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BLACK SUNDANCE 2021 —SEMI VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
January 21, 2021
New works by Shaka King, Octavia Butler, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, and more. ... 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 »
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 »
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Women Leaders on Sen. Harris Replacement: “One Is Not Enough, Zero Is Unacceptable.”
November 26, 2020
The California Democratic Party Black Caucus (CDP Black Caucus) joined hands with other women organizations this past weekend‌. Their goal: to turn up the pressure on California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint a Black woman to replace outgoing Sen. Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate.  ... read more »
Exhale. Inhale. Roll Your Sleeves Up
November 26, 2020
Kamala’s win is a “dancing in the street” victory for Black women, for all women, for our nation. ... 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 »
Being Ella Baker Even After the Election: Valuing Our Victory, Continuing Our Struggle
November 12, 2020
In our rightful celebration and valuing of our victory in saving ourselves and America from its Trumpian self, we must remember and recommit ourselves to continuing our larger struggle. For although we removed Trump, the monster side of America from office, the millions of people who support, enable and voted for him for a second term offer ample evidence the system itself is deeply flawed and in need of radical reconception and reconstruction. And so, at the outset, we must not harbor any Americana illusions of “we’re better than this or that,” as if “we” was all of us, doing wrong. ... 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 »
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Embracing Medical Science to Address Cancer’s Racial Disparities
October 22, 2020
Since my own cancer diagnosis and treatment, I have spent a good part of my life listening to and supporting Black women battling breast cancer. ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Convenes Public Health professionals for Community Health Forum
October 22, 2020
Racism and inequality continue fueling coronavirus-related deaths among Black and Brown Angelenos. Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson recently hosted a public forum for residents in South Los Angeles to hear directly from Black public health professionals about how to protect our community from COVID-19. ... read more »
Early Detection is Key to Surviving Breast Cancer
October 8, 2020
Black women die from Breast Cancer at a higher rate than White women ... read more »
USC Dornsife Research Reveals Black Low-Income Single Parent Households at High Risk of Critical Food and Security Disparities; Over 800,000 households Affected
September 24, 2020
‘Angelenos’ is a general term to identify all people living in Los Angeles, bringing them to equal levels across the County. However, new research about COVID-19 is showing the reality of division living in L.A. ... read more »
First Black Council Member Appointed to Lakewood City Council
September 11, 2020
A longtime Lakewood city commissioner and former Los Angeles County sheriff's commander was sworn in today as the first Black council member in the city's history. Vicki Stuckey was unanimously appointed Tuesday night to fill the 18 months remaining on the term of Diane DuBois, who retired after 15 years on the Lakewood City Council. Stuckey -- who has lived in Lakewood for 28 years -- has been a city commissioner for 19 years, served four years on the community safety commission and 15 years on the planning and environmental commission, including four stints as the commission's chair. ... read more »
KAMALA HARRIS’ FULL REMARKS AT THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
August 19, 2020
Greetings America. It is truly an honor to be speaking with you. That I am here tonight is a testament to the dedication of generations before me. Women and men who believed so fiercely in the promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all. This week marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. And we celebrate the women who fought for that right. Yet so many of the Black women who helped secure that victory were still prohibited from voting, long after its ratification. ... 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 »
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