Monday, July 4, 2022
NFL Partners with Contract With Black America to Strengthen Economic Equality
July 2, 2022
​The NFL has spent and allocated over $125 million targeting Black-owned businesses over the last year, bolstering its commitment to economic equity ... read more »
African American and Community Leaders Speak Out on SCOTUS Roe Reversal
June 30, 2022
African American leaders across the nation largely condemned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued on June 24, overturning the federal abortion protections of Roe v. Wade, ... read more »
African American Leaders Speak Out on SCOTUS Roe Reversal
June 24, 2022
African American leaders across the nation largely condemned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued on June 24, overturning the federal abortion protections of Roe v. Wade, with some describing the action as a “pro-policing of women’s bodies” and a move to “criminalize Black women.” ... read more »
MLS and Black Players for Change Commemorate Juneteenth with “Freedom to Be” Jersey Numbers and Auction for Impact Organizations
June 17, 2022
Major League Soccer (MLS) announced on Wednesday a series of initiatives to celebrate Juneteenth – the historic date commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in the U.S. ... read more »
L.A., Carson and Cities Across State Commemorate Juneteenth 2022      
June 16, 2022
On June 6, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a proclamation making Juneteenth an official holiday for city employees.   Although President Joe Biden signed a bill declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday last year, ... read more »
No Charges for Officers in Fatal South Carolina Shooting
June 16, 2022
A prosecutor in South Carolina decided on June 14, not to charge two police officers in the fatal shooting of a Black man who lunged at them with a broken piece of wood from a chair after family members warned them the victim was mentally ill. ... read more »
White Supremacists Riling Up Thousands on Social Media
June 16, 2022
The social media posts are of a distinct type. They hint darkly that the CIA or the FBI are behind mass shootings. They traffic in racist, sexist and homophobic tropes. They revel in the prospect of a “white boy summer.” ... read more »
19 Children and Two Teachers Killed at Texas Elementary School
May 24, 2022
Officers in Uvalde, TX, shot and killed a gunman wearing body armor and carrying a rifle who murderd at least 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School just before noon on Tuesday, May 24. According to law enforcement officials, the shooter, identified as Salvador Ramos, 18, opened fire in a fourth-grade classroom. Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the deaths. ... read more »
Haji Malcolm and the Buffalo Battlefield: Aid for Others and War on Us” 
May 19, 2022
 Yet again, we are confronted with another radically evil act of mass murder of our people, this time in Buffalo, New York, nine out of 10 killed, two out of three wounded, and again in this war zone we call America.   ... read more »
Historian releases 2 new books in Black history series
May 19, 2022
Jeremy Houston, the founder of Miss-Lou Heritage Group and Tours, has recently released volumes four and five of his ongoing Black history series about people from Natchez. In 2016, Houston first set out writing true stories about Black people from Natchez who accomplished great things in their lifetime, called ``Straight Outta Natchez.'' ... read more »
UNC-Chapel Hill to Rename Dormitory, Student Affairs Office
May 19, 2022
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will dedicate the Hortense McClinton Residence Hall and the Henry Owl Building in a ceremony on Friday, the school said in a news release. McClinton was the school's first Black faculty member when she was hired in 1966. Owl was the first Native American to enroll at the university as a graduate student in history in 1928, the news release said. ... read more »
Frierson sworn in as first Black US attorney in Nevada
May 19, 2022
Nevada's new top federal prosecutor has been sworn in to his job in Las Vegas. U.S. Attorney Jason Frierson was administered his oath of office Wednesday, May 11, by Chief U.S. District Judge Miranda Du during a ceremony at the downtown Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse. ... read more »
Police: Buffalo Gunman Aimed to Keep Killing if He Got Away
May 16, 2022
The white gunman accused of a racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket planned to keep killing if he had escaped the scene, the police commissioner said on May 16, as authorities investigated the massacre of Black people a s a potential hate crime or act of domestic terrorism. ... read more »
Las Vegas Raiders, NFL Host Social Justice Roundtable
May 16, 2022
 More than 300,000 football fans traveled to Las Vegas for the 2022 NFL Draft. To kick off the three-day, star-studded event, the Las Vegas Raiders, and the NFL brought together local activists and thought leaders representing academia, business, and civil rights communities for the League’s highly acclaimed Social Justice Roundtable discussion. ... read more »
Enslaved people finally honored in South Carolina beach town 
May 12, 2022
When Gerry Thompson recently purchased his new home in Surfside Beach, he was missing a critical piece of information. The home had been built on a cemetery where enslaved people from a nearby plantation and their descendants had been buried.  ... read more »

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