Area News

Public Notice, A Potential Gold Mine

By Julian Do, EMS “You’re sitting on a gold mine but you don’t know it,” said Wallace Allen, publisher of the African American newspaper Westside Story News, speaking to an EMS workshop for half a dozen ethnic media leaders representing Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, South Asian, and Filipino communities in California. Allen added, “And getting…

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First U.S. Stimulus Payments To Hit Bank Accounts This Weekend: Officials

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans will see the first direct deposits from President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package hit their bank accounts this weekend, Treasury and Internal Revenue Service officials said on Friday. A first tranche of $1,400 stimulus payments was processed Friday, with additional large batches of payments to be sent…

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CHD’s New Documentary, ‘Medical Racism,’ Co-Produced by Rev. Tony Muhammad

The new documentary, “Medical Racism: The New Apartheid” premieres today. You can watch it for free by visiting the “Medical Racism” website. The film is co-produced by Children’s Health Defense, Centner Productions, Kevin Jenkins of the Urban Global Health Alliance, Rev. Tony Muhammad and author/historian Curtis Cost. “Medical Racism” illuminates the shocking history of human experimentation…

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Immigrant Leaves 3-Year Stint In Sanctuary As President Unveils Plan

By Yonat Shimron | Religion News Service An undocumented immigrant who had been living in Columbus Mennonite Church for more than three years went home to her family Feb. 18 after securing assurances she will no longer be an immediate target for deportation. Edith Espinal, a Mexican native and mother of three, had been living at the…

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SoCal: COVID 19 Testing Is Coming to a Black Church Near You

  By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌|‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ The Tabernacle Community Development Corporation (TCDC) in partnership with the Los Angeles County Health Services has launched a new program to expand access to free community-based COVID-19 testing in the Black community. TCDC is setting in motion its effort in some areas of Los Angeles County…

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Celebrate Black History Month with NBC4

By Carol Soudah Join NBC4 in honoring Black History Month in February with a 30-minute special, “Celebrating Black Excellence. Stories will explore, inspire and seek to understand Black history in our community. Stories will also examine the evolution of the civil rights movement, racial inequity in healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic, and spotlight athletes who…

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Noted African American Developers Advance Plans for Angels Landing, a Twin-Tower Hotel Project in the Heart of Downtown L.A.

    LOS ANGELES–PRNewswire/ — Two acclaimed African American developers – Victor MacFarlane of MacFarlane Partners and R. Donahue Peebles of The Peebles Corporation – are doubling-down on their multi-million-dollar effort to bring thousands of new jobs and economic benefits to the nation’s second-largest city as development partners of Angels Landing, their $2 billion twin-tower luxury hotel…

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Passing of Mary Wilson, Founding Member of The Supremes

Mary Wilson, founding and original member of The Supremes, passed away suddenly this evening according to a statement from her longtime friend and publicist, Jay Schwartz. She was at her home in Las Vegas, NV. She was 76. She is survived by: her daughter Turkessa and grandchildren (Mia, Marcanthony, Marina); her son, Pedro Antonio Jr and grandchildren…

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