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Stacey Abrams, Black Lives Matter are Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
February 11, 2021
Both Stacey Abrams and the Black Lives Matter movement have been nominated to win the Nobel Peace Prize. ... 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 »
Council Member Mark-Ridley Thomas Reflects on Martin Luther King’s Mission During 29th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit
January 21, 2021
The awareness brought on by activist Martin Luther King Jr., outlined a plan for empowerment; he addressed it to a society founded on freedom. King spoke of unity in a time of division, to celebrate his life and reflect on what he stood for, Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas paid tribute to King’s accomplishments; by curating the 29th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit during the week the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Day. ... read more »
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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Everlasting Legacy for Peace in the Face of Racism and Violence
January 14, 2021
“Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace.  But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer the choice between violence and nonviolence in this world, it’s non-violence or nonexistence—that is where we are today.” - Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968. ... read more »
Georgia voters will decide fate of Senate and a new South
December 3, 2020
On Jan. 5, Georgia voters will decide the runoff for their two U.S. Senate seats. Their votes will determine whether Republicans retain control of the Senate or whether Democrats gain a 50-50 tie, with Vice President Kamala Harris the tie-breaking vote. ... read more »
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Visits Martin Luther King Jr., Testing Center to Provide Safety Kits for the Community
August 13, 2020
MLK Community Hospital continues to ensure the community has what it needs to fight COVID-19. ... read more »
Voting Is the Centerpiece of Our Democracy
August 13, 2020
August 6 was the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. If the constitutional amendments passed after the Civil War — the 13, 14 and 15th Amendments — were the “second founding” of democracy in America, the Voting Rights Act, which after nearly a century of segregation gave legal effect to the 15th Amendment that outlawed discrimination in the right to vote, should be considered the “third founding.” ... read more »
WATCH: L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas speaks about importance of testing COVID-19
August 12, 2020
The Martin Luther King Jr., community hospital is now operating at high-quality services to help an underserved community. United Health Care donated 10,000 COVID safety kits to the MLK outpatient center. Those safety kits contain hand sanitizers, masks, hand tools, toilet paper, and educational materials on how to stay safe during the Coronavirus. ... read more / watch video »
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Councilmember Price Hosts Virtual Discussion with South L.A. Youth titled “Protest and Unrest”
June 11, 2020
“If we are to create a more inclusive, equitable and just society, we must listen to our young people. This moment is eerily familiar to when I learned that Martin Luther King, Jr. had been assassinated on April 4, 1968. As the first Black student body president at Morningside High School in Inglewood, I refused to let the movement die with him so I organized a rally in the auditorium where we mourned with the world and made a promise to carry out his mission. Here we are again, decades later, at a monumental moment in our history and on the precipice of another impending breakthrough being led by our collective force of people from all walks of life and every color of the rainbow.”   ... read more »
The Trifecta of Black Disempowerment: Poverty, Pollution, and the Pandemic
May 22, 2020
The country’s largest cities released numbers showing the novel coronavirus is having a disproportionate impact on racial minorities. Epidemiologists say this is because my Black and Brown brothers and sisters often live close together in multigenerational households, work in jobs in which we interact closely with others, and have higher rates of asthma, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Officials in Los Angeles County said that Black people alone accounted for 17% of COVID-19 deaths where race was known – yet African-Americans make up only about 9% of the county’s population.    ... read more »
The MLK Legacy Continues Despite Staggering Evil
January 17, 2020
“We may debate over the origin of evil, but only the person victimized with a superficial optimism will debate over its reality. Evil is with us as a stark, grim, and colossal reality.” ... read more »
The Storied History of the NAACP
July 25, 2019
The NAACP plans to highlight 110 years of civil rights history, and the current fight for voting rights, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity and education quality during its 110th national convention now happening in Detroit. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 8, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 8, 2019
On this day June 8, 1948 Martin Luther King Jr. graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in sociology. ... read more »
Rep. John Lewis Tells Graduates to ‘Get in Trouble’
May 30, 2019
U.S. Rep. John Lewis urged graduates of Framingham State University in Massachusetts on Sunday to "get in trouble'' and to build "bridges, not walls.'' ... read more »
California Legislature Passes Joint Resolution in Support of a Bayard Rustin Commemorative Postage Stamp
March 1, 2019
On February 26, the California Legislature passed a joint resolution in support of the national Bayard Rustin Stamp campaign. Spearheaded by Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (AD 51), the concurrent resolution ACR-27 “honors the legacy of Bayard Rustin, who stood at the confluence of the greatest struggles for civil, legal, and human rights by African Americans, as well as the LGBTQ community, and whose focus on civil and economic rights and belief in peace and the dignity of all people remains as relevant today as ever.” ... read more »
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