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International Conference Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of The Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles)
October 8, 2020
A wide range of Black scholars, activists, teachers, students and community members from the national and global African community will join in discussions of critical issues confronting Black people nationally and internationally which begins this Sunday, October 11, 3:00pm at the virtual International Nguzo Saba 2020 Conference and will continue over the month. The conference marks the 55th Anniversary of The Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles), the Organization Us and the African American Cultural Center. Focus will be especially on the Nguzo Saba and their use by thousands of organizations and institutions in this country and throughout the world African community for value orientation, cultural grounding and programmatic initiatives.    ... read more »
Los Angeles County Health Department Disclosed Trends Indicating Significant Decrease in Community Transmission
September 9, 2020
Los Angeles public officials disclosed new information surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. County leadership acknowledged the progress in bending the curve, but they have a steadfast caution for any relapse. ... read more »
17-Year-Old Charged with Murder for Alleged Killing of Rising Basketball Star
September 1, 2020
A 17-year-old was charged with murder today for allegedly killing a 14-year-old rising basketball star in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
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Los Angeles County Launches ‘L.A. VS Hate’ Campaign to Challenge Hate Crime Increase
August 27, 2020
From January through July, the 2-1-1 hotline received 256 calls reporting hate. In response the County is launching the ‘L.A. VS Hate’ Campaign. It is a 3-part strategy to bring the County under one mission of unity, create a system to make reporting hate crime easier, and finally to expand the capacity to act when faced with a hate crime. The campaign uses art inspired programs to uplift the unity in a diversified community. Artists are invited to participate in creative interventions to share a common passion with all residents.   ... read more »
L.A. COUNTY ACTIVATES AND EXTENDS ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY COOLING CENTERS TO OFFER HEAT RELIEF DURING EPIC HEAT WAVE
August 19, 2020
With temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County soaring and remaining in the triple digits for several days in a row, the County of Los Angeles is activating additional Emergency Cooling Centers this week and extending others to help residents beat the heat.  ... read more »
L.A. Board of Supervisors Present Motion to Close Men’s Central Jail within a Year
July 8, 2020
Solis announced the movement on the table that was in deliberation on July 7, to close one of Los Angeles’ largest correctional facilities; Men’s Central Jail looks to be shut down in one year. In retrospect, the supervisors reflected on the role of mental health within the justice system and found that mental health issues should not equate into carrying out time imprisoned without healing treatment. ... read more »
Farm Box Grab and GO Distributed over 3,000 Boxes to Residents in Compton
June 20, 2020
Farm Box Grab and Go Food Program distributed more than 3,000 boxes to residents in Compton. This was an eight-week partnership between First Five L.A., Best Start, Community Health Councils (CHC), and SEE-LA (Sustainable Economic Enterprise.) ... read more »
African American Neighborhoods Falling Behind in 2020 Census Count
June 18, 2020
L.A. County Board of Supervisors urge residents to complete the census during National Census Day of Action ... read more »
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District Attorney Jackie Lacey Files Assault Charge Against LAPD Officer, Will Not File Charges for Curfew Violations, Failure to Disperse
June 11, 2020
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced this week that a Los Angeles police officer has been charged with an on-duty assault of a 28-year-old man in April. ... read more »
A New Way of Life Reentry Project announces opening of ninth safe home in South Los Angeles
April 23, 2020
The non-profit organization will welcome women released from local jails and state prisons, as those facilities attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. ... read more »
Long Beach Coming Together to Address Challenges of Coronavirus Outbreak
March 26, 2020
The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is an extremely challenging time for everyone.  The new normal of “Safer at Home” and social distancing is putting an unprecedented burden on families, workers, businesses, our health care system and local governments. ... read more »
L.A. County Declares State of Emergency for Coronavirus
March 6, 2020
Stressing that they were acting out of "an abundance of caution'' and not panic, Los Angeles city and county officials today declared a state of emergency for the novel coronavirus, as six new cases of the disease were revealed in the county in the last 48 hours. ... read more »
Lacey Wins Big, Wesson And Ridley-Thomas Headed for Run-Off
March 5, 2020
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, despite controversy surrounding her campaign, overwhelmingly won reelection to her seat. Lacey said she wants to create more transparency in the office so that people will better understand what her job entails. ... read more »
Labor Leaders, Elected Officials Discuss Unions for All During CDC
November 22, 2019
On Saturday November 16 in downtown Long Beach, elected officials including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti California Democratic Party Chair Rusty Hicks, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters joined SEIU members in discussing their 2020 Unions for All agenda. The discussion took place during a breakfast meeting as part of the California Democratic Convention. For the coming election year, union members said they are hoping for changes that include “ending money bail, and throwing open the doors for every person in this country to have the opportunity to join a union, no matter where they work.” ... read more »
Metro’s ‘More People Than You Know’ Art Series Displays Pride and Love for the Community
November 7, 2019
Metro has been consistently working to beautify its stations and create a sense of pride within its riders and employees. A new project and digital photo series have been piloted at the new A-Line (formerly Blue Line) in Long Beach titled, “More People Than You Know.” ... read more »
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