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Study Finds Pandemic Has Lowered Black Californians’ Life Expectancy
July 28, 2022
Death tolls across California tell a distressing story about the indelible mark the pandemic has left on all of us. Black Californians and other minorities experienced a disproportionate reduction in life expectancy occurred compared to White Californians. ... read more »
Five Ways to Support Your Child’s Mental Health
June 8, 2022
During the recent virtual town hall titled “Mental Wealth: COVID’s Impact on Mental Health in the Black Community,” a panel of trusted doctors discussed insights into how parents and caregivers can support their children’s mental health during the pandemic and beyond. ... read more »
Black America deserves its fair share of the American Dream:   Affordable rentals shrinking, growing mortgage denials block homeownership    
April 28, 2022
Despite unprecedented federal housing assistance during the pandemic, a report by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) finds stark racial and income divides in its analysis of the nation’s rental market. Nearly a quarter of Black renters were behind on rent in the third quarter of 2021, as well as 19% of Hispanic renters. By contrast, the share of white renters in arrears was half that: 9%.     ... read more »
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The Impact of COVID-19 on HBCUs and Black Students
March 16, 2022
In March 2020, when college campuses across the country closed and sent students home, many HBCUs continued to house hundreds of students who did not have homes to return to. Groups of students were stuck on campus without the funds to pay for transportation back to their home cities. This challenge was a byproduct of several students losing the jobs they used to help fund their education, along with loss of family income. Many students became both food and housing insecure without the critical resources that HBCUs often provide. ... read more »
Feds, State Take Steps to Ease Burden on Some Student Loan Borrowers
December 23, 2021
Lewis said, before the pandemic began, paying down the high student loan debt she accrued to cover her tuition and living expenses while in school put a strain on her monthly budget. Those arrears (“in the thousands”) with growing interest made it difficult for her to make ends meet. ... read more »
With Federal Covid Sick Leave Gone, Workers Feel Pressure to Show Up at Work
December 2, 2021
Economists and public health experts alike say paid sick leave is an essential tool — like testing, masks and vaccines — in the effort to prevent covid-19 infection and keep workplaces safe. Yet the U.S. is in the midst of another covid holiday season, and federal laws that offered covid-related paid sick leave to workers have expired. Colorado, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh are among a small number of places that have put in place their own covid protections, but many sick workers across the country must wrestle with difficult financial and ethical questions when deciding whether to stay home. ... read more »
Thanksgiving Travel
November 11, 2021
Pandemic-weary Angelenos will be hitting the roads and airways in large numbers this Thanksgiving, with about 4.4 million Southern California residents expected to travel for the holiday, according to estimates released by the Auto Club. ... read more »
Despite Misinformation and Distractions, Biden-Harris Accomplishing Black Agenda
October 21, 2021
During and exclusive interview with the National Newspaper Publishers Association, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Cedric Richmond, says that the deliberate misinformation published by news outlets and posted on social media is meant to undermine the President and Democrats. Notably, the dubious accounts aim to suppress the Black vote further, Richmond declared. ... read more »
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After 13 Years, Black and Missing Foundation Still Searching for Thousands of Missing People of Color
October 7, 2021
The estimated number of missing persons is simultaneously incomplete and cringeworthy. One count suggests that of the more than 600,000 individuals currently reported missing, more than 200,000 are individuals of color. Still, Natalie Wilson and her sister-in-law Derrica Wilson founded the Black and Missing Foundation forge ahead to bring attention and closure to the ever-growing number of cases in minority communities. ... read more »
American Business Leaders Step Up to Fight Inequities in the South
September 16, 2021
The issues facing these communities throughout the South are not new. ... read more »
“Living On The Outer Fringes”
August 19, 2021
Ask Dr. Jeanette™ Success On “The Way” ... read more »
THE COMING RECALL ELECTION
August 19, 2021
rom this week moving forward, there will be much said about the efforts to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom. It's almost strange that such a recall would come at a time during which the state has its biggest surplus budget in history. ... read more »
NNPA Black Press Feature: Motorsports In America: Do Black Lives Still Matter In Motorsports?
August 5, 2021
The NNPA is the global media partner for the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN), an advocacy and marketing partner of the United Nations. ... read more »
Black-Owned Businesses Look to the FDA to Protect Them
August 5, 2021
A year ago, in a quick fix reaction to the pandemic, the FDA released emergency guidance that lowered the standards for germ-fighting products like hand sanitizer in order to get more on the market. This led to an ongoing wave of hand sanitizers that both smell horrible and seem to do virtually nothing. Now, a year later, city streets are refilling, businesses are starting to operate at full capacity, and we have a more reliable supply of hand sanitizer. Yet, businesses are still providing questionable products, and we are even seeing reports of products with toxic carcinogens steadily pop up. ... read more »
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 »
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