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L.A. County Board of Supervisors Launch STAY HOUSED L.A. COUNTY
September 17, 2020
Stay Housed L.A. County is a partnership between the county of Los Angeles, legal aid groups and community-based organizations to provide emergency support to tenants in need. ... read more »
Sip & Sonder—Not Your Average Coffee Shop
September 17, 2020
Co-owners Amanda-Jane Thomas and Shanita Nicholas have created a hub for the community to get a cup of coffee and more. ... read more »
Inglewood Park Cemetery Launches “City Of Angels” Photo Contest
September 17, 2020
Contest is open to all at historic cemetery. Two $500 first place prizes will be awarded. ... read more »
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Masks are the fastest way back to jobs and school
September 10, 2020
It’s a simple thing we can do that’s good for our families and our community. ... read more »
Celebrating 100 Years of Life! Ross “Doc” Johnson
September 3, 2020
Born September 2, 1920 ... read more »
Garcetti Signs Order to Make City Services More Available Remotely Amid COVID
August 27, 2020
   Mayor Eric Garcetti said today that he signed an executive directive to make city services more accessible online and contact-free whenever possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic.     Garcetti said people can already pay bills online, and contact-free pickup services of materials from libraries is available, but ``this directive is a critical step to not only modernize government but to keep us safe as we open up city services, or the city services that have stayed open and that you depend on don't put you at risk.''  ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: “Detangling The Past” “World View”
August 27, 2020
We can all learn something new and we can certainly learn from past experiences to help us for the future. This would hopefully give us a smoother, better outlook  as we move through the day to day continuum of our lives. How can we unravel the past? Detangling what has happened is difficult, maybe impossible.  What happens to those who make things more difficult, when if they would stop and consider carefully the matters, they would be better positioned to guide a brighter future. ... read more »
LA Council Votes to Initiate Process of Making Juneteenth City Holiday
August 27, 2020
Juneteenth is not recognized as an official federal holiday, although on June 19 of this year the U.S. Senate passed a resolution seeking to make it a federal holiday. ... read more »
Dems Wrap Historic Convention: Harris Makes History, Obama Eviscerates Trump
August 27, 2020
“The one Constitutional office elected by all of the people is the presidency.  So, at a minimum, we should expect a president to feel a sense of responsibility for the safety and welfare of all 330  million  of us – regardless of what we look like, how we worship, who we love, how much money we have – or who we voted for,” Obama declared.   ... read more »
LA County announces launch of “L.A. vs. Hate” initiative to report and end hate by calling 2-1-1
August 26, 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA: Today, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the LA County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), and the Commission on Human Relations jointly announced the launch of the “L.A. vs Hate” initiative to report and end incidents of hate and hate crimes in LA County. This announcement comes as 211-LA continues to receive reports of hate – from January through July 2020, 256 total calls reporting hate, including 27 calls as a result of COVID-19 – and is part of a multi-year mission by the Board of Supervisors to end acts of hate in the County. ... read more »
Brandy emerges from her cocoon, conquers her demons on ‘B7’
August 26, 2020
When Brandy began crafting her newest album nearly three years ago, her intent was both benevolent and selfish. She wanted to give R&B fans the timeless music she’s been synonymous with, while also gain liberation from emotional bondage. She achieved her goal with “B7” — but she wasn’t prepared for the raw and emotional way the lyrics poured out of her during the creative process. It’s why, for the first time, the Grammy winner co-wrote every song on the album and co-produced the majority of the project. ... read more »
Suspect in Jam Master Jay killing pleads not guilty
August 21, 2020
A man eyed for years as a possible suspect in the 2002 fatal shooting of hip-hop pioneer Jam Master Jay pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Tuesday, and remained in federal custody where he is already serving a prison sentence for robbery.  Ronald Washington, 56, entered his plea remotely from Kentucky, while his attorney and the government’s lawyers appeared by teleconference because of coronavirus concerns.  Washington and Karl Jordan Jr., 36, face a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison, or the death penalty if convicted of murder in the death of Jason “Jay” Mizell, known professionally as Jam Master Jay.   ... read more »
A PIVOTAL TIME: 15 TO 9
August 21, 2020
While this is a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, it is also a pivotal moment in the history of Los Angeles.  Although it is a time of crisis, we need to use it as time of great opportunity, a time to breathe new life into the marvelous minority communities of South-Central Los Angeles.  In short, we need to embark on what may be called an Urban Marshall Plan designed to expand political power to minority communities and to promote fairness in the distribution of public resources. This is an opportunity to bring new hope to the poor and underserved who are suffering the most in these times of crisis, as they do in all times.  ... read more »
Why Is Fair Housing Still A Distant Journey For Black America?
August 20, 2020
Public pressure to restore a key HUD rule has united civil rights, public and private sector stakeholders in a swelling and nearly daily drumbeat of concern calling for fair housing to be supported and HUD’s replacement rule be rescinded.      On July 23 the rule known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) HUD Secretary Ben Carson termed the rule as “a ruse for social engineering under the guise of desegregation”.    ... read more »
The 2020 Assessment Roll
August 20, 2020
It’s that time again that my Office undertakes its most important function of the fiscal year that lays the ground work for the very property taxes that pay for our vital public services: The Assessment Roll.   The Roll for 2020 has been closed and it reflects solid growth for the City of Los Angeles and the rest of the County. However, the Roll is pre-COVID and I will explain that in a bit.   ... read more »
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