• 274
    0

    COMMENTARY By Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH Special to California Black Media Partners Our state experienced the most devastating point of the pandemic last winter. More than 21,000 Californians were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the last week of December, and we lost 18,518 mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers to this deadly virus in January. The ...
  • 299
    0

    By Dianne Anderson In her four years working with foster youth, CASA volunteer Julie Spacht reflects on one of the main things for people to know about the foster system is that the kids usually are in the system for a reason – and that reason is traumatic. In the best of circumstances, she said ...
  • 286
    0

    On Oct. 27, Gov. Gavin Newsom held a press conference after receiving a Moderna booster shot to augment the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine he took in April. The governor said he deliberately opted for a different vaccine as a booster to emphasize the Centers of Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance that ...
  • 1334
    0

    By Dianne Anderson Pressure is mounting for some quarantined couples now fighting their way through the fourth month of the pandemic, and it’s always the kids that suffer most. The courts understand. Couples with children in the process of divorce or separation can rediscover the art of communication with their significant other. They might even ...
  • 1049
    0

    The statewide Stay-at-Home order has helped slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it has also resulted in some children missing their recommended vaccines. In California and across the U.S., recent data show troubling decreases in childhood vaccination, leaving many children unprotected. In comparison to April 2019, in April 2020, the number of shots given ...