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For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC) officially had no COVID positi...
05/04/2022
AV Hospital reports no COVID-positive cases - Our Weekly

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC) officially had no COVID positive patients in the hospital, officials announced.

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC) officially had no COVID positive patients in the hospital, officials announced. “Although the patient count […]

The California State Parent Teacher Association (California PTA) has officially joined the Campaign to Protect Californi...
05/04/2022
California State Parent Teacher Association Endorses a “YES” Vote on November Ballot Measure to Protect Kids from Big Tobacco - Our Weekly

The California State Parent Teacher Association (California PTA) has officially joined the Campaign to Protect California Kids in urging voters to say “YES” on a November ballot initiative that will protect kids from Big Tobacco.

The California State Parent Teacher Association (California PTA) has officially joined the Campaign to Protect California Kids in urging voters to say “YES” on a November ballot initiative that will […]

The National Urban League released its annual report on the State of Black America on Tuesday, and its findings are grim...
04/20/2022
National Urban League says state of Black America is grim - Our Weekly

The National Urban League released its annual report on the State of Black America on Tuesday, and its findings are grim. This year’s Equality Index shows Black people still get only 73.9 percent of the American pie White people enjoy, reports Associated Press.

While Blacks have made economic and health gains, they’ve slipped farther behind Whites in education, social justice and civic engagement since this index was launched in 2005. A compendium of average outcomes by race in many aspects of life, it shows just how hard it is for people of color to overcome systemic racism, the civil rights organization says.

The National Urban League released its annual report on the State of Black America on Tuesday, and its findings are grim. This year’s Equality Index shows Black people still get […]

There’s enough stress in our lives, kitchens for many are a place to zen out, cook, have some wine and mentally detox fr...
04/20/2022
Keep the kitchen zen - Our Weekly

There’s enough stress in our lives, kitchens for many are a place to zen out, cook, have some wine and mentally detox from the day. When the kitchen is cluttered, a mess, and unorganized it could cause some extra, unneeded internal stress.

Spring or not, this should be a quarterly project to dive into. Decluttering the kitchen — the fridge and cabinets, etc. — can be very overwhelming, especially when you do not want to waste anything.

Many have overstocked on goods recently, even forgot what was actually stored, and finding necessities seems to be near impossible. Just like a closet, refrigerators and cabinets are usually very overwhelming.

There’s enough stress in our lives, kitchens for many are a place to zen out, cook, have some wine and mentally detox from the day. When the kitchen is cluttered, […]

Alejandro Giraldo was suspended after cellphone video circulated on social media in March 2019 showing him tackling Dyma...
04/19/2022
Miami officer convicted in violent arrest of Black woman - Our Weekly

Alejandro Giraldo was suspended after cellphone video circulated on social media in March 2019 showing him tackling Dyma Loving, who had called police to report that a neighbor had pointed a shotgun at her. Police body cameras also recorded the encounter.

A jury took just over an hour to convict a Miami-Dade officer of felony battery and official misconduct in the rough arrest of a Black woman who had called police for help, […]

A whopping eight elections-related bills that Republicans in Wisconsin’s state legislature passed have now been vetoed b...
04/19/2022
Wisconsin governor shuts down Republican attempt at altering voting rights - Our Weekly

A whopping eight elections-related bills that Republicans in Wisconsin’s state legislature passed have now been vetoed by the state’s Democratic Governor Tony Evers, who effectively ended the legislative pushes, for now, because the Republicans behind the efforts do not have sufficient support for their proposals to override his vetoes.

A whopping eight elections-related bills that Republicans in Wisconsin’s state legislature passed have now been vetoed by the state’s Democratic Governor Tony Evers, who effectively ended the legislative pushes, for […]

Chambers, 36, had been known for viral posts on social media, calling out local politicians and fighting for communities...
04/19/2022
Activist Gary Chambers trying to become Louisian’s first Black senator - Our Weekly

Chambers, 36, had been known for viral posts on social media, calling out local politicians and fighting for communities of color. Now he is gaining attention for smoking marijuana and burning the Confederate flag in his campaign ads.

Gary Chambers Jr. said he is tired of his home state of Louisiana being ranked poorly — when it comes to health, education, infrastructure and the economy, reports NBC News. The Baton Rouge native knows […]

“Blues for an Alabama Sky” directed by Center Theatre Group’s Associate Artist Phylicia Rashad, will take the stage at t...
04/15/2022
Pearl Cleage’s ‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’ now on stage at Mark Taper Forum - Our Weekly

“Blues for an Alabama Sky” directed by Center Theatre Group’s Associate Artist Phylicia Rashad, will take the stage at the Mark Taper Forum through May 8. Tony Award-winning actress Rashad originated the role of Angel in the play’s 1995 world premiere and had attended Howard University classes with Playwright Pearl Cleage.

“Blues for an Alabama Sky” directed by Center Theatre Group’s Associate Artist Phylicia Rashad, will take the stage at the Mark Taper Forum through May 8. Tony Award-winning actress Rashad […]

Like most products sprung from the inception of the Internet, flash mobs began innocently enough as a methodology for te...
04/15/2022
Making ends (meet) - Our Weekly

Like most products sprung from the inception of the Internet, flash mobs began innocently enough as a methodology for tech-savvy groups to congregate for the purpose of artistic expression, entertainment, and social engagement.

Like most products sprung from the inception of the Internet, flash mobs began innocently enough as a methodology for tech-savvy groups to congregate for the purpose of artistic expression, entertainment, […]

The Black Unicorn Factory, a Black-owned equity venture capital company that builds pre-IPO status for companies on a cl...
03/29/2022
Black Unicorn Factory honors heroes of Watts - Our Weekly

The Black Unicorn Factory, a Black-owned equity venture capital company that builds pre-IPO status for companies on a clear path to the stock market, recently hosted a “sharity” event to recognize and gift community heroes for their tireless efforts to promote, establish, and maintain social and economic justice and equality in the Watts community.

Attendees included Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37); awardee Lydia Friend; awardee Brandon “Stix” Salaam-Bailey; several LA City Councilmembers; and awardee “Sweet” Alice Harris and her guests.

The Black Unicorn Factory, a Black-owned equity venture capital company that builds pre-IPO status for companies on a clear path to the stock market, recently hosted a “sharity” event to […]

03/29/2022
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The City of Palmdale is offering free introductory classes on how to use the Fitness Court at Pelona Vista Park, at 37720 Tierra Subida Ave. The classes will be held on Saturday, April 2 and April 30, at 10 a.m., for ages 14 and up. To register, attendees must visit www. playpalmdale .com and search for “Fitness Court Start-Up.”

The Fitness Court is an outdoor bodyweight circuit-training system, which features more than 30 pieces of exercise equipment arranged in stations that allow for up to 28 people to use the court at the same time.

Due to changes in federal funding, COVID testing at Antelope Valley College will be modified as follows, effective this ...
03/29/2022
COVID-19 testing changes at Antelope Valley College - Our Weekly

Due to changes in federal funding, COVID testing at Antelope Valley College will be modified as follows, effective this week.

All employees and students will be required to present their personal identification, AVC ID card, and insurance card if they have insurance.

Due to changes in federal funding, COVID testing at Antelope Valley College will be modified as follows, effective this week. All employees and students will be required to present their […]

The long wait is almost over: Santa Clarita Dodger Day is back in 2022. The City of Santa Clarita invites residents to p...
03/29/2022
Santa Clarita Dodger Day coming May 14 - Our Weekly

The long wait is almost over: Santa Clarita Dodger Day is back in 2022. The City of Santa Clarita invites residents to purchase tickets now for the 43rd City of Santa Clarita Dodger Day to see the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, May 14, at 7:10 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online by visiting SCVDodgerDay.com.

Dodger Day returns for the first time since 2019, offering Santa Clarita residents a chance to catch a ballgame with family and friends. It will also be the first Santa Clarita Dodger Day since the Boys in Blue won the World Series in 2020.

The long wait is almost over: Santa Clarita Dodger Day is back in 2022. The City of Santa Clarita invites residents to purchase tickets now for the 43rd City of […]

Vehicle owners in the Southland and across California would receive $400 debit cards from the state under a proposal unv...
03/29/2022
Welcome relief for soaring gas prices? - Our Weekly

Vehicle owners in the Southland and across California would receive $400 debit cards from the state under a proposal unveiled this week by Gov. Gavin Newsom in an effort to provide relief from skyrocketing gas prices.

Under Newsom’s proposal, Californians would receive a $400 debit for each registered vehicle they own, with a limit of two. According to the governor’s office, the average motorist pays about $300 in gasoline excise taxes each year.

Vehicle owners in the Southland and across California would receive $400 debit cards from the state under a proposal unveiled this week by Gov. Gavin Newsom in an effort to […]

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Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled the proposal designed to be more strategic, nimble and sustainable than it is reac...
03/14/2022
Health professional suggests continued mask wearing - Our Weekly

Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled the proposal designed to be more strategic, nimble and sustainable than it is reactive. California is the first in the nation to transition the Coronavirus crisis from a pandemic (a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease over a whole country or the world at a particular time) to an endemic (a disease, maintained at a baseline level, which regularly occurs within an area or community).

Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled the proposal designed to be more strategic, nimble and sustainable than it is reactive. California is the first in the nation to transition the […]

Backyarding is the new trend that emerged during the pandemic and it’s here to stay. Our backyards are where we eat, wor...
03/14/2022
Get ready to backyard in high style - Our Weekly

Backyarding is the new trend that emerged during the pandemic and it’s here to stay. Our backyards are where we eat, work, play, relax and socialize, and the green spaces around our homes have proven to be vibrant places for connection and vital to maintaining mental health.

Backyarding is the new trend that emerged during the pandemic and it’s here to stay. Our backyards are where we eat, work, play, relax and socialize, and the green spaces […]

President Joe Biden this week announced a U.S. ban on all Russian oil, gas and energy imports, noting that the decision ...
03/14/2022
Motorists feel brunt of United States ban on Russian oil - Our Weekly

President Joe Biden this week announced a U.S. ban on all Russian oil, gas and energy imports, noting that the decision will likely drive already record-high consumer prices even higher.

“We’re banning all imports of Russian oil, gas and energy,” Biden said from the White House. “The American people will deal another powerful blow to Putin’s war machine.”

President Joe Biden this week announced a U.S. ban on all Russian oil, gas and energy imports, noting that the decision will likely drive already record-high consumer prices even higher. […]

Twenty women filed court papers this week alleging at least 10 Los Angeles County probation officers and staff members s...
03/14/2022
Multiple abuse allegations at LA County probation facility - Our Weekly

Twenty women filed court papers this week alleging at least 10 Los Angeles County probation officers and staff members subjected them to sexual abuse, harassment and rape throughout their confinement as minors at Camp Joseph Scott.

Twenty women filed court papers this week alleging at least 10 Los Angeles County probation officers and staff members subjected them to sexual abuse, harassment and rape throughout their confinement […]

As COVID-19 testing, mask mandates and online learning cease during the panndemic, C-19 has not entered the endemic stag...
03/14/2022
LAUSD strives to become a premier urban district - Our Weekly

As COVID-19 testing, mask mandates and online learning cease during the panndemic, C-19 has not entered the endemic stage yet and such closures did not cease, but instead increased. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students, parents and supporters are eager to see classroom equity in the “new normal.” They wish to focus on a standard of public education centered on racial justice for the highest-need students.

As COVID-19 testing, mask mandates and online learning cease during the panndemic, C-19 has not entered the endemic stage yet and such closures did not cease, but instead increased. Los […]

Two deputy district attorneys are suing Los Angeles County, alleging they were demoted from their positions as bureau di...
03/14/2022
F-bombs for Harry Reid and New York - Our Weekly

Two deputy district attorneys are suing Los Angeles County, alleging they were demoted from their positions as bureau directors for opposing reform directives implemented by District Attorney George Gascon.

Congressman John Boehner was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives with a narrow vote....

In HBO’s new series “The Gilded Age,” a frequently glossed-over aspect of Black history is put in the spotlight. Textboo...
03/09/2022
‘The Gilded Age’ provides rare view of 19th century Black elite - Our Weekly

In HBO’s new series “The Gilded Age,” a frequently glossed-over aspect of Black history is put in the spotlight. Textbooks documenting this time in history would have you believe that the era’s rapid economic and social growth can be credited solely to the likes of Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and Cornelius Vanderbilt. In truth, people of color also made significant contributions to the American economy of the 19th century and its vast accumulation of wealth, reports NBC BLK.

In HBO’s new series “The Gilded Age,” a frequently glossed-over aspect of Black history is put in the spotlight. Textbooks documenting this time in history would have you believe that […]

The NBA’s Kyrie Irving has turned his career on the basketball court into a family affair with his latest move, reports ...
03/09/2022
Kyrie Irving hires stepmom to be agent, making her only Black female agent in NBA - Our Weekly

The NBA’s Kyrie Irving has turned his career on the basketball court into a family affair with his latest move, reports AfroTech. The Brroklyn Nets player has onboarded Shetellia Riley Irving, his stepmom, as his new agent. Irving’s switch-up reportedly makes her the only Black woman representing an active NBA player, according to sports reporter Shams Charania.

The NBA’s Kyrie Irving has turned his career on the basketball court into a family affair with his latest move, reports AfroTech. The Brroklyn Nets player has onboarded Shetellia Riley […]

Serena Williams spoke out Wednesday after the New York Times inaccurately used a photo of her sister, Venus, to identify...
03/09/2022
New York Times article mixes up Williams sisters - Our Weekly

Serena Williams spoke out Wednesday after the New York Times inaccurately used a photo of her sister, Venus, to identify her in its print issue, reports NBC BLK. The article detailed Williams’ Serena Ventures, which recently announced an inaugural fund of $111 million to support early stage startups.

Serena Williams spoke out Wednesday after the New York Times inaccurately used a photo of her sister, Venus, to identify her in its print issue, reports NBC BLK. The article […]

Chozen Terrell-Hannah may have gotten in trouble with the law thanks to a pair of sneakers he wore on TikTok, reports th...
03/09/2022
Tik Tok video leads to arrest of Chozen Terrell-Hannah - Our Weekly

Chozen Terrell-Hannah may have gotten in trouble with the law thanks to a pair of sneakers he wore on TikTok, reports the Detroit Press/AfroTech. The 22-year-old TikTok star has been arrested in connection with a series of robberies in the greater Detroit metro area.

But there might be an issue with his arrest. According to the Detroit Prss, eyewitnesses to the robberies described the suspect as a White man — and Chozen Terrell-Hannah is a Black man.

Chozen Terrell-Hannah may have gotten in trouble with the law thanks to a pair of sneakers he wore on TikTok, reports the Detroit Press/AfroTech. The 22-year-old TikTok star has been […]

A new study by a financial news and opinion company from Delaware shows Iowa as the third worst state for Black American...
03/09/2022
Study: Iowa is third worst state for Black Americans - Our Weekly

A new study by a financial news and opinion company from Delaware shows Iowa as the third worst state for Black Americans. Illinois and Wisconsin, both in the tri-state area, are in the Top 5 with Wisconsin being ranked as the worst state for Black Americans, reports KCRG.

A new study by a financial news and opinion company from Delaware shows Iowa as the third worst state for Black Americans. Illinois and Wisconsin, both in the tri-state area, […]

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Black Americans continue to be among President Biden’s strongest supporters, with two-thirds approving of his job performance, reports CBS News. But as with the public overall, the president’s approval ratings among Black Americans fell over the course of 2021 and have not returned to the heights seen at...
“Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.” —William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States and Chief Justice of the United States, 1921-1930. During his single term in office, Jimmy Carter failed to appoint a single United States Supreme Court justice. In sharp contrast, Donald J. Trump was able to seat three judges to the Supreme Court. At the pinnacle of the legal system, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has the final right for review and judgment over cases passed up from lesser courts in the judicial hierarchy. As such, persons appointed to this entity have influence and sway well past the term limits of those who elevate them to this lofty realm.
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Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke, 48, announced her resignation earlier this week in stating, “I feel it is of the utmost importance that I have the flexibility and ability to spend more time with my family.” In the letter to her 62nd Assembly District constituents announcing her resignation, Burke wrote that the COVID-19 pandemic “has affected the lives and consciousness of everyone and I am no exception.”
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A coalition of prominent Black Los Angeles religious leaders sent a letter to L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez this week, issuing their plea for the immediate restoration of voting authority for the people of the city’s 10th Council District. The members of the Black L.A. ecumenical coalition additionally raised concerns regarding the near complete lack of propriety and fairness evident in the L.A. City Council’s action to suspend L.A. City Council Member Mark Ridley-Thomas from the exercise of his duly elected duties and deny him his voting responsibility that enable him to address the needs and concerns of his 10th Council District constituents.
The hard-fought gains of the 1965 Voting Rights Act were dealt a bitter blow last month when a Senate Republican filibuster prevented the passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. The bill would have made Election Day a national holiday, ensure access to early voting and mail-in ballots—which became especially popular during the COVID-19 pandemic—and enable the Justice Department to intervene in states with a history of voter interference, among other changes. The legislation passed the House.
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According to the Bleacher Report/Afro Tech, the Cleveland Cavaliers have officially promoted Shelly Cayette to both executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO). She now makes history as the first Black woman to serve as COO of an NBA team. “Look, I’ve will got to tell you – part of me would like to see the day when I’m not making history,” Cayette said. “It’s nice to know that I’m the first, but hopefully I can open doors so there aren’t any more firsts. The goal is to do away with firsts.” https://ourweekly.com/news/2022/01/28/shelley-cayette-makes-history-as-first-black-woman-chief-operating-officer-of-an-nba-team/