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NBA All-Star Steph Curry Kick Starts New Division I Golf Program at Howard University
8/29/2019 1:25:42 PM

By Lauren Poteat   The world of golf will never be the same now that the historic Black institution, Howard University, has officially launched its first ever NCAA Division I golf programs. Announced on Monday, Aug. 19, at the G C Langston & Driving Range in Northeast D.C. three-time NBA Champion, Stephen Curry—Point Guard for the Golden State Warriors—joined HU President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick and HU Athletic Director Kery Davis to pledge his commitment and heavy financial support to the new sports program over the next six years. “Golf is a sport...

It’s Not Too Early to Protect Against the Coming Flu Season
8/29/2019 1:22:01 PM

L.A. Care to hold five flu shot clinics and vaccination classes Last year, the U.S. saw the longest flu season in a decade. Twenty-one miserable weeks resulted in 647,000 hospitalizations and more than 61,000 deaths. Seasonal flu vaccines are the only way to protect against numbers like that, and yet surveys have shown that fewer than half of Americans get a flu shot each year. L.A. Care wants to ensure that the numbers are better for Angelenos this flu season. L.A. Care is holding flu shot clinics at five of its six Family Resource Centers. “It takes up to two weeks to build...

Teen with Measles Visited Array of Tourist Spots, Including Disney, Universal
8/29/2019 1:19:01 PM

ANAHEIM (CNS)—A teenage girl with measles spent about five days in Southern California this month, potentially exposing people to the disease at a host of tourist attractions, including Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Universal Studios Hollywood, health officials said Friday. According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, the teen traveled to California from New Zealand, and appears to have stayed at the Desert Palms hotel at 631 W. Katella Ave., adjacent to the Disney theme parks in Anaheim, from Aug. 11-15. She went to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure...

Mental Health Awareness Matters
8/29/2019 1:17:59 PM

By Cierra Mayes   With so much going on in the world today, there are many real-world issues that are in need of our focus. One of these issues happens in our everyday lives: mental health. There is so much awareness that needs to be brought to mental health that goes unnoticed. Many of these issues began from trauma caused in one’s life. If we took the time to address these problems, we would be able to avoid many wrong doings of others in our community and around the world. Everyone has that one friend they don’t see eye to eye with sometime. For many people, I...

Will You Answer the Call for Moral Revival?
8/29/2019 1:14:56 PM

By Julianne Malveaux   I cannot overstate my tremendous admiration for Rev. William Barber. Our connection goes back to North Carolina when I was the President of Bennett College, and he led the state NAACP. His daughter, Sharrelle, graduated from Bennett in the spring before I assumed the Presidency and as student body president, she served on the search committee that selected me. So, he's a friend of long-standing. In the years since our North Carolina time, I've watched this brother grow in his profound leadership, galvanizing people all over the nation around a...

Fired Deputy Who Was Rehired by Villanueva Ordered to Give Up Badge, Gun
8/23/2019 6:40:24 PM

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was fired over domestic violence allegations but rehired after Alex Villanueva was elected sheriff was ordered by a judge Monday to surrender his badge and gun and stop identifying himself as a law enforcement officer. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff granted a preliminary injunction, finalizing a tentative ruling he reviewed during a hearing Friday with attorneys for Deputy Caren Carl Mandoyan, Villanueva and the county Board of Supervisors, which sued the sheriff in hopes of nullifying Mandoyan's...

Nipsey Hussle performing in 2014.
8/23/2019 6:38:52 PM

Fans Remember Nipsey Hussle on Slain Rapper's 34th Birthday LOS ANGELES (CNS)—Dozens of fans flocked to the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles Thursday to celebrate what would have been the 34th birthday of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle was shot to death on March 31 in front of The Marathon Clothing store, which Hussle owned, in the 3400 block of West Slauson Avenue. The store itself was blocked off by a fence, and there was no official event Thursday, but that didn't stop fans from showing up to blast his music and take photos in front of two murals depicting Hussle. A...

STATE OF THE ART ATHLETIC AND ACADEMIC FACILITY COMING TO CARSON
8/23/2019 6:37:31 PM

CARSON—This month the Carson City Council unanimously approved an agreement with the County of Los Angeles for the design, construction and operation of the Carol Kimmelman Athletic and Academic Campus Project in Carson on more than 80 acres of the County-owned Victoria Golf Course located adjacent to the 405 freeway at the corner of Avalon and Martin Luther King, Jr. Street in the City of Carson. The project boasts of 62 tennis courts, 8 soccer fields, 2 multi-use fields, and a 25,000 square feet youth-focus learning center that includes 2 basketball courts. The purpose of the...

Lynwood Unified Accepted into National Network of Innovative School Districts
8/23/2019 6:36:30 PM

LYNWOOD—Lynwood Unified has been accepted into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking K-12 school districts that work together to improve outcomes for students through the use of learning technologies. The network is organized by Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization that strives to accelerate innovation in education and improve the opportunity to learn for all through technology and research. Lynwood Unified was selected from a competitive national pool of applicants based on its leadership, evidence of results, innovative vision for...

NYPD Fires Officer 5 Years After Garner’s Chokehold Death
8/23/2019 6:34:19 PM

NEW YORK (AP)—After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the Black man whose dying gasps of “I can’t breathe” gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force. Police Commissioner James O’Neill said he fired Daniel Pantaleo, who is white, based on a recent recommendation of a department disciplinary judge. O’Neill said he thought Pantaleo’s use of the banned chokehold as he wrestled with Garner was a mistake...