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Sister of Nurse Responsible for Horrific Windsor Hills Crash Sheds Light on Mental Health Struggles

Kisha Smith As Nicole Linton sits awaiting trial for the fiery crash that killed five —including an 11-month old toddler and a pregnant mother, her own family is struggling to come to grips with the tragedy while expressing their deepest sympathies to the relatives of the victims and opening up about what they feel…
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AG Bonta Releases Racial Data Critical for Policymakers, Law Enforcement

McKenzie Jackson | California Black Media   One hundred and ten African Americans died or suffered serious bodily injury during encounters with law enforcement officers in the Golden State over the course of the last year. Blacks made up 16.7 % of the civilians that were killed or suffered severe injury injured dur…
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Sounding the Alarm: Will We Become the Next Flint, Michigan or Jackson, Mississippi?

Keith DeLawder Like much of the western United States, California is in the midst of what experts are calling a “megadrought”, claiming that the last 22 years has marked the driest period since records started being kept nearly 1,200 years ago. While lack of water may affect all citizens equally– and as lawmakers i…
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Supervisor Holly Mitchell to Address Actions Aimed at Reducing Speeding Following Tragic Windsor Hills Crash

A deadly combination of dramatic increases in speeding and reckless driving in the City of Angels have been cited as key factors in the rise of traffic deaths and accidents, but none rocked the city more than that of the fatal Windsor Hills crash last month that left five people and an unborn infant dead. Nicole Li…
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California Senate Gets Second Chance to Pass Prison Slavery Bill This Week

Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌|‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ On June 23, the California Senate rejected a constitutional amendment to remove language in the state Constitution that allows involuntary servitude as punishment to a crime with a 21-6 vote. A day later, the legislation’s sponsors went back to the drawing bo…
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Generation Z Sparking the ‘Great Resignation’ as Employers Realize Shortages

Stacy M. Brown/ NNPA Newswire The pandemic has spurred the Great Resignation phenomenon, and it is still on. Many workers have continued to resign and switch jobs, and the pandemic reportedly has changed what matters to employees and what they want from their jobs – leading to a disconnect between leaders and worker…
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South L.A. Church Blesses City With $20,000 in Free Gasoline

As gas prices continue to surge in California—surpassing even the federal minimum wage of $7.25 at some Los Angeles gas stations and topping $8 at a downtown station—one South L.A. church is doing what it can to provide at least some temporary relief for those burdened by the pain at the pump. On June 18, the Mt. Zi…

Hundreds of Compton Residents Chosen for Guaranteed Income Program

Dianne Lugo Compton has joined in participating in a successful program to grant some of its residents a guaranteed income, no strings attached. 800 residents of the city have been feeling some relief since January as a part of Mayor Aja Brown’s program that offers them $300 to $600 every month for the next two year…

Pastor Tyron Robinson Named to Succeed Bishop Paul Morton

Staff Last year, nationally renowned pastor and gospel singer Bishop Paul S. Morton announced he would step down as senior pastor of the Changing a Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church megachurch in Atlanta and the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in July on his 70th birthday. But with the advent of t…

New Fund Will Grant $10,000 to Struggling Local Business Owners

Staff More relief for local Los Angeles small business owners is on the way. A new fund, the LA Regional COVID Fund, for small brick-and-mortar businesses, specifically in the personal care and retail sectors, has been launched. A total of $4.7 million in financial aid will be available through the “Keep our Shops o…

Probe Into Prison Deaths Ends Up Uncovering $8 Billion in Untracked State Money

Aldon Thomas Stiles | California Black Media What started out as an investigation into inmate deaths in some of California’s county jails led to an audit that uncovered severe overcrowding, a lack of mental health resources, and $8 billion in state funds for which three county Sheriff’s offices cannot properly accou…

Despite Massively Successful Fundraising Efforts, Community Group Fails to Purchase Crenshaw Mall

Dianne Lugo The saga of the historic Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza ownership continues with local Black community organizers now speaking out against the Deutsche Bank. Previously, the large coalition of local and Black community organizations and advocates thwarted the purchase and redevelopment of the Crenshaw Mall…


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