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Seven Ways California’s New ‘Rent Cap’ Law Would Affect You
October 3, 2019
The film – with sentimental flashbacks of a bygone era - centers on the ongoing gentrification in California’s largest city and how it has sapped the blackness out of The Fillmore neighborhood in San Francisco, once a thriving African-American political and cultural hub in the Bay Area. ... read more »
Leimert Park Heritage Festival Welcomes the World to its Home
September 12, 2019
Artists, artisans, exhibitors and vendors offered unique and exquisite one of a kind items from around the world, as well as locally sourced merchandise, food and services. ... read more »
Homelessness Spikes Up 12 Percent in L.A. County
June 6, 2019
    Homelessness in Los Angeles County spiked by 12% over the past year to reach an estimated 58,936 people, according to figures released today, with the region’s housing costs outpacing wages and forcing people onto the streets faster than authorities can find them shelter. ... read more »
Local Elected Officials Unite to End Child Poverty
May 23, 2019
Gov. Newsom joins Ridley-Thomas, Burke and Mitchell at South L.A. rally ... read more »
Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center Opens
May 16, 2019
New South L.A. facility will provide clinical support and health services for transition-age youth. South L.A. youth moving into adulthood received a big boost with the opening of the Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center. ... read more »
Advocate for Incarcerated Women to Receive Honorary Doctorate from CSUN
May 2, 2019
It took six visits to prison before Susan Burton found the support she needed to break the incarceration cycle. Determined to help other women like herself, she founded A New Way of Life Reentry Project in South Los Angeles in the late 1990s. ... read more »
County Breaks Ground on New MLK Child and Family Wellbeing Center
May 2, 2019
The Center will open with 3 floors where a variety of services for patients with special needs ... read more »
Los Angeles County Moves to Protect Endangered Museum Collection
May 2, 2019
Lawsuit filed after museum refused to vacate current location ... read more »
Charles R. Drew and L.A. County Collaborate on a New Psychiatry Residency Program
April 26, 2019
The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) and the County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services have collaborated on an innovative medical residency program designed to address one of the most important yet under the radar issues affecting south Los Angeles residents: effective culturally-appropriate mental health treatment. ... read more »
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 »
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