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WATCH: 400 Years From Slaves Arriving In Virginia
August 20, 2019
400 years ago this month, in 1619, 20 enslaved Africans arrived at what would become the United States, and writers of an epic New York Times effort commemorating this, ... read more »
ACTION ALERT: NAACP Urges US Congress to Impeach Donald Trump
August 20, 2019
The delegates to the NAACP National Annual Convention voted unanimously on July 22, 2019, to support an emergency resolution calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. ... read more »
This Week Marks 400 Years Since the First African’s Were Forcefully Brought to the United States
August 20, 2019
This week marks 400 years since the first African’s were forcefully brought to the United States. To memorialize this history, more than 200 African Americans made their way to Virginia, ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 20, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 20, 2019
On this day, August 20, 1619, 20 Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. They were the first Africans to be sold, on record in America. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Aerial Inspections of Electrical Equipment Help Reduce Risk
August 19, 2019
Southern California Edison has a comprehensive Wildfire Mitigation Plan intended to protect against and mitigate fire ignitions that may be associated with utility infrastructure. Residents in Baldwin Hills and Ladera Heights may see SCE aircraft on a regular basis over the next few months inspecting poles and equipment on poles. ... read more »
NYPD Fires Officer for Death of Eric Garner
August 19, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Eric Garner case (all times local): 12:40 p.m. After five years of investigations and protests, a New York City police officer has been fired for the chokehold death of an unarmed black man. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 19, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 19, 2019
On this day, August 19, 2017, comedian, actor, and civil rights activist Richard “Dick” Gregory, passed away in Washington D.C. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 18, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 18, 2019
On this day, August 18, 2014, pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis became the first little league player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 17, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 17, 2019
On this day, August 17, 1887, the Honorable Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, was born in Jamaica. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
L.A. County Woman Receives Governor’s Pardon
August 16, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom has granted pardons to seven people, including Susan H. Burton, a former inmate from East L.A. who now helps other women transition from prison to society. ... read more »
Criminal Case Dismissed Against Black Lives Matter Leader
August 16, 2019
City prosecutors said in February that they had agreed to drop the case in six months if Melina Abdullah, a Cal State Los Angeles professor and Black Lives Matter organizer, adhered to guidelines aimed at preventing her from disrupting Los Angeles Police Commission meetings. ... read more »
Israel bars US congresswomen – with a nudge from Trump
August 16, 2019
With a push from President Donald Trump, Israel on Thursday barred two Muslim-American congresswomen from entering the country for a visit, an extraordinary step bringing the longtime U.S. ally into Trump’s domestic fight against political rivals at home. ... read more »
Why I’m Visiting the Border
August 16, 2019
“I shook hands with a 13 year-old-boy whose mother told him to make eye contact and shake hands firmly. Even in the midst of horrific living conditions and imprisonment, children at the facility are still being taught to treat people with respect, while being treated less than human…” ... read more »
Ending HIV Only Happens if Black America Leads
August 16, 2019
In 2011, Science Magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year” was the discovery that antiretroviral drugs were a game changer in HIV prevention. The development of treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) ushered in the concept of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. By combining effective treatment for people living with HIV with simple and easy biomedical prevention for people at risk of HIV infection we can eliminate HIV transmission and HIV acquisition, thereby breaking the back of the epidemic. ... read more »
50 years after the 911 system was launched, L.A. County Fire Department struggles to keep up with soaring call rate
August 16, 2019
On August 1, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) held a press briefing at Station No. 31 in Paramount to discuss its most pressing challenges in the face of a growing call volume and intensifying wildfires. Fire Chief Daryl Osby and Assistant Fire Chief Eleni Pappas sat on a large panel of firefighters and paramedics, who shared their stories from the frontlines. Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn also spoke on the panel, urging the media to inform the public of their role in improving the fourth-busiest fire department in the country. ... read more »
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