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Trayvon Martin’s Mom Sybrina Fulton, Announces Run for Office in Miami
May 19, 2019
MIAMI (AP) — A mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Martin has announced she is running for office in Miami. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 19, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 19, 2019
      On this day May 19, 1925, Human Rights leader and outstanding orator Malcolm X aka El-Hajj Malik El- Shabazz was born in Omaha, ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 18, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 18, 2019
      On this day May 18, 1896, 8 Supreme Court Justices ruled that separate but equal was o.k. when they ruled in Plessy v. ... read more »
‘TRAVELING WHILE BLACK’ An Immersive VR Experience by Award-Winning Director Roger Ross Williams Now Touring the U.S.
May 17, 2019
He is magnificent in his perpetual movement to disrupt.  Tall, ebony hue with long locks — Roger Ross Williams —the award-winning director, producer and writer first upset the proverbial “apple cart” when he won an Academy Award® for his short film “Music By Prudence” earning a place in the history books as the first African American director to earn that distinction.  ... read more »
Tom Joyner Foundation Launches Exciting New Podcast – HBCUbiquity – Featuring Interviews, Discussions and Analysis about HBCUs
May 17, 2019
The Tom Joyner Foundation announced the launch of HBCUbiquity, a new hour-long podcast featuring interviews, discussion and analysis about historically black colleges and university, hosted by Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and CEO of the 22-year-old Foundation. ... read more »
Grand Park is L.A.’S Central Destination for Free Summer Fun
May 17, 2019
Angelenos Can Bliss Out during Lunchtime Yoga, Learn New Dance Moves on Friday Nights, Enjoy House Music Day Parties and Celebrate the Annual Grand Park + The Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party ... read more »
Sprouts Hiring for New West Hollywood Store
May 17, 2019
Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, today announced it will soon finish construction on its new store in West Hollywood to meet the growing local demand for fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. ... read more »
Charger Girls to Host Open-Call Audition in Front of Downtown LA Skyline
May 17, 2019
On Sunday, May 19, hundreds of talented dancers will compete for a coveted spot on the world-renowned Charger Girls, one of professional sports’ most respected cheer and dance teams.  With the Chargers slated to play as many as four national primetime games at home in 2019, including two on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, perhaps the biggest highlight for the newest Charger Girls will be the opportunity to perform on an international stage when the Bolts host the Kansas City Chiefs at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on Nov.18.  ... read more »
Tyreke Evans Dismissed And Disqualified From The NBA For Violation Of NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program
May 17, 2019
The NBA announced today that Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. ... read more »
Los Angeles Chargers Sign Four Draft Picks
May 17, 2019
The Los Angeles Chargers signed  all four of their 2019 day three draft picks to four-year contracts, the organization announced on Saturday. ... read more »
HUD Awards $1.5 Billion to Support Seven States in Their Recovery From 2018 Disasters
May 17, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded nearly $1.5 billion to support seven states in their recovery from major disasters that occurred last year, including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence and devastating wildfires in California.  ... read more »
HUD Awards $492 Million to Help California Recover From 2018 Camp, Hill and Woolsey Wildfires
May 17, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $492 million to the State of California to support recovery efforts from the 2018 Camp, Hill and Woolsey Wildfires devastating communities in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. This was part of nearly $1.5 billion awarded to support seven states in their recovery from major disasters that occurred last year, including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Florence and flooding, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in Hawaii. ... read more »
Metro Atlanta’s Diversity Complicates Census Count
May 17, 2019
Inside the Clarkston Community Center, a 20-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, Mayor Ted Terry talked about canvassing for votes in that neighborhood five years ago.  ... read more »
L.A. County Approves $460 Million in Homeless Initiatives
May 17, 2019
The five elected officials who govern Los Angeles County today approved $460 million in Measure H spending on homelessness, increasing their commitment to the problem in the face of a widely anticipated rise in the numbers of people without a permanent home. ... read more »
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