January 28, 1989 |
Marcine Shaw was 14 when she left behind the rural poverty of Beaumont, Tex., for the projects of South-Central Los Angeles. It was February, 1946, and she and her mother gave up their backwoods home for a unit in the Pueblo del Rio housing development at 55th Street and Holmes Avenue. There was no shame in being a poor black woman in a segregated housing project; Dr. H. Claude Hudson told her so. "Leaders like him helped us keep our self-esteem, our dignity.
July 18, 1990 |
When the NAACP's conference ended here last week, civil rights leaders left behind a portrait of black men in crisis. Too many young black men, said the civil rights group, are underemployed, alternately feared and reviled, and living at risk. Now come the men of Sigma Pi Phi, a once-secret black fraternity that celebrates the professional and material success of black men.
May 11, 2012 |
It's tough enough to be without health insurance. But do healthcare providers have to make it even worse by treating you like a moron? Santa Monica resident Tom Wilde recently received bills from a downtown Los Angeles clinic and the L.A. County/USC Medical Center totaling almost $2,500. What exactly were the charges for? The bills didn't say. There was no itemizing of procedures and prices. No diagnosis. No treatment date. No nothing. Just a notation of "new charges" and the amount due. "They certainly wouldn't send such a bill to an insurance company," Wilde, 51, told me. "Insurance companies want to know exactly what they're paying for. " So you'd think.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1986
H. Claude Hudson, a leader in the civil rights movement for 75 years, was honored in Los Angeles on his 100th birthday Saturday. "It's no fun being a hundred. You have a lot of aches and pains," said Hudson, who uses a walker to support his body. He was honored by 100 health workers, county officials and other guests at a party at the H. Claude Hudson Comprehensive Health Center.
October 24, 2004
A museum exhibit on oral health professionals might sound sadistic, but "The Future Is Now! African Americans in Dentistry" is a quick and painless look at a story that includes groundbreaking civil rights work along with the root canal work. Debuting at the California African American Museum, the compact but toothy touring show draws largely on material gathered by Dr. Clifton O. Dummett, author and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the USC School of Dentistry.