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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Black Designer Lights Up GM
August 26, 2015
Since 2012, Davis has led the exterior lighting and design studio for the automaker’s North American division, the team responsible for the exterior lighting for every brand under the General Motors’ umbrella. ... read more »
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