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The Dream Team Stands For Justice on Behalf of Dijon Kizee’s Family
October 8, 2020
Carl Douglas, of the Dream Team, claims officers fired not because they perceived a threat, but because they thought that's what they had to do to maintain integrity back in the office. ... read more »
Lyft Forms Partnership with Black Organizations to Provide Accessible Transportation
August 27, 2020
Ridesharing app Lyft announced an initiative that would provide 1.5 million rides to make transportation accessible to underserved communities. The company joined forces with 11 organizations including The National Urban League, Black Women’s Roundtable and the NAACP. ... read more »
Pastor Shep and Gang Leaders Bring Awareness to the Peace Movement in L.A. Communities
August 27, 2020
Paul Williams, aka Lil Doc, was arrested by the Federal Government two days after ending a 45-year dispute between two tribes. Crawford said he does not know what to do because he is frustrated when they are trying to help cultivate and get the "O.G.'s" to start having peace movements it seems like the police arrest them. "Doc, who is a huge part of this movement which has in his way, has made sure these tribes come together and make sure they have peace, got picked up on some things that allegedly happened way back. I'm not here to talk about whether he is guilty or innocent. I'm here to talk about Paul Wallace that I know is passionate about what's been going on in these streets, and so are a lot of these leaders here. Who are we to tell them that whenever they crossover to do the right thing, they will be picked up over things that happened years ago. It would make them say I don't want to change." ... read more »
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Alzheimer’s Association Town Hall Discusses Alzheimer’s Through A Health Equity Lens
August 27, 2020
Researchers discussed the progress made in Alzheimer’s treatment along with the impact of COVID-19 on research. ... read more »
LeBron James And Anthony Davis Lead Lakers To A 2-1 Series Lead Over The Trail Blazers
August 23, 2020
LeBron James’ 38 point-performance in game three of the Lakers’ series over the Blazers led to a 116-108 victory on Saturday inside the Orlando bubble. After James scored just 10 points in the second game, he bounced back to give the Lakers a 2-1 lead in the series.  ... read more »
Lakers Don’t View Trailblazers as a Underdog Matchup
August 21, 2020
Lakers don't view the Blazers as underdogs, says head coach Frank Vogel. Portland was held under 20 points in the first and third quarters, and Vogel expressed that it's hard to do. "This team was in the Conference Finals last year. We have tremendous, tremendous, respect for the offensive firepower of the team we're playing, Vogel states. He infers that this series is going to be difficult for them to win. ... read more »
Mothers In Action Celebrates Their 22nd Annual Back to School Health Fair
August 20, 2020
In memory of Mitchell's late Mother, the founder of M.I.A., Brenda Marsh-Mitchell, they distribute their first 100 backpacks each year for the last 6 years to First AME Church for their foster care youth in honor of her passing and life of service.. "My Mother was the founder of Mother's In Action, and she understood that children fail because they can't hear, they can't see, and don't have the resources to have a successful school year. So she started this thing 22 years ago, said President Mitchell." ... read more »
Stifling Defense Helps Dodgers Beat Padres in 6-0 Shut-Out
August 13, 2020
Turner hit his second home run of the season that changed the game. The fifth inning was an offensive explosion for the Dodgers. "That fifth inning could have been the game," said Roberts. Turner told reporters how creative and strategic the team has to be when they are struggling to score. "Sometimes when things are not going right, and you're not getting hits, you got to manufacture funs, whether it is bunting, mixing in safety runs, squeezes, whatever you need to do build momentum and confidence for the offense." ... read more »
Virtual roundtable discuses environmental justice and its relationship to ethnic media outlets
August 13, 2020
The discussion featured members of environmental advocacy groups along with minority-lead publications ... read more »
2020 State of Black America Focuses on COVID-19 Effects to the Black Community
August 13, 2020
Morial said that there needs to be immediate and long term action to mend the effects of COVID-19 on the African American community and the first step is recognizing that the health system in American is “broken.” “The entire system, it has to be done through an equity lens in a significant way,” Morial said. ... read more »
Black Restaurant Week highlights Black businesses amid COVID-19 in Los Angeles
August 13, 2020
Warren Luckett, Derek Robinson and Falayn Ferrell created the week to push Black dishes to the forefront. ... read more »
Los Angeles Dodgers Believe They Are Not In Full Stride Despite Strong Start
August 10, 2020
When asked by reporters, what are areas does he see the Dodgers need to make strides, Turner said, "Everywhere. I mean, I think we have a deep lineup where three or four guys can produce in a game. I don't think you've seen all nine hitters locked in clicking on all cylinders yet. You got to remember we had a three-month shutdown to a three-month ramp-up. Guys are still working through stuff, myself included. Just trying to grind away put together good A-B's. (At Bats)" ... read more »
Paul George Thinks Ivica Zubac is Playoff Ready
August 8, 2020
Playoffs are around the corner, and George expects excellent things from Zubac. With all the playoff experience on the Clippers, George says Zubac will be able to learn abruptly. He states, "I expect good things from him. I think again, a good thing about it, he's got so much playoff experience around him our job is to make the process easy for him. Again, everyone is going to make mistakes. I'm still learning the game. It's going to come naturally. But I think he's ready for the experience." ... read more »
LAUSD Parents, Students, and Teachers Protest for Police-Free Schools
August 6, 2020
Police are criminalizing students, says Director of Operations and Campaign Joseph Williams. “In LAUSD, Black students are only 8% of the student population, but they’ve been 25% and 30% of all contacts, citations, and arrests by L.A. school police. We know that Black student achievement has been one of the lowest rates on all of LAUSD.” Williams infers that LAUSD refuses to invest in Black student success, and instead, is investing in prioritizing the criminalization of Black students. ... read more »
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Hosts Virtual Meeting to Discuss Anti-Racist Policy in L.A. County
August 6, 2020
The approval of the measure follows other local governments in California addressing racism including Santa Bernardino County, Goleta and Santa Barabara. UCLA professor Paul Ong said during the live meeting that a “web of inequality” is different barriers that are implemented into fields of life that aid in oppressing Black communities. “We need to understand in a very detailed, fundamental way about how this mechanism interlocks today but also as mentioned, how it interlocks over time, over generations,” Ong said. ... read more »
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