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COVID-19 Update from Cedars-Sinai President and CEO
March 26, 2020
Cedars-Sinai is fully prepared to take care of all its patients during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, says Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO. In a three-minute video address to the community and staff members, Priselac discusses Cedars-Sinai's important role in the current health crisis.  ... read more »
Focused on Public Safety
March 26, 2020
Working to re-open the St. Vincent Medical Center and provide the community immediate access to over 180 medical beds to help assess, treat and quarantine patients afflicted with the COVID-19 virus was a necessary step in providing more resources to residents. Our work resulted in the immediate funding and logistical coordination to bring St. Vincent’s back online after its closure in January within weeks.  ... read more »
Animal Shelters Closed Across L.A. County
March 19, 2020
Los Angeles' six city-run animal shelters are closed to the public for the rest of the month due to the coronavirus, along with all L.A. County shelters. ... read more »
Despite Shutdowns Community Leaders Rallied to Kick off the 2020 Census and Emphasize the Importance of Being Counted
March 19, 2020
Although the interactive experience has been placed on hold, the census is still extremely important which was the main emphasis of the kick-off. ... read more »
Stop Evictions and Foreclosures: New Bill Responds to Coronavirus Crisis
March 19, 2020
California lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would provide rental relief and order a temporary suspension of mortgage payments for residents affected by COVID-19, or the Coronavirus disease.  ... read more »
Joe Biden Wins Big in Mini Super Tuesday
March 12, 2020
The win was a big boost for Biden, who had already grabbed wins in 10 of the 14 states that voted on Super Tuesday on March 3. ... read more »
No War on Poverty: The King Holiday and American Hypocrisy
March 12, 2020
SCLC is planning a new Poor People’s Campaign focused on empowerment, education and food for those in poverty. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Ivan James Houston 1925 – 2020
March 12, 2020
Ivan J. Houston was born in Los Angeles, California, June 15, 1925, the second son to Norman O. Houston and Doris Young Houston. After graduating from L.A.'s Polytechnic High School in 1942 Ivan entered the University of California at Berkeley. The country was also engaged in World War II, and in 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to the legendary African American 92nd Infantry Division, also known as the famed Buffalo Soldiers. Returning from the war in 1945, he married Philippa, and reentered U.C. Berkeley, then received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1948. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of La Verne. ... 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 »
NNPA EXCLUSIVE — Biden Says, ‘The Black Vote Will Determine the Nominee’
March 5, 2020
"I got started in the African American community. I got involved in the Civil Rights Movement when I was a kid. I helped de-segregate a movie theater, that kind of thing," Biden noted. "I was the only guy who worked in the projects on the East Side who was White. That's how I got started, and the Black community is the community that, as we say, brung me to the dance. That's how I got elected." ... read more »
Black Caucus Chair Introduces “Reparations” Bill
February 27, 2020
Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, has introduced, a new bill, AB 3121. It calls for setting up a task force to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans. ... read more »
Celebrating L.A. Heroes Who Mentor the Next Generation
February 27, 2020
The legacy of Harriet Tubman needs to continue ... read more »
Architect Gabrielle Bullock receives Whitney M. Young Jr. Award
February 27, 2020
Today, she is the 2020 recipient of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award. Gabrielle’s journey to this achievement revealed her ability to see the deeper necessity for a place of being is in the human heart. As principal director of global diversity at the Perkins and Will Architect firm, she has built social bridges crossing multiple platforms ... read more »
SCAQMD Recruit Faith Leaders to Help Improve Air Quality
February 27, 2020
The South Coast Air Quality Management District is reaching out to the faith-based community to support the agency’s ongoing campaign for clean air. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter leader and Professor Dr. Melina Abdullah Announces Lawsuit Against City of Los Angeles and Former Police Chief
February 27, 2020
Black Lives Matter’s Dr. Melina Abdullah and her law team held a press conference in front of the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters to announce the filing of a lawsuit regarding an arrest at the Police Commission meeting in 2018. ... read more »
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