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MC Lyte Making Dreams a Reality for African American Scholars
May 23, 2019
“…once I received the MC Lyte #EducateOURMen Scholarship to Dillard, I knew that I was destined to have a fulfilling college experience that was beyond my wildest dreams and I cannot thank MC Lyte, Lynn Richardson and the Hip Hop Sisters Foundation enough for investing in me and being one of my strongest support systems,” said Joshua Williams, a valedictorian at historically Black Dillard University. ... read more »
Mural Festival Brings Art and Inspiration to Youth
May 23, 2019
Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School was the epicenter of creativity and expression recently thanks to a special project. ... read more »
11th annual Special Needs Network Pink Pump Gala Tea and Fashion Show
May 23, 2019
On Sunday, May 19 over 450 powerful women and a few good men came together for the 11th annual Special Needs Network Pink Pump Gala tea and fashion show. ... read more »
#JusticeForPamelaShantayTurner Trending After 44-Year-Old Shot Five Times by Police Officer
May 23, 2019
“The ACLU of Texas calls for an independent investigation into the tragedy in Baytown and the immediate release of the officer’s body camera footage,” The ACLU of Texas Legal Director Andre Segura, said in a statement. ... read more »
Man Indicted for Nipsey Hussle Killing
May 23, 2019
A 29-year-old man pleaded not guilty today to a grand jury indictment charging him with the March 31 killing of Nipsey Hussle and the wounding of two other men in front of the rapper’s clothing store in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Byron Allen Expands Empire with Purchase of Fox Regional Sports Networks
May 23, 2019
As a result of the $10.6 billion acquisition deal, Allen’s company, Entertainment Studios, announced that it will buy four local stations from Bayou City Broadcasting for $165 million, according to Variety. ... read more »
BBA Celebrates Gospel Music 
May 22, 2019
The Black Business Association (BBA) will recognize gospel music legends at its Salute to Black Music Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m., at the California African American Museum. ... read more »
Local Elected Officials Unite to End Child Poverty
May 22, 2019
Senator Holly Mitchell was among the speakers at the End Child Poverty Bus Tour. At right are Assemblymember Autumn Burke, L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Gov.  ... read more »
Billionaire Stuns 2019 Morehouse Grads, to Pay Off Student Debt
May 22, 2019
The billionaire technology investor who promised to pay off hundreds of Morehouse College graduates’ student loans has ties to Chicago — including patenting a coffee brewing method for a company then called Kraft General Foods. ... read more »
Attorneys for Unarmed Black Gay Homeless Youth Fatally Shot in Walgreens by Armed Security Guard Announce Lawsuit
May 22, 2019
Courtesy Photo During a Tuesday morning press conference in Los Angeles, attorneys representing the family of Jonathan Hart announced a wrongful death civil rights lawsuit had been filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Walgreens, ... read more »
Harris Continues Presidential Kick Off in Los Angeles
May 22, 2019
City and county elected officials, plus hundreds of Angelenos gathered at Los Angeles Southwest College on May 19 as Senator Kamala Harris continued her presidential campaign kickoff here in the southland. ... read more »
WATCH: CNN Anchor Victor Blackwell Presses Biden Campaign Adviser Symone Sanders on Crime Bill
May 22, 2019
CNN’s Victor Blackwell presses Symone Sanders, senior adviser to the Biden campaign, on former Vice President Joe Biden’s defense of the 1994 crime bill. ... read more / watch video »
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Delays Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Until 2028, the Tubman 20 was to be Unveiled in 2020
May 22, 2019
Harriet Tubman / Steven Mnuchin  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today that designs for an updated $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman will be delayed by eight years.  ... read more »
WATCH: Congressmember Lucy McBath Introduces Bipartisan Amendment to Establish a National Child Abuse Hotline
May 22, 2019
Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)has  introduced a bipartisan amendment to H.R. 2480, the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Stronger CAPTA) to establish a national hotline to prevent child abuse and neglect. ... read more / watch video »
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