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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 »
LA County Approves Plan to Register More Voters in Jail, on Probation
July 27, 2018
Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl co-authored the motion, saying they were determined to counter misinformation that disenfranchises those would-be voters. ... read more »
L.A. County Gets $40 Million for Housing and Infrastructure
July 12, 2018
The state of California recently awarded $40 million to Los Angeles County via three grants to support the development of affordable apartments and related infrastructure projects in the County’s unincorporated areas, said county officials. The projects will generate more than 320 new affordable apartments in a region beset by “skyrocketing housing costs”, they said. ... read more »
LA County Poised to Develop Vermont Manchester Project
May 3, 2018
The County plans to build affordable housing and retail, as well a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) transit plaza, preparatory boarding academy and training center on the site. Renderings for the project were released in February. ... read more »
GLAAACC CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF HONORING BUSINESS LEADERS
April 12, 2018
Awards were given in nineteen categories including a special legacy award presented to Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) Chief Development Officer Bob Gilbert for his four decades of service to the aviation industry.  GLAAACC’s Special Recognition Awards went to Jeffrey Brunswig, Operations Manager, Hensel Phelps Construction; Louis Carr, Chief Information Technology Officer at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP); and John Harriel, Project Superintendent, Morrow-Meadow ... read more »
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Breaks Ground in Exposition Park 
March 22, 2018
More than 100 civic and community leaders join Mellody Hobson and George Lucas for the largest public gift ever given to a municipality.  ... read more »
Resentencing and the Decriminalization of Cannabis 
February 15, 2018
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas calling on the Office of Cannabis Management, in collaboration with various Los Angeles County departments and community stakeholders, to develop a countywide plan to facilitate the resentencing of minor cannabis convictions.  ... read more »
City-County Partnership to Fight Homelessness Grows with Agreement on Supportive Housing 
November 23, 2017
 Los Angeles county and city officials have reached a key milestone in their partnership to create 10,000 units of permanent supportive housing over the next decade.  ... read more »
The Avis & Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Center Launches in L.A. 
November 9, 2017
Earlier this week, over 200 attendees came out to the groundbreaking ceremony held by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas for the Avis and Mark Ridley-Thomas Learning Center.  ... read more »
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