Africa. Among Ethiopia’s priorities are sustainable economic development, agriculture, food security, conservation, and sustainable use of natural resources, the Ambassador noted. ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Addresses Needs of Neighbors Affected by Botched Fireworks Detonation
July 15, 2021
More than 100 residents came out on July 12 to Trinity Recreation Center for a community forum, hosted by Councilmember Curren Price and the South Central Neighborhood Council, regarding the LAPD Bomb Squad truck explosion that occurred at 27th and San Pedro streets. ... read more »
The Insurrection and the Lost Cause
July 10, 2021
A violent insurrection engulfed the U.S. Capitol just six months ago. One United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died and other Capitol police are still healing. Investigators are still going through video and social media documenting the attempt to disrupt congressional affirmation of President Joe Biden’s victory. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Appoints Taelor Bakewell to Housing Authority Commission
July 8, 2021
Taelor Bakewell represents a strong voice for the Black community as the newly commissioned board member for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). Bakewell pulls strength and motivation from her loved ones and incorporates that support into bigger strides for improvement within the City of Los Angeles. Commissioner Bakewell was appointed to HACLA’s Board on May 25, 2021. ... read more »
Caltrans Aims to Shut Down 80-Year-Old Hawkins Burgers
July 1, 2021
The popular hamburger spot known as the “The House,” located at 11603 Slater Street in Watts, just east of Central and South of Imperial Hwy, has survived for the past 80 years. Presently, on June 18, 2021, Cynthia Hawkins, who now runs the business started by her parents, James and Elsie Hawkins, is fighting a new kind of battle.  ... read more / view gallery »
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Bill Cosby’s Sex assault Conviction Overturned by Court
June 30, 2021
Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and opened the way for his immediate release from prison Wednesday in a stunning reversal of fortune for the comedian once known as “America’s Dad,” ruling that the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by his predecessor’s agreement not to charge Cosby. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Announces New Rewards for Vaccinated Californians as Second Round of Vax for the Win $50K Winners is Drawn
June 11, 2021
In San Diego County, alongside a Vax for the Win program winner from last week’s drawing, Governor Gavin Newsom today helped announce the selection of the second round of 15 Californians to receive $50,000 as part of the state’s $116.5 million Vax for the Win program – the largest vaccine incentive program in the nation.  ... read more »
Emma Sharif Elected Mayor of Compton
June 3, 2021
In a runoff election held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Councilwoman Emma Sharif was elected Mayor of the City of Compton.  Sharif who defeated newcomer Christian Reynaga by almost 10% of the vote is replacing Mayor Aja Brown who after 8 years decided not to seek re-election. ... read more »
Curren Price: The Force Behind Reimagining Public Safety in Los Angeles
May 27, 2021
Councilmember Curren Price is excited about the opportunities that have been created in the City’s latest budget, which re-allocates over $165 million to those in Los Angeles who are and have historically been underserved and under-resourced. ... read more / view gallery »
Leimert Park Village is Reopening: Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas Says “All Hands on Deck”
May 20, 2021
The heritage and culture of Los Angeles flows through the veins of the Leimert Park Village community. Businesses that took root near historic Leimert Boulevard reflect the neighborhood’s progress and elevation.  In this quaint, Black artistic-mecca, comprised mostly of store fronts, restaurants and vendors in South L.A., there is a history pride for the community and culture. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Slams Fox News for Publishing Unsubstantiated Claims, Considers Lawsuit Against Network
May 20, 2021
 Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued a statement slamming Fox News for its willingness to report absolute lies and falsehoods. Rep. Waters also announced she is considering a lawsuit. ... read more »
“How to be Unforgettable”
May 13, 2021
Most of us are familiar with Nat King Cole’s song Unforgettable.  But have we stopped to think about what does it really mean to be unforgettable? Coco Chanel talked a lot about fashion being unforgettable. ... read more »
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