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Homelessness and housing insecurity among former prisoners

It’s not a secret. The rate of homelessness in Los Angeles surpasses nearly every major city in the country. If you need an example, visit Downtown and travel the grimy streets littered with dozens of poverty-stricken castaways. Military veterans account ...

Homelessness and housing insecurity among former prisoners

It’s not a secret. The rate of homelessness in Los Angeles surpasses nearly every major city in the country. If you need an example, visit Downtown and travel the grimy streets littered with dozens of poverty-stricken castaways. Military veterans account ...

Medical issues among African Americans encourage doctors to discover solutions

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Watts is taking bold steps to break through the barriers to good health within the African American community. And there is good reason why this proactive stance is so important, because the Black ...

Medical issues among African Americans encourage doctors to discover solutions

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Watts is taking bold steps to break through the barriers to good health within the African American community.

Neighborhood Watch provides important tools to keep family, community safe

Neighborhood Watch, Block Watch or Crime Watch—whatever the term may be—is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. Having a safe, secure and informed neighborhood whose members communicate is a helpful and ...

Moving sports franchises has differing effects on local Black businesses

Folks in Oakland have something to smile about—the Golden State Warriors reclaiming the NBA championship—and something to be sad about—the Oakland Raiders heading to Las Vegas. But even Oakland’s NBA championship has its downside. Plans are underway to move the ...

Cities and states band together to continue climate change fight

Cities across the nation and around the world are taking action against global warming as they recognize that climate change has tremendous implications for the livability, competitiveness and resilience of communities. Climate science has shown for decades that the earth ...

Night Riders

The sharp vibration of my cell phone snapped me awake at 3 a.m. It was Thursday morning, and I was annoyed. “Hello,” I answered groggily. “Hey, man. Did I wake you up?” “Absolutely.” “Sorry bout that. It’s me, C-Weed.” “Yeah, ...

Summer nutrition programs strive to keep kids healthy and engaged

Access to healthy food through summer nutrition programs is of increasing importance in improving a child’s daily nutrition and maintaining proper food security.

The ‘Black sound’ defines popular music for America and the world

America began as a land in search of an identity. Colonial America, for instance, had no uniformity in the arts—specifically literature—because the newly-arrived White citizens hailed from Europe and could only reflect on past tales of Elizabethan lore. Once across ...

The role of the father is changing in the 21st century household

The American family is ever-changing. The “Modern Family,” if you will, finds fathers taking on a much more active role in caring for children inside and outside of the house.

The role of the father is changing in the 21st century household

The American family is ever-changing. The “Modern Family,” if you will, finds fathers taking on a much more active role in caring for children in and out of the house.

Early athletics can provide children with many important life lessons

In Ancient Greece, Aristotle promoted the benefits of a “sound mind and a sound body.” That correlation is true today, especially for young people. Allowing your children to participate in youth sports is an outstanding opportunity to explore and develop ...

Voices in the crowd

With the hoopla bestowed upon the film and television industries located here, it is easy to forget that Los Angeles is a leading market for the music industry. The individuals profiled here are just three of the legions of melody ...

Fun reading during summer break can improve child’s classroom work

Summer reading can provide a wealth of help to any student returning to school in the fall. Every school district nationwide and their partners with the city library will agree that students who pick up three to four books during ...

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