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HUD Set to Give $2 Billion to Homeless Programs across the U.S.
July 20, 2017
Applicants are urged to sign up for Grants.gov’s notification service to receive periodic updates or changes to these grant offerings ... read more »
Senator Holly J. Mitchell’s ‘Christmas in July’ Brings Joy to Families at USC
July 20, 2017
Sen. Mitchell’s annual carnival affair invites fun-filled activities and resourceful services to the community. ... read more »
Senator Harris Calls for Reform of Criminal Justice Policies that Impact Incarcerated Women
July 20, 2017
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris delivered remarks at the Justice Action Network’s “Women Unshackled” Conference, a bipartisan event held to address the drastic increase in the female prison population. ... read more »
Grambling University National Alumni Association National Convention
July 20, 2017
Theme: “Our Legacy: A Reflection of the Past, A Vision of the Future” ... read more »
New Study: Black Homeownership Falls to 42.2 percent
July 20, 2017
New Harvard study finds steep declines in Black homeownership in major cities ... read more »
Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Statement on the Cap and Trade Agreement
July 20, 2017
The California Legislature passed legislation to extend California’s Cap and Trade Program, Assembly Bill 398, and strengthen air quality provisions in areas with the worst air pollution, Assembly Bill 617. ... read more »
Urban Library Council Appoints L.A. County Library Director Skye Patrick to Executive Board
July 20, 2017
“I’m deeply honored to be elected to this role and to be part of the Executive Board." ... read more »
Tuskegee Syphilis Study descendants to seek settlement money
July 20, 2017
Members would like to develop a memorial garden dedicated to the men, and Head says some of the funds could also go to a county-owned museum in Tuskegee, Alabama, that is separately seeking the settlement money. ... read more »
Civil rights advocate statue unveiled in Richmond
July 20, 2017
A monument honoring African-American civil rights advocate Maggie Walker has been unveiled in Richmond, Virginia. ... read more »
$15M awarded to family of unarmed black man killed by sniper
July 20, 2017
A federal jury in Seattle has awarded nearly $15 million to the family of an unarmed black man shot and killed by police in front of his young son near Tacoma, finding police had no reason to use deadly force. ... read more »
Ex-cop to face 4th trial in killing of daughter’s boyfriend
July 20, 2017
A white former Oklahoma police officer will face a fourth trial in the shooting death of his daughter's black boyfriend, a prosecutor said Monday. ... read more »
Art and Healing
July 20, 2017
Local artwork enhances the patient care experience at Kaiser Permanente’s new Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Medical Offices ... read more »
Detroit at crossroads 50 years after riots devastated city
July 20, 2017
Five days of violence would leave 33 blacks and 10 whites dead, and more than 1,400 buildings burned. More than 7,000 people were arrested. A decline that had already begun would accelerate; Detroit was the nation's fourth biggest city in 1960, but would rank 21st by 2016. The middle class fled, and a proud city fell into poverty, crime and hopelessness. ... read more »
Sen. Sanders endorses Ben Jealous for Maryland governor
July 20, 2017
Sanders says Jealous has had a lifetime of courageous activism and can speak to every community. ... read more »
In ‘Chokehold: Policing Black Men,’ Attorney Paul Butler Takes on Police Brutality
July 20, 2017
Police brutality in the Black community is as old as law enforcement itself. Former federal prosecutor Paul Butler speaks in depth on the issue in his new book, "Chokehold: Policing Black Men." ... read more »
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