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UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Professor and Grad Student Recognized
June 30, 2022
A professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has been honored with a lifetime achievement award for her dedication to women’s health, including maternal health and maternal-fetal care. ... read more »
USC Includes Community Input for nationwide search for its next Department of Public Safety Chief
February 16, 2022
Following the retirement of Chief John Thomas last month, the University of Southern California (USC) announced a nationwide search for its next Department of Public Safety (DPS) Chief. As of Monday, February 14, Associate Senior Vice President, Safety and Risk Assurance, Dr. Erroll G. Southers has been leading focused meetings that are open to the public. ... read more »
College Track Opens Third L.A. Center, Expands Advisory Board and University Partnerships
January 20, 2022
College Track Crenshaw opened on January 12 and welcomed its first cohort of 60 students from Dorsey, L.A. Promise Charter and Crenshaw High Schools. ... read more »
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Mayor Garcetti Appoints Taelor Bakewell to Housing Authority Commission
July 8, 2021
Taelor Bakewell represents a strong voice for the Black community as the newly commissioned board member for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). Bakewell pulls strength and motivation from her loved ones and incorporates that support into bigger strides for improvement within the City of Los Angeles. Commissioner Bakewell was appointed to HACLA’s Board on May 25, 2021. ... read more »
Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke: A Legacy of First in LA Politics
February 25, 2021
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke is well acquainted with being the “first.”  Throughout her extensive public service career, she garnered multiple “firsts” as she spearheaded initiatives for the betterment of minorities, women and all people.   ... read more »
CSUSB associate vice president appointed vice chair of the board of directors for Leadership California
January 28, 2021
Kimberly Shiner, the associate vice president for University Development at Cal State San Bernardino, has been appointed vice president for the executive board of Leadership California, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the representation and influence of diverse women leaders across the state of California. ... read more »
Mellody Hobson, Accomplished Black Businesswoman Named Chairwoman of the Board of Starbucks
December 17, 2020
Mellody Hobson, a Princeton graduate who in 2019 earned the Woodrow Wilson Award, the university's highest honor, was named Chairwoman of the Board of Starbucks. ... read more »
Report: Black People Stopped, Arrested Three Times More Than Whites, Latinos
October 9, 2020
   A report released today by USC found that people of color across all Los Angeles County neighborhoods were stopped by police at higher rates than other groups, and that Black people were stopped and arrested three times as often as whites and Latinos. ... read more »
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U.S. Commerce Department Announces $13 Million in Investments to Support U.S. Manufacturers Negatively Affected by Increased Imports
September 14, 2020
Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced $13 million in U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants to support 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs) that help manufacturers affected by imports adjust to increasing global competition. The TAACs, which each service multiple states, are located in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials Collaborate with USC Research Program; Results show Extreme Increase in COVID-19 Case Rate
April 20, 2020
Monday, April 20. Los Angeles City Officials welcomed lead researcher Neeraj Sood from University of Southern California. He provided in depth scientific research about COVID-19. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health disclosed updated statistics surrounding the coronavirus outbreak happening across the Los Angeles Region. The results from the research conducted by USC discovered that L.A. is still in the preliminary stages of the pandemic. ... read more »
Black Los Angeles Makes Demands in Light of COVID-19 and Rates of Black Death
April 16, 2020
In response to community pressure, last week, Los Angeles County released initial racial data on who is contracting and dying from COVID-19. The rate of Black death is twice the Black population share. Black people constitute 9% of the population, but 17% of the County’s COVID-19 deaths. While trillions of dollars are being spent on the crisis and there is no shortage of local, state, and federal initiatives, resources are not being directed to meet the particular needs of the Black community. The disproportionate and deadly impact of COVID-19 on the Black community magnifies what we have known, that “underlying conditions” result from an enduring system of racial apartheid and oppression. ... read more »
Golden Globe Awards Blackout — Travesty or Testament?
January 16, 2020
Black talent being shut out of the Golden Globes is not just a travesty but also a testament to the power of the work and the narratives being told that challenge the status quo. Why folks assume that awards shows invested in the same media industries that continue to perpetuate and recycle the vilest stereotypes of black identity and behavior would somehow acknowledge the stories, performances and behind-the-scenes work that challenges dominant ways of thinking about Black people on and off-screen is befuddling. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Dr Lawrence H Moore
May 16, 2019
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Heather Hutt Talks About Her New Role as State Director for Senator Harris
April 18, 2019
A California, particularly a Los Angeles native, Hutt has spent her life and career fighting for the residents in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
The Black Women Jailed for ‘Stealing’ an Education, The Inequity of the Elite College Admissions Scam
March 21, 2019
“… she wanted a better life for her son, so she enrolled him in the Norwalk public schools despite having no real ties to the city. ‘When the city found out that it was spending its money educating her boy, it demanded that Ms. McDowell be charged with a crime,’ Pattis said. ‘Norwalk prosecutors, known statewide for an unreasoning mean-streak, obliged. She was charged with first-degree larceny,’ said Norm Pattis, a trial lawyer who is fighting for freedom “one client at a time.” ... read more »

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