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Black in School: Why Do CA Black Students Face Half a Billion Dollar School Funding Gap Amid Resurging Coronavirus?

Dr. Margaret Fortune — President/CEO of Fortune School I cannot aptly describe just how complicated running a school has become in the era of COVID-19.  New categories of jobs have been created in schools just to contact trace, test, and track the escalation of the virus as it spreads.  The county health department …
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A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON COVID-19 TESTING

A Message Sponsored by Los Angeles County   A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON COVID-19 TESTING Dr. Erika Flores Uribe, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services   How does COVID-19 testing help me prevent the spread of the virus? Getting tested for COVID-19 helps you know if you have the coronavirus and prevents you from sp…
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New Strain of Covid Proving Fatal to Unvaccinated People

Manny Otiko | California Black Media  Don’t put away that mask. While the American public might be celebrating the lifting of the tightest COVID-19 restrictions in most parts of the United States, the coronavirus pandemic is far from over. According to medical doctors, the United States is currently dealing with a n…
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A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON VACCINES

A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON VACCINES   Dr. Eloisa Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health What are the chances the vaccine has any long-term side effects on my health? After you receive your COVID-19 vaccine, you may feel some slight side effects, just like you would after the flu vaccine. Some of the most…
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A Doctor’s Note On Vaccines

A Message Sponsored by Los Angeles County   Dr. Eloisa Gonzales, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Q: Can I get the Pfizer vaccine for my 1st dose and Moderna for my 2nd or vice versa? A: No. You must get the same type of vaccine for both doses. The efficacy of the vaccine will be impacted if you d…
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Stay Home for the Holidays: Gov Tightens COVID-19 Rules 

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media  As COVID-19 case numbers climb, California has imposed tighter restrictions and ordered a ordered a statewide mask mandate, while advising residents to stay home. Out of the 58 California counties, 41 are now at the state’s most restrictive, or purple, tier, includi…
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As You Renew Your Health Care Coverage, Don’t Expect New Restrictions 

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media  Californians can rest easy. With a little over two months to go until the state’s open enrollment period for 2021 ends on Jan. 31, 2021, expect no new restrictions to your health care coverage options.  It is not likely that the latest challenge to the Affor…
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As You Renew Your Health Care Coverage, Don’t Expect New Restrictions 

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media  Californians can rest easy. With a little over two months to go until the state’s open enrollment period for 2021 ends on Jan. 31, 2021, expect no new restrictions to your health care coverage options.  It is not likely that the latest challenge to the Affor…
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L.A. County takes first steps toward new youth justice department

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to take the first steps in transitioning to a rehabilitative, ‘care-first’ model of juvenile justice, a plan expected to ultimately move funding and responsibility out of the probation department and into a new Department of Youth Development by 2025….

New Report Recommends Colon Screening at age 45

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine—is officially recommending that the screening for colorectal cancer be lowered from 50 to 45 to reduce the risk of colon cancer deaths.       Colorectal c…
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Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Invests $335 Million in New Behavioral Health Center

Staff The original Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital building is now the Mark Ridley-Thomas Behavioral Health Center, a new and innovative healthcare facility. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in collaboration with county partners to celebrate the state’s first ever licensed B…
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New Program Provides Laundry Services for Unhoused Angelenos

Staff SoCalGas has partnered with The Laundry Truck LA (TLTLA) to provide free laundry services for unhoused L.A. residents. The initiative will consist of a mobile trailer fully equipped with five sets of washers and dryers, a folding station, and a water heater. With the addition of the new trailer, TLTLA is e…


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