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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 »
Special Needs Network Receives $25,000 from Anthem Blue Cross for Free Health Program
January 25, 2017
Enrollees will receive free training and exercise tips from certified and celebrity fitness instructors and cooking and nutrition experts ... read more »
Saluting the Greatness of Michelle Obama
January 19, 2017
One of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite sayings is “success is when preparation meets opportunity.” Over the last eight years, we’ve seen the living, breathing embodiment of that motto in our fabulous First Lady, Michelle Obama. Like a NBA baller who shines on the court, Michelle didn’t become the dynamic force we see today without a lot of training and hard work. Michelle prepared for the role of First Lady by first learning street smarts while growing up on the Southside of Chicago. She continued with an education at America’s best Ivy League Schools where she earned an undergraduate degree from Princeton, and a law degree from Harvard. ... read more »
Saying Goodbye to the Obamas is hard to do
January 19, 2017
And while the Obamas may have used the office of the presidency to change the world, the pressures of the outside world didn’t change them. The Obamas stayed true to their selves, true to their roots. They may have lived in the Whitehouse but they kept their black identity —whether it was Barack going falsetto to sing Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together, or Michelle dancing to Uptown Funk on Ellen. Without a doubt, the Obamas brought soul to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. ... read more »
Celebrities Join In 4-Week Gift-Giving Campaign for Children With Autism
November 30, 2016
Non-Profits Re-Set Post-Election Tone & Reach Out in Holiday Spirit ... read more »
If Women Channel Their Inner Rosa Parks, Trump Will Lose by a Landslide
October 5, 2016
It’s time to end the free ride that Trump has gotten and to stop his public assault on women ... read more »
Areva Martin Appointed to Democratic Party Rules Committee
July 13, 2016
The civil rights attorney, legal analyst and talk show host will attend the national convention ... read more »
Primary Roundtable added to Autism Conference
April 14, 2016
A special session was added to the groundbreaking Tools for Transformation conference hosted by the Special Needs Network, Inc. (SNN). The Presidential Primary Roundtable took place on Friday, April 8 at the California African American Museum. Areva Martin, SNN president, spoke about this year’s conference. ... read more »
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright Shares ‘Rebuilding Your War Room’ 
April 7, 2016
Were the friends and members who attended the Holman United Methodist Church second annual prayer breakfast on a plane? It sounded like that Saturday in White Fellowship Hall. ... read more »
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