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Stop Helping White Supremacists Attack Black Women
April 15, 2021
Malcolm X said, “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman,” he said. “The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” ... read more »
Floyd spurred broad push for change globally, activists say
March 28, 2021
It was, he thought, the same old story: Police kill a Black person, protests erupt, politicians pledge reforms and corporations offer platitudes about supporting needed change. But Wallace, the 38-year-old founder and executive director of Equity and Transformation, a social and economic justice advocacy group in Chicago, came to realize that this time was different. ... read more »
Renee Montgomery Breaks Barriers as Owner of WNBA Franchise
March 11, 2021
Renee Montgomery recently became the first former WNBA player to become an executive and owner of a WNBA franchise. Montgomery now owns the Atlanta Dream along with Northland real estate firm chairman Larry Gottesdiener and Northland president and COO Suzanne Abair. ... read more »
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LAPD, police union outraged by report of Floyd ‘Valentine’
February 15, 2021
A report that Los Angeles police officers circulated a photo of George Floyd with the words “you take my breath away” in a Valentine-like format has prompted an internal investigation and drawn blistering condemnation from Floyd’s family, the district attorney and the police union. ... read more »
Stacey Abrams, Black Lives Matter are Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
February 11, 2021
Both Stacey Abrams and the Black Lives Matter movement have been nominated to win the Nobel Peace Prize. ... read more »
Black Voices in Canda Rise Up with the 9th annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) — VIRTUAL — February 10 – 21, 2021
February 5, 2021
The power of the Black storyteller continues to grow. Our stories, so long forgotten and dismissed, refuse to go away. To that end, it’s a celebration of the will that the Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) still lives and is entering its 9th year, presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News. ... read more »
Is Removing Confederate Monuments, Changing Sports Teams Names Just A Distraction?
January 21, 2021
Protests and unrest in 2020 sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, shined an even brighter spotlight on police brutality against African Americans.  ... read more »
BLM Activist Injured During Fairfax District Protest Sues City of LA
January 14, 2021
A Black Lives Matter activist sued the city of Los Angeles today, alleging she was hit with a baton and shot in the stomach and arm with projectiles used by LAPD officers during a protest in the Fairfax District last spring after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. ... read more »
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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Non-violent Approach to Justice is Still Alive and Well, Even During Times of Division
January 14, 2021
Dr. King prided himself on his nonviolent approach to justice, a most powerful tool during the Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
Sparks Guard Te’a Cooper Focuses On The Bigger Picture
January 13, 2021
There could not be a better time for athletes to utilize their platforms to make a difference in the communities. Cooper strives to use her voice, and she is inspired by her leader and teammate Ogwumike, who is also the WNBPA President. She said, “The world is so crazy. I was able to be on a team with [Nneka], president of the WNBPA. She is awesome. Being in the bubble, many people supported her and her ability to speak up and be the forefront of us standing together as a league. To watch that and see what they have done, it was very motivating and encouraging to do the same. I have hopes for change in the future.” ... read more »
Players and Coaches React to Capitol Riots, Jacob Blake Shooting News During Lakers vs Spurs Game
January 8, 2021
It has been a tough week in social justice in America. On January 5, Kenosha County Wisconsin District Attorney Mike Graveley announced that he will not charge the officers involved in the Jacob Blake shooting. The next day, a hoard of pro-Trump extremists broke into and raided the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. ... read more »
The Highs and Lows of Sports in 2020
December 31, 2020
Big sports stories during an unprecedented year ... read more / view gallery »
Senator Bradford and Pro Tem Atkins Introduce Police Decertification Bill
December 10, 2020
This week, Senator Bradford (D-Gardena) and Senate President pro Tempore Atkins (D-San Diego) introduced Senate Bill 2 to increase accountability for law enforcement officers that commit serious misconduct and illegally violate a person’s civil rights. ... read more »
Ed Buck is in Jail and Now the Culture Vultures are Circling
December 10, 2020
It took almost three years, but Ed Buck is finally sitting in a jail charged with nine federal counts–including that he supplied the crystal meth that caused two overdose deaths and that he engaged in a pattern of soliciting Black men to consume drugs that he provided. ... read more »
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