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COVID SURGE IS SPREADING THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY
July 29, 2021
Over 3,000 new cases of the COVID-19 virus have been reported in Los Angeles County over the past several days.  This is the largest number of new cases since that Los Angeles County has reported since February of this year.  ... read more »
WEST BASIN ACTIVATES WATER SHORTAGE CONTINGENCY PLAN
July 29, 2021
Board declares shortage level one; calls for voluntary reduction in water use ... read more »
LAPD Harass Black Couple Immediately After Their First Child Was Born
July 22, 2021
On June 27, L.A. Sentinel Contributing Sports Reporter, Khari Jones and his fiancé, Kayla K. Love, shared a life-changing experience; what was labeled a “health and wellness check,” turned into a terrifying reflection of the current abuse of power by the LAPD. ... read more »
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COVID – Delta Variant On Rise Throughout Black Community
July 15, 2021
Los Angeles County, has issued a recent warning that COVID-19 cases, and in particular the Delta variant, throughout the county are on the rise.   African Americans in particular are suffering the effects of the virus more than other communities at an alarming rate and are encouraged to get vaccinated. Dr. Elaine Batchlor, president and CEO of MLKCH said, “If you’ve been waiting to get your COVID vaccine, now is the time to stop waiting and do it." ... read more »
Mandatory Face Mask Requirements to Remain in LA County Courthouses
June 17, 2021
Mandatory face mask requirements, along with social distancing, will remain in place in Los Angeles County courthouses into effect today, the presiding judge of the county's court system announced. ... read more »
UCLA Releases Model to Guide Which Areas Should Be Given Vaccine Priority 
June 4, 2021
 A team of UCLA researchers today announced a predictive model to help guide public health officials on which neighborhoods in Los Angeles County should be prioritized for vaccine distribution based on residents' risks of COVID-19.  ... read more »
Leimert Park Village is Reopening: Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas Says “All Hands on Deck”
May 20, 2021
The heritage and culture of Los Angeles flows through the veins of the Leimert Park Village community. Businesses that took root near historic Leimert Boulevard reflect the neighborhood’s progress and elevation.  In this quaint, Black artistic-mecca, comprised mostly of store fronts, restaurants and vendors in South L.A., there is a history pride for the community and culture. ... read more »
Isaac Bryan takes Big Lead in 54th AD Race
May 20, 2021
If Bryan has less than a majority when the results are certified, he will face Hutt in a runoff July 20. The special election was necessitated by Sydney Kamlager's election to the state Senate in a special election March 2, filling the vacancy caused by Holly J. Mitchell's election to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. ... read more »
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COVID-19 Cases and Deaths are Down Among Blacks in Los Angeles County
May 8, 2021
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department reported 378 new Covid-19 cases among Blacks (down by 81). The County also recorded 10 deaths among Blacks since last Tuesday (down by eight souls). ... read more »
LAPD Chief Reports Big Slowdown of Department’s Vaccination Effort
May 4, 2021
With only about 40% of the Los Angeles Police Department fully vaccinated, Chief Michel Moore told the city's Police Commission today that the vaccination effort has ``slowed dramatically,'' ... read more »
Asm. Sydney Kamlager-Dove Pushing Law to End “Slavery” in California’s Prisons
March 4, 2021
For 24 years now, Samual Brown – who was convicted for attempted murder in Sacramento – has been serving time in California state prisons. Right now, he is at a correctional facility in Lancaster, a Los Angeles County town northeast of L.A.  While in prison, Brown says he has evolved. In addition to earning an associate degree, Brown will be awarded his B.A. from CSU Los Angeles in the Spring, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. ... read more »
Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove Sails to Victory in 30th Senate District Race
March 4, 2021
As of press time, State Assembly member Sydney Kamlager-Dove was the projected winner for the 30th Senate District seat with 68% of the vote. The special election was called by Governor Gavin Newsom to fill the seat vacated by current L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell. Kamlager-Dove stands poised to join State Senator Steve Bradford at the State Capitol. ... read more »
Maxine Waters Provides Solutions at COVID-19 (Telephone) Town Hall
February 11, 2021
A town hall held via telephone, provided vital information regarding pandemic policy changes, finances of community projects, as well as COVID-19 vaccination efforts and updates across Los Angeles. Director of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, and staff directors at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Charla Ouertatani and Kristofor Erickson, were among the participating speakers. ... read more »
California Foundations Drop $100 Million in ‘Black Freedom Fund’
February 11, 2021
Last week, philanthropic organizations and other funders joined hands to launch the California Black Freedom Fund (CBFF), a new $100 million initiative that will provide resources to Black-led organizations in the state of California over the next five years. ... read more »
L.A. County Supervisors Hear Options For Removing Sheriff
February 4, 2021
Los Angeles County supervisors were briefed today on four legal options for removing Sheriff Alex Villaneuva from his elected post, but it was not clear if the board is ready to take action. Supervisor Hilda Solis, the board's current chair, noted that to date, the board has sued the sheriff, held back funding and granted subpoena power to watchdog dog agencies to strengthen oversight. ... read more »
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