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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 was birthed out of the Covid-19  pandemic and our wanting to help our communities in some way. When the death of  George Floyd , an African-American man, who died in Powderhorn, a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, we knew then that we needed to provide a platform to connect the community to resources and  provide  the opportunity to have a platform to be heard. We are also providing an opportunity to connect and support our community businesses.    

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 a platform for us to discuss vital topics that affect us individually and as a collective voice in one community space.

Gov. Gavin Newsom: All Californians must wear masks |...

Good morning, California. It's Friday, June 19. Masks on, California. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered all Californians to wear face coverings in public places and at work, as well as outdoors when it's impossible to stay six feet apart from ...

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Doubling Down in the Fight Against Homelessness

"Today, it was announced that homelessness in Los Angeles has increased. Given the state of the economy and circumstances that compound systemic inequalities, none of us are really surprised. "Yet, we thank the voters for the passage of Measure...

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Three African Americans Step Into Top California...

Yolanda Richardson and Adetokunbo "Toks" Omishakin, are officially assuming their roles as state government executives in Sacramento at at time when the state is implementing deep cuts to its fiscal year 2020-21 budget in response to the global...

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For third day in a week, L.A. County reports more than...

Los Angeles County health officials reported 2,571 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the third day in the last week that the county has reported more than 2,000 infections. The number is especially high considering that cases reported on Mondays...

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Black Women Founders Bring COVID-19 Screening Stations...

Two entrepreneurs - Lynda M. Dorman, CEO and Carolyn E. Howell, President of Orange Wall Enterprises - have made history as the first Black women to sign a distribution and licensing deal for autonomous screening stations that recognize the...

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What It's Like to Be Young and Homeless During the Pandemic

Across the country, one in 10 young adults aged 18-25 experience some form of homelessness in a given year. An estimated one third of them live in California. Were California its own country, it would have the fifth largest economy in the world,...

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Researchers Sound The Alarm About Rising Suicide Rate...

In the span of just two weeks, two Black men were recently found hanging from trees in the Antelope Valley. Some believed they were , arguing that a Black man wouldn't take his life in that way. The case of Robert Fuller in Palmdale is still...

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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 

Questions about COVID-19? Read about how to stay safe during this next phase of the COVID-19 crisis  CLICK HERE
Black Entrepreneur Reinvents Retail For Black Hair &...

White Plains, NY -- 4th Ave Market has exploded onto the scene as a new Black-owned online retail platform tackling economic inequality in the Black hair care and beauty supply industry. Black people spend $2.5B annually on hair care and beauty...

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Johnson & Johnson To Stop Selling Skin Bleaching...

Weeks after protestors have taken to the streets to fight for Black Lives, companies such as Quaker Oats and their Aunt Jemima syrup have been taking an about-face with their products. It looks like Johnson & Johnson is following suit.

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Tracee Ellis Ross' Pattern Beauty Adds Edge Control, Gel ...

Pandemic or not, Tracee Ellis Ross' popular hair care line Pattern Beauty is moving forward with new products by adding something different to their lineup: styling products! For Phase 2, which dropped on Juneteenth, the black-ish star, whose...

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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
They Held on Through the Pandemic, and Now L.A.'s...

These days, it's a family affair at Reparations Club, a bookstore, community space, and marketplace of Black and brown creativity located in Mid-City. "I've had to call in everyone to help pack orders, from my grandmother, my nephews, my husband, ...

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Everything You Need to Vote - Vote.org

"For this Nation to remain true to its principles, we cannot allow any American's vote to be denied, diluted, or defiled. The right to vote is the crown jewel of American liberties, and we will not see its luster diminished."

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BLM leaders present the People's Budget to city council

While protests continue in the streets after the killing of George Floyd, activists are meeting politicians face to face, encouraging them to rethink the concept of public safety and law enforcement. In a special, intimate meeting in city council ...

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Black Theatre United
Announcing Black Theatre United
As members of the black theatre community we stand together to help protect black people, black talent, and black lives of all shapes and orientations in theatre and communities across the country. Our voices are united to empower our community through activism in the pursuit of justice and equality for the betterment of all humanity. We need every voice lifted and every heart opened, aligned with ours to fight against racist ideologies that have divided us by devaluing our lives. We will not be silent. We will be seen. We will be heard. We are here. Join Us.
BLACK WRITERS: Script to Screen

Eventbrite - Pan African Film Festival presents BLACK WRITERS: Script to Screen - Saturday, June 27, 2020 - Find event and ticket information.

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Black Women on Black Food Sovereignty

Please join us on June 30th for a panel discussion on what Black food sovereignty means and how we can collectively work to advance it.

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S.C.O.R.E Free Seminars (Month of June)

Harvard Business Webinars (Month of June/July)

SBA Webinars (Month of June /July)

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