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The Homelessness Crisis – We Are Better Than This
March 12, 2020
There are half a million people, mostly men, mostly white, but way too many African Americans. African Americans are 13 percent of the population and 40 percent of the homeless. The homeless are primarily concentrated in California, New York, Florida, and Texas, but you can find them in almost any community. Two-thirds of the homeless are sheltered on a given night, but a third are sleeping on the streets, on park benches, in alleys, under awnings. To quote the late great Congressman Elijah Cummings, "we are better than this." ... read more »
Redefining Suffrage, Unerasing Black Women
January 23, 2020
The 19th Amendment was adopted Aug. 18, 1920, after the required number of states ratified the constitutional measure. Though many Black women led suffrage campaigns, the 19th Amendment put white women on an empowerment tract to electoral engagement. Interestingly, the suffrage movement, festooned in the symbolic color white, is often portrayed through a narrow window uncomplicated by the strictures of race and power that framed the Amendment then and now. ... read more »
Breastfeeding Support Groups Launch in South Los Angeles
January 9, 2020
Soul Food for Your Baby (SFYB) in partnership with the Black Infant Health Program (BIH) at The Children’s Collective, Inc. (TCCI), will launch breastfeeding support groups for African American families starting Monday, January 13th. The groups will be held from 11 am to 12:30 pm on the second Monday of the month through June 2020 and possibly beyond at TCCI, 3701 Stocker Street, Suite 302 Los Angeles, CA 90008. ... read more »
BlackWoman Start-Up: Working to Close Significant Revenue Gap of Black Woman-Owned Businesses
December 5, 2019
They are doing this through coaching, training, customized programming, systems development, innovation, integration and automation, recognized these disturbing facts, and determined to help address it. ... read more »
INTERVIEW: Protecting Democracy – An Interview with Sen. Nina Turner
November 22, 2019
“A Bernie Sanders presidency means an America where folks don’t die because they’ve got to rotate out their insulin to make sure it lasts. We are looking for an America where hospitals are not closing but are expanding services to vulnerable communities. We want a healthcare system that is not commodified. That’s it and that’s all.” — Senator Nina Turner ... read more »
Redemption: Cyntoia Brown Finds Her Voice
November 15, 2019
Cyntoia Brown was supposed to spend 51 years in prison before she could even be considered for parole but her precarious case caught the attention of criminal justice reform activists, A-List celebrities and eventually Bill Haslam, the Governor of Tennessee. Upon learning of the details surrounding Brown’s case and calling on a higher power, the former governor granted Cyntoia Brown full clemency August 7, 2019, releasing the 31-year-old from the Tennessee Women’s prison. ... read more »
National Congress of Black Women to Honor Shirley Chisholm at Annual Brunch
September 5, 2019
"Black women are awesome, but unfortunately, our true stories don't always make the news. Mrs. Chisholm was our founder along with many great women like Dr. C. DeLores Tucker, Dr. Lezli Baskerville, Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, and the Honorable Alexis Herman," Williams said.  ... read more »
California Democratic Party Black Caucus Elects All Women to Board 
August 29, 2019
You could feel the high level of energy in the room when the California Democratic Party African American Caucus (CDPAAC) made history this past weekend, electing four Black women to lead the organization. ... read more »
Breast Cancer is the Most Imperative Health Issue Facing African American Women
July 19, 2019
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Black women, and an estimated 33,840 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2019. An estimated 6,540 deaths from breast cancer are expected to occur among black women in 2019. ... read more »
South LA Beauty Shops Become a Safe Haven for Reducing Depression for African American Women
June 20, 2019
Depression affects more than 12 million women in the United States annually, according to Mental Health America; and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, African American women are at the highest risk for experiencing major depression. ... read more »
The Fight for Equal Pay, Gender Parity Heats Up
April 11, 2019
Gender activists and other advocates battle to close the gap ... read more »
Oscar winner Spike Lee urges people to mobilize and vote during the 2020 Presidential Election!
February 28, 2019
In Lee’s emotional and often hilarious acceptance speech on the Oscar stage, he encouraged, and correctly, for people to vote and the mobilize for the 2020 presidential election, urging them to “Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing!” ... read more »
Katherine Johnson, at age 100, is telling her life story
December 27, 2018
Retired NASA mathematician Katharine Johnson, who turned 100 last summer, has waited long enough to tell her own story. ... read more »
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