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Partners Bring On-Demand ADA Options to Riders in Downtown Area
March 22, 2019
The assisted-rider community of Los Angeles will now have access to FlexLA’s affordable, on-demand ride sharing services thanks to a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to ButterFLi, an LA-based transportation provider for Angelinos with accessibility challenges. ... read more »
2 Injured in South Los Angeles Explosion Following Gasoline Leak
March 17, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tanker truck leaking gasoline caught fire and caused an explosion that injured two people and sent up a huge plume visible across Los Angeles on Sunday, ... read more »
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Casting in Los Angeles!
March 15, 2019
FOX’s MASTERCHEF JUNIOR is coming to Los Angeles on March 16th in search for talented young cooks from all types of backgrounds and with a range of cooking styles. Home cooks must be at least 8 years old as of April 1st, 2019. ... read more »
Legendary songstress Dionne Warwick announces, “She’s Back,” first new album in five years
March 14, 2019
In addition to ten tracks of new songs as well of remakes of pop/soul gems, “She’s Back” will be packaged with a bonus disc of Ms. Warwick’s 1998 album, “Dionne Sings Dionne,” which features her greatest hits, remastered for this package. “She’s Back” also includes duets with Kenny Lattimore (“What Color Is Love”), Musiq Soulchild (“Am I Dreaming?”) as well as Bone, Thugs & Harmony’s Krayzie Bone (“Déjà Vu”). ... read more »
Clear Channel: A Corporate Citizen of Los Angeles
March 14, 2019
Media company Clear Channel Outdoor is vigilant when it comes to corporate responsibility. For 100 years now, they have been helping non profits across the country get their messages out via millions of dollars in donated media space. Here in Los Angeles, said Layne Lawson, Clear Channel Outdoor Southern California Vice President of Public Affairs., CCO continues to be a “proud partner and a good corporate citizen.” ... read more »
Rome Flynn is Jessie in “A Madea Family Funeral”
March 14, 2019
After years of working in television, Flynn is one of the good guys in Tyler Perry’s final Madea film. ... read more »
Lawsuit Limiting Cleanups on Skid Row Up for Discussion by L.A. City Council
March 8, 2019
The city has long struggled with how to clean up and regulate homeless encampments, and in 2016 passed a law that would limit the amount of belongings a homeless person could store on the sidewalk to 60 gallons. But not long after, in response to a lawsuit, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction barring Los Angeles police and sanitation officers from seizing and destroying homeless people's property in and near Skid Row. ... read more »
New Black-Owned Workspace Near LAX
March 7, 2019
Rashunda Rene is a Black woman entrepreneur bringing workshops, business resources, and a collaborative workspace to a central location. ... read more »
Prof. Hal and Dr. Bettye Walker Making History Opening The First Chapter of the National Space Society on the African Continent In Cape Town, South Africa
March 7, 2019
South Africa welcomed the opening of The first Chapter of theNational Space Society’s  (NSS) on the African Continent: The Cape Town Space Society(CTSS). Prof. Hildreth  (Hal) Walker, Jr. , the man that conducted the Lunar Laser Ranging Operations during the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Dr. Bettye Walker worked tirelessly to bring the first Chapter of the US National Space Society to The African Continent and received a grand welcome. ... read more »
Judge Rules “Profit Over People” Lawsuit May Proceed Against Pharmaceutical Giant Gilead Sciences, Inc.
March 1, 2019
According to HIV Litigation Attorneys, spearheading the effort to bring the drug manufacturer to justice, there is substantial evidence that Gilead withheld a safer alternative version of drugs to treat HIV for over a decade until its original patents on its other medication expired.   ... read more »
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 »
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