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Women Left Behind: Gender Gap Emerges in Africa’s Vaccines
October 15, 2021
the women in Sare Gibel already had heard the rumors on social media: The vaccines could make your blood stop or cause you to miscarry. Women who took it wouldn't get pregnant again. ... read more »
The California Legislative Black Caucus Stands in Strong Support of Governor Newsom
August 12, 2021
The California Legislative Black Caucus strongly opposes the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom and urges all Californians to say “NO” to this unwarranted, ill-advised, and costly recall election. ... read more »
Mitchell Joins LA-Tech to Connect South L.A. Youth with Industry Careers
July 22, 2021
L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell announced a new initiative to connect 100 South L.A. youth to careers in the tech industry. ... read more »
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President Biden Signs Bipartisan Bill to Curb Predatory Lending
July 8, 2021
In recent years, consumer finance protections withered through a series of harsh attacks that either outright rejected or significantly diminished financial guard rails in the marketplace. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: Bill Cosby Urges Black Press to ‘Push Forward’
July 8, 2021
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling to vacate Bill Cosby’s conviction is not only about vindication for the comedian. ... read more »
Bill to End “Slavery” in Prisons Advances in Cal Legislature
July 8, 2021
April Grayson, a policy associate for the Young Women’s Freedom Center and a formerly incarcerated Black woman, who spent 17 years behind bars, said she can’t wait to see the day when the language in Article 1, Section 6 of California’s Constitution is off the books. ... read more »
CHARLOTTE’S LAMELO BALL WINS 2020-21 KIA NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD
June 16, 2021
Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball is the recipient of the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2020-21 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, the NBA announced today. ... read more »
Dispel myths about clinical trials and vaccines to protect the Black community
June 10, 2021
As a clinical research professional, I see that when recruiters for participants in studies encounter hesitancy from the Black community, they presume Tuskegee is the barrier. In my experience personally and professionally, I can say this is an oversimplification. Let's dig deeper. ... read more »
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Detention Service Officer Michael Edward Wall
June 10, 2021
Sirens Screeched, lights were flashing as the procession of vehicles approached the Christ Second Baptist Church of Long Beach escorting the Hearst carrying the casket, to the church, which was packed with friends, family and co-workers waiting to celebrate the Life of Detention Service Officer Michael Edward Wall. ... read more »
Power and Pride to the People!
June 10, 2021
June has become the traditional month for Pride celebrations in honor of the gay and transgender people, including Black and brown gay liberation and transgender rights activists like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, who fought back against harassment and abusive policing in June 1969. ... read more »
New Obamacare Enrollment Nets 1 Million Sign Ups
May 27, 2021
“Since it became law more than a decade ago, the Affordable Care Act has been a lifeline for millions of Americans. The pandemic has demonstrated how badly it is needed and how critical it is that we continue to improve upon it,” President Biden stated. ... read more »
EMILY’s List Celebrates Groundbreakers and History Makers at the WE ARE EMILY Virtual Conference
May 13, 2021
This May, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, will convene  the 2021 annual We Are EMILY Virtual Conference to celebrate women leaders who are groundbreakers and history makers. The conference will feature panel discussions with mayors, state legislators, governors and members of Congress, who will highlight their work to keep the Democratic majority in the 2022 midterm elections and elect more women in statehouses across the country. ... read more »
Vaccine Hesitancy a Major Concern Affecting Black Community
April 29, 2021
When she became eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Dawn Gravely, a Black woman who is a personal trainer, didn’t embrace the opportunity to get vaccinated. She had many questions: Was the vaccine rushed through approval? Is it safe? Will it really make a difference? ... read more »
Muted Mardi Gras: Closed Bars, Barricaded Bourbon Street
April 16, 2021
Music blared from the courtyard of a French Quarter restaurant on Mardi Gras morning but nobody was there to hear it. ... read more »
The Weeknd is Top Nominee for May’s iHeartRadio Music Awards
April 8, 2021
The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are among the top nominees for next month's iHeartRadio Music Awards. ... read more »
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