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Black Fact of the Day: Sunday September 6, 2020 – Brought to you by Black 365
September 6, 2020
Black Fact of the Day: Sunday September 6, 2020 - Brought to you by Black 365 Frederick Douglass gave a speech at the Republican National Convention that is credited for helping African Americans get the right to vote, 1866 Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Friday August 7, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
August 7, 2020
August 7: The first African American to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, Ralph J. Bunche, was born in Detroit, MI, 1904 ... read more »
State Sen. Holly Mitchell, MLK CEO Joined Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies Workshop for Deep Dive Discussion on Birth Inequities in Los Angeles
July 29, 2020
The Honorable Holly J. Mitchell delivered opening remarks and discussed SB 464, the California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act. Mitchell shared how she authored the bill and shepherded its passage. She also shared her vision for respectful, equitable maternity care especially for Black mothers, and her steadfast support and call to action for perinatal care providers. ... read more »
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NBA EXTENDS COMMUNITY TESTING PROGRAM AS PART OF 2019-20 SEASON RESTART IN ORLANDO
July 29, 2020
The NBA announced today a new community testing program providing thousands of no-cost COVID-19 PCR tests in Orlando, Fla. and team markets nationwide.  The program, which is a part of NBA Together, the league’s global community and social engagement campaign that aims to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families and fans in response to the coronavirus pandemic, tipped off earlier this month and will run through August.  The Health and Safety Protocols for the Resumption of the 2019-20 NBA Season, which were finalized with the National Basketball Players Association in June, included plans for several community testing programs. ... read more »
Four Plead to Voter Fraud Scheme on Skid Row
July 29, 2020
Four men have admitted their role in a scheme where money and cigarettes were offered to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today. ... read more »
Maternity Care at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Ranks Among the Best in the Nation
July 23, 2020
West Los Angeles was one of 22 Kaiser Permanente hospitals recognized among the “Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2020” by Newsweek magazine. The elite designation, awarded to only 231 hospitals in the United States, identifies leading maternity care programs based on rigorous quality and safety standards. Kaiser Permanente hospitals represent nearly 10% of those named to the prestigious list nationwide – and 44.4% of those listed in California.  ... read more »
Rep. Waters Recognizes National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing & Awareness Day
July 23, 2020
This week, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the Financial Services Committee and a leading advocate in Congress for HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and treatment, introduced a resolution in recognition of National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day, which is celebrated every year on July 21st.    ... read more »
NAACP Announces Virtual March on Washington to Channel Momentum for Police Accountability and Voter Mobilization
July 23, 2020
The virtual march -- which will bring forward a bold National Black agenda -- will take place on August 28th, 2020, the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. Accompanying virtual events with music performances and keynote speakers will also take place on the nights of August 27th and 28th.   ... read more »
Sneaker Culture is Focus of Outreach to Youth by ArtCenter College of Design
June 18, 2020
ArtCenter College of Design will provide free Sneaker Science workshops to kids ages 11 through 18 to encourage them to pursue higher education and, ultimately careers in the creative economy. Leveraging the tremendous popularity of the sneaker culture, the College hopes to raise awareness among middle and high school students about degree programs and professional opportunities in the footwear field.  ... read more »
JPMorgan Chase teams with Brotherhood Crusade to develop new workforce skills in response to pandemic
June 11, 2020
JPMorgan Chase has made a $160,000 commitment to the Brotherhood Crusade’s COVID-19 community relief efforts in response to the increasing economic disparities in South Los Angeles caused by the pandemic. The firm’s investment will focus on new workforce skills development and training. The funds will help the Brotherhood Crusade to deliver coaching, training and career transition to support disconnected youth, and underemployed and unemployed families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis across South Los Angeles.   ... read more »
Prioritize the Health of Black Americans
June 11, 2020
Public health concerns have taken a backseat in conversations about reopening our economy and returning to what we fondly remember as “normal life”. Memorial Day historically signals the unofficial start of summer and because COVID-19 cases were on the decline, many hoped it would also mark the beginning of a return to normalcy. Even before the Governor and Mayor began lifting restrictions, some residents dismissed the stay at home orders. On Memorial Day weekend, people flocked to beaches and parks in droves, hosted gatherings with more than ten people in attendance, and did so without wearing protective face masks. ... read more »
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson’s Statement on the Death of George Floyd
June 4, 2020
“As a Black man who watched the George Floyd take his last breath while the 200 lb. weight of a police officer was leveraged on his neck for 8 minutes, I was overwhelmed with pain and anger. George repeatedly pleaded that he could not breathe as two other officers held him down in that fatal position. Another Minneapolis officer watched as his body succumbed to the attack and went limp.  ... read more »
Compton United Offers Help To Residents During Pandemic
May 14, 2020
On Saturday, May 9, Compton United joined Mayor Aja Brown, Councilmembers Michelle Chambers and Tana McCoy in distributing much-needed supplies to residents during the coronavirus pandemic. With events staggered throughout the day in different parts of the city that is home to 100,000 people, residents were able to get diapers, food, hand sanitizer, water, and more for free. Los Angeles Councilmember and candidate for Supervisor Herb Wesson brought hundreds of Mother’s Day gift bags to each of the three events that took place at Gonzales Park, Compton Career Link, and Burrell-MacDonald Park.  Dr. Alan-Michael Graves, Director of National Programs of the Good Plus Foundation, donated thousands of diapers to the event.  ... read more »
California State Senator Steven Bradford Secures $25,000 Contribution from Phillips 66 and Participates in Food Giveaway
May 14, 2020
State Senator Steven Bradford (35th District) helped secure a donation of $25,000 to the Gardena Carson Family YMCA through a grant from the Crisis Response Community Relief Project of Phillips 66. The check presentation occurred at the YMCA food giveaway today. Senator Bradford and over 20 volunteers handed out food and fresh produce to hundreds of residents while practicing safe social distancing. ... read more »
Councilmember Harris Dawson Brings Successful Small Business Accelerator to South LA
May 14, 2020
South Los Angeles businesses are experiencing a renaissance. COVID-19 has presented obstacles and setbacks, however, our community is resilient and local leaders are leveraging every available resource to support entrepreneurs and ensure they can thrive despite this crisis. Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson has partnered with Grid110 to support emerging South LA entrepreneurs and businesses. Grid110 is an accelerator aimed at helping new entrepreneurs build and grow strong, sustainable businesses and established business owners take their ventures to the next level. ... read more »
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