San Quentin State Prison is taking emergency medical steps after six inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and sometimes deadly form of pneumonia, while dozens more are under observation.
By withdrawing a challenge to the voting rights of the formerly incarcerated that was taken up by his predecessor, Secretary of State Alex Padilla this week sent the nation a message that California will [...]
By Manny Otiko, California Black Media In 1998, San Pedro resident Alaina Howard was diagnosed with Takayasu’s arteritis, a disease that narrows and obstructs the arteries. Her doctors gave her two years [...]
Fresh fruits and vegetables just became more affordable to low-income families on food stamps, and small farmers just got a much-needed boost, thanks to the USDA’s new Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grants.
By McKenzie Jackson/ California Black Media Los Angeles County resident Diyon Clark is relieved to learn that his Medi-Cal renewal will be automatic this year. In 2014, he remembers his re-certification process being [...]
By Umair Vaid Assembly Bill 420 was signed on September 27, 2014 by Governor Jerry Brown, making California the first state in the nation to enact a law that limits pupil suspensions and eliminates [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee met this week with seniors at the West Oakland Senior Center in Oakland to hear their concerns and share with them the work that she is doing on Capitol Hill to protect [...]
More Californians than ever before have health insurance, but coverage isn’t care, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has magnified the deep racial, ethnic and cultural disparities in accessing quality health care in California. <
“Jack London” George Rowan, Jr. recently gave a piano and vocal performance at the April 14 meeting of the California High Speed Rail Authority in support of California’s Bullet Train, which is planned to run [...]
By McKenzie Jackson/California Black Media As far as Ronail “Stretch” Shelton knows, his health is great. Strong, athletic and fit, the Los Angeles-based personal trainer is one of hundreds of thousands of Californians of [...]