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Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder’ has died
August 28, 2015
Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. ... read more »
Familiar Faces from Ferguson Fellowship at Vigil for Mansur Ball-Bey
August 28, 2015
“Hey, how have you been,” said Cathy Daniels, affectionately known to Ferguson protesters as “Mama Cat.” She walked around greeting people Thursday night at the intersection of Page and Walton – near where 18 year-old Mansur Ball-Bey was fatally wounded by St. ... read more »
NNPA Foundation Elects New Board of Directors
August 28, 2015
The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF), the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages charitable, educational and literary activities that promote high standards in ethnic media, recently elected four new officers to its board of directors Executive Committee. ... read more »
President Obama to Observe Katrina’s 10th Anniversary in New Orleans
August 28, 2015
Almost 10 years ago, the world watched as the waters of the Gulf of Mexico—urged on by the pummeling winds of Hurricane Katrina—swallowed the city of New Orleans, ... 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. ... read more »
ASPCA Positons Itself as a Resource in South L.A., Offers Free Services
August 27, 2015
While most of the news and information on the subject deals with the lack of healthy food options available in low-income environments, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Spay/Neuter Clinic has positioned itself as a community resource for local cat and dog owners. ... read more »
Israel releases African migrants from detention center
August 27, 2015
More than 45,000 African migrants and asylum seekers are in Israel, according to the Israeli Interior Ministry, most from the strife-ridden countries of Eritrea and Sudan. ... 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 »
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 »
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