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Ethnic Media Unite to Inform Diverse Communities About 2020 Census
September 5, 2019
As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, a census is conducted every 10 years to count the number of people living in the nation and its five territories. Census Day kicks-off on April 1, 2020, and every home will receive an invitation to participate in a short questionnaire by phone, mail and for the first time, online. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 30, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 30, 2019
On this day, August 30, 2004, Grant Reynolds, who played an instrumental part in the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces, passed away. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
From L.A. To Detroit Friends of Fuller Gordy Strikefest Kicks Off on Exciting Motown 60 Weekend
August 29, 2019
The evening also brings together entertainment industry executives, business and political leaders, Motown alumni, celebrities and lovers of Motown music ... read more »
Former Inmate Shares His Journey from Ex-Convict to Entrepreneur
August 29, 2019
In 2017, the Sentencing Project reported that one in three Black men in the U.S. will be arrested during their lifetime. After completing their sentence, many of these Black men will commit another crime and return to prison. ... read more »
California Democratic Party Black Caucus Elects All Women to Board 
August 29, 2019
You could feel the high level of energy in the room when the California Democratic Party African American Caucus (CDPAAC) made history this past weekend, electing four Black women to lead the organization. ... read more »
Cory Booker Hosts Roundtable on Gun Violence Prevention
August 29, 2019
2020 Presidential Candidate Cory Booker made the most of his visit to Los Angeles last week, participating in a roundtable discussion centered on gun violence prevention. The panel included Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, Black Lives Matter L.A. Activist Paula Minor, Moms Demand Action California chapter co-lead Samantha Dorf, gun violence survivor Cindy Montana and actor Stephen Bishop. The discussion was held at Vector.90 in South L.A., a creative working space co-founded by the late rapper, Nipsey Hussle. ... read more »
Wells Fargo Announces $1 Billion Affordable Housing Commitment
August 29, 2019
The $1 billion pledge is part of a larger effort for the bank to overhaul its philanthropic strategy ... read more »
The Evolution of Bakewell Media’s Taste of Soul Festival
August 29, 2019
For 14 years, Los Angeles has enjoyed the annual Taste of Soul Family Food Festival on Crenshaw Blvd. The day-long festival presented by Bakewell Media boasts over 350,000 visitors just last year alone. Taste of Soul has become an institution in the Crenshaw community and draws people from L.A. and beyond, coming to enjoy live music and entertainment on more than five stages, delicious food from hundreds of vendors and shopping – including blocks and blocks of art, jewelry, clothing, beauty products as well as a plethora of free community services. The festival is family-friendly and known for being one of the largest and safest events in Southern California. Originally founded by Bakewell Media CEO Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. in 2005, Taste of Soul has grown exponentially over the years, and Mr. Bakewell says he can’t believe it’s been 14 years since its beginning. ... read more »
College Dormitory Safety: A Lesson in Preventable Hazards
August 26, 2019
Awareness and education are key to electrical safety on and off campus It might not be up there with calculus, algebra and economics for students, but  ...   ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 26, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 26, 2019
On this day, August 26, 1918, Katherine Johnson, the human “Computer” for NASA who calculated the path of the USA’s first space flight, was born in White Sulphur Springs, ... read more »
NNPA Makes Plans for the Future During Informal Gathering in Houston
August 22, 2019
Though it was not an official board of directors meeting, the two-day planning session and retreat in Houston included NNPA executive board members: NNPA Chair Karen Carter Richards; First Vice Chair Janis Ware; Second Vice Chair Fran Farrer; Treasurer Brenda Andrews; and Secretary Jackie Hampton. ... read more »
NYPD Fires Officer 5 Years After Garner’s Chokehold Death
August 22, 2019
After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the Black man whose dying gasps of “I can’t breathe” gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force. ... read more »
Tournament of Roses President Visits Southern University
August 22, 2019
When it comes to marching bands, there’s just something about the big bands at HBCUs that sets them apart from your average ensemble of snares, woodwinds and brass. For bands like the Southern University Marching Band, also known as the “Human Jukebox,” it’s all about soul - and of course it’s all about the big sound- but most of all, it’s about putting on an epic performance. Now, fans of the famous Human Jukebox marching band can see them represent Louisiana in the 131stRose Parade 2020. ... read more »
Meet Sammy Startup, A New Literary Role Model For Aspiring Entrepreneurs of Color
August 22, 2019
Jason Harvey was at a loss. He was perusing through a bookstore with his youngest son, looking for a children’s book about entrepreneurship. There were a few stories about currency and personal money management, but Harvey was unable to find a single book on business-building aimed at young readers – let alone young readers of color.  ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Held a Public Hearing To Discuss the Homeless Epidemic of Los Angeles
August 22, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, Congresswoman Maxine Waters held a hearing entitled, “Examining The Homelessness Crisis in Los Angeles” to discuss ending homelessness with key stakeholders in Los Angeles County. ... read more »
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