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Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People
January 6, 2022
In addition to working on some of the most high-profile cases in the U.S., representing the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown, Crump has fought for justice for the residents of Flint, Michigan, who were affected by poisoned water; Black women with ovarian cancer targeted by Johnson & Johnson to use talc products; and people who experienced discriminatory practices – “banking while Black” – by some of the nation’s largest banks. ... read more »
Commission Report Determines It’s Time for a Racial Reckoning in College Sports
May 28, 2021
The report, released by the independent Knight Commission, features a call to the NCAA and member schools to improve and enhance the academic performance and career chances of African American athletes who obtain sports-related jobs at much lower rates than Whites. ... read more »
Top Business Stories of 2020
December 30, 2020
Here is what happened in business in 2020. ... read more / view gallery »
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Ending Workforce Discrimination is Up to Us
March 19, 2020
During my tenure at the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), it became clear to me that access was the foundation of economic opportunity. The transportation sector lacked diversity, equity and inclusion, and this was glaringly obvious to both leadership and employees. Pathways began to emerge to grow a diverse pool of talent, but it was obvious that a more organizational framework was needed to operate at full capacity to best serve veterans, women, underrepresented, and underserved workers; groups that had been previously overlooked. ... read more »
Importance of Educators of Color for Black and Brown Students
October 31, 2019
This month, my organization, the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools released its highly-anticipated report, “Identity and Charter School Leadership: Profiles of Leaders of Color Building an Effective Staff” which examined the ways that school leaders of color’s experiences and perspectives influence how they build school culture, parent and community relationships, and effective staff. ... read more »
Black Women’s Health Imperative Announces Strategic Partnership
May 9, 2019
The multi-year partnership was established to raise awareness of health disparities and solutions, and to provide access to vital healthcare and wellness information ... read more »
Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole States ‘The Time Is Now’
December 27, 2018
“I think the time for NCNW to build good, positive, relationships with the press is now. Not when there’s some issue, some crisis, some unfortunate situation… Now, so that we can always call on you and if you need us, and we will respond to you.” ... read more »
Heroes in the Struggle: Taraji P. Henson, Gina Brown, Laverne Cox, Alfre Woodard and more Honored in Fight Against HIV/AIDS
September 28, 2017
Gina Brown was pregnant with her daughter when she received the news that she was HIV positive on April Fool’s Day in 1994. ... read more »
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Michelle Obama Leaves Legacy of Strength, Advocacy, Accomplishment
January 19, 2017
She could simply be remembered as the United States’ first African American first lady and that would be sufficient. Except, Michelle Obama was so much more. ... read more »
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Celebrates Mentorship, Service, and Advocacy at its 41st Annual Installation & Awards Dinner
October 6, 2016
On Friday, September 16, 2016, members of the legal and business community gathered at the Loews Hollywood Hotel to celebrate Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc.’s (“BWL”) 41st Annual Installation & Awards Dinner. ... read more »
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