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“How to be Unforgettable”
May 13, 2021
Most of us are familiar with Nat King Cole’s song Unforgettable.  But have we stopped to think about what does it really mean to be unforgettable? Coco Chanel talked a lot about fashion being unforgettable. ... read more »
Dr. William A. Burke ends remarkable career as Chairman of South Coast AQMD Governing Board
May 13, 2021
Dr. William A. Burke finished his final Governing Board meeting at South Coast Air Quality Management (South Coast AQMD), making history yet again. On May 7, South Coast AQMD’s Governing Board approved the Warehouse Indirect Source Rule, a first-of-its-kind regulation aimed to curb emissions associated with the booming warehouse industry. ... read more »
Winners Announced for 2021 Virtual Oratorical Contest
April 29, 2021
Three local teens secured the top spots in the 2021 Oratorical Contest sponsored by Our Authors Study Club (OASC) and the Sigma Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. The virtual event was held March 27 and the awards were presented on April 10, with each recipient receiving certificates, gifts and cash prizes. ... read more »
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1500 Sound Academy Partners with Yellowbrick to Offer Its Acclaimed Music Curriculum as an On-Demand Online Program
April 29, 2021
As the landscape of higher learning continues to evolve, 1500 Sound Academy strives to provide impassioned creatives worldwide with greater flexibility, accessibility and personalization; reinforcing its commitment to high achievement and excellence through example and message. ... read more »
Black Press Week Shows Power of African American Newspapers
April 8, 2021
With the theme, “Black Business Challenges Responsibilities and Opportunities Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic,” Black Press publishers, readers, viewers, sponsors, partners, and anyone else tuning in were enlightened about overcoming adversities on many levels. “We will have informative workshops,” promised Pluria Marshall Jr., the NNPAF Chair and CEO of Marshall Broadcasting Group. Marshall and his colleagues delivered. ... read more »
National Urban League Launches Comprehensive Plan to Address Racial Digital Inequities
April 1, 2021
The National Urban League today announced a comprehensive strategy for leveraging the tools of the information economy to create a more equitable and inclusive society. ... read more »
Congress Members Urge Vaccination During Black Press Week 
March 26, 2021
“Protect your children and your grandchildren, protect those who you come in contact with,” Congressman Clyburn stated during the annual National Newspaper Publishers Association Fund’s (NNPAF) Black Press Week. “Take the shot. It’s safe to do,” the congressman declared during an interview with Real Times Media President and CEO Hiram Jackson.  ... read more »
“Women Warrior-Pioneers” “Resurrection and Revival of The Conscience” “The Mothers of Modern Gynecology” part 2
March 25, 2021
“Women Warrior-Pioneers” “Resurrection and Revival of The Conscience” “The Mothers of Modern Gynecology” part 2 Revival: A time of awakened interest; reviving what belonged to an earlier time, ... read more »
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Kyle Kuzma Says There is Mistrust with Vaccines in the Black Community
March 11, 2021
According to Kuzma they have spoken with team doctors about the vaccines, but they don’t know much about them. They haven’t talked about it as a team. He discussed the mistrust with doctors in the Black community. ... read more »
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 »
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 »
The Life of Kamala Harris Represents Preliminary Steps for Change
December 31, 2020
Empowered by the jostle of her mother, Harris pushed through seemingly unbreakable boundaries. She holds the title as the first Black woman to have held district and general attorney roles in California’s history.  From 2004 to 2011, Harris had a meteoric effect on many communities as district attorney, finding her essence in the initiative that gives first-time drug offenders the chance to earn a high school diploma and find employment in California. ... read more »
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 »
Biden-Harris Administration Commits to Ensure Government Spending with Black and Minority-Owned Media Businesses
December 3, 2020
President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration plans to support legislation offered by District of Columbia Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton that would ensure federal agencies advertise with minority-owned businesses, including the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). ... read more »
‘It had to Be You’ — Black Press Publisher on Her Respect and Commitment to Vice President-Elect Harris
November 26, 2020
One day before the Associated Press and other media outlets called the 2020 Presidential Election for Democrat Joe Biden, San Francisco Sun Reporter Publisher Amelia Ashley-Ward communicated with her longtime homegirl, ... read more »
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