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Los Angeles City Mayor Addresses Graduating Class of 2020; Announces Educational Resources to Guide Students During COVID-19

Thursday, April 30. Mayor Garcetti updated the City of Los Angeles with latest news surrounding COVID-19. Aligned with the principles laid out by the California State Governor Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles prepares to take its first steps into opening low-risk businesses. There are anticipated spikes within the contracted cases as the economy prepares for a resurgence, the Mayor of Los Angeles addresses all of the pressing concerns as L.A. emerges out of the quarantine stages in the COVID-19 battle. Mayor Garcetti shared the latest numbers surrounded around testing and the County’s new protocol.

The Homelessness Crisis – We Are Better Than This

There are half a million people, mostly men, mostly white, but way too many African Americans. African Americans are 13 percent of the population and 40 percent of the homeless. The homeless are primarily concentrated in California, New York, Florida, and Texas, but you can find them in almost any community. Two-thirds of the homeless are sheltered on a given night, but a third are sleeping on the streets, on park benches, in alleys, under awnings. To quote the late great Congressman Elijah Cummings, “we are better than this.”

Impeaching a President

“An impeachment process is a viable option for the current House of Representatives given that the hearings will force several people in or close to the Trump Administration to testify before Congress under oath,” said D. Gilson, a writer who has taught popular cultural studies.

How Kamala Harris Plans to fix the criminal justice system

Criminal justice reform remains a pressing concern for American citizens regardless of political affiliations. A recent study conducted by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of Justice Action Network, found that support for reform spans all sides of the political spectrum—with 68 percent of Republicans, 78 percent of Independents and 80 percent of Democrats supporting criminal justice system reform. With an issue so urgent to the nation, 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are being called upon to explain how they will fix the system in which more than 2.3 million people are incarcerated and where African-American citizens are disproportionately and excessively imprisoned and criminalized. Democratic candidate Kamala Harris is speaking out with a solution to overhaul the severely flawed institution if she becomes president.

Former NNPA Chairs Talk Yesterday, Today and the Future: Part One in a series, as the NNPA prepares to Celebrate 80 Years as the Voice of Black America

Whether it’s taking a stand for the Double V campaign during World War II; marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement; or fighting to have a voice in the White House in more recent times, NNPA’s board chairpersons’ responsibilities have historically gone far beyond any standard business definitions.

Student Athlete of the Week: Tara Moore

Tara Moore is a passionate soccer player and is a leader at LACES Middle School. With a 4.0 GPA, she was valedictorian of her class and spoke at her eighth-grade graduation this month. Moore competes in four different soccer teams, including LACES Beyond the Bell Soccer team and on her AYSO United LA Club Team in South Los Angeles. The players on her club team have been playing together since Moore was 10 years old. Her club team went undefeated in the AYSO and become a club team. “They started us at a ranking called Silver League, we were playing

Tulloss Prepares to Lead Baptist Ministers Conference of L.A. and SoCal

Choosing another young minister to head their organization, the Baptist Ministers Conference (BMC) of Los Angeles and Southern California elected the Rev. K.W. Tulloss as president on Jan. 14. He succeeds the Rev. Xavier L. Thompson, the pastor of Southern St. Paul Baptist Church in Los Angeles who stepped down in May 2018 after a five-year tenure as the youngest president in BMC’s history. For the past seven months, the Rev. L.A. Kessee, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church of West Los Angeles, has served as interim president. Tulloss, who is the pastor of Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los