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Bank of America BPG Southern California Presents: Black History Month Cultural Celebration
Please join Southern California BPG for our upcoming Black History Month Celebration at the historic California African American Museum where key influencers discuss the Power to Make a Difference! ... read more / view event »
 LAUSD Superintendent Beutner Meets with Local Black Press to Push for Education Amid Talks of Teacher Strike   
January 10, 2019
Winter break is over and school is back in session but this time without teachers? On December 19, 2018, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) announced that they would be going on strike on during the start of the 2019 school year if the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) superintendent Austin Beutner failed to adhere to the following demands... ... read more »
Compromise Is the Best Solution for Our Kids in Battle Between LAUSD Teachers and Administration
December 27, 2018
The teacher’s union is threatening to strike because it says current conditions are unbearable. They say teacher’s salaries have not kept up with cost of living increases; over crowded classes with 40 or more students makes quality instruction impossible.  And they say they need more ancillary help: nurses, social workers and librarians in every school. ... read more »
Compromise is the Best Solution for Our Kids in Battle Between LAUSD Teachers and Administration
December 20, 2018
It’s easy to know which side to pick when villains dress in all black and sport five o’clock shadows. But rarely is life that simple. During my legal career, I’ve found there’s often a gray area—no archetypical bad guy—only two opposing sides with competing interests.  That’s where we find ourselves right now in the ongoing battle between LA Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). And although neither side has indicated a willingness to capitulate on their respective positions, my years of experience as a litigator and children’s rights advocate lead me to conclude that in this epic battle, putting our kids first means each side must compromise. ... read more »
Special Needs Network Gala Dazzles at the California African American Museum
November 1, 2018
The 13th annual Special Needs Network celebrated their Evening Under the Stars Superhero gala at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles ... read more »
Retired Judges: Cosby Should Get Probation
September 6, 2018
The comedian and his legal teams have all been critical of Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill, but if O’Neill follows the guidelines that two retired judges have laid out to NNPA Newswire, Cosby might never see the inside of a prison cell. ... read more »
‘Make It Rain’ Shares Media Tips to Boost Your Brand
March 22, 2018
Areva Martin’s new book explains steps to amplify your message or passion project ... read more »
The Stars Align For A Perfect Evening Under The Stars For Special Needs Network’s Autism Gala
November 2, 2017
The gala event raised more than three hundred thousand dollars for the Special Needs Autism Clinic ... read more »
HOW MISS USA DERAILED HER HEADLINE
June 15, 2017
“Nuclear Chemist Crowned Miss USA!” That should’ve been the headline. When a 25-year-old scientist from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission wins a beauty pageant, it ought to rattle the cages of repressive, sexist stereotypes all around the world. ... read more »
 9th ANNUAL PINK PUMP AFFAIR “POWER OF WOMEN” GALA RAISES MONEY FOR AUTISM CAMP  
June 8, 2017
Community leaders, celebrities, corporate and political supporters and fashionistas gathered Sunday, May 21 at The Four Seasons Los Angeles Hotel in Beverly Hills for the 9th Annual Pink Pump High Tea and Fashion Show to raise money for the only free autism summer camp in Southern California. ... read more »
15-year-old with Autism from South LA Milek Lewis Found
February 24, 2017
Sherri Shepherd was also on hand as she has a son with Autism. ... read more »
Ava DuVernay, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Melina Abdullah & More Talk “13th”
February 10, 2017
Must see panel discussion surrounding Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated documentary, "13th" which explores the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and America's perilous transition from slavery to mass incaceration. Panelists included filmmaker Ava DuVernay, rapper, social activist and business owner Nipsey Hussle, Black Lives Matter Co-Founder and educator Melina Abdullah, Los Angeles Police Commissioner Cynthia McClain-Hill, Esq., and award-winning civil rights attorney, host and moderator for the evening, Areva Martin. Sponsored by Blackwood Alliance and The California Endowment, panelists and the artist community gathered at the historic Nate Holden Theatre in Los Angeles. ... read more / watch video »
Ava DuVernay showcases new doc ‘13th’ at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
January 31, 2017
Ava DuVernay, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Melina Abdullah, Cynthia McClain-Hill and Areva Martin Lead Intense Discussion on Oscar-Nominated Film “13th” ... read more »
Trump Could Never Walk In John Lewis’ Shoes
January 26, 2017
It’s a stark contrast to Donald Trump, who only risks other’s people money to enrich himself ... read more »
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