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Celebrating Black Women’s History: Achievements, Strengths and Struggles
March 11, 2021
This year’s celebration of Black History Month II: Women’s Focus comes at a time of the pandemic COVID-19 and the continuing pathology of oppression. It is also a time of resistance, rising up and raising the battle cries: Black Women Rising; Black Men Rising; Black People Rising; No Justice, No Peace; and Liberation’s Coming From A Black and Beautiful Thing. ... read more »
Kyle Kuzma Says There is Mistrust with Vaccines in the Black Community
March 11, 2021
According to Kuzma they have spoken with team doctors about the vaccines, but they don’t know much about them. They haven’t talked about it as a team. He discussed the mistrust with doctors in the Black community. ... read more »
As Key PPP Changes Begin, Advocates Demand Equitable Solutions   
March 10, 2021
Over the past year, COVID-19 and its variants have plagued the globe taking lives and interrupting normal activities in virtually all areas of life. For Black America, already plagued with steep health, income and wealth disparities, coping with the pandemic has been even more painful.   ... read more »
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NAACP Welcomes Entertainment Executive Kyle Bowser as Senior Vice President of Hollywood Bureau
February 11, 2021
The NAACP is pleased to announce that Kyle Bowser will serve as its Senior Vice President of the Hollywood Bureau. In this capacity, Mr. Bowser will be responsible for advancing NAACP’s Hollywood projects, relationships, and overseeing NAACP’s Image Awards production. ... read more »
Without Black Voters, the Campaign to Recall California Governor Newsom is Going to Fail
February 5, 2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom is no great friend to Black people in his state. He made it clear how he felt about us when he ignored the calls for him to keep a Black woman in the U.S. Senate by replacing outgoing Senator Kamala Harris with another Black woman. So the point at which Newsom and the Democratic Party establishment should really be worried about the efforts to recall him is if Black women decide to send a reminder to them both that they still need us. ... read more »
Obama speechwriter’s memoir ‘Grace’ to come out in 2022
February 4, 2021
The White House speechwriter who helped President Barack Obama work on his response to the Charleston church massacre in June 2015 has a book deal. Cody Keenan's memoir is set around the time a white supremacist murdered nine Black parishioners in South Carolina.``Grace: A President, His Speechwriter, and Ten Days in the Battle for America'' will be published in Fall 2022, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media announced Tuesday. ... read more »
ACLU, for first time, elects Black person as its president
February 4, 2021
Deborah Archer, a professor at New York University School of Law with expertise in civil rights and racial justice, has become the first Black person in the 101-year history of the American Civil Liberties Union to be elected its president. ... read more »
Former NBA Star Junior Bridgeman Purchases EBONY Magazine
December 31, 2020
According to the Michigan Chronicle, Bridgeman, who played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers, was once featured on a 2016 Forbes top-paid athletes list. He is the CEO of a Coca-Cola bottling company and part-owner of Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited. The former athlete attempted to purchase Sports Illustrated in 2018 but eventually withdrew his bid a year later. ... read more »
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Black Woman, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Developed the Scientific Approach to the Coronavirus Vaccine
December 24, 2020
“The very vaccine that’s one of the two that has absolutely exquisite levels – 94 to 95 percent efficacy against clinical disease and almost 100 percent efficacy against serious disease that are shown to be clearly safe – that vaccine was actually developed in my institute’s vaccine research center by a team of scientists led by Dr. Barney Graham and his close colleague, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, or Kizzy Corbett,” Dr. Fauci stated. ... read more »
State’s Top Doc Burke-Harris to Lead Advisory Team as African Americans Raise COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns
December 3, 2020
Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, three vaccine trials have yielded promising results, and the first round of Americans could begin to receive shots as early as mid-December. Last week, the California Department of Public Health announced that California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris will chair the state’s Community Vaccine Advisory Committee. The group Burke-Harris leads will help guide the state’s decision making about vaccine distribution. ... read more »
‘How Did 12 Percent of Black Men vote for Trump?’
November 19, 2020
In Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, 95 percent of Black male voters and 96 percent of Black women chose him, NBC News reported. Four years later, Black women’s support remained at 96 percent for Obama’s 2012 re-election, while Black men slid to 87 percent. In 2016, when the nominee was Hillary Clinton, Black men dropped further to 82 percent while Black women’s support for Clinton remained high at 94 percent. Biden came close to matching that this year, garnering the support of 91 percent of Black women. But 12 percent of Black men voted for Trump, according to exit polls. ... read more »
How the Black Vote Propelled Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Into a Historic Presidential Election Victory
November 12, 2020
The year 2020 has been a whirlwind of events. With all of the disarray in the nation, one thing has been proven true; that Black votes matter. In such a historic election, Black voters came out in some of the largest numbers ever seen, delivering President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to the White House. Cities with heavy Black populations like Detroit, Philadelphia, and most historic of them all, Fulton County, G.A., managed to turn their states as poll workers counted each mail-in ballot. In any case, the community worked as a team, following the lead of several key players who helped usher registration forms and voters to the polls nationwide. ... read more »
Shawn’s Hemp: Former NBA All-Star Kemp enters pot business
November 5, 2020
The line stretched down the block, around the corner and snaked into the alley on the back side of the street. Most people were wearing green and gold. All of them were there for a glimpse, maybe an autograph and maybe some product to take home. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Reflects on Breonna Taylor Case Settlement; “More Work For Justice Has To Be Done.”
September 24, 2020
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke of transforming relationships and making investments in programs that foster progressive and mindful behavior among the community.  He called for the city to double their efforts in building a strong connection between resident and public officials.  Garcetti stated, “As we process today’s news, lets stay mindful of the words determination and peace that Breonna’s family has shared with us, day after day, that courage that they have shown. Let’s keep saying her name, lets never give up the fight for justice...” ... read more »
Long Beach to Receive $1M Grant for Black Infant Health Campaign
September 8, 2020
The Long Beach Health and Human Services Department has been awarded a $1 million grant from the California Department of Public Health over two years for the coordination, development and implementation of a public awareness campaign centered on the Black Infant Health Program, it was announced today. ... read more »
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