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GLAAACC Pays Tribute To Business Leaders
April 11, 2019
For the 26th year, the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) recognized individuals and corporations that championed the organization’s mission to “advocate and promote the economic growth and development of African American business.” ... read more »
L.A. County Looks to Expand Welfare Payments to Residents Living in Cars
March 22, 2019
About 80,000 residents of the more than 10 million countywide receive general welfare benefits from the county. Those who typically qualify are single adults, ages 19-40, who live alone, have no income or resources, and are unable to work but are ineligible for federal or state programs, according to the Department of Public Social Services. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (3/7-3/13/19)
March 21, 2019
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
First-of-its-Kind Study Identifies Institutional Racism as Main Driver of Black Homelessness
February 28, 2019
LAHSA report shows how structural racism, discrimination, and unconscious bias in housing, employment, criminal justice, and child welfare policies have led to overrepresentation of Black people experiencing homelessness    ... read more »
GLAAACC Honors Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Janice Hahn with Public Service Award
February 21, 2019
The awards ceremony pays tribute to individuals, small businesses and corporations who have contributed to the economic growth and development of the African American small business community. ... read more »
State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Joins the Race for 2nd District Supervisor Seat 
February 21, 2019
Last Thursday, February 14, 2019, State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell announced that she is entering the race for the 2nd District seat on the Board of Supervisors.  ... read more »
State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Joins the Race for 2nd District Supervisor Seat
February 16, 2019
State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell announced Thursday that she is entering the race for the 2nd District seat on the Board of Supervisors. “I have never backed down from doing what is right and necessary,” Mitchell said in an email to supporters Thursday morning. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Addresses Government Shutdown
January 24, 2019
Elected officials, federal workers and union members gathered at LAX to address the government shutdown. ... read more »
Brad Pye National Sports Beat
January 15, 2019
How sick is Coach Nick Saban? Alabama Crimson Tide are after the 44-16 upset by the Clemson Tigers in the game of the year. There is no looking back today.  Coach Dabo Swinney, who should play him in a movie? The Clemson Tigers roared and Alabama was rolled.  The Tide may have to look away.  Clemson and the NFL Trevor Lawrence can’t wait for him.  Here are some games are dock for this week are on tab. Alabama vs. Clemson.  QB Philiphia Eagles’s Nick Folies miss him in rookie play. ... read more »
Two African Americans Sworn-in to Top State Posts
January 11, 2019
Aligned with the new governor of the state of California’s vision, two African Americans who were recently sworn-in to their elected seats both said they are also committed to making bold and progressive changes. ... read more »
Newsom Shares Vision for California in Inauguration Speech 
January 10, 2019
Former Mayor of San Francisco and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in as California’s 40th governor on Monday to the backdrop of serene gospel music provided by Compton-based choir Voice of Destiny. Newsom’s first speech as governor touched on his vision for California and his plans to keep the Golden State in the national spotlight.  ... read more »
Garcetti Shares His Vision for L.A. with Black Press 
November 1, 2018
Mayor Eric Garcetti this month, reached out to Los Angeles’ African American community, in order to give clarity on issues like housing, education and jobs. ... read more »
New Treatment Eases Pain of Sickle Cell Disease
September 27, 2018
The devastating impact of sickle cell disease is well documented in the African American community. The inherited blood disorder, which occurs in approximately one in 500 Black children, can result in various complications such as pain, anemia, swelling, infection and stroke.  ... read more »
New WorkSource Center Opens in Culver City 
August 16, 2018
On Friday, August 10, the West Los Angeles America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) celebrated its grand opening in Culver City. AJCC is a one-stop shop for workforce services, providing a comprehensive range of no-cost employment and training services for employers and job seekers.  ... read more »
LA County Offers $10,000 Reward in Carson Shooting
July 27, 2018
Just before 9 p.m. on June 16, a light-colored, four-door sedan stopped in front of the family's home in the 22700 block of Island Avenue and someone inside the car opened fire. Lauvai was shot in the chest and died at St. Francis Medical Center. Another family member's leg was grazed by a bullet. ... read more »
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