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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 »
Senator Kamala Harris’ Office Invites Middle School and High School Girls to a Day of Civics
August 22, 2019
Senator Harris’ recently coined a phase “I’m that little girl” referencing her inner-city upbringing and bussing, recently her West Los Angeles office was filled with young girls from the LA inner city. ... 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 »
The Hyundai Taste of Soul Experience is All About Togetherness
August 22, 2019
It’s been four years since Hyundai first became a sponsor for Bakewell Media’s Taste of Soul Festival and this year, they’re returning with the Hyundai “We Are One” Experience at Taste of Soul 2019.   ... read more »
Haynes Tackles Mental Health at Macedonia Summer Revival
August 22, 2019
As anxiety sweeps America, the Rev. Dr. Freddie Haynes stopped by Macedonia Baptist Church to offer solutions to soothe stress-related tensions. Known as a prophetic international leader and passionate social activist, Haynes is the pastor of the Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, which boasts a membership exceeding 12,000. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Christian Rector
August 22, 2019
One of the leaders of the USC Trojan football team this year is senior defensive lineman Christian Rector. After the Trojan’s went 5-7 last season, he’s ready to better the program and qualify for a bowl game this year. ... read more »
Kawhi Leonard Gives One Million Backpacks to SoCal Kids
August 22, 2019
Leonard partnered with the L.A. Clippers foundation and nonprofit organization Baby2Baby to donate one million backpacks to all the students of the Los Angeles, Inglewood and Moreno Valley Unified school districts. ... 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 »
Boxing Champ and TV Personality Laila Ali Serving Up Healthy Foods at the 13th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair
August 22, 2019
If it’s not immediately apparent from the focused expression in her eyes, Laila Ali’s energy, passion and joy of living will wash over you after just a few seconds of conversation. Ali is a driven, determined, enlightened force of nature whose charm comes as naturally to her as those of her world-renowned father and boxing champ Muhammad Ali. Audiences will get a chance to see her charisma and cooking skills up close and personal at the 13th annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF)on Saturday, August 24, 2019.  She will be signing her new cookbook,  “Food For Life,” plus, cooking up some of her favorite recipes on the culinary stage and introducing her new line of spices at the literary event. She also serves as this year’s book fair ambassador. ... 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 »
Ohio State Sen. Cecil Thomas: Tracie Hunter’s Conviction is Unlawful
August 22, 2019
Former Judge Tracie Hunter, who became Hamilton County Ohio’s first black juvenile court judge, is receiving support from Ohio State Senator Cecil Thomas, who argues that her conviction should be overturned. ... read more »
California Now Has One of the Strongest Police Use-of-Force Laws In the Country
August 22, 2019
 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law one of the strongest measures in the country intended to deter police officers from killing civilians while pursuing criminal suspects. ... read more »
Heidi Duckler Dance Brings Inspiring Dance to Mlk Hospital
August 22, 2019
This project will continue through 2021 thanks to the support of the California Arts Council. ... read more »
Morrison Appreciated for Giving Black Women a Voice
August 21, 2019
Random House senior editor Porscha Burke keeps a copy of the Toni Morrison-edited The Black Book — an expansive encyclopedia on the accomplishments of African-Americans — on her desk at work, ... read more »
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