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Metta World Peace Keynotes Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Alumni Homecoming Gala
September 20, 2018
Homecoming Weekend has become an integral part of the University’s commitment to public outreach and civil discourse ... read more »
LA County Department of Mental Health Unveils a New Evidence-Based Strategy for Improving Mental Health in Urban Neighborhoods
Volunteers and community leaders will gather to announce a new work in progress as they transform a blighted vacant lot into a vibrant community garden.  DMH initiated this pilot project in response to a new peer-reviewed study showing the mental health of residents in urban neighborhoods can be dramatically improved by simply cleaning up and “greening” blighted vacant lots. ... read more / view event »
102.3 Radio-Free KJLH plans a lineup of powerful speakers and valuable resources for the Men’s Empowerment Summit
102.3 Radio-Free KJLH presents the 2nd Annual Men’s Empowerment Summit with the goal of inspiring and empowering men of color from the diverse communities of Southern California. ... read more / view event »
Taraji P. Henson Launches The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation To Eradicate Stigma Around Mental Health Issues In The African-American Community
August 16, 2018
Taraji’s Boutique of Hope fundraising launch event to take place in Beverly Hills on Saturday, September 22 ... read more »
Opponents of New Jail Expansion Say It’s a Waste of Over $2 Million
July 12, 2018
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently approved the final environmental impact report for the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility--otherwise known as the new “mental health jail”. The approval green lights, what opponents to the project are calling “a wasteful spending of over $2.2 billion to build nearly 4,000 new jail cells for an already failing jail system.”   ... read more »
Whole Person Care
December 14, 2017
Sarah Kayne, Medical Student, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Summer Research Student, UCLA Community Engagement and Research Program, Clinical and Translational Science Institute. ... read more »
National HIV Testing, as well as Mental Health Day: Do You Know Your Status?
June 25, 2017
Culturally specific practices, understandings, and languages useful and effective in community engagement. ... read more »
It’s Time to Act Like Men and Women
April 19, 2017
Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day and I'm making it a point to address the issues of our Transgender brothers and sisters. ... read more »
(Part 6) DA Jackie Lacey speaks on Marlene Pinnock case
March 22, 2017
"Did you know he tried to work with this women to get her off the freeway for quite some time?" -DA Jackie Lacey ... read more / watch video »
(Part 3) DA Jackie Lacey speaks on being fair
March 20, 2017
"I'm very much aware of the national dialogue on the disparities in the criminal justice system, biases that exist against people of color, particularly African American men," -DA Jackie Lacey ... read more / watch video »
16-year-old mental health advocate Kenidra Woods creates inspirational short film
November 30, 2016
“This is my obligation and purpose in life - simply to inspire, change, and save lives.” ... read more »
Historic Juvenile Justice Reform
October 20, 2016
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said problems in the juvenile justice system have persisted for decades ... read more »
Better Mental Health
August 24, 2016
“When policy-makers say that someone has fallen through the cracks, we attempt to explain a situation as something that we cannot control. As an elected representative, it is my responsibility to identify those cracks, and propose responsible solutions to repair those cracks and ensure that they do not splinter again. ... read more »
County Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and LACDMH Open 24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care Center
December 10, 2015
The need for mental health services remains an urgent concern in the County of Los Angeles, and to meet the demand, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Dec. ... read more »
Prop 47 creating, healthier and safer communities
October 14, 2015
Since it became California law nearly a year ago, Proposition 47 (Prop 47) has been a magnet for controversy, but with its much-anticipated anniversary looming, the historical piece of legislation is proving to supporters, ... read more »
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