Black and Brown Media Influencers to discuss Census….. Facebook Live – May 14

Written by on May 13, 2020

From left: Adai Lamar-102,3 KJLH, Gregory Johnson – CEO, Hannibal Media Group/, Gabriel Lerner – La Opinión, Ama Nyamekye – Educators 4 Excellence, Leon Krauze – Anchor, KMEX/Univision , Lizette Escobedo- Director of National Census Program at the NALEO Educational Fund, Bryhana Monegain – Power 106, and
Alberto “El Terrible” Cortez from La Raza 97.9.

Even in the midst of political uncertainty and pandemic in America, it might be easy to forget that it is a census year. Join and #beachcityperspective as we join with @LaOpinionLA @RadioFreeKJLH @Power106LA @Univision34LA @979laraza Voices for a special event about #2020Census THIS THURSDAY MAY 14th at 11 AM on FB Live #BlackBrownGetCounted 

"Comunidades AfroAmericanas y Latinas Asegurando una Cuenta Completa del Censo 2020"

"Hazte Contar! Comunidades Afroamericanas y Latinas Asegurando una Cuenta Completa del Censo 2020" junta a voces de los medios de comunicación, periodistas, y a líderes en la comunidad para evaluar el impacto del Censo 2020 en áreas tradicionalmente difícil de contar y comunidades de color.Este evento es una colaboración entre La Opinión, Media in Color, Los Ángeles Ethnic Media Table, ImpreMedia, California Black Media y El California Community Foundation.“Get Counted! Black and Brown Communities Ensuring a 2020 Census Complete Count" brings trusted voices in media, journalists, and the community to evaluate the impact of the 2020 Census on hard-to-reach communities and communities of color.This is event is a partnership between Media in Color, the Los Angeles Ethnic Media Table, ImpreMedia, California Black Media, California Community Foundation, and La Opinion.

Posted by La Opinion on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Gregory Johnson, CEO of the Hannibal Media Group the parent of, will join this esteemed panel of media influencers from the latinz and African American Community.

Here’s what you need to know about the 2020 Census:

The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years.

The census is much more than just a headcount. It provides a picture of our nation that helps determine where to build new schools, hospitals, and businesses; how federal funding is distributed; and how congressional seats are apportioned. It also helps us see how our communities have changed over time. That’s why an accurate count is so important. 

Understanding the Census:

Once every decade, the federal government conducts a census of the entire population to count everyone in the United States and record basic information about them. Our nation’s founders believed this data was so important that they mandated the decennial census in the Constitution. 

Easy and Convenient: 

In 2020, for the first time ever, the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online, but you can still respond by phone or mail if you prefer. 

Confidential and Secure: 

Strict federal law protects your census responses. It is against the law for any Census Bureau employee to disclose or publish any census information that identifies an individual or business. Census Bureau employees take a lifelong pledge of confidentiality to handle data responsibly and keep respondents’ information private. The penalty for wrongful disclosure is a fine of up to $250,000 or imprisonment for up to 5 years or both. No law enforcement agency (not the DHS, ICE, FBI, or CIA) can access or use your personal information at any time. Data collected can only be used for statistical purposes that help inform important decisions, including how much federal funding your community receives. 

The Census Bureau will never ask for your Social Security number, bank or credit card account numbers, money or donations, or anything on behalf of a political party. 

The Census Bureau has a robust cybersecurity program that incorporates industry best practices and federal security standards for encrypting data. 

To make sure you and your community are counted, learn more about the 2020 Census by visiting


COVID-19 and the Census

  • We know coronavirus is a concern for all of us. Now is the time to come together and do our part to ensure our neighborhoods have access to health services that our families depend on. 
  • Complete the census. Now more than ever, this is an important way we can support our community. 
  • The COVID-19 outbreak has made it clear that our neighborhoods must have access to important resources that will help keep our families safe in times of crisis. Did you know funding for health care and many other emergency response resources are determined by the census? 
  • Stay at home. Fill out your census. It’s the easiest thing you can do at this time. And it’s very important for the future funding of our communities. 
  • Our community depends on the census to get important medical resources that families need especially in times of public health emergencies like now. And we have a lot to lose if we stay silent. Let’s be heard and get the resources our neighborhoods deserve. 
  • Do your part and complete the census today! 
  • Go now to and fill out your census form. It only takes 10 minutes and can be completed safely from your home – either online or by phone at 1-844-330-2020. 
  • Everyone must be counted in the census. Your age, zip code or citizenship status doesn’t matter. If you are an immigrant, a child, an adult, renter or homeowner – we all must be counted. 
  • Please count everyone living in your household – children, relatives, friends or roommates. 
  • NALEO Educational Fund Hotline for English or Spanish assistance at: 
    • (877)-352-3676 (877-EL-CENSO) 
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: 
    • (888)-COUNT20 or (888)-268-6820 
  • Arab American Institute: 
    • (833) 333-6864; (833)-3DDOUNI (“Count me” in Arabic) 
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC: 
    • (844) 2020-API or (844) 202-0274 – The hotline will be available in English, Mandarin (普通話), Cantonese (廣東 話), Korean (한국어), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt), Tagalog, Urdu (اردو), Hindi (ह “दं ◌ी), and Bengali/Bangla (বাাংলা).

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