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Anxiety and Depression During This Holiday Season are More Common Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
December 16, 2021
Taking Care of Your Mental Health is Critically Important ... read more »
Black and Latina women less likely to take sick days for fear of retribution
November 11, 2021
In a new survey of 2,000 working Americans that took a close look at the perceptions and racial disparities surrounding taking sick time. While the COVID-19 pandemic has Americans taking their health more seriously than ever, half of respondents feel discouraged by their workplace to call out to take care of themselves when feeling under the weather. ... read more »
LAPD Shootings Involving Mental Illness On The Rise
October 26, 2021
Police Chief Michel Moore said today that nearly a third of shootings by LAPD officers this year were in response to a person perceived to be mentally ill, up from about 21% at this point in 2020. Officers have opened fire 31 times so far in 2021, up from 24 at this point last year, Moore said. The four-year average for this time of year is just over 27 shootings by officers. ... read more »
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Taste of Soul ‘Day of Service & Soul’ Gives to 2,000 Families
October 21, 2021
The drive-thru event saw cars waiting in line as far as the 10 freeway. ... read more »
Taste of Soul to Bring A ‘Day of Service & Soul’ to the Community
October 14, 2021
The drive-thru only event to give away free groceries, PPE supplies, and more ... read more »
Senator Kamlager-Dove’s C.R.I.S.E.S. Act, Supporting Local Solutions to Community Emergencies, Signed into Law by Governor Newsom
October 14, 2021
This week, Senator Sydney K. Kamlager-Dove’s (D - Los Angeles) bill, AB 118: CRISES Act: Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems was signed into law by Governor Newsom.  ... read more »
Henrietta Lacks Estate Sues Company Using her ‘Stolen’ Cells
October 5, 2021
The estate of Henrietta Lacks sued a biotechnology company on Monday, accusing it of selling cells that doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital took from the Black woman in 1951 without her knowledge or consent as part of ``a racially unjust medical system.`` ... read more »
Jobs, Mental Health, Gun Violence: Cal Leaders Discuss Helping Black Men and Boys
September 16, 2021
The California Assembly's Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color held a meeting last month that brought legislators face-to-face with community organizers to discuss investing in African American and other youth of color in a "post-pandemic California." ... read more »
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LA City Council OKs Street Engagement Strategy For Anti-Camping Law
September 14, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council approved a street engagement strategy today to accompany its sweeping ordinance to restrict sleeping and homeless encampments in certain areas of the city. ... read more »
BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Says Black Art Helps Activate Your Power
August 19, 2021
A chart towards freedom is something that people will always see in her work, says Cullors. She believes every Black artist's work is centered around freedom because we are not free. Cullors says Black art is healing work and challenges trauma. ... read more »
Ready, Set, Go! School is back in person and here’s what you can do to be ready
August 5, 2021
Fall is around the corner, and this means that soon parents will start shopping for back-to-school items and preparing their children for the first day of school. ... read more »
COVID-19 and Race-Based Traumatic Stress Result in Major Mental Health Concerns Among Black Population
August 5, 2021
Pandemic, racial bias can and do have long-lasting negative psychological impact ... read more »
August 5, 2021 – Peace of Mind
August 5, 2021
In both good and bad times one of my saving graces has always been to read scripture.  Reading the bible gives me peace and comfort.  When we pray, ... read more »
Biles withdraws from gymnastics final to protect team, self
July 27, 2021
The American star withdrew from the competition following one rotation, opening the door for the team of Russian athletes to win gold for the first time in nearly three decades. ... read more »
Grand Slam leaders pledge to address Naomi Osaka’s concerns
June 3, 2021
The leaders of the four Grand Slam tournaments reacted Tuesday to tennis star Naomi Osaka’s stunning withdrawal from the French Open by promising to address players’ concerns about mental health. ... read more »
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