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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 »
Councilman Curren Price, Jr. Hosts Grant-Making Training for Non-Profits
August 26, 2015
In response to decreasing resources and increasing demand for non-profit agencies, 9th District Councilman Curren Price, Jr. recently hosted a “Getting the Competitive Edge to Fund Your Non-profit” training event at the Los Angeles Expo Center. ... read more »
Suspected Virginia gunman kills self after killing journalists on air, police say
August 26, 2015
MONETA, Va. (AP) — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by their former colleague, a journalist who also recorded himself carrying out the killings and then posted the video on social media. ... read more »
Cal State L.A. chemistry professor recognized as one of 100 inspiring women in STEM
August 26, 2015
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has presented Cal State L.A. Professor Krishna Foster a “100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award” for encouraging and inspiring young women to pursue careers in science. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (August 27)
August 26, 2015
August 27    1963- W.E.B. Du Bois, scholar and founder of NAACP, died in Accra, Ghana. August 28 1955- 14 year-old Emmett Till was kidnapped and lynched in Money, ... read more »
Thurgood Marshall College Fund Launches Apple Scholars Program
August 25, 2015
On Tuesday [Aug.25], the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the most valuable company in the world identify the next generation of high-performing leaders of color in technology. ... read more »
Drawing lines in the sky: California legislators to eye push by police for use of drones
August 20, 2015
California law enforcement agencies are looking to fly drones as an affordable and efficient way to monitor crime scenes, pursue suspects and search for lost hikers. ... read more »
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