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Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race
June 13, 2021
 As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and racism. ... read more »
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Applauds the Passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act
June 4, 2021
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) today voted to pass H.R.1843, the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which aims to combat the rise in Anti-Asian hate crimes since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Centennial of Tulsa Massacre Draws Reflections on Current Racial Relations
June 3, 2021
May 31 marked the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, the horrific slaughtering of 300+ Blacks in Oklahoma along with the total destruction of the Greenwood district, also known as the “Black Wall Street.” ... read more »
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One Year After George Floyd: America and the Police
June 3, 2021
It appears that two important things have happened since the death of Geoge Floyd at the hand of the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota: (1) police continue to kill black men and women either by shooting them or physically killing them by hand. ... read more »
JASMINE DAVIS: A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN SHAKING UP ‘THE CHI’ AND REPPING LGBTQIA+AS THE FIRST TRANSGENDER CHARACTER ON THE SHOW
May 20, 2021
Back to Ms. Davis who, by the by, is the show’s first transgender character, a distinction the vivacious actress delights in. Davis came from the streets of Chicago IL where she was raised by her mom who had four other children. Like many young people living in urban environments, Davis’ dad battled with drug addiction which is why he has been in and out of her life. ... read more »
Gas Crunch from Cyberattack Intensifies in Nation’s Capital
May 15, 2021
Gas shortages at the pumps have spread from the South, all but emptying stations in Washington, D.C., following a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline. ... read more »
UNCF and OZY Partner to Reset America, In a Star-Studded, One-of-a-Kind Festival
May 15, 2021
UNCF and OZY Partner to Reset America, In a Star-Studded, One-of-a-Kind Festival  OZY Fest, the one-of-a-kind festival where “TED meets Coachella,” will be streaming live on YouTube, May 15-16, and will feature a special focus on the future of HBCUs in partnership with the largest scholarship provider for students of color, UNCF (United Negro College Fund). ... read more »
“How to be Unforgettable”
May 13, 2021
Most of us are familiar with Nat King Cole’s song Unforgettable.  But have we stopped to think about what does it really mean to be unforgettable? Coco Chanel talked a lot about fashion being unforgettable. ... read more »
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HEATHER HUTT: THE VOICE AND THE CHOICE WE NEED IN SACRAMENTO 
May 13, 2021
With less than a week until the votes are counted in the 54th Assembly Special Election on this Tuesday, May 18, 2021.  Heather Hutt is taking nothing for granted.  ... read more / view gallery »
“What Did He Say?”
May 13, 2021
The universe and its contents has been left under our care. The Creator of the world and all that is therein has made all things. What do you think he has done to ensure that His creation of mankind will take care while He has gone and left everything to us.  He has given us His irrevocable word to read and study as we await His return? ... read more »
Dr. William A. Burke ends remarkable career as Chairman of South Coast AQMD Governing Board
May 13, 2021
Dr. William A. Burke finished his final Governing Board meeting at South Coast Air Quality Management (South Coast AQMD), making history yet again. On May 7, South Coast AQMD’s Governing Board approved the Warehouse Indirect Source Rule, a first-of-its-kind regulation aimed to curb emissions associated with the booming warehouse industry. ... read more »
Drake To Receive Artist Of The Decade Honor At Billboard Music Awards
May 11, 2021
Rapper Drake will receive an ``Artist of the Decade'' award at this month's Billboard Music Awards ceremony in downtown Los Angeles, show producers announced today. ... read more »
HUD Awards Los Angeles City and County $4 Million to Assist 1,950 Families
May 11, 2021
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) $4 million to launch a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Regional Mobility Demonstration Program. ... read more »
Goodwill Launches ‘Rising Together Coalition’ with Anthem Foundation, Coursera, Google, Indeed and Lyft
May 8, 2021
Goodwill, the leading workforce provider in North America, has announced a new, first-of-itskind coalition called Rising Together™, which will work to create an equitable economic recovery and provide job seekers with the skills and supports needed to access sustainable jobs. ... read more »
LA COUNTY PARKS IS HIRING RECREATION LEADERS FOR SUMMER 2021
April 29, 2021
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) is hiring Recreation Service Leaders to work at local parks throughout Los Angeles County for summer 2021. ... read more »
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