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NABJ Elevates CNN to Special Media Monitoring List
March 8, 2019
A special team will perform further research and an analysis of CNN’s diversity, inclusion and equity practices, per the NABJ Board’s directive. The special team will also publicly report on identified deficiencies in hiring a diverse workforce in news decision-making capacities at CNN. NABJ is also calling for a civil rights audit that examines the company’s hiring, promotion and compensation practices involving Black employees. ... read more »
Kamala Harris Reintroduces Legislation to Commission Statue Honoring U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm
March 7, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) reintroduced a bill directing Congress to commission a statue of former U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm to be displayed in the United States Capitol. ... read more »
Councilwoman Nury Martinez: Working Toward a More Viable, More Inclusive L.A. 
March 7, 2019
The Sentinel recently caught up with Martinez, to talk about these issues, giving residents some insight into how their council members are working for them. She and her colleagues, she said, are looking to move toward a more viable and cleaner Los Angeles, that includes every neighborhood, even those traditionally left behind.   ... read more »
WATCH: Hyundai Motor America Black History Month Employee Event With Doug E. Fresh
March 7, 2019
Hyundai Motor America Black History Month Employee Event With Doug E. Fresh,Wendy Raquel Robinson,Danny Bakewell Sr. an many more celebrate African Americans and their contributions. ... read more / watch video »
Mothers In Action Hosts 3rd Annual ‘Read Across America Day’
March 7, 2019
On March 1, 2019, Mothers In Action hosted their 3rd Annual “Read Across America Day” at two local schools, Danny J. Bakewell Sr Primary Center and Marcus Garvey School.  ... read more »
The Inauguration of Whittier College President Linda Oubré 
March 7, 2019
The Poet community came together this past Saturday to celebrate the inauguration of Linda Oubré as the 15th President of Whittier College.  Filled with hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, elected officials, and invited guests, the Graham Athletics Center (GAC) was dressed in black velvet drapery, elegant lighting, and festive purple banners proudly displaying the College’s seal.   ... read more »
Congresswoman Norton Fighting for Black Press in New Congress  
March 7, 2019
“I’m [was] born and raised in this segregated city without any Home Rule rights and no equal rights when the city was segregated,” Norton said. “I’m a third generation Washingtonian and I’m the great, great granddaughter of a runaway slave, so motivation is built into my DNA.”   ... read more »
In Historic Moment NAACP Rings Closing Bell on Wall Street to Highlight Launch of New Minority Impact ETF
March 7, 2019
February 26, 2019 – Today the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) joined Impact Shares in ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), to highlight the launch of the NAACP Minority Empowerment ETF (NYSE Arca: NACP). ... read more »
HBCU L.A. Increases Diversity in Hollywood
March 7, 2019
The programs helps increase attendance at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and prepares youth for the entertainment industry. ... read more »
Stephon Clark’s Family: A “Shameful Legacy” of Cops Killing Black Men and Getting Off 
March 7, 2019
Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert took a little over an hour to announce that her office will not file charges against police officers who shot and killed Stephon Alonzo Clark.  ... read more »
Newsrooms Still Lack Women and Individuals of Color
March 7, 2019
“The media is in a state of great disruption, but despite all of the change, one thing remains the same: the role of women is significantly smaller than that of men in every part of news, entertainment and digital media,” Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center (WMC), said in a news release. ... read more »
NBA Legend Abdul-Jabbar Talks Auction to Help Kids in STEM
March 7, 2019
All the mementos that served to recognize the Jabbar’s many accomplishments – the championship rings, MVP and All-Star trophies and other rare items from the legend – are available to the public in an auction that ends on Saturday, March 2. And, it’s all to benefit Jabbar’s Skyhook Foundation, whose mission he said is to give kids a shot that can’t be blocked. ... read more »
Community Coalition Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Presidential Candidate Julián Castro  
March 7, 2019
As part of its ongoing mission to “help transform the social and economic conditions in South L.A.,” the organization led a roundtable discussion with secretary of housing and urban development and 2020 presidential candidate, Julián Castro.   ... read more »
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