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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 »
L.A. Sparks Launch Campaign to Aid Military Women
March 28, 2019
The Los Angeles Sparks partnered with the L.A.  County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), The L.A. County Department of Mental Health, and California Mental Health Services Authority to create the “Spark The True You” campaign, ... read more »
‘Black-ish’ Star Jenifer Lewis Shares Insight on Mental Illness at Local Event
January 24, 2019
Jenifer Lewis was on hand earlier this month at the California African American Museum, to lend knowledge and experience on the subject of Black mental health... ... read more »
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
September 7, 2018
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 »
102.3 Radio-Free KJLH plans a lineup of powerful speakers and valuable resources for the Men’s Empowerment Summit
September 6, 2018
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 »
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 »
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