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Six Black LAFD Employees Allege ‘Good Old White Boys Club’ Exists
June 13, 2021
Six Black Los Angeles Fire Department employees who work within the Fire Prevention Bureau are suing the city, alleging the department is governed by a ``good old white boys club'' where the plaintiffs are targeted for criticism and denied fair and equal chances for promotions. ... read more »
Experts Say It’s Rare that a ‘Jury of your Peers’ Applies to African Americans
June 3, 2021
“When a juror is unable to relate to a person accused of a crime, the defendant is more likely to face stiffer penalties, up to and including life in prison,” said Charlotte, N.C.-based Attorney Darlene Harris, who after trying a recent murder trial, spoke to a White male juror who shared that a lot of the jurors could not understand the African American defendant. ... read more »
Ex-NBA Coach Spreads the Word About Rare Heart Disease Affecting Blacks
May 13, 2021
ATTR-CM) is an underdiagnosed and potentially fatal disease, according to the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. ... read more »
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COVID-19 Cases and Deaths are Down Among Blacks in Los Angeles County
May 8, 2021
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department reported 378 new Covid-19 cases among Blacks (down by 81). The County also recorded 10 deaths among Blacks since last Tuesday (down by eight souls). ... read more »
Schools Across L.A. County Reopen to In-Class Learning, Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Temporarily Unavailable
April 22, 2021
COVID-19 hospitalizations are going down and Public Health continues to stress the importance of vaccinations. ... read more »
Vaccines Are Available to 16 and Up, Men of Color with COVID-19 Have Higher Mortality Rate
April 15, 2021
Vaccines are now available to ages 16 and up and Public Health reveals Black and Latino men have higher death rates due to COVID-19 ... read more »
Film Review: ‘SOUL’
January 14, 2021
It’s a bit jarring. A New York City middle school band is murdering the Disney song “When You Wish Upon a Star.” By the time they’re through, you’d wish a dream-fulfilling star had given you earplugs. Still, they continue, inspired by their very patient music teacher Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx). Jazz is the reason their instructor loves music not matter how screechy the band gets. ... read more »
Black Inspirations of 2020
December 31, 2020
2020 has been a difficult year, but it didn’t stop these Black men and women from making a difference and inspiring those around them through their achievements, perseverance and accomplishments. ... read more »
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NFL Executives on Diversity: ‘We’ve Got to Do Better’
December 17, 2020
“When you look at mobility of Black men and Black women in professional sports, it’s poor,” said Troy Vincent, the league’s executive vice president of football operations. The only person in a higher post in the NFL is Commissioner Roger Goodell. ... 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 »
BIDEN-HARRIS WIN ELECTION
November 12, 2020
Perhaps 200 years from now, someone doing research, will view this time period as a turning point in American History.  It is, in fact, November, 2020 and Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris makes history, on several fronts, as the first woman and person of color voted into the Vice-Presidential office.  ... read more / view gallery »
Report Reveals Alarming Amount of Systemic Police and Prosecutorial Misconduct
October 1, 2020
While researchers of a new report released on Tuesday, Sept. 15, said it’s hard to summarize the enormity of the harm Burge and his underlings inflicted their victims, and what Anderson did, they did piece together a critical and comprehensive study on tainted cases that have only underscored why Americans – particularly Black people – have lost trust in the police and prosecutors. ... read more »
An Open Letter: America on Fire
May 29, 2020
Recently, the president of a local university asked me “what can be done in light of the recent George Floyd incident?” I shared the following words. ... read more »
Will A Woman Be President In 2020?
January 30, 2020
Though polls are not a definitive measure of who will win an election, Warren and Klobuchar tend to poll more weakly than the men in the race – Vice President Biden, Sanders, and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Have we come such a long way since 2016 that a woman is electable? Can so-called progressive men who want to get 45 out of the White House overcome their gender bias to vote for a woman? ... read more »
Black News Channel Network Delayed Until February 10
January 2, 2020
The historic launch of the BNC will fulfill the business dream and vision of J.C. Watts, Jr., a nationally known entrepreneur and former U.S. Congressman, representing Oklahoma’s Fourth District. ... read more »
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