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Los Angeles City College Supports Black Lives Matter
September 10, 2020
In response to the rising movement for Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles City College (LACC) has implemented several initiatives to fulfill their commitment to pursue racial justice. ... read more »
‘A Beautiful Pregnancy Overall’: BOE Member Malia Cohen Prepares to Give Birth Amid a Virus and Violence
September 3, 2020
About 41 weeks into her pregnancy now, California Board of Equalization (BOE) member Malia Cohen, who is the state’s only African American woman constitutional officer, is preparing to give birth on Sept. 3. ... read more »
NBA’s Playoff Game Boycotts Sparks Domino Effect Across Major League Sports Amidst Jacob Blake Shooting
August 26, 2020
The Milwaukee Bucks took a historic stand by electing not to play in the scheduled Wednesday Game 5 of the NBA Playoff series versus the Orlando Magic to boycott police brutality and specifically boycott the treatment of Jacob S. Blake, a 29-year-old American Black man who was shot in the back seven times by a Kenosha police officer that left him paralyzed earlier on Sunday. ... read more »
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Decades later, Sharpton still insists: No justice, no peace
August 26, 2020
The Rev. Al Sharpton sat quietly in his office in late July, watching the final funeral service for Rep. John Lewis on a wall-mounted television. Instead of flying down to the memorial in Atlanta, Sharpton had remained in New York; he had work to do. Preaching at the funeral of a year-old boy who was shot in the stomach at a Brooklyn cookout -- a boy not much younger than his first and only grandson -- Sharpton demanded gun control, an issue close to Lewis’ heart. ... read more »
LAUSD Owes Black Students and Families More
August 13, 2020
The tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, and others have illuminated, yet again, the realities of systemic violence Black Americans have faced for centuries and continue to encounter daily. Much of the current attention is focused on law enforcement. But our public education system has its own racialized history of oppression. ... read more »
Councilmember Curren Price Seeks to Make Juneteenth a City Holiday
July 31, 2020
LA City Councilmember Curren Price today introduced a motion that would move to establish Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States dating back to June 19, 1865, as a legal City holiday.  ... read more »
Breonna Taylor Honored at Sparks Season Opener
July 30, 2020
 Despite clinching an authoritative 99-76 victory over the Phoenix Mercury, the Los Angeles Sparks kept their focus on demanding justice for Breonna Taylor during their first game of the 2020 season. ... read more »
Black activists: Portland’s focus on feds only aids message
July 25, 2020
After George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, people in Portland came out in droves to protest police brutality and racism, chanting that “Black lives matter.” As the weeks went by, the crowds dwindled to a few dozen and the protests increasingly turned violent. ... read more »
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Paul George shuts down basketball related basketball questions and puts focus on social justice
July 24, 2020
The Clippers star Paul George, dedicated his press conference to shed light on the world, the immediate need for social change. After the scrimmage, George repeatedly shut down any basketball-related questions. “I have no answers for Orlando,” he tells reporters. ... read more »
Achieving Justice for George Floyd: Radically Reimagining and Rebuilding America
July 16, 2020
Indeed, it is a clear and constant given that if we are to achieve real justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and all the victims of this racist violent democracy called America, to paraphrase Min. Malcolm, then we have two interrelated objectives that must be achieved. They are: radically reimagining and rebuilding America; and sustaining the struggle on every level which will make this possible. And key to all of this is holding the ground we’ve gained, building on what we have and fighting fiercely to move forward, day by day, year by year and battle by battle until victory is clearly won. ... read more »
Reed Exhibitions Announces Ron Walden as Executive Sponsor for Race
July 16, 2020
Commenting on the appointment, Hugh Jones said, “The unequal treatment of Black people, and especially the recent killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and others have left many people around the world shocked, angry, devastated, and broken-hearted. We have witnessed the collective anger reach a boiling point in many cities and communities around the world where Reed Exhibitions employees and customers live and work. ... read more »
The Robey Theatre Company’s Danny Glover and Ben Guillory lead the way with their “Let’s Talk” Virtual Series
July 9, 2020
On Saturday July 4, a much-needed conversation was launched on Zoom called “Let’s Talk.” ... read more »
To Save Black Lives, and the Soul of Our Nation, Congress Must Act Boldly
July 4, 2020
For too long, Black people in America have been burdened with the unjust responsibility of keeping ourselves safe from police. ... read more »
L.A. Sparks Host Mental Health Panel to Discuss Social Justice, COVID-19
July 2, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks recently hosted a panel for student athletes called: Navigating Mental Health & Wellness During Times of Social Unrest. The virtual panel was conducted to help youth process the tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic and of racial inequality in America. ... read more »
1 fatally shot at Breonna Taylor protest park in Kentucky
June 27, 2020
Authorities were investigating a fatal shooting Saturday night at a park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, where demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of Breonna Taylor. ... read more »
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