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Criminal Case Dismissed Against Black Lives Matter Leader
August 16, 2019
City prosecutors said in February that they had agreed to drop the case in six months if Melina Abdullah, a Cal State Los Angeles professor and Black Lives Matter organizer, adhered to guidelines aimed at preventing her from disrupting Los Angeles Police Commission meetings. ... read more »
Why I’m Visiting the Border
August 16, 2019
“I shook hands with a 13 year-old-boy whose mother told him to make eye contact and shake hands firmly. Even in the midst of horrific living conditions and imprisonment, children at the facility are still being taught to treat people with respect, while being treated less than human…” ... read more »
Rep. Omar electrifies 50th Annual National Education Conference
August 15, 2019
Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) addressed members of the A. Philip Randolph Institute last week in Bloomington, Minnesota, near Minneapolis.   APRI is one of the nation's largest organizations of African-American labor union leaders and activists. ... read more »
Equifax May Owe You a $125 Payment. But, Let’s Be Real, You’ll Get Much, Much Less
August 15, 2019
On June 22, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the outcome of a settlement with Equifax, one of the three major credit monitoring firms in the United States. ... read more »
Cop Who Killed Eric Garner on Video Finally Closer to Being Fired After Five Years
August 15, 2019
Two days after activists protested yelling “fire Pantaleo” at a Democratic debate in Detroit with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio standing on stage, a New York administrative judge ruled that Pantaleo should be fired. Pressure from activists and media attention put Eric Garner’s death at the forefront of discussions on police brutality and misconduct. ... read more »
Michael Brown’s Father Seeks New Investigation into Killing
August 13, 2019
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, his father urged St. Louis County’s top prosecutor Friday to reopen the  ...   ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 12, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 12, 2019
On this day, August 12, 2002, Frederick D. Gregory was sworn in as the NASA Deputy Administrator (NASA’s highest position). Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
NAMAD Honors James Farmer with Lifetime Achievement Award
August 9, 2019
“I can remember at a NAMAD banquet there were two tables, maybe three at a conference of minority dealers,” he said. “But I watched it grow to the level that it is today with many [tables] and, to be in a position within General Motors and to assist the industry and see it grow, has been gratifying,” he said. ... read more »
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88
August 8, 2019
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ″Sula” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. ... read more »
Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard addresses the ethnic media on the racial divide, foreign policy, and building peace abroad
August 8, 2019
She hopes to increase the momentum of her campaign in part by appealing to voters across the racial and cultural spectrum. ... read more »
Commissioner Parvenu Passes the Baton to a New Wave of Leaders
August 8, 2019
For the past nine years, the Citizens Redistricting Commission has overseen the drawing of electoral boundaries for the State Senate, Assembly, and State Board of Equalization. The commission was created after the passing of the 2008 Voters FIRST Act that was approved by voters who wanted to create a fair California. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 3, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 3, 2019
On this day, August 3, 1967, Clifford Alexander Jr. began his first day in office as Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Ebony and Jet Images to be Donated After Photo Archive Sale
August 2, 2019
On Thursday, Walker as president of the Ford Foundation and Elizabeth Alexander, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, shepherded a $30 million deal to buy the photo archive of America's most iconic Black magazines. A judge in Chicago approved the sale as part of an auction to pay off secured creditors of the Johnson Publishing Company, which sold the magazines three years ago. ... read more »
REPORT: Black Men Are Biggest Beneficiaries of the First Step Act
August 2, 2019
More than 1,000 individuals incarcerated in federal prisons were granted sentence reductions in the four months since the First Step Act was signed into law, according to the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC). ... read more »
Attorney Crump, Shaquille Dukes: ‘Money Won’t Make Racial Incident Go Away’
August 2, 2019
Shaquille Dukes said he does not want monetary compensation for being wrongfully accused and arrested for stealing equipment from an Illinois hospital. He and civil rights attorney Ben Crump said they want this to never happen to anyone again. The incident, they both said, had everything to do with Dukes’ – who is African American – race. ... read more »
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