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Words of the Week – A Promise Land
January 28, 2021
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:6 - “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” ... read more »
The true meaning of Christmas is of vital importance in these divisive times
December 24, 2020
On Friday, millions of people across the world will celebrate Christmas. Here and abroad, safety — staying home, social distancing, wearing masks, being sensible — requires limits on the gatherings and parties. Yet the bells still ring, music is in the air, lights on homes and lampposts shine, blessings are shared. ... read more »
Black households earned 61 cents for every dollar of White median incomes
September 10, 2020
The August 23 police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, WI, triggered yet another round of community protests and national news coverage of a Black man. A series of multiple gunshots fired by a local police officer, were not fatal for 29-year old Jacob Blake; but may have permanently paralyzed him from the waist down.   ... read more »
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COVID-19 Facts Update
June 25, 2020
While large gatherings still are not recommended from a public health perspective, Murthy advised that if individuals find themselves in such a situation, they should follow established safety measures to avoid a COVID-19 infection: wearing a mask, frequent hand hygiene and maintaining physical distance from others.  ... read more »
Councilman Wesson and Good+Foundation Donate 200k Diapers to Families in Need
April 2, 2020
Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, several community leaders gathered to collect and donate 200K diapers to families across Los Angeles during a time of great need.    ... read more »
The Poverty Paradigm
March 12, 2020
You might think that the kind of generational poverty that would concern a global powerhouse like the United States of America, let alone the paradise we call Southern California, is a non-conversation in this country. Yet the special rapport on poverty, racial equity, and human rights is an appropriate link. The notion that we have a low unemployment rate, but a high under-employment rate, increased homelessness, immigration, food insecurity, poor education, immigration political wars, and racial inequity, when correctly interpreted, the numbers suggest that we have an urgent problem. ... read more »
The Urgency of Now : Black Workers and Public Sector Jobs
March 2, 2020
We must recognize that elected officials in Los Angeles have an awesome power to provide our communities with dignity and lift people from homelessness by sufficiently investing resources into Targeted Local Hire, a proven equitable program. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: Rev. Dr. William Barber Addresses Systemic Racism and Voting Rights During Call with the Black Press
January 23, 2020
Following the Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court case, which gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, 14 states had new voting restrictions in place before the 2016 Presidential election, and there were 868 fewer polling places across the country, according to the Poor Peoples Campaign. ... read more »
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Will You Answer the Call for Moral Revival?
September 5, 2019
In embracing and expanding the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Revs. Barber and Theoharis have asked Presidential candidates to consider a debate that focuses exclusively on poverty. Many have agreed, but others have not gone on record. With more than one in five African American families living in poverty, and wages relatively stagnant, a national conversation about poverty is more than overdue. ... read more »
Success on the Way, Ask Dr. Jeanette: “The Bloodstream of Our Nation” (part 1)
July 25, 2019
Success On “The Way”... Ask Dr. Jeanette ... read more »
WENDY’S WINDOW: Nelson Mandela Day
July 18, 2019
Wendy's Window ... read more »
Local Elected Officials Unite to End Child Poverty
May 23, 2019
Gov. Newsom joins Ridley-Thomas, Burke and Mitchell at South L.A. rally ... read more »
Virginia Educator Wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year
May 9, 2019
His classroom is a collaborative partnership between himself and his students and is anchored in him providing a civic centered education ... 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 »
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