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The South LA Community Farm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
May 24, 2019
On Saturday May 18, Los Angeles residents gathered at the First Year, South LA Community Farm ribbon cutting ceremony. The All Peoples Community Center (APCC) and American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) Roots for Peace Program dismantle structural racism within the food industry, transforming a vacant parking lot into an urban farm. ... read more »
Representative Adriano Espaillat Votes to Pass Historic Equality Act to End Discrimination Against All LGBTQ Americans
May 24, 2019
Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, to ensure that all LGBTQ Americans are granted the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights law.  The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing and public accommodations. ... read more »
JUDGE MABLEAN AND THE MABLEAN EPHRIAM FOUNDATION PRESENTS ITS 17TH ANNUAL HONORING UNSUNG FATHERS AWARDS , WITH AN EXPANDED GLOBAL PRESENCE
May 24, 2019
Television personality and philanthropist, Judge Mablean, and the Mablean Ephriam Foundation created as her name sake, presents its 17th Annual HUF Award, Honoring Unsung Fathers Awards and Scholarship Brunch. ... read more »
In a Squeaker, African National Congress Wins 57.5 Percent Of Vote
May 24, 2019
Frustrated with the failures of the ruling African National Congress, South Africans gave the ANC its lowest turnout since 2004 when it took a record 69 percent of the vote. ... read more »
Ex-President of Sudan Charged with Complicity in Protestor Deaths
May 24, 2019
From the presidency to prisoner behind bars, former President Omar al-Bashir now faces formal charges of murder in the latest development to spring from a massive turnout of Sudanese people demanding civilian rule. ... read more »
Plea Deal For Navy Seal Linked To Strangulation Death Of U.S. Army Soldier In Mali
May 24, 2019
Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar was found dead on June 4, 2017 in housing he shared with other special operations forces in Mali. Evidence of the murder was covered up by the four servicemen who led investigators on a wild goose chase, claiming that the non-drinking Melgar was drunk and had engaged in “frat-like” behavior that had gotten the soldiers uninvited from events at the U.S. Embassy. ... read more »
Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 2019 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Members
May 24, 2019
Summer Performances in British Columbia and Seattle, June 29-July 1 NGJO Performs with Allison Miller and Derrick Hodge at 62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 29, ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 24, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 24, 2019
    On this day May 24, 1944, songstress, Patricia Louise Holte aka Patti Labelle, was born in Philadelphia, PA. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder this Memorial Day
May 23, 2019
Dr. Zuberbuhler noted the simplest triggers can make someone with PTSD feel like their nervous system becomes hijacked by a panic reaction, which can cause you to fight (get angry), flight (avoid), or freeze (feel numb). ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 23, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 23, 2019
    On this day May 23, 1954, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who was the undisputed middleweight champion for nearly 7 years, was born. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Best Friends and Mothers Partner Up to Create Posh Mommy and Me Clothing Line to Represent Fashionable Black Mother and Daughter Duos All Over
May 23, 2019
Jamea Adams-Ginyard and Pamela Berry-Johnson have turned their friendship into a business, creating Posh Mommy and Me, an online boutique. The fashion-forward company thrives on creating looks for mothers who love to dress their “minis” in matching outfits. Posh Mommy & Me was created to bring mothers and daughters together, making them look and feel beautiful together. ... read more »
Turner Shares Racial Healing Lessons in “Affirmed”
May 23, 2019
Being biracial isn’t the great fun commercials and ads portray. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Maxi Duncan
May 23, 2019
Maxi Duncan has spent half of her life playing tennis full time. After finishing the second grade, her father decided that homeschool would be the best option, so Duncan can focus more on tennis. ... read more »
In Charter School Fight, Urban League and National Action Network Ask NAACP: “Did You See the Numbers?”
May 23, 2019
The state chapters of the National Urban League (NUL) and the National Action Network (NAN) have teamed up to oppose the bills. They say the proposals amount to a “step backward” for African American charter school parents and their children. ... read more »
Memorial Day was celebrated by freed slaves
May 23, 2019
The truth is, there really is no “first Memorial Day”. ... read more »
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