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L.A. Metro To Host Three Traffic Reduction Study Meetings This Month
February 4, 2021
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold three virtual public meetings this month to present the public with ideas for a potential pilot program to study reducing traffic, ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a mobile vaccination program today aimed at bringing COVID-19 vaccines to neighborhoods with the highest rates of the virus and coronavirus-related deaths.
February 4, 2021
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a mobile vaccination program today aimed at bringing COVID-19 vaccines to neighborhoods with the highest rates of the virus and coronavirus-related deaths. ... read more »
Bank of America Awards Los Angeles Trade Tech $1 Million for Jobs Initiative
February 4, 2021
Los Angeles Trade Tech and Bank of America today announced a new $1 million jobs initiative partnership to help students of color successfully complete the education and training necessary to enter the workforce and embark on a path to success in Southern California. ... read more »
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Kaiser Permanente Commits $1 Million to Promote Racial Equity in Southern California
February 4, 2021
Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated, nonprofit health system, today announced it has awarded $8.15 million to support 40 nonprofit and community-based organizations across the nation. This includes $1 million for 10 organizations in Southern California and is part of a $25 million commitment Kaiser Permanente announced in June to promote health equity and break the cycle of racism-driven stresses that lead to poor health outcomes for its communities. Kaiser Permanente serves 4.7 million members in Southern California. ... read more »
Black Physicians Get Vaccinated to Build Trust in Science Among High-Risk Minority Populations
January 14, 2021
What better way to convince doubting patients than to show them, even the local leading Black physicians will get the COVID vaccine? ... read more »
What’s Holding Up California’s Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines
January 14, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom first acknowledged on Jan. 4 that the state’s vaccine rollout was “not good enough.” As of Jan. 8, less than a third of the over 2 million doses of vaccines that California has received has been administered to eligible residents. ... read more »
The Case for Karen Bass
December 10, 2020
Congresswoman Karen Bass is what American leadership should look like – a changemaker, a bridge-builder, an effective legislator -- Bass comes to this moment as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, with nine years experience representing the people of the 33rd and currently the 37th Congressional District in addition to decades of community organizing. ... read more »
California fire danger eases as winds ease, cooling arrives
December 9, 2020
Wildfire danger eased in Southern California on Wednesday as warm and dry Santa Ana winds faded and developing onshore flow was expected to spread cooling inland. ... read more »
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Dialyses Nurses: Prop 23 Poses Grave Threat to Black Patients
October 22, 2020
If passed, Proposition 23 would require all kidney dialysis clinics to have a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant on site during dialysis treatment. It would also prohibit clinics from reducing their services without state approval and make it illegal for them to refuse treatment for patients based on their insurance or payment source.  ... read more »
Air Quality Board Votes to Assist South Los Angeles with Pollution Issues
October 9, 2020
The South Coast Air Quality Management District's Governing Board voted today to add South Los Angeles to a list of areas considered disproportionately affected by pollution and in need of assistance. ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente Becomes First Carbon-Neutral Health System in the U.S.
September 14, 2020
The organization’s mission to improve individual and community health drives its longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability and slowing climate change ... read more »
PBS SoCal Premieres ‘Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story’ Celebrating Life and Work of Iconic African American Architect
February 21, 2020
PBS SoCal, Southern California's home for the premieres of new PBS programs, hosted the world premiere of the new documentary Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story on Feb. 3 at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles. Over 175 guests attended the red-carpet event and standing room only screening and panel discussion that included legendary music producer Quincy Jones, Disney CEO and Williams’ homeowner Robert Iger, as well as Williams’ grandchildren Paul Hudson, Gayle Harvey Beavers and Karen Hudson-Freeman. ... read more / view gallery »
Social Enterprise Everytable Secures $2.5 Million in Program-Related Investments from Annenberg Foundation and The California Wellness Foundation
February 14, 2020
 Everytable, the Los Angeles-based social enterprise seeking to end food inequality by making healthy food affordable, convenient and accessible for all, has received a total of $2.5 million in program-related investments (PRI) from Annenberg Foundation and The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) to support the development and implementation of a pioneering social equity franchise program. The $1.5 million in funding from Cal Wellness and $1 million from the Annenberg Foundation will allow Everytable to foster economic empowerment among entrepreneurs from marginalized communities. Everytable plans to open 25 franchises owned by entrepreneurs of color from underserved neighborhoods in Southern California over the next five years. ... read more »
USC Stuns Stanford with 82-78 Comeback Overtime Win
January 24, 2020
In a tale of two halves, USC sophomore guard Elijah Weaver gave the Trojans life when the game was on the line in the closing seconds. ... read more »
Elected Officials, VIP Sponsors and Special Guests Get Their Taste of Soul On ‘The Shaw’
November 7, 2019
The prestigious group reveled in their opportunity to become one with the people in our community, sharing in some of the best food, music, and African American / multi-ethnic culture the city has to offer. ... read more »
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