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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 »
Criminal Justice Reform Contributor 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 »
NNPA President Meets with Civil Rights Leaders and U.S. Mayors
November 9, 2017
NNPA President Joins Civil Rights Leaders and U.S. Mayors for Historic Meeting ... read more »
Domestic Terrorism Hits the State of Texas After Mass Shooting
November 9, 2017
Just months after Texas was hit by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, a deadly mass shooting rocked the state leaving 26 dead and around 20 injured.   ... read more »
Eight HBCU Bands “March On” to the 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase
November 2, 2017
A record number of votes helped select a dynamic lineup of marching bands from the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to perform at the 16th Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase on January 27, 2018. ... read more »
HBCU in LA Summer 2018 Internship Program Now Accepting Applications 
November 2, 2017
Historically Black Colleges and Universities students have an opportunity to come to Hollywood by way of the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP) with the help of SAG-AFTRA and the White House. ... read more »
Hardwick Wins $5.6 Million Lawsuit Against Transamerica Life Insurance 
November 2, 2017
Reminiscent of David versus Goliath, the Rev. Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick took on the mammoth Transamerica Life Insurance Company and won.  ... read more »
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