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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 »
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 »
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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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Nikki Lynette Addresses Mental Health Through Musical Theatre
January 7, 2021
"Get Out Alive,” a story that recounts her personal journey of domestic violence, emotional grief, and clinical depression. ... read more »
USC Loses Pac-12 Championship and Opts Out Of Bowl Play
December 23, 2020
USC Trojans took a disappointing loss in the Pac-12 Championship 31-24 against the Oregon Ducks. The Trojans attempted to make a fourth-quarter comeback after being down 14, but they could not reach their goal of winning the Pac-12 for the first time since 2017, as their undefeated season came to an end. ... read more »
LA County Revisits the Importance of Mental Health After COVID-19 Surge; The Work of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health is ‘Amplified’ Due to Current State of Pandemic
November 13, 2020
As news of an increase in the spread of the COVID-19 virus arises, it has also heightened the senses of worry about what more can be endured, the outbreak has been a rollercoaster filled with twists and turns. There has been extreme strain put on everyone to have stability and a light shined on the overall quality of life. The County of Los Angeles continue the stride to move into the unknown but with more resources to get the mental help needed on the journey to a new frontier. ... read more »
Free Screening & Panel of Atlanta Black Tech Mecca Film Continues to Spotlight Excellence of Emerging Filmmakers in 2020 BHERC TV Virtual Film Festival
November 5, 2020
One of the best short film festivals featuring emerging and veteran filmmakers continues through November 29, 2020. ... read more »
The Future of Education is at stake in the 2020 Election
October 29, 2020
Karen Gross, a former college president who once served as a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, told BlackPressUSA that the election's impact on education would be profound across the early childhood – adult education pipeline. ... read more »
Amid Pandemic Hardship, Two New Laws Expand Mental Health Coverage 
October 1, 2020
“The bills I am signing today will help Californians access the behavioral health services they need to recover,” Gov. Newsom said. “Earlier this year, I pledged to put these critical services within reach of more Californians, through reforming our Mental Health Services Act and laws that allow loved ones and service providers to ask courts to compel those who need treatment into community-based outpatient care. Today, we do just that.”  ... read more »
NAMI and Designer Kenneth Cole Team to Fight Mental Illness
September 10, 2020
COVID-19, social unrest, job loss, and business closures are all forces that have come together to create more trauma in the African American community. ... read more »
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