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HBCU in LA Premieres Student Film ‘Uchawi’ with Rep. Maxine Waters in Attendance
August 15, 2019
Last week marked the culmination of the 2019 HBCU in LA program, an 8- to 10-week summer experience during which HBCU students from across the country gain access to coveted opportunities in the entertainment industry through training and internships. As they pursue paid internship positions, they are housed in Los Angeles free of charge, ensuring that they are not barred from participating due to low-income status. HBCU in LA is the signature program of the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), a recruitment and diversity program that seeks to give students of all backgrounds the tools needed to succeed in the entertainment industry. ... read more »
A national crisis: Surging hate crimes and White Supremacists
August 15, 2019
A Saturday morning shooting rampage in El Paso, Texas on August 3 took the lives of 22 people, and seriously injured more than two dozen others. Reportedly, the alleged shooter wanted to kill as many Mexicans as he could. Armed with safety glasses, ear coverings and an assault-style rifle, the shooter entered a Walmart store during a back-to-school sale. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 11, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 11, 2019
On this day, August 11, 1965, the Watts Rebellion began as a fight against segregation and police discrimination in the Los Angeles area. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Destination Crenshaw Honors L.A. Sentinel
August 8, 2019
The post features photos and a history of the 85-year-old publication. ... read more »
Terrazas and LAFD Blaze Trails Towards a Safer City
August 8, 2019
Excelling in a variety of incidents has helped LAFD chalk-up impressive statistics in preserving life and property and promoting public safety.  Last year, the department answered to 382,128 emergency medical calls, 4,024 structural fires and 66,674 additional incidents.  Response times to all calls occurred in less than seven minutes, which many consider a significant feat in light of L.A.’s congested streets. ... read more »
Authorities Seeking Fugitives in a Dozen Unrelated Violent Crimes in LA Area
August 2, 2019
Authorities today sought public help to find a dozen fugitives who allegedly committed violent crimes in the Los Angeles area in unrelated cases and who are believed to have fled to Mexico. The suspects are being sought by the FBI's Fugitive Task Force, said Laura EImiller of the FBI. ... read more »
VH1’s Launches New Show ‘Love and Listings’
August 2, 2019
The show features a diverse cast of young real estate agents trying to make their way here in Los Angeles. These aren’t your typical real estate agents. They show homes worth millions to their celebrity clientele including Jermain Dupri, Jordin Sparks, Amber Rose, Ray Jay, Bandy Norwood, Laz Alonzo, and more. Along with their celebrity clientele comes some drama as the castmates battle through their love lives, business lives, and personal competition with one another. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 2, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 2, 2019
On this day, August 2, 1966, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science was founded in Los Angeles. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Mother’s In Action’s 21st Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival
August 1, 2019
The health and family festival continues the tradition of helping youth get ready for their future. ... read more »
Brotherhood Crusade Promotes Energy and Water Conservation through Outreach and Awareness
August 1, 2019
Brotherhood Crusade is among 20 Los Angeles based organizations that is being supported by The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to promote energy efficiency and water conservation through outreach and awareness program and activities in the South Los Angeles communities. ... read more »
HUD Approves Settlement Between California Reinvestment Coalition and CIT Bank
July 30, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has approved a Conciliation Agreement between the California Reinvestment Coalition and CIT Group, Inc., and CIT Bank, N.A., dba OneWest Bank, resolving allegations that the bank engaged in lending discrimination by “redlining” in the Los Angeles region. Read the agreement.  ... read more »
The Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Will Hurt People of Color and It Will Hurt Our Kids
July 26, 2019
While I applaud the intentions of Los Angeles lawmakers in attempting to prevent underage tobacco use, a ban on flavored cigarettes that includes menthol cigarettes will be counterproductive to this goal and detrimental to the society at large. The City Council should reconsider this ban. ... read more »
Lime and LAPD Partner for ‘First Ride’ Safety Academy
July 18, 2019
Continuing its commitment to safety, today Lime, partnering with the LAPD, kicked off its inaugural LA “First Ride Academy.”  First time Lime riders joined Lime representatives to learn how to safely operate and ride scooters. The event is the start of First Ride Academies that will be held over the next several weeks. These training courses will improve familiarity with scooters so riders know the basics of safe scooter riding and responsible parking. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Names Dae Levine As Director Of Communications, Andre Herndon As Senior Communications Advisor
July 18, 2019
Mayor Eric Garcetti today named Dae Levine as his new Director of Communications. Levine comes to the Garcetti Administration with more than two decades of experience as a communications strategist. Most recently, Levine served as a Senior Vice President at Revolution Messaging, lending her communications expertise to a number of progressive causes. ... read more »
Bass Leads Criminal Justice Reform Panel in Los Angeles
July 18, 2019
Congresswoman Karen Bass on July 13, led a group of panelists who are members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime in a hearing on criminal justice reform at the FAME Renaissance Center in Los Angeles. Hundreds of witnesses gathered at the center to hear about problems individuals face inside and outside the prison system and also to hear viable solutions. Special guests included John Harriel, a facilitator of reentry program, 2nd Call, Susan Burton, co-founder of A New Way of Life, and Stanley Bailey, who served 36 years in prison under California’s old Three Strikes law, all giving testimony about their experiences within the criminal justice system. ... read more »
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