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Census Crunch Time: Activists Say Every Black Californian Must Be Counted Before New September Deadline
August 6, 2020
African American stakeholders are ramping up their outreach to undercounted census tracts where Black Californians live after the U.S. Census Bureau announced this week that it will stop the national count at the end of September. The state too is intensifying its last-ditch initiatives to achieve an accurate count of all Californians as enumeration goes into its final stretches. Federal legislation that would have extended it through October has stalled in the U.S. Senate.    ... read more »
“Honoring Black Resistance in August: Pursuing Liberation thru Love and Struggle”
August 6, 2020
We come into this August conscious of its meaning as an honored month and central site of 400 years of righteous and relentless resistance. It is both a month and a monument to a series of significant events in our history: our arrival and beginning resistance in the U.S. (1619); the history-changing Haiti Revolution (1791); the audacious revolts of enslaved Africans led by Gabriel and Nana Prosser (1800) and Nat Turner (1830); and the critical founding of the Underground Railroad (1850) involving Nana Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and numerous other freedom fighters dedicated to increased resistance to the Holocaust of enslavement and the liberation of our people.  ... read more »
WENDY’S WINDOW: The Silver Lining of Tragedy
August 6, 2020
Sometimes, good things can come out of life’s most tragic events. We are experiencing trying times that are making all of us rethink how we operate and how we carry out our daily lives. The fallout of COVID-19 has touched both our personal and professional lives.  ... read more »
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Hosts Virtual Meeting to Discuss Anti-Racist Policy in L.A. County
August 6, 2020
The approval of the measure follows other local governments in California addressing racism including Santa Bernardino County, Goleta and Santa Barabara. UCLA professor Paul Ong said during the live meeting that a “web of inequality” is different barriers that are implemented into fields of life that aid in oppressing Black communities. “We need to understand in a very detailed, fundamental way about how this mechanism interlocks today but also as mentioned, how it interlocks over time, over generations,” Ong said. ... read more »
Justice X Law Group Files Class Action Complaint Against LAPD
August 6, 2020
The dehumanization and dismantling of lives has been occurring for many years and even decades, Dove indicates. He states that Blacks and Latinos are placed in categories that make them less than others. It is part of a systemic injustice that is transpired to the minority community, Dove infers. ... read more »
Husband of DA charged with pulling gun on protesters in LA
August 4, 2020
The husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey has been charged with pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter members who demonstrated outside the couple’s home the day before she faced a primary election in March. ... read more »
Dumba kneels, NHL puts focus on Black Lives Matter movement
August 4, 2020
Minnesota’s Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff game between Edmonton and Chicago in Edmonton, Alberta. ... read more »
Michael B. Jordan and Color Of Change Announce Initiative to #ChangeHollywood. 
July 31, 2020
Color Of Change and Michael B. Jordan are launching the #ChangeHollywood initiative to answer calls for action across the industry with infrastructure that will create concrete, measurable solutions towards racial justice. The collaboration between an actor-producer on the inside and racial justice advocates on the outside begins with a roadmap for change that lays out tangible ways to invest in anti-racist content and authentic Black stories, invest in Black talent, and reinvest police funds to support Black communities. Throughout the initiative, companies, executive leadership, staff and talent will be provided with recommendations as well as forthcoming resources to support follow through, including directories, templates, analysis, taskforce convenings, writers’ rooms, consulting sessions, and emerging ideas.  ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Seeks to Make Juneteenth a City Holiday
July 31, 2020
LA City Councilmember Curren Price today introduced a motion that would move to establish Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States dating back to June 19, 1865, as a legal City holiday.  ... read more »
Advocates Connect Black Justice, Health and Money to Environmental Concerns
July 30, 2020
The Healthy Air Alliance, a California-based organization committed to reducing environmental pollution, and the Rev. Dr. William D. Smart Jr., president and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California, co-hosted a panel discussion on environmental justice July 23. ... read more »
Members of St. Paul First Lutheran Church Reprimand A Black Woman for Sitting on their Lawn
July 30, 2020
They called security to handle “the problem” that quietly sat on their lawn with her laptop. Hired protection approached Marshall-Brown on their bikes to advise that it would be in her best interest to move, “they received a call from the church about her.” ... read more »
Breonna Taylor Honored at Sparks Season Opener
July 30, 2020
 Despite clinching an authoritative 99-76 victory over the Phoenix Mercury, the Los Angeles Sparks kept their focus on demanding justice for Breonna Taylor during their first game of the 2020 season. ... read more »
UNLV to implement new tools for racial equity, inclusion
July 25, 2020
A University of Nevada, Las Vegas task force has responded to racial unrest following the death of a man in police custody in Minnesota with recommendations to address safety, equity and inclusion among Black students and employees. ... read more »
A new generation of protest holds great promise for America
July 16, 2020
The inspiring rise of a new generation protesting against racial injustice is driving a new era of change in America, like the generation that emerged 60 years ago to build the civil rights movement of that time. ... read more »
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