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Burke Bill Reducing Barriers to Reproductive Health Care Becomes Law
September 28, 2016
The Direct Access to Reproductive Health Care Act eliminates referral requirements ... read more »
After Recent Police Shootings, NNPA Declares a State of Emergency in the Black Community 
September 28, 2016
The recent extrajudicial killings of three Black males, including a 13 year-old boy, have sparked protests across the country, and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has now declared a state of emergency in Black America. ... read more »
Coco’s Lip Smacking Cupcakes to make first appearance at 11th annual Taste of Soul  
September 28, 2016
Self-taught baker Nicole Green went from selling cupcakes on the corner of her family’s home to owning her own bakery in a matter of years. ... read more »
Black Donors Made New African American Museum Reality 
September 28, 2016
The opening of the National Museum of African American Culture and History was full of glitz and glamour as celebrities, elected officials, civil rights icons and three American presidents came together to celebrate the historic moment. ... read more »
A Conversation with African American Museum’s Lonnie Bunch 
September 28, 2016
American and African-American History Re-imagined   ... read more »
McDonalds Inspiration Gospel Tour Returns to TASTE OF SOUL
September 28, 2016
McDonald’s 11th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Hits Los Angeles with Donald Lawrence, Bishop Marvin Sapp, Karen Clark-Sheard and More ... read more »
At Last: President Obama Dedicates New Black History Museum on the National Mall
September 28, 2016
President Barack Obama speaks during the grand opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. ... read more »
Say Her Name, Wakiesha Wilson
September 28, 2016
Attorney Carl Douglas, along with the mother and aunt of Wakiesha Wilson, hold press conference for $35 million lawsuit against LAPD ... read more »
Hall, Community Leaders Call on Governor Brown to Sign Equal Pay Legislation into Law
September 28, 2016
Despite being the most diverse and prosperous state in the nation, many California workers continue to suffer from a chronic racial and ethnic wage gap. ... read more »
CBC Members Push Justice Department to Investigate Police Shooting Unarmed Blacks
September 28, 2016
the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held a news conference calling for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate, indict and even prosecute law enforcement officers, who intentionally kill innocent and unarmed Blacks. ... read more »
African American Leaders Join Efforts to Push Anti-Smoking Initiative
September 28, 2016
The initiative proposes that a $2.00 tax be added to cigarettes and vaping products ... read more »
Dreadlock Ruling Sparks Social Media Debate
September 28, 2016
Federal Appeals court ruling dictated that employers who ban dreadlocks from the workplace are not practicing discrimination ... read more »
Former First Lady of Two African Nations, Graça Machel Launches New Women’s Network
September 28, 2016
Graça Machel, the former first lady of two African nations, recently established a first of its kind Pan African Women in Media Network (WIMN). ... read more »
Thousands Attend Grand Opening Ceremonies for the New Black History Museum
September 28, 2016
thousands stood outside on what some described as a “perfect day” to pay homage to the Smithsonian’s first museum dedicated to Black History. ... read more »
Memorial to confront South’s troubled history of lynchings
September 28, 2016
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Southern states have long welcomed tourists retracing the footsteps of the late Martin Luther King Jr. and others who opposed segregation. Now the Alabama city that was the first capital of the Confederacy is set to become home to a privately funded museum and monument that could make some visitors wince: a memorial to black lynching victims. ... read more »
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