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Erica Campbell and My Block Inc. Roster Headline the Taste of Soul Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Gospel Stage
October 3, 2019
An array of talented local and national artists will headline the Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Gospel Stage at the 14th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival ... read more »
Seven Ways California’s New ‘Rent Cap’ Law Would Affect You
October 3, 2019
The film – with sentimental flashbacks of a bygone era - centers on the ongoing gentrification in California’s largest city and how it has sapped the blackness out of The Fillmore neighborhood in San Francisco, once a thriving African-American political and cultural hub in the Bay Area. ... read more »
Compton Unified School District Launches Districtwide Career Program with eSports Video Game Tournament
September 27, 2019
The Compton Unified School District (CUSD), in partnership with the Carrot Group and the Los Angeles Chargers, will host its first-ever eSports High School Tournament between its four high schools – Centennial, Compton, Compton Early College, and Dominguez High Schools – to kick off a districtwide career program and strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) skills in schools.  ... read more »
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson to Dedicate Jewel Thais-Williams Square at the Corner of Pico and Norton
September 26, 2019
Forever commemorating the owner of the legendary ‘Jewel’s Catch One’ club, Thais-Williams. Williams becomes second Black woman and first Black lesbian to receive honors. On Saturday, ... read more »
Confronting the Abandoning Crisis…Poverty and Homelessness Beyond the Urban Core
September 19, 2019
Here’s a staggering number - 553,000. Imagine what you would do if 553,000 dollars were deposited into your bank account today. Imagine what you can see if you travel 553,000 miles around the world? That is a significant number. The truth is that’s the number of homeless people recorded in the United States in 2018. Yes, the most developed country in the world allows a whopping 17 percent of its population to live on the streets. California holds a total of 113,952 abandoned homeless individuals; this represents 20 percent of all homeless people in the United States. Approximately 15,179 are veterans. People in this country are turning a blind eye as if this is some “new normal.” We have abandoned our neighbors, and homelessness is a clear symptom.  ... read more »
Spectrum Partners with Rebuilding Together to Help Los Angeles Homeowners
September 19, 2019
Spectrum Gives Away More Than 250 Safe & Healthy Home Kits to Homeowners in the Community at the Second Annual Spectrum Community Impact Day in Southern California ... read more »
Avalon Gardens Staff Members Honored for Helping Choking Student
September 19, 2019
Two staff members were recently honored as “heroes” at Avalon Gardens Elementary School for taking actions that may have saved a student’s life. ... read more »
Earth, Wind & Fire Honored With a Proclamation Given By Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson
September 19, 2019
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and the city of Los Angeles honored the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire by debuting September 21 “Earth, Wind & Fire Day” after one of their most popular songs, “September.” ... read more »
Cannabis Industry honors BAPAC’s Darren W. Parker
September 19, 2019
The Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) will join the Southern California Coalition (SCC) as they honor the many contributions of long-time cannabis industry activists and recently departed BAPAC president, Darren W. Parker. ... read more »
Karen Boykin-Towns Takes Her Talents to Sard Verbinnen
September 19, 2019
“I want people who are going to be able to tell it straight. People who will assess a situation and then be able to give you the realities of what it is,” Boykin-Towns said of her expectations in her new role. ... read more »
Kaiser Invests Over $4Million to Combat Homelessness in SoCal
September 12, 2019
Kaiser Permanente officials are aiming to become a part of the homeless solution in Southern California with a $4.3 million grant to Los Angeles and San Diego for more affordable and secure homes. Those counties, officials said, have the highest rates of homeless with the least affordable housing. The grant will help to create and preserve 75 affordable and/or permanent supportive housing units in the two areas. ... read more »
Dynamex Law Will Gut Black Newspapers in California
September 12, 2019
This is a direct appeal to Governor Newsom, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez and our entire state legislature. I’m writing this on behalf of the more than 20 African American-owned newspapers that operate in cities and towns across California. ... read more »
L.A. City Councilman Wants to Appoint Homeless People to Advisory Commission
September 6, 2019
A Los Angeles City Councilman proposed  a new approach to addressing the city's homeless crisis, suggesting the city create an advisory board composed of the very people affected by the issue -- the currently or recently homeless.  ... read more »
Rideshare Drivers, Union Form Alliance in Support of AB5
September 5, 2019
Over 100 Uber and Lyft drivers formed a caravan on August 25, embarking on a three day trip to Sacramento in support of AB5, a bill that would redefine independent contractor status in California.  Members of two unions, the Mobile Workers Alliance and Gig Workers Rising, joined the drivers; the group also stopping to rally at Uber headquarters in San Francisco and returning home on August 28. ... read more »
Leimert Park Invites the World to its Annual Heritage Festival
August 29, 2019
The festival is the realization of a vision from Founder Sika Dwimfo to create an annual event that celebrates unity, family, diversity and the legacy of positive contributions that Leimert Park has made to the city of Los Angeles. Sponsored by International Eye, Los Angeles, the 2019 festival celebrates the vibrant international cultures that have created the dynamic community acknowledged as the cultural epi-center for Black arts and culture. ... read more »
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