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UCLA-Led Study Finds COVID Deaths Increased When Eviction Moratoriums Expired
July 26, 2021
COVID-19 death rates increased significantly when states lifted eviction moratoriums that were put in place to protect renters who could not make payments during the pandemic, according to a UCLA-led study released today. ... read more »
NNPA Re-Elects Executive Committee of Five Black Women Publishers
July 1, 2021
The National Newspaper Publishers Association unanimously re-elected all-Black women executive board ... read more »
Governor Newsom Announces New Rewards for Vaccinated Californians as Second Round of Vax for the Win $50K Winners is Drawn
June 11, 2021
In San Diego County, alongside a Vax for the Win program winner from last week’s drawing, Governor Gavin Newsom today helped announce the selection of the second round of 15 Californians to receive $50,000 as part of the state’s $116.5 million Vax for the Win program – the largest vaccine incentive program in the nation.  ... read more »
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Let’s Build on What We’ve Learned from Covid
June 10, 2021
On June 15, the State of California will officially reopen. It’s a time when we can all exhale and give thanks for what we hope will mark the end of a terrible pandemic.  ... read more »
Senate Confirms Chiquita Brooks-LaSure — First Black Woman to Lead Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
June 3, 2021
TThe United States Senate has confirmed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The 55 to 44 vote makes Brooks-LaSure the first Black woman to lead CMS in its nearly six-decade history. ... read more »
Black Press of America Making Impact and Progress
June 3, 2021
While about 37,000 workers were laid off or furloughed at media companies like the Los Angeles Times, Condé Nast, The Dallas Morning News, Gannett, McClatchy, National Public Radio, and VOX, the NNPA added staff and expanded services to NNPA member publishers across the nation. ... read more »
  Labor Secretary Tells Black Press America Must Be Intentional About Employment Equity
May 28, 2021
The administration wants to level the playing field, which would allow those in communities of color to obtain good-paying jobs, ascend to the middle class, and be rewarded when it comes time for promotions and other opportunities to advance. “I think we are seeing 500,000 jobs per month added to the economy on average over the last three months, and we saw some positive signs in the hospitality industry this month,” explained U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. ... read more »
Loni Love: ‘We have Becky, but Ain’t Nothing Wrong with Keshia’
May 28, 2021
A proud alumnus of the Historically Black Prairie View A&M University, and a celebrated member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Love stopped by the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s morning news program, “Let It Be Known,” to discuss her career, the Deltas, and her latest book, “I Tried to Change So You Don’t Have To: True Life Lessons.” ... read more »
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New Obamacare Enrollment Nets 1 Million Sign Ups
May 27, 2021
“Since it became law more than a decade ago, the Affordable Care Act has been a lifeline for millions of Americans. The pandemic has demonstrated how badly it is needed and how critical it is that we continue to improve upon it,” President Biden stated. ... read more »
Fully Vaccinated can drop the Masks, Skip Social Distancing
May 15, 2021
In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings. ... read more »
School Nurses, Health Service Corps Part of $7.4B Virus Plan
May 14, 2021
The government is providing $7.4 billion to expand the nation's public health capacity, including hiring school nurses to vaccinate kids, setting up a health care service corps and bolstering traditional disease detection efforts, White House officials said Thursday. ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass Hosts Telephone Town Hall to Discuss Tax Benefits Given to Residents from the American Rescue Plan
April 15, 2021
It’s been nearly a month since President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, which included economic stimulus checks for most American’s and tax benefits for the community. As we continue to forge through the pandemic and economic woes, Congressmember Karen Bass held a call geared towards helping navigate this tax season. ... read more »
With Eviction Cliff Extended, Here’s How Millions Can Keep Their Homes 
April 15, 2021
That range highlights the need for federal intervention — both continuing the moratorium, which happened this morning, and additional assistance that will help not only struggling renters but also their landlords, such as the $45 billion in rental assistance in the recently passed federal stimulus bill. ... read more »
The American Rescue Plan Provides Relief for Small Businesses 
March 26, 2021
The American Rescue Plan will “devote $1 trillion toward building a bridge to economic recovery for working families, including those who work for small businesses; and provide critical support to communities that are struggling in the wake of the pandemic.”  ... read more »
Making Los Angeles Whole: Radical Recovery for All Angelinos
March 25, 2021
We call on the City of Los Angeles to direct a $1 billion dollar investment over the next two years towards poor and working-class families hit hardest by COVID, and develop a formula targeting 80% of the resources towards communities hardest hit by COVID.  Those funds should be accountable to the people so that we see results for dollars spent.  ... read more »
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