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Healing Our Heart, Mind and Body
September 5, 2019
Recently I received a call and was asked if I knew someone who wanted to join the team of some of the best and brightest people working on a research project in the area of HIV/AIDS. The project was entitled, “Healing Our Heart, Mind and Body”. It’s not too often to be presented with an opportunity to work with both friends and people you admire. So, when Dr. Gail Wyatt asked if I knew of a person, in particular a man, that wanted to work on this project with her and her team, I said “I’ve got just the right guy for you—ME!” ... read more »
Hosea Chanchez Stars in One-Man Show ‘Good Mourning’
August 22, 2019
“Good Mourning,” is a one-man play that digs into grief, trauma, loss and mental health. ... read more »
Dr. Patrice Harris Sworn-In as the American Medical Association’s First Black Female President
July 25, 2019
"And I hope to be tangible evidence for young girls and young boys and girls from communities of color that you can aspire to be a physician. Not only that, you can aspire to be a leader in organized medicine,” said Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn-in as the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA). ... read more »
Mental health is as important as physical health
July 18, 2019
We can each be part of the change by asking for help when we need it, and making sure our friends and family do the same. ... read more »
‘Color Him Father,’ A New Narrative on Black Fatherhood and Grief in America
July 18, 2019
In 2019, Drake published his first book, “Color Him Father” as a resource for Black grieving fathers. The title of the book was inspired by the song “Color Him Father” by the 60s musical group, The Winstons. ... read more »
Kaiser Mental-Health Workers Reject Latest Contract Offer
July 13, 2019
Mental health workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities rejected the latest contract offer from the company, union officials announced today as they called for a resumption of labor negotiations. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Daaton Thomas
July 11, 2019
Crenshaw senior pitcher Daaton Thomas knows the importance of having patience. As team captain, he knows that the team is looking up to him during games. His outlook of the game will be passed on to his teammates, so optimism is key. ... read more »
L.A. County Officials OK Juvenile Hall CCTV, Study Long-Term Fixes
June 13, 2019
The cameras are a shorter term practical solution to safety concerns raised by juveniles and probation officers. ... read more »
Television and Film Producer Datari Turner Reflects on His Journey
June 13, 2019
Turner Reaches New Heights As He Heads To the 23rd Annual American Black Film Festival ... read more »
WATCH: Taraji P. Henson on Mental Health before the Congressional Black Caucus
June 12, 2019
Taraji P. Henson opening statement before the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health: “We, in the African American community, we don’t deal with mental health issues. ... read more / watch video »
Black Youth Matter: A Message for Mental Health Month
May 23, 2019
With suicide rates on the rise among Black youth, the Congressional Black Caucus recently convened a long-overdue Task Force on Black Youth Suicide. It was sparked by the tragic loss of Mckenzie Adams, a nine-year old who died by suicide last year. ... read more »
Surgeon General Visits South L.A. School as Part of Statewide Listening Tour
May 9, 2019
California Surgeon General, Nadine Burke Harris visited Locke Early Education Center to help staff and students celebrate Dias de Los Ninos ... read more »
Black Men Still Incarcerated at Disproportionate Levels
May 3, 2019
“Systemic racism drives both poverty and the mass incarceration of low-income people, especially people of color. This cycle of poverty and criminal justice involvement feeds on itself and creates herculean barriers to achieving economic and social advancement, for those who have been justice involved and for their loved ones,” said Jennifer Jones Austin, FPWA CEO and executive director. ... read more »
Lorna Little, MSW is the first black woman to lead St. Anne’s in 110 years
May 2, 2019
Lorna Little, MSW is President and CEO of St. Anne’s, the Los Angeles social services agency focused on the most vulnerable population of moms - those in the foster care system, or who have faced homelessness. ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti Break Ground on New Bridge Housing in Council District Eight
April 18, 2019
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti broke ground today on a new emergency bridge housing facility that will provide beds for 100 homeless Angelenos at a time, and offer on-site supportive services to help them transition into permanent housing. The project will be the first of Mayor Garcetti’s “A Bridge Home” sites to open in South L.A. ... read more »
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