Lisa Olivia Fitch

Recent Stories

Tease photo

Proposition 52

If passed in November, Proposition 52 would enhance an existing law that imposes fees on hospitals and directs those fees and federal matching funds to hospital-provided Medi-Cal healthcare services.

How zip code impacts your life expectancy

Where you live can contribute to your well-being

Grandma lived in Pasadena until she was 102, and you’re hoping that you’ve inherited those good genes. But, according to the California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities, a 10-year, community engagement initiative which celebrated its “halftime” on April 16, when it comes to health, your zip code matters much more than your genetic code.

Tease photo

‘Subversive Habits’

Exploring the history of Black nuns

During Black History Month, there are a lot of pioneers, heroes, inventors and artists we remember. And every year, we learn more about our history, gaining more pride through that knowledge.

Tease photo

‘Freeze Frame’ tackles issue of gun violence

Special performances of “Freeze Frame,” a play about gun violence written by Debbie Allen,

World AIDS Day

Program targets Black youth

The theme for the 2015 World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, is “The Time to Act is Now,” and on the official U.S. Government website,

Tease photo

Domestic violence: An issue that needs more than a month of awareness

According to the L.A. County District Attorney, domestic violence is one of the most destructive crimes facing our society, because child witnesses are likely to repeat such acts when they become adults. Several local organizations are highlighting that fact during October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

SBA grants awarded

Encourages small businesses to think on global scale

With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside of the United States, many local small businesses are missing out on a huge market.

Tease photo

Empowerment Congress considers chaos or community

Cornel West delivers keynote address

Justice is indivisible. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. And wherever I see injustice, I’m going to take a stand against it whether it’s in Mississippi or in Vietnam.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tease photo

Clinical trials set for breakthrough sickle cell gene therapy technique

Using the patients’ own bone marrow

When you think sickle cell disease, you think of a crippling, painful, life-shortening disease that affects some in the Black community.

Tease photo

‘One Night in Miami …’ after the big Ali fight

The boxer, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X and Jim Brown come together on stage

I must admit, I was not really a big Muhammad Ali fan when I was young. Coming from a Catholic upbringing where quiet humbleness was next to godliness, I guess I thought him too flamboyant, loud and a braggart.

More stories