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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 »
Following in the Footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 9, 2020
South Los Angeles non-profit gears up for an ambitious first quarter ... read more »
Black News Channel Network Delayed Until February 10
January 2, 2020
The historic launch of the BNC will fulfill the business dream and vision of J.C. Watts, Jr., a nationally known entrepreneur and former U.S. Congressman, representing Oklahoma’s Fourth District. ... read more »
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
October 24, 2019
West Coast’s largest family festival attracts thousands from L.A. area and beyond ... read more »
U.S. Attempt to Erase Harriet Tubman
June 13, 2019
In the fantasy of White supremacy, traitors like Jefferson Davis and other Confederates are memorialized for being freedom fighters — the freedom of whites to own black human beings and work them to death — while a woman who risked her life time and again to free enslaved people is simply dismissed. Ignored. Erased. ... read more »
Softball Gold Medalist Gives Back with Summer Program
June 13, 2019
Over 100 girls from South Los Angeles came out to start off the 8-week summer program that will teach them the ins and outs of softball, along with life lessons on teamwork and dedication. As a former softball player for UCLA, Watley also gives college softball players an opportunity of mentorship as the coaches of the 27teams. Partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, The Natasha Watley Softball League (NWSL) continues to provide its no-fee softball summer program at parks throughout Los Angeles for girls ages 8 to 15.  ... read more »
Black 365 Calendar and Knowledge Bowl Continues to Expand
April 25, 2019
When Jamaal Brown, creator of the Black 365 Calendar and Knowledge Bowl was a kid in Palmdale, California, his aspirations were less than lofty. For a class assignment that had prompted him to think about his future career choices, it was a no brainer: either an athlete, a drug dealer, entertainer or a gang member. There were two things wrong with his list, he said. ... read more »
How data and evidence can help us solve the problem of African American maternal mortality
April 18, 2019
I’m a doctor and a scientist.  When we’re looking to solve a problem, we’re a lot like detectives. We follow the evidence. ... read more »
Kamala Harris is Right Choice to ‘Save our Country’
January 24, 2019
“The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values,” said Harris, the first African-American woman, and the third woman overall, to announce her candidacy for the 2020 election. ... read more »
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