Dreams to Reality for Peyton Woodyard

 Imagine waking up on New Year’s Day to jump on the football team charter bus of your dream school: The University of Alabama. The charter bus traveled to the Grandaddy of Them All, the College Football Playoff (CFP) Semifinals at the Rose Bowl. That was the life of early enrollee safety Peyton Woodyard of St. John Bosco in Bellflower, CA.

Antonio Villaraigosa and Karen Bass Discuss Importance of Black and Brown Unity  

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa believes Karen Bass is the best candidate to serve as the next mayor of Los Angeles.  Villaraigosa says that this is not an arbitrary decision, but a decision based upon a 50-years friendship, working together in the trenches of the city, fighting for those communities and people who have desperately needed the support of government and elected officials time and time again. 

Slavery on Ballot for Voters in 5 U.S. States

More than 150 years after slaves were freed in the U.S., voters in five states will soon decide whether to close loopholes that led to the proliferation of a different form of slavery — forced labor by people convicted of certain crimes.

Student Athlete of the Week: Shane Lee

Senior linebacker Shane Lee transferred to USC with the hope to help change the culture of their football team and bring them back into the national spotlight. Now, the Trojans are ranked seventh in the AP Top 25 College Football Poll with a 3-0 overall record.

Eleven86: Black-Owned Real Artesian Water Brand

Marquis Forge, Founder and CEO, MRaine Industries, LLC is the man behind Eleven86, an artesian water company. The core of this firm is to be in a position to give hope to their community while providing a source of clean water. 

Lyniece Cobb Blount Passes Away at 96

Lyniece Cobb Blount was born to Oscar Cobb and Willie Nell Ford Cobb in Parish Alabama on February 19, 1926. She was one of three girls and one boy. Sadly, her sister died at the age of two. Lyniece’s father died at an early age and her mother died shortly thereafter.

New York Fund Apologizes for Role in Tuskegee Syphilis Study

For almost 40 years starting in the 1930s, as government researchers purposely let hundreds of Black men die of syphilis in Alabama so they could study the disease, a foundation in New York covered funeral expenses for the deceased. The payments were vital to survivors of the victims in a time and place ravaged by poverty and racism.

Cali’s Push to Let Student Athletes Get Paid Gets Big Assists From SCOTUS, NCAA

But last week, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) unanimously ruled that the NCAA policy must fall in line with the country’s antitrust laws and that the organization does not have the authority to deny student athletes the right to receive compensation for their athleticism or fame.