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Black Fact of the Day: Nov. 8 , 2019- Brought to you by Black365
November 8, 2019
Svante Myrick was elected as Ithaca NY's youngest mayor and its first African American mayor. He was 24 years old, 2011. ... read more »
Southern California hires Mike Bohn as athletic director
November 7, 2019
Southern California hired Mike Bohn as its new athletic director on Thursday, breaking from tradition to turn over the program to a veteran collegiate sports administrator with no ties to the school. ... read more »
NAACP Issues Statement After Meeting With Mark Zuckerberg About False Political Ads
November 7, 2019
The NAACP released the following statement after Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, and other civil rights leader met with Facebook co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, about the detrimental effects of his company’s policy on political ads that contain falsehoods ... read more »
First Of A Kind – Innovative, Amenity Rich Housing For Moderate Renters Coming To Crenshaw
November 7, 2019
4252 Crenshaw, which included the demolition of an existing one-story automobile repair center, is a four-story building featuring 111 residential units and 13 live/work units. The successful completion of 4252 Crenshaw can be, in large part, attributed to the several year long community engagement effort focused on incorporating feedback and ideas from local stakeholders. ... read more »
L.A. County Renews Reward in Compton Double Homicide
November 7, 2019
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended renewing a $10,000 reward in the Compton shooting, which was set to expire this week.    About 9 p.m. on May 15, 2016, 24-year-old Richard Williams was driving out of a 76 gas station in the 1200 block of South Wilmington Avenue with two friends -- 23-year-old Boston Farley and 26-year-old Brandon Upchurch - - when someone fired into their vehicle. ... read more »
Black Press Joins Congressional Black Caucus in Denouncing New Cuba Travel Ban
November 7, 2019
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the CBC, said suspending flights from the United States to all destinations outside of Havana is yet another cruel and counterproductive policy put forth by the Trump administration. ... read more »
New Jersey Seminary to Pay $27 Million in Reparations for Ties to Slavery
November 7, 2019
"The Seminary's ties to slavery are a part of our story," Barnes stated. "It is important to acknowledge that our founders were entangled with slavery and could not envision a fully integrated society. We did not want to shy away from the uncomfortable part of our history and the difficult conversations that revealing the truth would produce." ... read more »
Burke Elected to Historic 13th Term as South Coast AQMD Chair
November 7, 2019
Accomplished businessman continues his remarkable dedication to public service ... read more »
Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs
November 7, 2019
Researchers in the NYU study noted that suicide is the second-leading cause of death for teens from all demographics. ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass Holds Exclusive Conversation with the Black Press to Discuss the House Vote on Impeachment Inquiry
November 7, 2019
Bass opened the floor thanking everyone for joining the call, and explaining what happened in terms of the impeachment. ... read more »
‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson Turns 101
November 7, 2019
The renowned mathematician was instrumental in Alan Shepherd's 1961 journey to space. She also played a pivotal role in John Glenn becoming the first American to successfully orbit Earth one year after Shepherd’s flight. ... read more »
Elected Officials, VIP Sponsors and Special Guests Get Their Taste of Soul On ‘The Shaw’
November 7, 2019
The prestigious group reveled in their opportunity to become one with the people in our community, sharing in some of the best food, music, and African American / multi-ethnic culture the city has to offer. ... read more »
72-year-old Woman Gets a Second Chance at Life after Prison Release
November 7, 2019
In March 2018, the Los Angeles Sentinel covered the story of 72-year-old Geneva Cooley, who was serving life without parole at Julia Tutwiler Prison in Wetumpka, Alabama for trafficking heroin hydromorphone and failure to affix tax stamps.   ... read more »
West Basin Kicks Off Annual Winter Rain Barrel Giveaways to District Residents
November 7, 2019
West Basin Municipal Water District is hosting a series of distribution events to give away free rain barrels to qualified District residents. The 55-gallon eco-friendly rain barrels help residents collect rainwater to use for landscaping and prevent runoff to storm drains. ... read more »
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
November 7, 2019
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal tales of grace and beauty, has died. He was 86. ... read more »
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