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Covid-19 Is An Urgent Reminder That Food Insecurity Is a Pressing Problem
May 28, 2020
We knew many of our fellow Angelenos worked on the margins of the previously healthy economy, but that reality didn’t hit home until we saw reports that less than half of adults in Los Angeles County had a job post pandemic. We all probably had at least heard that minorities had worse health outcomes than white Americans, but perhaps that didn’t really register until statistics about the shockingly high death rates of black and Latinos from Covid-19 became reality.  ... read more »
NNPA Publishers Honor Marjorie Parham, a Living Legend of the Black Press
July 11, 2019
Parham, who turned 101 in February, spent more than three decades as publisher of the Cincinnati Herald, which was established in 1955 and counts as the longest running African American newspaper in the city ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 1, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 1, 2019
On this day June 1, 1980, news of the attempted assassination of Vernon Jordan highlighted the first-ever broadcast of CNN. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 29, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 29, 2019
  On this day May 28, 1980, Civil Rights leader and presidential advisor Vernon Jordan survived an assassination attempt. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Shirley Chisholm’s Historic Legacy Broke the Glass Ceiling for African American Women in Politics  
February 14, 2019
Today, African American women are leading the country as mayors, senators, congresswomen, state legislatures, and lawmakers. However it was Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, who is known for breaking the glass ceiling for African American women in politics. This Black History Month, the Los Angeles Sentinel looks back on the life of Chisholm and her political leadership.    ... read more »
What Do Black Parents Want?
January 24, 2019
Black parents want a quality education for their children.  But countless demands that their children have a right to such an education typically fall on deaf ears, even though Black students remain disproportionately at the lowest achievement levels.  Low achieving students should be the chief target of education reform, but non-English and limited English-speaking students in Los Angeles (LAUSD) receive far more resources than Black students. ... read more »
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