COVID 19

Long Beach, CA – Today, the City of Long Beach announced that offices, places of worship and in-person retail may reopen, with restrictions, in alignment with the State of California and Los Angeles County. “Our mom and pop retailers, boutiques, and places of worship need our support, and it’s time for them to safely reopen,” […]

Special to California Black Media Partners | Hardy Brown, Publisher Emeritus, Black Voice News and co-founder of California Black Media  Pres. Trump is tempting Christians to crowd into churches, implying your God will protect you. You have been pent up for three months now and you deserve to be free. This is a free country.   The President boasts that we had one of the greatest […]

COvid 19 has cancelled a summer of leisure. Our beloved festivals, concerts and gatherings of any size have been cancelled or postponed. The leisure consumer is hurt. The promoters/producers of these festivals have had to be creative and ingenious in how to handle this unprecedented situation. And so we talk about it with Rich Sherman, […]

Modifications Required to Protect Californians against COVID-19 Places of Worship Should Limit Attendance to 25% of Total Capacityor a Maximum of 100 Attendees Retail Guidance for In-Store Shopping, Already in Place for Certain Counties,Now Applies Statewide  SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health today announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious […]

by Lisa Fitch, OW Editor in Chief Dr. Maulana Karenga, chair of the Department of Africana Studies at CSU Long Beach, wants the Black community to make sure that physical distancing during the pandemic does not interfere with relationships or establishing networks. “We’ve got to shop for each other, we have to pick up prescriptions […]

In 1827, before slavery ended, prominent freed African Americans in the North gathered in the New York City home of Boston Crummell, a social reformer and former slave. They assembled to seek solutions on how best to communicate and register their views on economic, social, and political issues and injustices that were challenging their respective […]

It could be the high-profile deaths of African American cultural icons like Little Richard, Andre Harrell or Betty Wright, who all left us within the last week. Or it could be the delayed news of a heinous hate crime murder victim like Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Maybe, it’s the peaceful passing of a well-known local […]

In these uncertain times, we are taking the opportunity to examine economics and the impact COVID19 has on our community. ANd so we have invited Economic and Community Development Expert Tunua Thrash-Ntuk to sup coffee with us and dialogue about the economic horizon that is ahead of us…. We’re streaming live…… right here

By Manny Otiko  The City of Long Beach held an online forum to address the high number of coronavirus cases in the African-American community on Sunday. The forum included Pastor Gregory Sanders of the Long Beach Ministers Alliance, city council members, City Manager Tom Modica and local healthcare experts.  Dr. Anissa Davis, Long Beach Health […]

By Michelle Boorstein April 19, 2020 at 10:23 a.m. PDT The Church of God in Christ, the country’s biggest African American Pentecostal denomination, has taken a deep and painful leadership hit with reports of at least a dozen to up to 30 bishops and prominent clergy dying of covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Officials from […]


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