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Seminar focuses on reasons for black infant mortality

LOS ANGELES — The statistics are startling: Nationally, the death rate for black babies who die in infancy is twice as high as for white babies and more than 4,000 black babies die before their first birthday.  In Los Angeles County, the rate is three times higher. Black infant mortality was the topic of discussion Read More…

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Ridley-Thomas hosts annual Empowerment Congress Summit

WILLOWBROOK — How civic engagement can transform communities was on display Jan. 19 at the 27th annual Empowerment Congress Summit on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. About 1,200 people attended the summit at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.  The summit featured speeches from county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, founder of the Read More…