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ConnectBlackLA was birth out of the Covid-19 epidemic and the 2020 Protests after the death of George Floyd , an African-American man, died in Powderhorn, a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

ConnectBlackLA is a Community Resource Space for Black Americans in Los Angeles County to share information and resources in their VOICE that would help others in our everyday lives.

ConnectBlackLA is a portal to create vital, informative and inspiring conversations through forums YOU create.

ConnectBlackLA's mission is to support our Black Communities in all walks of life and to provide a vehicle to connect with local, regional and national black businesses, share information, resources and programs and opportunities available along with an opportunity for us to discuss vital topics that affect us individually and as a collective voice in one community space.

California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Guidelines For Restarting Film & TV Production On
June 12, If Local Conditions Permit

California Governor  Gavin Newsom  released on Friday his long-awaited guidelines for restarting film and TV production in the state amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Oddly, they were not presented at Newsom’s noon press conference, but later in the day.

The California Department of Public Health released guidance as follows:

Music, TV and film production may resume in California, recommended no sooner than June 12, 2020 and subject to approval by county public health officers within the jurisdictions of operations following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers. Back office staff and management should adhere to Office Workspace guidelines published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

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EXCLUSIVE: LA County paying PR firms $1.9 million to...

Despite having a fully staffed county communications team, FOX 11 has exclusively obtained contracts showing Los Angeles County is spending $1.9 million to hire two public relations firms for the purpose of guiding the county's coronavirus...

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Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger Says She...

At a press conference on Monday, Chair of the Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger was asked whether she would seek changes in the sheriff's department. "My concern," Barger said, noting that this applied to law enforcement in general,...

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Homelessness In Los Angeles County Rises Sharply

subscribe to Coronavirus Daily podcast Homelessness is up in Los Angeles County for the third time in four years, a result of an ever-growing number of people who cannot afford the region's high housing costs. LA's annual homeless count, released ...

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Garcetti Says He Won't Back Black Lives Matter's...

Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday he does not support Black Lives Matter-LA's proposal to cut the Los Angeles Police Department's $1.8 billion operating budget by 90%. The People's Budget proposal for the 2020-21 fiscal year calls for shifting...

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LA County Hits All-Time High For New Coronavirus Cases

LOS ANGELES, CA - Los Angeles County on Thursday confirmed the highest single-day total for new coronaviruses since the beginning of the outbreak. That the coronavirus is spreading faster in Los Angeles County since the easing of shutdown...

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George Floyd's death, COVID-19 impact on black community ...

The director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health says there is a direct correlation between the impact of COVID-19 on black Americans and the racism and discrimination that they face. Dr. Barbara Ferrer on Monday took some time...

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Program Provides Free Doulas to Black Women, Who Are Far ...

When Alisa Tyars was pregnant, she had a lot of questions and concerns. "It was my first pregnancy so I was very scared. I didn't know what to expect," she said. But it was more than first time pregnancy jitters. She knew she was at higher risk...

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African Heritage Diet | Oldways

The ancestors of African Americans brought many wonderful food traditions to parts of the Caribbean, South America, and the southern states of the U.S. Over the generations, many of these food traditions have been lost with the influences of...

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital invites you to join their community of health seekers. Interested in help tips, tools to help you stay healthy during the pandemic? Want easy, healthy recipes to make on a budget? Need to learn how to stay active when you don’t have time? Sign up for all these free resources and more in our newsletter! Click  here  to register for the free newsletter today and learn more by visiting:  mlkch.org/knowyourbasics 

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Walmart Says It Will No Longer Lock Up African-American...

Walmart will end its practice of locking up African-American beauty care products in glass cases, the retail giant said on Wednesday after a fresh round of criticism that the policy was a form of racial discrimination.

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Hair And Nail Salons Squeezed As They're Deemed 'High...

At Exquisite U hair salon in Arden Arcade, Stephanie Hunter Ray is doing business a little differently these days. Before the coronavirus, the salon she's owned for 15 years on Fulton Avenue was packed with regular clients.

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Inglewood boutique celebrates natural hair and promotes...

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- Mama Sunshine Treasures is a multi-cultural natural healing boutique located in downtown Inglewood on Market Street. Mama Sunshine's Treasures not only provides natural hair care products, but also other types of...

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The BLACK BEAUTYSHOP is where beauty and wellness merge bringing everything that makes us beautiful, from our bodies to our minds; where we hang or who we hang with; what motivates us to how we relax. The Black BeautyShop Health Foundation turns Black women’s interest in beauty and personal care into opportunities for raising awareness of how to prevent and manage disease. We are a vehicle for access to health information, free health screenings and education to address the critical lack of services to women of color through Black owned Beauty Shops across the United States.  For more information on how you can support visit  www.blackbeautyshop.org  or call 310.674.6700

Community News
A Roundup of LA's Black-Owned Restaurant Lists

Following the killing of George Floyd in police custody last month in Minnesota, and the ongoing protests against police violence, several lists and resources have been circulating online in an effort to bring more attention and support to Los...

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Band-Aid Adding New Line of Bandages to Match Different...

The brand hopes to "embrace the beauty of diverse skin" with their new product Band-Aid is launching a new line of bandages that is sure to stick with people of all races. On Thursday, the adhesive bandage brand announced that in light of the...

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Starbucks bows to 'boycott' pressure, will let staff...

Starbucks ( SBUX) announced on Friday it would allow employees to wear apparel in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, bowing to an intense social media campaign even as the company moves to crank out over 250,000 specialty shirts of its own.

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