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 »
U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $9.5 Million in Workforce Development Grants
August 27, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced $9.5 million in grants to 19 projects in 13 states selected to help train a new generation of skilled workers and support long-term careers in the public transportation industry. The announcement was made at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC), and the grants are provided through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) ... read more »
The 2015 Taste of Soul Will Be Held on Crenshaw Blvd
August 27, 2015
Wal-Shea Corridor Constructors and Metro on board to ensure the festival happens on Crenshaw ... read more »
Wa Wa Waffles, the Treat that makes you Stutter
August 27, 2015
First time vendors Kathy and Quenten Nelson join 10th annual Taste of Soul ... read more »
Public Offices Discriminate Against Black Americans
August 27, 2015
It’s an open secret that Black-sounding names can hinder employment, housing, and loan applications. Apparently, basic emails to public servants have snuck onto that list. So concluded a recent study published by the Institute for the Study of Labor, ... read more »
Activists Join A. Phillip Randolph Institute For 50th Anniversary Celebration
August 27, 2015
Activist, comedian Dick Gregory Courtesy Photo A host of celebrities, elected officials, major civil rights activists and labor union leaders joined hundreds of activists from 39 states as the A. ... read more »
Harris-Dawson Sets Visionary Agenda for Council District 8
August 27, 2015
Marqueece Harris-Dawson has a vision that he intends to become a reality. As the new councilman for Los Angeles’ 8th Council District, Harris-Davis aims to transform his area into a destination for residents and businesses. ... read more »
Farrakhan: “Justice or Else” March Just the Beginning
August 27, 2015
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., president and CEO of the NNPA and the national director of the 1995 Million Man March, moderated the call, fielding pooled questions from dozens of publishers and editors from Black newspapers across the country. ... read more »
How do we ‘Keep California Moving’?
August 26, 2015
Assemblymembers hold roundtable discussion on ways to improve the roads in California. ... read more »
Advocates and Victims Talk Prison Pipeline Among Women of Color
August 26, 2015
This past Saturday Congresswoman Karen Bass, of the 37th District of California, hosted an important discussion shedding light on the mass incarceration of girls and women of color and its’ social implications following exposure to sexual abuse. ... read more »
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