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COVID Vaccines Available for Children Under 4 Years Old as the Start of School Year Nears

Edward Henderson | California Black Media As parents across California focus on purchasing new clothes, school supplies and technological aids for their children for the coming school year, public health officials and healthcare professionals are asking them to consider the COVID-19 vaccine a back-to-school essent…
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‘The Mandela Act’ Aims to Set Clear Definition of Solitary Confinement in CA Prisons

Edward Henderson | California Black Media Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), a member of the California Legislative Black Caucus and Chair of theAssembly Appropriations Committee, has proposed legislation that would restrict prisons from holding people in solitary confinement, or all-day isolation for more …
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Faith to Fitness: What Ernestine Shepherd—The World’s Oldest Competitive Body Builder—Can Teach Us All About Aging

D.T. Carson          At 86, Ernestine Shepherd is in better shape than most half her age and for anyone who meets or sees her and does the typical double take upon hearing her age, she is a walking, breathing example of how staying fit can also be age-defying. “When people see me at class, the first thing they ask …
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Metro’s Hyde Park Station Dedicated to Nipsey Hussle

The tributes to the Nipsey Hussle continue as local elected leaders and community residents turned out over the weekend to dedicate Metro’s new Hyde Park Station to the late rapper who was laid to rest three years ago. The station on the K line is located between the intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson —where Huss…
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New Report: California Housing Costs Impose Greater Burden On Women, Especially Black Women

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Gender Equity Policy Institute (GEPI) released a new report, Gender and Housing in California, which reveals women disproportionately struggle with housing costs in California – particularly Black and Latina women, single mothers, and elderly women who live alone. “California sorely needs gen…
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After 874 Days, the U.S. Department of Justice Files Charges Against Four Officers in Breonna Taylor’s Death

D.T. Carson For the last 874 days, Tamika Palmer has been waiting for justice to be served in the case of her 26-year old daughter, Breonna Taylor, who was killed in a fatal raid on her Louisville, Kentucky apartment in 2020. Today, the U.S. Department of Justice charged four former and current Louisville police of…
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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Endorse Congresswoman Karen Bass

Staff In what is a major “get” in any mayoral campaign, Congresswoman Karen Bass has landed the endorsements of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. “We are endorsing Karen Bass for Los Angeles Mayor because we are eager to continue to partner with her on innovative strategies to reduce homelessnes…
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The California Department of Aging: There Is Help for Elder Californians

  Aldon Thomas Stiles | California Black Media The Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Commission on Social Action held a community meeting on aging last Thursday in San Bernardino with representatives from the California Department of Aging (CDA) and the Bernardino County’s Department of Aging an…
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What You Should Know About the New 9-8-8 Suicide Prevention Line

Aldon Thomas Stiles | California Black Media On July 16, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline hotline officially became the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. The service also launched a new quick dial hotline number for California residents. Californians can now call or text 9-8-8 any time of day, seven days a…
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Study Finds That Pandemic Has Lowered the Life Expectancy of Black Californians

Edward Henderson | California Black Media If you follow social media or if when you’re out in public and count the number of masks being worn, you might conclude that the COVID-19 pandemic is over. People have resumed posting pictures of their summer vacations and family gatherings. Fourth of July celebrations and …
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San Bernardino Police Avoid DOJ Investigation by Claiming Black Man They Shot Had a Gun

  Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌|‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ The officer-involved shooting of 23-year-old Rob Marquise Adams in San Bernardino on July 16 has put the spotlight on a law that requires state prosecutors in California to investigate such incidents. Authored by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacrame…
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Honors Set for Earl “Skip” Cooper After 50 Years of Service to the BBA

  Staff On August 30, L.A.’s Black community will be giving retired Black Business Association (BBA) President Skip Cooper his flowers for five decades of service in the African American business community. Cooper who was named president of the BBA in 1976—a title he held until he announced his retirement in J…


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