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African American Equity in Media
February 27, 2021
About the webinar: This roundtable discussion, hosted by Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights) & Councilmember Mark Ridley Thomas will bring together reporters, editors, and journalists to engage in a meaningful discussion on African American representation in newsrooms and news coverage moderated by LA Civil Rights Executive Director Capri Maddox. This conversation will explore the history and future of diversity in Los Angeles news media as well as the landscape of media industries following a year of racial reckoning, rising threats from white supremacist groups, and the inauguration of a new President and the first Black woman Vice President. The roundtable will identify needed actions to address discrimination through the lens of journalism and media, and be streamed live online at facebook.com/LACivilRights as a part of LA Civil Rights’ programming for Black History Month. ... read more / watch video »
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 »
Black Automotive Media Group (BAMG) Hosts Discussions with Nation’s Automakers Over Lack of Inclusion
August 6, 2020
The BAMG feels that addressing these pillars is crucial to reversing decades of exclusion that Black automotive journalists have faced. As a result of the letter, all manufacturers responded, and a series of video calls were executed. The conversations were informative and sometimes uncomfortable, and souls on both sides of the discussions were bared. “We need to be an adequate part of the solution,” said one automaker. “We need a strategic corporate reset,” said another. ... read more »
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Legendary Rapper Ice Cube Discusses the Importance of Black Media
May 28, 2020
Hip-Hop legend talks new movie ‘The High Note’ and Black life in exclusive interview. Black Press USA is the harmonious sound of media publication in America for the Black community; ... read more »
California Black Newspapers Win Hundreds of Thousands in Facebook Grants
May 14, 2020
Several Black-owned newspapers in California have received grants to help them weather the economic downturn the COVID-19 pandemic has caused. Facebook announced May 7, that it is awarding nearly $10.3 million to 144 local newsrooms through the company’s COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program. ... read more »
‘Write In America Gallery’ Los Angeles African American Photo Art on Exhibit, LA City Hall, ends 3/20
March 11, 2018
Write In America Gallery’ Los Angeles African American Photo Art on Exhibit, LA City Hall, ends 3/20 ... read more »
TV One Cancels Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now
December 15, 2017
TV One is canceling Roland Martin’s morning show “NewsOne Now” due to budget cuts. ... read more »
Iconic EBONY Magazine Moves to Los Angeles
June 1, 2017
It’s the latest chapter for two, storied publications that, for years, have struggled to find their way in the ever-evolving world of new media. ... read more »
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AG and Senate Candidate Kamala Harris Meets with California Black Publishers and Media    
August 31, 2016
On Thursday August 25, California Attorney General and US Senate Candidate Kamala Harris met with African American Publishers from across the State of California as well as with African American owned radio station KJLH (Stevie Wonder) to discuss the importance of the African American Vote in November’s election as well as challenges that Black media in California and across the nation are facing, getting fair and equitable access to advertising dollars. ... read more »
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