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Coronavirus death toll passes 200 in L.A. County

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — With another two dozen fatalities, Los Angeles County’s death toll from the coronavirus soared over the 200 mark April 9 while case numbers pushed close to 8,000, and the virus slowly began having a greater impact among the homeless population. Barbara Ferrer, head of the county Department of Public Read More…

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Black leaders seek racial breakdown on coronavirus numbers

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — As the number of cases and deaths within the minority community continue to soar at an alarming rate, local leaders and a national lawyers group have called for breakdowns in coronavirus statistics along racial and ethnic lines so public officials can understand the full effect of the pandemic Read More…

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Organizations rally to save South L.A. businesses

By Cynthia Gibson Contributing Writer  SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The impact of the stay-at-home order to control the spread of the coronavirus is killing African-American small businesses in South Los Angeles. The order issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on March 21 has Joe Rouzan, president and CEO of the Vermont Read More…