Los Angeles Sparks Set To Break WNBA Record For All Time Attendance
August 27, 2015
The Los Angeles Sparks Women Basketball Team owned by Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Mark R. Walter celebrated their 19th season in the Women’s National Basketball Association this past June. ... read more »
Engaging Garvey, Katrina, Ferguson and Watts: Embodying the Whirlwind, Flood and Fire
August 27, 2015
  This month of August, full of commemorations, comes always with special meaning, for it is a central source and reference point for our history of righteous resistance as a people. ... read more »
PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP ESSENTIAL FOR BLACKS
August 27, 2015
                                                                                                First of two parts (The following paper was presented in April 2011 at a UC Santa Barbara conference, California Dreamin’: Social Vision and The Crisis of California’s African American Communities. ... read more »
Garcetti Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Watts Riots
August 27, 2015
In a series of visits in Watts, the Mayor highlighted the strong community bonds formed in the aftermath of the unrest; honored the strength and visionary spirit of those who raised families and started businesses there; and paid tribute to those who have tirelessly served the community ... read more »
Lyntoya Williamson creates natural skincare brand LinnieDREW
August 27, 2015
Lyntoya Williamson is a local fashion and fragrant designer who has decided to take a leap to pursue her dreams of becoming a household name through her skincare line LinnieDREW. ... read more »
Farrakhan Stresses Importance of Black Press for Million Man March Anniversary
August 27, 2015
As the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March approaches this fall, strategies continue to be formulated and plans solidified by District officials, leaders from the Nation of Islam, prominent black leaders and, now, the publishers of the black press. ... read more »
Days Of Dialogue: The Future of Policing encourages a New Vision and Citywide Accountability
August 27, 2015
On August 11, 2015, The Institute for Non Violence in Los Angeles and Days of Dialogue program kicked off a citywide discussion to address “The Future of Policing”. ... read more »
300 Men March From Baltimore to D.C.
August 27, 2015
The weather was a steamy 82 degrees on August 16 around 5 p.m. when men in black t-shirts began gathering in Carroll Park in South West Baltimore. While families hung out at the park’s picnic tables, or strolled along in the grass, the men were getting set to walk 35 miles from Baltimore to the White House in Washington, D.C. They were walking, they said, to raise awareness about Baltimore City’s ever-growing violence problem. ... read more »
Community’s Response to Jamyla Bolden’s Death Continues with Sunday March
August 27, 2015
Kendric Henderson’s face cringed as she slowly limped on crutches to join the march in memory of her daughter Jamyla Bolden Sunday afternoon. Although she herself had been shot in the leg by the same stray bullets that entered the family home and killed her daughter Tuesday night, the pain she expressed was also the result of a broken heart. ... read more »
Cremation Services Announced for Julian Bond
August 27, 2015
The family of Julian Bond wife, [Pam Horowitz, sons, Horace Mann Bond II, Jeffrey and Michael; daughters, Phyllis Jane Bond McMillan and Julia Louise Bond; sister, Jane; brother, James; and his eight grandchildren] has issued the following statement: ... read more »
Louis Stokes, Ohio’s 1st Black Congressman, Remembered as Pioneer
August 27, 2015
Louis Stokes, Ohio's first elected black congressman and a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, died late Tuesday, his family announced. He was 90. ... read more »
Jill Scott Is All Grown Up
August 27, 2015
It’s been 15 years since “Who is Jill Scott – Words and Sounds, Vol. 1.,” and Jill Scott can hardly believe it’s been that long. But it has and in her own words, she has grown up and she has “something on her back that she needs to get off.” ... read more »
2015 MTV Video Music Awards gives Kanye West Video Vanguard Award
August 27, 2015
MTV is set to award Kanye West with the VMA’s highest honor, the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award,” for his career-spanning groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances, and continued impact on music, art, fashion, and culture. The award will be presented during the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” that will air live on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. ... read more »
TV One Partners with National Action Network for Triumph Awards Television Premiere
August 27, 2015
TV One, the National Action Network (NAN) and Reverend Al Sharpton, are partnering to present the first televised airing of The Triumph Awards. The Triumph Awards, now in its 6th year, honors individuals who have made a positive impact in their community in addition to their professional contributions in their respective fields. The special will tape in Atlanta, GA and is scheduled to premiere on TV One exclusively Friday, October 10 2015 8PM/ET. ... read more »
Celebrities Attend 3rd Annual Cedric the Entertainer Golf Classic
August 27, 2015
For the third consecutive year, actor/comedian Cedric The Entertainer ("The Soul Man") hosted his star-studded celebrity golf classic at the luxurious Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo on August 17. ... read more »
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