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Bishop William J. Barber II to Meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thanksgiving Day
November 23, 2017
Dr. Barber, who was consecrated as a bishop over the summer, received the invitation from the Vatican last September ... read more »
South Bay Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Making Death Threat Against United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters 
November 23, 2017
 A federal grand jury has charged a San Pedro man with threatening to murder United States Representative Maxine Waters in a phone call to her Capitol Hill office last month.  ... read more »
Black Press mourns a New York Beacon
November 23, 2017
Rags-to-Riches Story Made Publisher Walter “Ball” Smith Jr. a Light for Many ... read more »
‘Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dies at 91
November 21, 2017
A North Carolina native, Hyman made his Broadway debut as a teenager in 1943. He would go on to become a charter member of the American Shakespeare Theater. In 1980 Hyman received a Tony nomination for “The Lady From Dubuque.” ... read more »
Rev. Jesse Jackson releases statement regarding battle with Parkinson’s disease
November 17, 2017
“On July 17, 1960, I was arrested, along with seven other college students, for advocating for the right to use a public library in my hometown of Greenville, ... read more »
Vanguard University Provost Recognized By Los Angeles Women in NAACP 
November 16, 2017
 Vanguard University Provost Dr. Doretha O’Quinn was honored by the Los Angeles Women in NAACP (WIN) for her commitment and leadership displayed throughout her career as she mentors young students to achieve their goals, on October 14 in Los Angeles.  ... read more »
Californians for Safety and Justice Celebrates 5 Years of Advocacy
November 16, 2017
The organization takes the holistic approach to Criminal Justice reform by dealing with the criminal system, the community, the victims and the incarcerated. ... read more »
Defining Justice Forum Engages Conversation with Hollywood and Politicians
November 16, 2017
Google and the Atlantic publication invited California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and others to discuss criminal justice reform. ... read more »
 Dylann Roof Sentenced to Death after Senseless Church Shooting in Charleston 
November 16, 2017
In June of 2015, Dylann Roof opened fire during a prayer meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina.   ... read more »
Democrats, Black Candidates Win Historic Victories on Election Night
November 16, 2017
Black Candidates Win Big on November 7 ... read more »
The Shadow League and Buick Honors Three Sports Trailblazers  
November 16, 2017
The 4th Annual Shadow League Awards presented by Buick held on Wednesday, November 8th at ESPACE (New York City), was a huge success.  ... read more »
Poet Nikki Giovanni shares memories, tears in new collection
November 15, 2017
``I'm not needed,'' the beloved poet, drinking coffee at a hotel lounge in midtown Manhattan, insisted during a recent interview. ``I think I'm enjoyed. I enjoy my audience and I think my audience enjoys me. I've seen too many people who think they're needed and do you know how awful they are?'' ... read more »
Pharmaceutical Giant Eli Lilly Meets with Multicultural Groups
November 15, 2017
Nineteen leaders of select, national multicultural organizations visited the headquarters of Eli Lilly and Company, the global pharmaceutical maker, for an all-day “learning lab” about the pharmaceutical industry’s role in the healthcare system. Attendees heard from Lilly’s senior leadership team, as well as, individuals working in clinical trials, research, manufacturing and medicine. Attendees also toured a drug development lab, participated in informational sessions on healthcare topics, and learned about the variety of diversity and inclusion initiatives underway at Lilly. ... read more »
Sessions unfamiliar with FBI ‘black extremists’ report
November 15, 2017
The 12-page FBI intelligence assessment describes ``black identity extremist'' groups the FBI says are targeting law enforcement after police killings of black men. Foreign Policy first reported on the assessment, which drew outrage from some black lawmakers. ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS: Noted Attorney and Community Activist Michael Lawson Named Interim President of Los Angeles Urban League
November 9, 2017
The Los Angeles Urban League announced today that noted attorney and civic leader Michael Lawson has accepted the position as Interim President and CEO of the famed civil rights organizations Los Angeles Branch. Michael Lawson is not new to the Los Angeles Community and is well respected throughout both the business, political, philanthropic community here in Los Angeles and throughout the nation. Michael Lawson served as a partner at the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flori, LLP in their New York and Los Angeles offices until he retired in 2011. ... read more »
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