DBA

New Businesses publish your DBA

Classified

Publish a Classified in the Bulletin Weekly

1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses has died
7/28/2021 5:57:19 PM

By Rebecca Santana   Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86. Moses, who was widely referred to as Bob, worked to dismantle segregation as the Mississippi field director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the civil rights movement and was central to the 1964 “Freedom Summer” in which hundreds of students went to the South to register...

Biles withdraws from gymnastics final to protect team, self
7/28/2021 5:51:06 PM

By WILL GRAVES   TOKYO (AP)—Simone Biles arrived in Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared for the pressure. That she was ready to carry the burden of outsized expectations. Only, as the women’s gymnastics team final approached on Tuesday night, something felt off. And the athlete widely considered the Greatest of All Time in her sport knew it. So rather than push through the doubts that crept into her head as she’s done so many times in the past, Biles decided enough was...

COVID-19 hospitalization numbers continue rising in LA County
7/28/2021 5:47:18 PM

LOS ANGELES—COVID-19 hospitalization numbers continued an unsettling upward climb in Los Angeles County Tuesday, with the latest state figures showing nearly 900 people being treated for the virus—more than double the number from just two weeks ago. According to state numbers released Tuesday, there were 891 people hospitalized due to COVID in the county, up from 825 the previous day. That's the highest number since March 13, and more than double the number from July 12, when the county reported 372 people hospitalized. There were 195 people in intensive care, up from...

Study: COVID deaths spiked when eviction moratoriums expired
7/28/2021 5:41:13 PM

LOS ANGELES—COVID-19 death rates increased significantly when states lifted eviction moratoriums that were put in place to protect renters who could not make payments during the pandemic, according to a UCLA-led study released Monday. According to the study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 was five times higher in the four months after eviction moratoriums expired, and the number of COVID- 19 cases doubled. "Evictions may have accelerated COVID-19 transmission by decreasing individuals' ability to socially...

Family of James Brown settles 15-year battle over his estate
7/28/2021 5:35:26 PM

By Meg Kinnard   COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)—The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over the late singer's estate, according to an attorney involved in the mediation. David Black, an attorney representing Brown's estate, confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that the agreement was reached July 9. Details of the settlement were not disclosed. Legal wrangling over the Godfather of Soul's estate has been ongoing since his death at the age of 73 on Christmas Day 2006. The performer's death touched off years of...

Kanye West unveils new album, Jay-Z track at listening event
7/28/2021 5:28:50 PM

By Jonathan Landrum Jr.   Kanye West barely said a word during his album listening session Thursday night, but the mercurial rapper still had most attendees standing on their feet while hanging on every word of his new project. West unveiled his 10th studio album, “Donda” in front of a packed crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. His album was named after his mother, Donda West, who died at the age of 58 following plastic surgery complications in 2007. Pulling off the listening session—which was livestreamed on Apple Music—was an impressive...

Plenty at stake for NBC as COVID Olympics opening looms
7/21/2021 7:26:31 PM

By David Bauder   NEW YORK (AP)—If all goes well for NBC Universal over the next several weeks, Americans will be buzzing about the Olympic performances of Simone Biles, Gabby Thomas, Kevin Durant or some unexpected star. The year-delayed Tokyo Olympics officially opens with NBC’s telecast of the opening ceremony on July 23—live in the morning and with an edited version in prime time. The Olympics arrive dripping in bad vibes, amid a COVID-19 state of emergency in Japan. The majority of Japanese citizens are unvaccinated against the virus and most wish the...

LAPD Chief: Officers ‘likely’ erred in weighing explosives in South LA blast
7/21/2021 7:18:29 PM

LOS ANGELES—Police Chief Michel Moore said Monday human error likely contributed to a destructive fireworks explosion in South Los Angeles, with bomb squad technicians vastly underestimating the amount of explosive material placed into a containment truck. The June 30 blast occurred as the Los Angeles Police Department attempted to detonate a cache of illegal fireworks deemed too unstable to move. The resulting explosion destroyed an LAPD explosives containment vehicle, damaged multiple homes and injured 17 people. According to Moore, a preliminary investigation by the Bureau of...

French president honors U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson
7/21/2021 7:15:15 PM

PARIS—French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday made American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson a commander of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest award, for helping “change the destiny of the United States” and with it, the world. Jackson, 79, who had gallbladder surgery this year and is being treated for Parkinson’s disease, had visible difficulty walking. The founder of the Rainbow/PUSH coalition and two-time U.S. presidential candidate sat beside the podium as Macron spoke at a ceremony in Paris. “He’s a visionary with talent for uniting...

Harvey Weinstein extradited to Los Angeles
7/21/2021 6:51:01 PM

LOS ANGELES—Disgraced former film producer Harvey Weinstein was extradited Tuesday from New York to Los Angeles, where he is charged with sex-related counts involving five women between 2004 and 2013. Custody of Weinstein Tuesday morning "was handed over to the appropriate officials for transport to the state of California per a court order," the New York Department of Corrections said in a statement. It was not immediately clear when Weinstein would appear in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. Weinstein, 69, was serving a 23-year term in New York after being convicted...