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Report Finds Long Beach State University has a $1.53 Billion Impact on Local Economies
February 15, 2019
Long Beach State University is ranked the ninth best public college in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report, the fifth most applied to university in the nation and ranked high for matriculating students who graduate with the least amount of debt. Forbes ranks CSULB as one of America’s best-value colleges because of its great return on investment. ... read more »
Reducing Impact of Violence Among Children
February 14, 2019
For years, research has shown that violence is learned behavior.  A decade ago, the Howard University Violence Prevention Project (HUVPP) found that children’s exposure to community violence can predict their social and emotional behavior, both in school and at home.  In other words, the more elementary school children are exposed to community violence, the more likely they will have adjustment problems. Unfortunately, while this probably not a revelation to most people, the HUVPP findings are just as valid today, chiefly because the underlying causes for violence have not changed. ... read more »
On King Holiday Commemoration: 600 Black Legislators Resolved to Push Policies for Economic Justice Resolution considered new win for Black Wealth 2020
January 30, 2019
It was three years ago that a group of national business leaders launched a movement called Black Wealth 2020 partially based on the economic vision articulated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King said in his final speech on April 3, 1968: "It's all right to talk about streets flowing with milk and honey, but God has commanded us to be concerned about the slums down here and his children who can't eat three square meals a day. It's all right to talk about the new Jerusalem, but one day, God's preacher must talk about the new New York, the new Atlanta, the new Philadelphia, the new Los Angeles, the new Memphis, Tennessee." ... read more »
Super Bowl 2019 Media Availability: Rams’ Robert Woods and Nickell Robey-Coleman
January 30, 2019
Super Bowl 2019 Media Availability: Rams' Robert Woods and Nickell Robey-Coleman ... read more / watch video »
L.A. Care Awards $3.6 Million for Physician Recruitment
January 25, 2019
L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, has announced the first round of Provider Recruitment Program grants as part of its Elevating the Safety Net initiative. The mission of the $31 million initiative is to recruit highly-qualified primary care physicians to the Los Angeles County safety net. The safety net is comprised of health care providers who offer access to care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay, and whose patient population includes a substantial share of the Medicaid population and the uninsured.  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Tommy Legardye
January 24, 2019
“My very first game, I was a little bit nervous. I never played the actual sport,” said Los Angeles high school senior quarterback Tommy Legardye. “Once I got my first hit, I was like “I’m ready” in the game what [my opponent] did to me, I should do it back.” ... read more »
Sounds Of L.A. Returns With A Collection of Performances by Masters and Up-And-Coming Musicians From Around The Globe
Sounds of L.A., the Getty’s annual concert series exploring the city’s varied musical landscape, kicks off the 2019 season on January 19. Each month features two concerts by charismatic musicians who combine global influences in unexpected and original ways.  ... read more / view event »
Mother Pleads to Murdering Infant Son
January 18, 2019
A 24-year-old woman pleaded no contest today to killing her baby son who died from multiple injuries three years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.  ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: The Struggle is Still Real
January 17, 2019
When I first started my event planning business over a quarter of a century ago, one of my favorite clients was working for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).  I was originally hired by Genethia Hudley Hayes who was the executive director at the time.  She wanted me to come in and help with what was known as “King Week.”  ... read more »
27th Annual Pan-African Film and Arts Festival To Screen Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Concert
January 17, 2019
The Pan African Film & Arts Festival announced that it will celebrate its 27th Annual Opening Night with a screening of Aretha Franklin’s cherished Amazing Grace concert documentary at the Directors Guild of America. The festival, which presents an impressive slate of over 170 new Black films from the US and around the world and exhibits more than 100 fine artists and unique craftspeople, starts on Thursday, February 7 through Monday, February 18 at the Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) and the adjacent Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza    in Los Angeles, California. Aretha Franklin’s spine-tingling and uplifting Amazing Grace, produced by Alan Elliott, was originally directed by Sydney Pollack in 1972 at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California. The film, a rare gem in the crown of the late musical genius, has not been seen before now due to technical and rights issues.  ... read more »
Fifteen-Time Grammy® Winner Alicia Keys to Host The 61st Annual Grammy Awards®
January 16, 2019
The Recording Academy™ and CBS announced today that 15-time GRAMMY® Award winner Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®, marking her first time as master of ceremonies for Music's Biggest Night®. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, 8 p.m.ET / 5 p.m. PT.   ... read more »
Metrolink Board Elects New Leadership
January 11, 2019
Ventura County's Brian Humphrey elected chair, with Glendale City Council Member Ara Najarian becoming vice chair and Highland City Mayor Pro Tem Larry McCallon chosen second vice chair. ... read more »
Two Years of Free Community College Funded in Governor’s Budget
January 11, 2019
Assembly Bill 2, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago, David Chiu, Kevin McCarty, Rob Bonta, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Laura Friedman, Lorena Gonzalez, and Sabrina Cervantes was introduced to strengthen the California College Promise policy. This budget proposal takes an important step towards guaranteeing a completely free community college experience for California students.   ... read more »
World’s Largest Independent Reggae Label VP Records Celebrates  40th Anniversary
January 10, 2019
VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music company, announces a year-long calendar of activities in celebration of its 40 years in the United States. The year will feature a variety of music and cultural events, products, historical exhibits and experiences, in Jamaica, across the U.S., Toronto, Canada and London, England.  ... read more »
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