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COVID-19 AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT EPIDEMIC

As people all across the world are falling ill to COVID-19, we are seeing staggering amounts of unemployment numbers rising in the United States due to businesses following strict government orders for health safety. In the past week, 3.3 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits following the loss of jobs created by governmental safety procedures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the country. The nation’s unemployment rate for February 2020 was 3.5% and is projected to reach at least 3.9% for the month of March, signifying the likelihood of an imminent recession. Unemployment has not been… Keep Reading

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Looking Back

Looking back I knew I wasn’t like every other boy, but as I grew up I figured out real soon I wasn’t the only one like myself. I remember always having feminine features an a slim curvy body which I my embraced. I would remember being invited to my friends parties an sleepovers, but I would only wanted to hang with the girls. I would find it easy to relate more with them, especially when we would talk about the boys. I would find myself having these weird but butterfly feelings towards the boys that I would question myself, “is… Keep Reading

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District 4 Presents: What Do You Know Too? (Advice from the experts)

Written and Edited by Alex Love, Interviews by various There are a lot of people in the world today looking for direction. They want to know how to make money. How do they open their own businesses? How do I work for myself on my own terms? How do I plan for retirement? Well, District 4 responded to these times of uncertainty by giving you a part two of one, extending on one of our most informative articles…take good notes, as District 4 presents: What Do You Know Too? Advice from the experts! We begin this article with one of… Keep Reading

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2020 Outfest Fusion Film Spotlight: We Are The Radical Monarchs

The Radical Monarchs is a film directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton that spotlights a group of young girls in Oakland, California who created an activism organization to fight for social justice. The film had its Los Angeles premiere on March 7, 2020, during the annual Los Angeles Outfest Fusion Film Festival. The story follows how Anayvette Martinez and Marilyn Hollinquest formed a leadership troop of young girls of color to support empowerment through social justice by being a radical community member. Anayvette was a mother working as an organizer at the time when realizing that her daughter and friends needed… Keep Reading

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The Witches Of Fairfax Manor

Maybe you have heard about the Griffith Park Monster, you may have even heard about all of Hollywood’s haunted hotels that are cursed with the spirits of old Hollywood’s brightest stars from the past, but, has anyone ever told you the story about the witches of Fairfax Manor? It is a dark story that has yet to be fulfilled, some say the Fairfax Manor has a rich and colorful history that has been documented in films, written about in novels, sung about in songs, and enjoyed by many throughout the decades. Countless nights in The Manor have been filled with… Keep Reading

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District 4 Presents-What do you think?

Did you ever wish you had a mentor? A mentor that could give you the life changing advice that would take you to the breaking point and then lead to you succeeding? Well District 4 understands that not everyone is able to get access to the people at the top of the game (in whatever profession). We decided to do something special for this article. We compiled some of the tried and true advice methods together and present them for those who may not be sure if they are going down the right road or if they have completely falling off… Keep Reading

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LGBT+ Communities Facing Healthcare Discrimination Thanks To Trump Administration

Imagine the feeling of growing up in a body that doesn’t reflect the person you are in your heart, having that feeling of being singled out for most of your life and when you are finally accepted for who you are you go to your doctor for a routine check-up and get turned away for it. That is a world that many transgenders are currently facing by being unable to access modern healthcare due to their personal welfare and gender identity. This year the Trump administration proposed to roll-back healthcare rights that protect against the discrimination of LGBT people and… Keep Reading

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Camp Lightbulb

1: What is Camp Lightbulb purpose? To create a fun environment for LGBTQ youth that allows them to be carefree and connect with peers while challenging them to grow and step out of their comfort zone. 2: What made you decide to create this environment? We saw that there was a need for LGBTQ youth to have a space they could share with their peers and let their guard down and just have fun and let loose. 3: What do you hope to achieve by having this summer camp? We hope to cultivate a group of LGBTQ youth that will… Keep Reading

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District 4-Members of Ground Zero-An Interview with Dan Pena

Everyone understands that working hard, discipline, and networking are major components to succeeding. There is lots of basic advice offered for aspiring moguls, entrepreneurs, and wannabe millionaires. This article is not that, in fact it will do its best to get you as the reader to understand that you may not want what you are asking for; to be successful-truly. Let’s be honest for a moment, most people when they say I want to be “famous” “rich” “own my own business” Or “Self-made” are not really asking for those things. What they are really saying is I want enough money… Keep Reading

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Raif Derrazi Shares His Experience Living With HIV

Raif Derrazi has created a lane of his own by truly embracing his identity and taking on every obstacle in his path head first, inspiring and motivating so many people along the way. As an award-winning body-builder, he never misses an opportunity to take his shirt off but there is so much more to his story than his impeccable physique, he is HIV+ and has become an advocate for educating the public about HIV/AIDS awareness and information. He speaks about breaking stigmas and living his best life by fully exposing his personal experiences to share with the world. I was… Keep Reading

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