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Dr. William A. Burke ends remarkable career as Chairman of South Coast AQMD Governing Board
May 13, 2021
Dr. William A. Burke finished his final Governing Board meeting at South Coast Air Quality Management (South Coast AQMD), making history yet again. On May 7, South Coast AQMD’s Governing Board approved the Warehouse Indirect Source Rule, a first-of-its-kind regulation aimed to curb emissions associated with the booming warehouse industry. ... read more »
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Receives $500,000 BOFA Grant to Train and Hire More Healthcare Professionals in South L.A.
February 11, 2021
To help meet the increased demand for highly-trained nurses and essential healthcare workers in medically-underserved areas like South Los Angeles, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) announced it has received a half million dollar grant from Bank of America to expand its healthcare worker career programs.  ... read more »
Chasing the Dream: The Life and Legacy of Lucky #44
January 28, 2021
"Henry Aaron, in the second inning walked and scored. He's sittin' on 714,” said Braves announcer Milo Hamilton calling the game on WSB Radio. “Here's the pitch by Downing. Swinging. There's a drive into left-center field. That ball is gonna be-eee ... Outta here! It's gone! It's 715! There's a new home run champion of all time, and it's Henry Aaron! The fireworks are going. Henry Aaron is coming around third. His teammates are at home plate. And listen to this crowd!" ... read more »
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59th Inauguration Shows America Being United as the First Black Woman Becomes Vice President
January 21, 2021
America has seen true darkness; the COVID-19 outbreak catapulted the nation into a new way of operation, with many lives lost. The escalated climate during the leadership of the 45th president, Donald Trump, coupled with unjust behavior fueled by racism, created a hemorrhage in the country’s unity and applied pressure to a new awareness around the minds of society. ... read more »
YMCA OF METROPOLITAN LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES DODGERS, AND LOS ANGELES DODGERS FOUNDATION PRESENT THE 50th ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BROTHERHOOD CELEBRATION ON JANUARY 15TH
January 14, 2021
The Inspiring Multimedia Event Streams Live on January 15 at 9AM, Honoring Dave Roberts, Manager, Los Angeles Dodgers, Sharon Robinson, Vice-Chair Jackie Robinson Foundation, and Keynote Speaker Stedman Graham. ... read more »
MLK HOSPITAL PUSHED TO THE LIMITS
January 7, 2021
It has been a little over five years since Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital re-opened its facilities along the 105 freeway, on Willowbrook Blvd. Over those few short years, the hospital’s campus and staff have grown immensely. ... read more »
Reimaging Healing and Care with $335 Million Investment in New and Innovative Mark Ridley-Thomas Behavioral Health Center
November 5, 2020
More than a decade after its closure, the original Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital building has completed its transformation to a new and innovative healthcare facility—as the Mark Ridley-Thomas Behavioral Health Center. ... read more »
Systemic Inequities Demand A Yes on Prop 16
October 29, 2020
In an ideal world, discrimination would not exist and outlawing it wouldn’t be necessary. Racism and sexism would only be fleeting thoughts of a time far gone. And people would rise in society based on the merits of their achievements, and not their gender, race, ethnicity, or any combination of the three. ... read more »
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State Sen. Holly Mitchell, MLK CEO Joined Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies Workshop for Deep Dive Discussion on Birth Inequities in Los Angeles
July 29, 2020
The Honorable Holly J. Mitchell delivered opening remarks and discussed SB 464, the California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act. Mitchell shared how she authored the bill and shepherded its passage. She also shared her vision for respectful, equitable maternity care especially for Black mothers, and her steadfast support and call to action for perinatal care providers. ... read more »
WATCH: Senator Mitchell Sustains Funding for Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
July 10, 2020
Monday—July 6, 2020 California State Senator Holly Mitchell met with Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. Senator Mitchell and Dr. Batchlor shared a brief discussion about the importance of protecting the hospital’s budget. ... read more / watch video »
SUCCESS ON THE WAY, ASK DR. JEANETTE: Brown vs. Board of Education**It’s Still Happening! Part 1
July 9, 2020
Claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. Researchers have traced the earliest annual commemoration to women who laid flowers on soldiers’ graves in the Civil War hospital town of Columbus, Miss., in April 1866. But historians like the Pulitzer Prize winner David Blight have tried to raise awareness of freed slaves who decorated soldiers’ graves a year earlier, to make sure their story gets told too. ... read more »
Free Us From the Chains (Once and for All)
June 4, 2020
We have seen the face of racism, we have had to look deep into its soulless eyes and empty hearts for over 400 years. It rears its ugly head in cycles, recently in the cold-blooded murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. ... read more »
Success On The Way, Ask Dr. Jeanette: And The Beat Goes On! It’s Your Way, Not the Highway! Unless You Own The Highway!
May 28, 2020
Encourage yourself and one another. NEVER GIVE UP! Things are not as they sometimes appear. Personal experience has taught me. Stay in the game. Obstacles, which appear to be insurmountable with persistence can be overcome. It says, “appear to be insurmountable. The way becomes brighter as you continue to move through the continuum. Concentrate. Focus.  All the time building up your resistance. Establish a mindset of faith..no wavering or doubt. Stay the course. Do not allow yourself to be derailed from your passion nor your dream. Do not devalue your ideas or yourself. You’re worthy. Giving up is wiped from your vocabulary. Giving up is not for you, a conqueror. Conquerors have vision and hope. ... read more »
On the Front Lines of COVID-19 in South LA
March 26, 2020
“We need goggles, N-95s, surgical masks, pretty much every kind of personal protective equipment,” said Debra Flores, chief operations officer for the hospital and the lead for this emergency response.  “What aren’t we thinking of? What more can we do?” ... read more »
Master P Conducts A Master Class with JP Morgan Chase to Close Out Black History Month
March 5, 2020
Percy “Master P” Miller is arguably one of the most accomplished African American artists and entrepreneurs of his generation who has achieved success across multiple industries. JPMorgan Chase hosted Miller for a fireside chat at its annual Advancing Black Pathways Black History Month event for Los Angeles last week. ... read more »
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