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Food Giveaway

NAN|LA has partnered with World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization committed to providing meals in the wake of natural disaster, to serve meals in our community. Find out more about World Central Kitchen here: https://wck.org/

Do you know someone in need of a meal? Tell them to meet us at Ceder Grove Baptist church. We will be handing out meals Monday-Friday 1pm-3pm or until all the meals have been distributed.

We are also in need of volunteers! We adhere to all CDC safety measures. We also provide the masks, the gloves, the disinfectant and the Lysol to keep you safe. All we need is you! If interested please contact us at nan.westernregionaloffice@gmail.com

“Hair Love” win for Best Animated Short Film #Oscars

In what many have come to delineate as the #OscarsSoWhite ceremony, the 92nd Annual Academy Awards wasn’t much different this year, but did deliver a distinguished accomplishment worth celebrating in Matthew A. Cherry, the NFL star turned filmmaker who rocked the nation with the “Hair Love” win for Best Animated Short Film.

Cherry had been widely celebrated in the weeks leading up to what’s considered the biggest night in film and television, with supporters globally rallying around him to express the importance of the narrative and the magnitude of the film’s highly-anticipated win. From national morning show segments to a “Hair Love” mural spotted in Accra, Ghana, the impact of the short film has redefined how Black boys and girls all over the world see and love themselves.

Heightening the notoriety, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) recently honored Cherry with Breakthrough Director of the Year, followed-up by two NAACP Image Award nominations for the show’s upcoming telecast on February 22. These distinctions are worth noting, namely because honoring ourselves should always be a priority.

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LA Mourns Passing Of Former LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger

LOS ANGELES, CA — Funeral services were pending Tuesday for Earl Paysinger, the former first assistant chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, and later vice president of civic engagement at USC, who died at the age of 64.

Paysinger died Monday surrounded by family and friends, according to the LAPD.

The 41-year LAPD veteran had battled cancer and died at a hospital, LAPD Cmdr. Al Labrada told the Los Angeles Times.

“Tonight we lost a champion,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore tweeted Monday evening. “ECP will always be three letters for a man with a tireless work ethic who knew cops count. Who cared deeply for our communities’ youth. A professional I respected for his dedication to his family, faith and convictions.

“Rest in peace and power with the ancestors my brother.”

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Rev. Sharpton Receives Leadership Award at Urban One Honors Ceremony

Rev. Sharpton for receiving the REPRESENT Leadership Award from Cathy Hughes and Alfred Liggins as apart of Urban One Honors Award Ceremony. The event heralded the accomplishments of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in entertainment, media, music, fashion, sports, education, and the community. Footage of the awards is schedule to air on MLK day, January 20th, 2020.

Kamala Harris Ends White House Bid, Citing Lack of Funding

Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, an abrupt close to a candidacy that held historic potential.
“I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life,” the California Democrat said. “My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue.”
A senior campaign aide said Harris made the decision Monday after discussing the path forward with family and other top officials over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Her withdrawal marked a dramatic fall for a candidate who showed extraordinary promise in her bid to become the first black female president.
The first woman and first black attorney general and U.S. senator in California’s history, she was widely viewed as a candidate poised to excite the multiracial coalition of voters that sent Barack Obama to the White House.
Her departure erodes the diversity of the Democratic field, which is dominated at the moment by a top tier that is white and mostly male.
“She was an important voice in the race, out before others who raised less and were less electable. It’s a loss not to have her voice in the race,” said Aimee Allison, who leads She the People, a group that promotes women of color.