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LAUSD To Resume High School Sports Competition
March 5, 2021
In accordance with state and local guidelines that cleared the way for a resumption of youth sports, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner this week authorized students aged 13 and older to participate in outdoor competitions. ... read more »
‘THE UNITED STATES vs BILLIE HOLIDAY’ —UNEVEN BUT WORTH SEEING, THANK YOU LEE DANIELS
March 5, 2021
Director Lee Daniels (“Precious”) has taken the audience into his imagined world of the late, great, and deeply complicated Billie Holiday aka Lady Day, in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” with a screenplay written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Suzan-Lori Parks (“Topdog/Underdog”). ... read more »
LeBron James rejects Zlatan’s criticism of activist athletes
March 2, 2021
LeBron James responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s criticism of his political activism with a promise that he will never just shut up and dribble. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar also pointed out that Ibrahimovic clearly didn’t feel the same way about spotlighting social injustices when the soccer great called out racism in his native Sweden just three years ago. ... read more »
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More US churches are committing to racism-linked reparations
December 13, 2020
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas acknowledges that its first bishop in 1859 was a slaveholder. An Episcopal church in New York City erects a plaque noting the building’s creation in 1810 was made possible by wealth resulting from slavery. ... read more »
LA County Revisits the Importance of Mental Health After COVID-19 Surge; The Work of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health is ‘Amplified’ Due to Current State of Pandemic
November 13, 2020
As news of an increase in the spread of the COVID-19 virus arises, it has also heightened the senses of worry about what more can be endured, the outbreak has been a rollercoaster filled with twists and turns. There has been extreme strain put on everyone to have stability and a light shined on the overall quality of life. The County of Los Angeles continue the stride to move into the unknown but with more resources to get the mental help needed on the journey to a new frontier. ... read more »
Military Veterans Find Plenty of Opportunities and Camaraderie at Wells Fargo
November 5, 2020
In a recent interview with BlackPressUSA, Le Nette Rutledge, the head of Military Talent Programs at Wells Fargo, shared her perspective about being a military veteran now serving in the ranks of corporate America. ... read more »
Los Angeles Public Officials Share the Key to Schools Reopening is Managing COVID-19 Case Count; Children Educational Development Takes Priority on State Level
October 22, 2020
There is a highlighted focus on the resurgence of schools. on a state and local level there has been a zoomed in focus on getting schools re-opened. Los Angeles’ school system has now increased to 25% capacity for students with special needs. Younger children that are not able to learn online are qualifying as high needs students and are permitted to go to selected schools that are participating in the cohort program. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Wednesday October 21, 2020 – Brought to you by Black 365
October 21, 2020
Black Fact of the Day: Wednesday October 21, 2020 – Brought to you by Black 365 Physicist and NASA astronaut Ronald McNair was born in Lake City, SC, 1950 Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
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LABOR DAY HOLIDAY TO IMPACT TESTING LOCATION HOURS
September 3, 2020
Residents Urged to Make Appointments Early at Open Locations Due to the Labor Day holiday the following COVID-19 testing sites will be closed: All State-operated testing sites will be closed on Monday, ... read more »
LeBron James And Anthony Davis Lead Lakers To A 2-1 Series Lead Over The Trail Blazers
August 23, 2020
LeBron James’ 38 point-performance in game three of the Lakers’ series over the Blazers led to a 116-108 victory on Saturday inside the Orlando bubble. After James scored just 10 points in the second game, he bounced back to give the Lakers a 2-1 lead in the series.  ... read more »
Justice X Law Group Files Class Action Complaint Against LAPD
August 6, 2020
The dehumanization and dismantling of lives has been occurring for many years and even decades, Dove indicates. He states that Blacks and Latinos are placed in categories that make them less than others. It is part of a systemic injustice that is transpired to the minority community, Dove infers. ... read more »
Michael B. Jordan and Color Of Change Announce Initiative to #ChangeHollywood. 
July 31, 2020
Color Of Change and Michael B. Jordan are launching the #ChangeHollywood initiative to answer calls for action across the industry with infrastructure that will create concrete, measurable solutions towards racial justice. The collaboration between an actor-producer on the inside and racial justice advocates on the outside begins with a roadmap for change that lays out tangible ways to invest in anti-racist content and authentic Black stories, invest in Black talent, and reinvest police funds to support Black communities. Throughout the initiative, companies, executive leadership, staff and talent will be provided with recommendations as well as forthcoming resources to support follow through, including directories, templates, analysis, taskforce convenings, writers’ rooms, consulting sessions, and emerging ideas.  ... read more »
Book Review: Motherhood So White By Nefertiti Austin
July 16, 2020
Motherhood So White is more than a great read, it’s an insider’s view of adoption and foster care from the perspective of an accomplished, unmarried woman of African descent. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Announces ‘Thermal Cameras’ will be Online at Tom Bradley Terminal in LAX
June 22, 2020
The Los Angeles City mayor touched on the significance June 23 brings, LAX will begin piloting a thermal camera technology. The device will be able to track body temperatures of guests, noting anything that is over 100.3 degrees. Garcetti disclosed that fevers are one of the leading symptoms of coronavirus. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day
June 10, 2020
Activist and actor, Harry Belafonte became the first African to win an Emmy Award, 1960 Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
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