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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 bee…

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

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With Clemency from Former President Donald Trump, Corvain Cooper Resets His Life as Entrepreneur and Community Activist

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Corvain Cooper knows what it is like to be behind prison walls and feel like the people you love the most have forgotten about you. He served seven years of a life sentence for a nonviolent marijauna conviction. Since…

Congresswoman Waters Demands Federal Probe into L.A. Sheriff’s Department “Executioners” Gang

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Staff Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, is calling on  U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to take immediate action in directing the U.S. Department of Justice to …

White Farmers Thwart Plan to Provide Relief to Black Farmers

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Staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s plan to redress decades of loan discrimination by handing out $4 billion in payments to an estimated 16,000 Black farmers has been thwarted by a group of white farmers who ha…

Haitian American Artist Brings His Vision, Gift to State’s COVID Campaign

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Kings’ 2021-22 schedule: 8 games to watch

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Major League Baseball Commits up to $150 Million to Get More Blacks Into the Game

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Two Pastors Merge Churches in Hopes of Healing Racial Divides

Staff A white pastor and a Black pastor in North Carolina have decided to merge their congregations in an attempt to lessen racial divides and create a stronger community on Sundays regardless of racial background. The two pastors, Derrick Hawkins and Jay Stewart recently released a book titled, “Welded: Forming Racial Bonds That Last” chron…
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Bishop Charles Blake Says He Won’t Pursue Another Term as COGIC’s Presiding Prelate and Chief Apostle

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