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FDA Proposed Menthol Ban Considered Win for Black Health
May 12, 2022
The FDA is finally moving a proposed national ban on menthol flavored cigarettes and flavored cigars after more than a decade of inaction and a citizens petition lawsuit brought by the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council and Action on Smoking and Health, the American Medical Association, and the National Medical Association. ... read more »
Prostate Cancer Rising in Black America 
April 28, 2022
Whether it is other philanthropists, local or regional health centers, or state and federal officials, there is a desperate need for creative solutions to getting more people screened and saving more lives. Smith’s initiative is an innovative approach, but there are other ways to spread awareness and boost screenings in the Black community.   ... read more »
Soul Source LA Creates Promotes Self-Expression
April 14, 2022
Soul Source LA is an event curated by Eric Carter Chu, better known in the DJ realm as “its.blksoap.” The inspiration for Soul Source LA is to create a safe space that promotes freedom and self expression for dancers and deejays. ... read more »
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AP-NORC poll: Many Black Americans doubtful on police reform
March 17, 2022
Few Americans believe there has been significant progress over the last 50 years in achieving equal treatment for Black people in dealings with police and the criminal justice system, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. ... read more »
October 14: Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
October 14, 2021
October 14: Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize, 1964 ... read more »
COVID Hospitalizations Continue Dropping in Los Angeles County
October 11, 2021
The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continues to fall, declining from 670 on Saturday to 656, according to the latest data released by the state. The number of those patients in intensive care remained the same at 202. It was the 36th time in the past 41 days that the number of COVID patients in county hospitals declined, down from a summer peak of nearly 1,800 brought on by the more contagious Delta variant. ... read more »
October 10: Grammy award winning singer, actress and dancer Mya Marie Harrison was born, 1979
October 10, 2021
October 10: Grammy award winning singer, actress and dancer Mya Marie Harrison was born, 1979 ... read more »
October 9: Death of mathematician Benjamin Banneker (74), in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland.
October 9, 2021
October 9: Death of mathematician Benjamin Banneker (74), in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland. ... read more »
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October 8: Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.”
October 8, 2021
October 8: Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.” ... read more »
October 6: Activist, Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi.
October 6, 2021
October 6: Activist, Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi. Hamer was a civil rights activist who helped African Americans register to vote and co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1964. ... read more »
October 5: Yvonne Brathwaite Burke was the first Black Congresswoman from California. Born in Los Angeles,
October 5, 2021
October 5: Yvonne Brathwaite Burke was the first Black Congresswoman from California. Born in Los Angeles, Burke discovered a lot of feats, in 1966, she became the first African American woman elected to the California assembly. ... read more »
October 3: Alfred Sharpton Born in Brooklyn, New York, 1954
October 3, 2021
October 3: Alfred Sharpton Born in Brooklyn, New York, 1954 ... read more »
October 1: Eva Jessye was a pioneer in the world of African American music and is recognized as the first black woman to receive international distinction as a choral director.
October 1, 2021
October 1: Eva Jessye was a pioneer in the world of African American music and is recognized as the first black woman to receive international distinction as a choral director. ... read more »
September 30: Federal Marshalls escort James Meredith to the University of Mississippi campus, 1962
September 30, 2021
September 30: Federal Marshalls escort James Meredith to the University of Mississippi campus, 1962 Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com Interested in Latinx History? ... read more »
Talk Freedom to the People: Framing Our Future in Struggle
September 30, 2021
As we of the Organization Us closeout a month-long celebration of our 56th anniversary, I want to reshare with you an article I previously wrote concerning the praise and practice of freedom. For it is in the five broad areas of our liberation struggle, i.e., education, mobilization, organization, confrontation and transformation, that freedom is liberating and liberated ground on which we stand. ... read more »
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