Monday, February 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – Assemblymember  Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, has introduced, a new bill, AB 3121. It calls for setting up a task force to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans.

“Existing law,” the language of the legislation reads, “requests the Regents of the University of California to assemble a colloquium of scholars to draft a research proposal to analyze the economic benefits of slavery that accrued to owners and the businesses, including insurance companies and their subsidiaries.”

AB 3121 requires eight members appointed to the task force.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

An excerpt from ABC7 News

Friday, January 17, 2020

An excerpt from the LA Sentinel

From fighting the state’s homelessness crisis to supporting low-performing schools and cutting taxes on small businesses, Gov. Gavin Newsom made a number of bold proposals in his budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

One of the plans that stood out is the state’s effort to rethink incarceration.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

An excerpt from the Daily Breeze

The meeting began with a moment of silence to remember the six people who were killed in a New Jersey shooting.

The country's latest episode of mass gun violence occured just hours before nearly 50 students and community members met Tuesday night, Dec. 10, at Banning High School in Wilmington for a town hall to discuss that very issue.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

An excerpt from My News LA

California is establishing a network of clinics for adults with Sickle Cell Disease statewide, expanding services for those affected by the debilitating disease.

The launch marks the grand opening of a new clinic site at the MLK Jr. Outpatient Center in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors named the new clinic after Jeffrey Smith, the son of Gil Smith, Founding Mayor of the City of Carson, who died from SCD complications in 1982 at the age of 23. These milestones come three years after the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services first opened the adult SCD clinic at MLK Jr. Outpatient Center in Los Angeles, with its partners the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation and the Center for Inherited Blood Disorders.

Now with a commitment of $15 million, Californians across the state with SCD will finally receive the quality health care they deserve, according to a statement.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

An excerpt from Black Voice News

Sunday, October 20, 2019

An excerpt from Yahoo Finance

Alex Medina, APLA Health

Los Angeles, Oct. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today AIDS Walk Los Angeles held its 35th annual walk that raised vital funds that help to build support and awareness of the continuing need to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Ten thousand participants, volunteers and sponsors raised nearly $1.6 million. Individuals are able to increase that amount by donating before November 15, 2019.

This year’s AIDS Walk Los Angeles was the first to be managed in-house by APLA Health, which has been the beneficiary of the walk since its inception. The theme for 2019 is “AIDS Has Met Its March,” which calls upon participants to continue the fight in its efforts to make AIDS history.