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Bank of America Introduces Affordable Loan Solution™ to Aid Homeownership in African American Communities
September 8, 2022
Bank of America’s Community Affordable Loan Solution™ aims to help eligible individuals and families obtain an affordable loan to purchase a home.     ... read more »
Serena Williams Shows Gratitude After U.S. Open Loss
September 8, 2022
On Friday, Tennis star Serena Williams lost to Ajla Tomljanović of Australia in three sets, putting an end to what could be her last run in the U.S. Open. Williams reached the third round after defeating Danka Kovinić in straight sets during the first round and upsetting the second-ranked Anett Kontaveit during the second. ... read more »
BHERC Film Festival Examines Mental Health Issues and Answers
August 25, 2022
The Black Hollywood Education Resource Center (BHERC) presents the screening of a nine films focused on mental health, the filmmakers, and healthcare professionals at the 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase (AAFM SEMSF). ... read more »
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Honor or Cultural Appropriation? Hospital Name Spurs Debate
August 16, 2022
While segregation was still casting its ugly shadow over the U.S., the Homer G. Phillips Hospital was providing top-notch medical care to a predominantly African American part of St. Louis and training some of the world’s best Black doctors and nurses. ... read more »
Brittney Griner Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison in Russia
August 4, 2022
WNBA star Brittney Griner’s testimony showed how Russian officials broke their own laws when detaining her in February. ... read more »
Jackie Robinson Museum Opens After 14 Years of Planning
July 28, 2022
Long dreamed about and in development for longer than the big league career of the man it honors, the Jackie Robinson Museum opened Tuesday in Manhattan with a gala ceremony attended by the widow of the barrier-breaking ballplayer and two of his children. ... read more »
102-year-old WWII Veteran from Segregated Mail Unit Honored
July 28, 2022
The job of clearing out the massive backlog in a military that was still segregated by race fell upon the largest all-Black, all-female group to serve in the war, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. On Tuesday, the oldest living member of the unit was honored for her service nearly eight decades after the war ended. ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Rated Among the Nation’s Top Performers
July 28, 2022
Kaiser Permanente hospitals are among the best in the nation for delivering high-quality care, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 “Best Hospitals” rankings released on July 26. ... read more »
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Incidents of Hate Crimes Against Blacks Highest in California  
July 14, 2022
A report released by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) last month revealed that hate crimes targeting Black people in the state “remain the most prevalent” violations regarding a recent increase in violence motivated by race.  ... read more »
Jackson Sworn In, Becomes 1st Black Woman on Supreme Court 
July 7, 2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the Supreme Court on June 30, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court.  The 51-year-old Jackson is the court’s 116th justice, and she took the place of the justice she once worked for. Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement was effective at noon.  ... read more »
Sharks Hire Mike Grier as NHL’s First Black GM
July 7, 2022
The San Jose Sharks’ three-month search for a general manager ended with a barrier-breaking hire as the team made longtime NHL forward Mike Grier the first Black GM in league history. ... read more »
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 »
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