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40 Acres and a Mall: Crenshaw Community Protests at Homes of Corrupt Racist Gentrifiers Connected to Vladimir Putin & Donald Trump in New York City & Los Angeles Taking Fight for Black Self-Determination National

(New York City, NY & Los Angeles, CA) ━ Downtown Crenshaw Rising (DCR) has taken its actions national, engaging in simultaneous protests in New York and L.A. to stop the sale of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (Crenshaw Mall) involving international conglomerates that are business associates of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. For over a year,…

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A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON VACCINES

A Message Sponsored by Los Angeles County 1. What are the chances the vaccine has any long-term side effects on my health? There are no known long-term negative effects of the vaccine. After you receive your COVID-19 vaccine, you may feel some slight side effects, just like you would after the flu vaccine. Some of…

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The Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion Announces New President/CEO

Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion (LBCEI) announces the successful culmination of their search process with the hiring of a new President/CEO: Byron K. Reed, former SVP and Head of Community & Local Government Relations for CIT/One West Bank. Starting in July 2021, Mr. Reed will utilize his vast community and economic…

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At Least Three Critical Race Theory Statements Proposed for Southern Baptist Meeting

By Adelle M. Banks (RNS) — If he had the chance to turn back time, Pastor Stephen Feinstein says, he might not have proposed Resolution 9. The innocuous-sounding and nonbinding statement adopted by Southern Baptists who attended their 2019 annual meeting has contributed to a fierce battle over critical race theory, an academic approach to understanding…

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Noted Builder and Entrepreneur Charles Quarles Lends Name To Watts Area Business Incubator

(SOUTH LOS ANGELES-CA) Charles Quarles, President of The Bedford Group of Companies, a leading Los Angeles real estate development firm, has lent his    family name to the Quarles Business Opportunity Center (QBOC), a business incubator  focused on assisting minority entrepreneurs in the communities of Watts, Willowbrook, Compton, Carson, and South Los Angeles. An Entrepreneur Educational…

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Watch Your Mail for Economic Impact Payment Cards

January 19, 2021 The Treasury Department and the IRS are issuing millions of second Economic Impact Payments by prepaid debit card to speed delivery of the payments to as many people as possible. If the Get My Payment tool on IRS.gov shows a date that a recipient’s payment was mailed, they should watch their mail for either a paper check or…

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