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Archbishop Carl Bean Passes, Services Announced
September 7, 2021
... Archbishop Carl Bean, a pioneering AIDS activist, trailblazer in the LGBTQ Church movement, and international advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer persons, passed away on September 7. ... read more »
Black History Makers: Pre-Civil War Activists
February 18, 2021
Crispus Attucks was born around the year 1723 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He managed to escape from bondage; and showed a skill for buying and trading goods, spending most of his time on trading ships and whaling vessels going in and out of Boston. On March 5, 1770, Attucks was the first significant casualty of the Boston Massacre—a deadly riot that began as a street brawl. Attucks is widely regarded as the first person killed in the bloody slaughter. The thing is, the moment inevitably resulted in American Revolution, which led to our nation’s independence. “First man to die for the flag we now hold high was a Black man,” said Stevie Wonder in the song “Black Man.” ... read more / view gallery »
NAACP Announces Virtual March on Washington to Channel Momentum for Police Accountability and Voter Mobilization
July 23, 2020
The virtual march -- which will bring forward a bold National Black agenda -- will take place on August 28th, 2020, the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. Accompanying virtual events with music performances and keynote speakers will also take place on the nights of August 27th and 28th.   ... read more »
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Joe Biden’s Plan for Empowering Black America
May 7, 2020
Biden said he plans to hold financial institutions accountable for discriminatory practices in the housing market, and he will restore the federal government’s power to enforce settlements against discriminatory lenders. Additionally, the plan calls for Biden to strengthen and expand the Community Reinvestment Act to ensure that the nation’s bank and non-bank financial services institutions are serving all communities. ... read more »
Experts: Reparations Are Workable and Should Be Provided
May 3, 2019
“With the racial divide stoked by President Donald Trump’s racial bias, the need for some healing among the races is a progressive and necessary policy and redress and reparations promote this healing so that we can move toward a less factionalized, less racially divided country,” Minami said. ... read more »
The First 100 Days of Resistance: What’s Next for Immigrant Rights?
May 10, 2017
Activists briefed reporters from ethnic media on a conference call about their resistance to President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, and what’s next for immigrant rights. ... read more »
Activists Debate Boycotting Clinton, Police Violence and the Possibility of a Trump Presidency
August 3, 2016
Democrats attending their party's convention last week in Philadelphia were moved to tears, rounds of applause and a standing ovation when nine mothers of Black men slain by police brutality and racially motivated attacks took the stage. ... read more »
Mayor Shows Support for Chief Beck Amidst Calls for His Removal
July 21, 2016
Mayor Eric Garcetti said last Friday, that he continues to support Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, despite calls for the chief's ouster by activists upset over a decision upholding the actions of an officer who fatally shot a black woman in the Crenshaw district. ... read more »
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