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This Week In Black History (July 21 -27)
July 29, 2016
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July 28, 1866 – Buffalo Soldiers Established
July 29, 2016
BuffaloSoldiers-SpanAmWar Buffalo Soldiers – Spanish American War The Buffalo Soldiers were established on July 28, 1866 when Congress passed the Army Organization Act. This Act authorized the creation of four new cavalry regiments, ... read more »
Nightly Closures at Century Boulevard near LAX due to Construction of Aerial Station Aviation/Century for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project
July 29, 2016
As part of the construction of the aerial Aviation/Century Station for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) contractor Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will implement nightly directional closures on Century Boulevard in August to remove the wood framing (falsework) for the bridge. Beginning, Monday, Aug. 1, a rotation of weekly full one-directional closures of Century Boulevard between Aviation Boulevard and Bellanca Avenue will occur Monday through Friday between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. No closures are scheduled for Saturday or Sunday nights. ... read more »
Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case
July 29, 2016
A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland, a black woman who later died in a jail cell, was pulled over says the county's top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the prosecutors deny. ... read more »
The National Action Network (NAN) Holds Town Hall Meeting on Gun Violence
July 28, 2016
Appalled by the rise of gun violence that continues to claim the lives of young black men as well as police in urban cities across the country, the National Action Network (NAN) held a community town hall meeting on July 18 to seek solutions. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Brings Together Black Families of Those Killed By the Police in Historic First
July 28, 2016
On Sunday, July 24, day 13 of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles’ 24-hour protest calling for the firing of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, the group brought together for the first time the families of those recently killed by the police or died while in police custody under suspicious circumstances for what the group called “Family Day.” ... read more »
Trump Makes Republican Convention Whiter Than Usual, Some Say
July 28, 2016
Republican National Conventions are routinely mostly white. This year’s, however, was remarkably so, particularly according to the African-American Republicans, some who complained to the media and their party. ... read more »
Baltimore’s Far From Done Despite Collapse Of Criminal Case
July 28, 2016
Many of this city's deepest challenges remain unresolved after the collapse of the criminal case against six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man whose broken neck in police custody caused so much upheaval. Here's a look at the to-do lists of those involved. ... read more »
North Charleston sells land after police shooting settlement
July 28, 2016
North Charleston is selling some city land to help offset the cost of a $6.5 million settlement with the family of an unarmed black man shot and killed by a white city police officer. ... read more »
Kaine pick could upend Virginia politics
July 28, 2016
Tim Kaine's selection as Hillary Clinton's running mate could totally upend Virginia politics, and would all but certainly result in the most expensive election cycle in the state's history next year if he becomes vice president. ... read more »
The California African American Museum Presents ‘Rhythm Of Vision: The Artistry Of Overton Loyd
July 28, 2016
Loyd’s creative and artistic contributions to the P-Funk mythology were significant during the P-Funk band’s prime, and played a major role in the understanding and evolution of its fictional characters, themes and ideas. ... read more »
Tentative deal in New Jersey police shooting of black man
July 28, 2016
The family of a black man killed by police in southern New Jersey in 2014 has reached a tentative settlement in its federal lawsuit. ... read more »
Kaine returns to church for prayers, support
July 28, 2016
Sen. Tim Kaine returned to his longtime parish Sunday to re-energize his faith, sing solo with the gospel choir, and ask for prayers as he's launched into the national spotlight as Hillary Clinton's running mate. ... read more »
Officer investigated over Black Lives Matter online comment
July 28, 2016
A Honolulu police officer has been reassigned to desk duty after a derogatory comment about the Black Lives Matter movement and an apparent threat appeared in a post on his Facebook page. ... read more »
Black man sues white Arkansas officer who used stun gun
July 28, 2016
A black man who was incapacitated with a stun gun is suing the white Arkansas police officer who arrested him. ... read more »


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