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Excitement builds for Justice or Else
October 8, 2015
Excitement builds as travelers from far and wide finalize plans to coverage on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. ... read more »
Watch out for the WAVE of old school music at Taste of Soul
October 8, 2015
The Taste of Soul (TOS) Family Festival is a day full of unlimited food choices, celebrity sightings and endless sounds of music. 94.7 The Wave has brought in the funk at TOS for seven years and this year they will bring it back one more time. ... read more »
Smart and Final Holds Grand Opening in Compton
October 8, 2015
  The air was filled with excitement during the ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 1 at the new Smart and Final Extra store located at 280 S. ... read more »
2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court Selected
October 8, 2015
The seven members of the 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced this week at Tournament House. Selected from a group of 39 finalists, the Royal Court will attend nearly 100 community and media functions, ... read more »
Jackson Celebrates 74th, Focuses on Economic Justice
October 8, 2015
The significance of the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.’s birthday celebration this year has to do with the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s ongoing work toward economic justice, he said. ... read more »
Obama Lauds Black Women at CBC Dinner
October 7, 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During his speech at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner, President Barack Obama celebrated the critical role that Black women have played in “every great movement in American history” and pledged to address challenges they face in the workplace and in the criminal justice system. ... read more »
NNPA Black Press Honors Black Leaders
October 7, 2015
  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – At a reception during the 45th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference, the National Newspaper Publishers Association honored five Black luminaries with its Leadership Awards. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (October 8)
October 7, 2015
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Holding the Line and Keeping the Faith: Marking Us’ Half-Century of Struggle and Achievement
October 7, 2015
From September 24-27 activists-intellectuals, social and racial justice activists, educators, ministers, teachers, professors, social workers and other professionals, students and everyday people from across the country gathered to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Organization Us and the African American Cultural Center, and of the introduction of the organization’s philosophy, Kawaida, and the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles) at the Nguzo Saba 2015 Conference and Awards Luncheon held here in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Black Women for Wellness Holds 14th Annual Reproductive Justice Conference
October 7, 2015
Black Women for Wellness held its 14th Annual Wellness Reproductive Justice Conference on Thursday, Oct. 1 at the California Endowment in Los Angeles. Sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Cedars-Sinai, the day-long conference featured a dozen panels and workshops that focused on how media, self-esteem, access to healthcare, the criminal justice system, educational institutions and policies all combine to influence and impact the reproductive health status of Black women and girls. ... read more »
WLAC One of 19 Named “Leader College”
October 7, 2015
Achieving the Dream has announced that West Los Angeles College earned Leader College distinction—a national designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps. West has shown how data can inform policy and practice to help community college students achieve their goals, resulting in improved skills, better employability, and economic growth for families, communities, and the nation as a whole. ... read more »
James Bell appointed as first African American to serve on Apple’s Board of Directors
October 7, 2015
At Apple's shareholder meeting in March, Rev. Jesse Jackson appealed to Tim Cook and his team to re-double their commitment to diversity and inclusion by bringing qualified women and people of color on to their Board of Directors. ... read more »
CSUN Student Appointed to Executive Board of the National Society of Black Engineers
October 7, 2015
California State University, Northridge student Noral Walker wants engineering to be a household name within the African-American community. ... read more »
Star-Studded L.A. Focus’ 18th First Ladies High Tea was a ‘Grand Affair’
October 7, 2015
The 18th L.A. Focus’ First Ladies High Tea held recently at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills was a grand affair. Over 1,000 attendees were blessed to witness a star-studded event as the women wore their Sunday Best Hats to top it all off. ... read more »
Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act a Significant Step Forward
October 7, 2015
On Thursday October 1, a bipartisan group of Senators unveiled The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. The bill would lower costs in the federal prison system and reform sentencing for non-violent offenders. ... read more »
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