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Reparations in Education and Re-Imagining Our Stories: Appoint Dr. Melina Abdullah as the Inaugural Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Cal State LA -The People’s Choice!
August 6, 2020
Clergy for Black Lives, a collective of clergy members from throughout Southern California, sent a letter to California State University, Los Angeles (CSU Los Angeles) President, William Covino, on July 11, 2020 to inquire as to his reasoning for not appointing Dr. Melina Abdullah as the Inaugural Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, the second College of Ethnic Studies in the nation. President Covino responded on July 13, 2020, stating that he was not on campus and could not address personnel matters. ... read more »
Ava DuVernay, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Melina Abdullah & More Talk “13th”
February 10, 2017
Must see panel discussion surrounding Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated documentary, "13th" which explores the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and America's perilous transition from slavery to mass incaceration.
Panelists included filmmaker Ava DuVernay, rapper, social activist and business owner Nipsey Hussle, Black Lives Matter Co-Founder and educator Melina Abdullah, Los Angeles Police Commissioner Cynthia McClain-Hill, Esq., and award-winning civil rights attorney, host and moderator for the evening, Areva Martin.
Sponsored by Blackwood Alliance and The California Endowment, panelists and the artist community gathered at the historic Nate Holden Theatre in Los Angeles. ... read more / watch video »
Melina Abdullah Headed to Prairie View A&M
March 9, 2022
Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has announced that scholar and co-founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of Black Lives Matter, Melina Abdullah, will be the university’s inaugural Activist-In-Residence for the 2021-2022 academic year. ... read more »
Correction: Sentinel Editorial Regarding Council District 10
March 31, 2022
Last week’s Sentinel editorial about Council District 10 included photos of Dr. Melina Abdullah and Commissioner Jacquelyn “Jackie” Dupont-Walker, but they were not mentioned in the story. Originally, our intention was to include their photos to represent “strong and brilliant Black women” who already live in Council District 10 and deserve to be on the list for consideration instead of a list comprised of only “one name and that name is Karly Katona” as proposed by Attorney John Sweeney. While the names of Dr. Abdullah and Mrs. Dupont-Walker were included in the online article, their names were not in the print version. We apologize for the error. ... read more / view gallery »
Black Lives Matter Leader Endorses Wesson
October 1, 2020
This week, LA City Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson received the official support of Dr. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles. Dr. Melina Abdullah is a professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and an outspoken advocate for police reform. Herb Wesson is running to replace Mark Ridley-Thomas on the LA County Board of Supervisors in this year's open election. ... read more »