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Black History Month
Mike Bloomberg Makes History with the Black Press of America
February 20, 2020
“The Bloomberg campaign’s initiative is groundbreaking, and it goes to significantly increasing the economic health of African Americans by tripling their net worth,” said Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Steve Benjamin, who co-chairs Bloomberg’s campaign. “The Bloomberg model is intentionally focused on creating a million new African American homeowners, 100,000 new African American-owned businesses, and $70 billion in federal capital to go in the 100 most challenged neighborhoods across the country.” ... read more »
The Black Wall Street Massacre Revisited
February 20, 2020
It was an anomaly in times of Jim Crow, KKK, and even Northern Immigrant European Mafia White racism. ... read more »
60 Years Ago: Students Launched Sit-In Movement
February 6, 2020
Violent episodes were the exceptions and not the rule of the massively spreading Sit-in Movement. ... read more »
Board Approves Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action
February 6, 2020
Timed to coincide with Black History Month ... read more »
Black History: Its Meaning, Message and Forward Motion Dr. Maulana Karenga
February 6, 2020
As we contemplate various ways to celebrate Black History Month, we must ask ourselves how do we pay proper hommage to this sacred narrative we know as Black History?  How do we think and talk about this, the oldest of human histories and about the fathers and mothers of humanity and human civilization who made it? And how do we honor the lives given and the legacy left in and on this long march and movement through African and human history? ... read more »
51st NAACP Image Awards Hosts Swanky Nominee Luncheon in Hollywood
February 6, 2020
The 51st Annual NAACP Image Awards kicked off Black History Month with a bang, hosting it’s nominee luncheon to celebrate those who’ve set the bar high in Black arts and entertainment. The swanky nominee luncheon was held at the W Hotel in Hollywood, where the preceding year’s creatives, actors, writers, producers, directors and the like gathered for a moment to celebrate each other in melanated glory. ... read more »
Lucas Museum Acquires African American Film History Archive ‘SEPARATE CINEMA’
January 16, 2020
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, currently under construction in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, is thrilled to announce its recent acquisition of the Separate Cinema Archive, which documents African American cinema history from 1904 to 2019. Encompassing more than 37,000 rare items, the archive includes a major selection of original film posters, lobby cards, film stills, publicity material, scripts, an extensive reference library, and more. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 13, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 13, 2019
      On this day May 13, 1891, Jockey, Isaac Murphy, upon a horse named Kingman, became the 1st jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times. ... read more »
Women’s History Month: Juanita Jackson Mitchell
March 29, 2019
“It was fitting that she received recognition because [Juanita Jackson Mitchell] was always one of those unsung champions of the cause and one who needs to be celebrated during both Black History and Women’s History month,” said Shane Carter, a self-described “Black history buff.” ... read more »
NFL, Baptist Ministers, Dick Butkus, ICL and African American Men Address Heart Disease
March 21, 2019
Heart Disease in the United States is a major issue with about 610,000 people dying every year. ... read more »
Clippers route Suns; 134-107, holding onto 8th place in standings
March 15, 2019
The Los Angeles Clippers returned to Staples Center after a six-game Grammy’s road trip over 11 days just before All-Star break. Looking to move up in the Western Conference Standings, the Clippers went on to route the Phoenix Suns 134-107 Wednesday night, extending the Suns losing streak to 15 consecutive losses. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: Women Keeping Our History Alive  
March 14, 2019
Years ago, when I moved to Los Angeles to attend college at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) I was introduced to an organization called, “Our Authors Study Club.” ... read more »
Congresswoman Norton Fighting for Black Press in New Congress  
March 7, 2019
“I’m [was] born and raised in this segregated city without any Home Rule rights and no equal rights when the city was segregated,” Norton said. “I’m a third generation Washingtonian and I’m the great, great granddaughter of a runaway slave, so motivation is built into my DNA.”   ... read more »
BBA Hosts Annual Black History Awards Dinner 
March 7, 2019
On Thursday, February 22, at the California African American Museum (CAAM), the Black Business Association (BBA) honored five community champions of human rights, social justice, and economic empowerment. ... read more »
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