17 entries

Articles by Thandisizwe Chimurenga

Digital Elders Upgrade for Work, Family and Peace of Mind

LA's Digital Elders program enables older African American to update old computer skills, beat the blues — and suggest better ways to work with seniors.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealthScience & Technology

Cyber Village Speeds Family Connections for LA’s Elders of Color

LA’s Digital Elders program is helping African American seniors connect better with their 21st century grandkids — and much more.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsScience & Technology

Social Security, Medicare Safe From Fed Cuts—Until March

Social Security and Medicare were spared in the “fiscal cliff” deal-- may still be on the chopping block when Washington takes on the “debt ceiling” debate in March.
categories EconomyFamily/Inter-generational NewsHealthPolitics

How Toxic is Black Hair Care?

Little attention has been paid to the connection between African American beauty products and adverse health outcomes. Recent studies suggest that may change.
categories Arts & CultureHealthRace/Ethnic Relations

Transitional Kindergarten Facing the Ax Under Brown's Proposal

A new pre-kindergarten program, which readies children for kindergarten, is supposed to take off this coming November, but is now in danger of being gutted before it can be fully implemented.
categories EconomyEducationFamily/Inter-generational NewsNeighborhoodsPolitics

Mehserle Shooting of Oscar Grant Considered a Non-Violent Offense

Johannes Mehserle could walk free in the next few weeks after serving less than one calendar year of his prison sentence.
categories JusticePoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations

Sentencing Pushed Back for BART Cop in Oakland Shooting Case

An observer expects request for judge to reconsider verdict on enhanced charge to become a possible route to a new trial or probation for Johannes Mehserle; federal officials launch own investigation of case.
categories JusticePublic SafetyRace/Ethnic Relations

Activists Ramp Up Preparation as Ex-BART Cop's Trial Moves South

Newly launched coalition has held strategy session in preparation for January 8 press conference and protest outside Downtown Los Angeles courthouse. Members vow to remain a presence throughout trial.
categories City AffairsJusticeRace/Ethnic Relations

Bay Area Activists Bring 'Small Axe' to L.A. With Trial of Oakland Cop Pending

Movie aims to show what filmmakers call the resistance of Oakland's black communities to "police terrorism."
categories Arts & CultureJusticePublic SafetyRace/Ethnic Relations

South L.A. Light Rail Gets the Green Light

Subway for key portion under consideration for 8.5-mile route, which is expected to bring construction jobs to the area.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoods
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