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Karimah Westbrook: Diversity in Entertainment & Positive Outlook
October 4, 2018
The CW Network’s new show “All American” received the highest tested pilot episode in the network’s history. “All American” is inspired by life events of professional football player Spencer Paysinger. The Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper spoke to Chicago native, Karimah Westbrook , who stars in the show along with other notable actors such as Taye Diggs. ... read more »
Blacks’ Political Future Not Sealed
October 4, 2018
  This analysis presumes the city’s “Senior Black leadership,” whoever they were, were ordained to exercise awesome political power, apparently so entrenched and so unquestioned, that the group’s choice for the 10th District seat would have been elected to succeed Tom Bradley. ... read more »
Black Leadership Accountability Essential
August 30, 2018
Many Blacks, perhaps most, initially considered challenging Obama’s decisions sacrilegious, and   more than a few continued to regard him as an icon to be neither properly                                           critiqued nor criticized. Although   increasingly concerned with his decisions, Blacks also needed to be concerned about ineffective Black leadership in general, especially in light of the daunting challenges in the 21st century. ... read more »
BCCLA Statement In Support of Congresswoman Maxine Waters
July 5, 2018
Rep. Waters has both the right and responsibility to speak truth to power and speak truth to the people. And we as a people and a community also have the right and responsibility to confront evil and injustice everywhere. Indeed, we must not and will not let our silence suggest consent, our inaction suggest agreement or our reluctance to confront and resist give encouragement for greater evils, injustice and oppression. ... read more »
A Glimpse of African American Health Care Needs
June 28, 2018
Some healthcare providers say African Americans have never been healthier, while others claim they have never been more at risk.  Still others marvel over African Americans having been able to survive at all. ... read more »
Organization Aims to Set up Stem Cell Research Facilities Across Entire U.S.
June 14, 2018
Members of the Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research (GIOSTAR), held a webinar this month, featuring one of the lead scientists in stem cell research and the organization’s Co-Founder Dr. Anand Srivastava, as part of an ongoing effort to spread the word about GIOSTAR’s Pixel for Cure campaign aimed at setting up 50 non profit stem cell centers across the country. ... read more »
White Privilege Aided By Minimizing Race
April 26, 2018
The ongoing reality of white privilege cannot be overemphasized and should never be minimized. Why? As the face of racism, white privilege perpetuates America’s foundational tenet, i.e., to control and oppress people on the basis of race or ethnicit ... read more »
BCCLA Statement on the Selection of a New LAUSD Superintendent
April 26, 2018
The Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance (BCCLA) understands that selecting a new superintendent is the single-most important decision for any school board. ... read more »
Black Students Home Language Must Be Honored
November 23, 2017
Those groups and individuals interested in improving educational outcomes for Black children should understand the devastating impact of the neglect and degradation Black students have always suffered, and often simply because of the way they speak. ... read more »
Straight Talk About Injustices
November 16, 2017
Terrible de-humanizing injustices have been visited on Black people in the United States, but there is never a good reason to collaborate in one’s own destruction. ... read more »
Immigration, Labor and The Black Community
November 2, 2017
Actual change means developing new realities grounded in common values that benefit not only Black workers but the entire Black community. ... read more »
Unity and Racial Pride Basic For Black Progress
October 19, 2017
he Twenty-First Century Foundation did not keep its pledge to honor the importance of on-going communication and transparency crucial for expanding core participants and supporters. ... read more »
We’re 42 Years Apart But Our Mission Is the Same: Change Education for the Black Community
October 5, 2017
Every day countless numbers of our children do not receive the quality education they must have in order to have even a modicum of a chance to live a decent life in today's world. ... 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 »
Tracking The Collapse Of Urban Public Schooling
September 14, 2017
In today’s high-tech, increasingly global society, culturally responsive, knowledge-based performance and decision-making are necessary attributes of the educated person. ... read more »
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