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Family of Slain 20-Year-Old Saieed Ivey, Doubles Reward to $20,000
September 13, 2018
The family of an East Los Angeles College basketball guard, who was gunned down 27 months ago on his 20th birthday in Monterey Park, donated $10,000 today to double the county-offered reward for information that helps detectives track down his killer. ... read more »
Black Wealth Still Plummeting, CRL Tells Lawmakers
August 31, 2018
For years, and particularly in recent months, major news outlets have heralded the nation’s robust economic recovery. From rising corporate profits, to lower unemployment, or rising stock prices on Wall Street, many consumers might conclude that financial stability not only returned after the Great Recession but continues to climb. ... read more »
Congressman Ron Dellums: A ‘Fierce’ Focused Fighter
August 9, 2018
Dellums was a fierce, focused fighter for justice, an anti-war activist who served in the military, authored several CBC Alternative Budgets (budgets that focused on human needs rather than military buildup) and was an indefatigable fighter for South African freedom. ... read more »
Brenda Lee Eager
Start Date: July 26, 2018 End Date: July 26, 2018 Time: 7:00 pm To 9:00 pm Location:Culver City City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA Website: ... ... read more / view event »
Dancer’s Solo on Black History Takes Him to U.S. Capitol
June 28, 2018
Akuchu, who started break-dancing when he was a teenager, says "hip-hop's history is embedded in its movement.'' You can't separate that history from the moves themselves. ... read more »
A Trump Twitter Library Lands in Hollywood
June 14, 2018
The Twitter centered library features exhibits derived from President Donald Trump’s social media.   The exhibit consists of audio, visual, and hands on interactions for attendees. ... read more »
Open Letter to Starbucks: From Boycott to Victory
May 17, 2018
The Chicago boycott organizers are now planning community forums at more than 300 Black-owned or managed coffee houses, as well as at faith-based and community-based organizations across the U.S., especially near the 12 Starbucks stores previously boycotted.  These community forums will serve as “Black Economic Empowerment Forums," where attendees will develop plans to improve the economic vitality of their communities. ... read more »
69 Players Expected To Attend 2018 NBA Draft Combine Powered By Under Armour
May 12, 2018
The National Basketball Association announced that 69 players are expected to attend the 2018 NBA Draft Combine powered by Under Armour. ... read more »
Music Composer Jongnic Bontemps Brings His Silicon Valley Tech Brilliance and Hip-Hop Rhythmic Elements to “United Skates”
May 2, 2018
Bontemps is a gifted music composer and the owner of Composer Tech, and it's his musical composition in the new documentary “United Skates” (by directors Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown) that is causing the strong pre-festival buzz, and that’s always good news for new filmmakers and film festival honchos. ... read more »
When Children are Forced to Protect Themselves 2018 Vote for Your Lives
April 19, 2018
The assaults on the 16 students and one school staff member represent the fifth school shooting in 2018. It also marks the 187th school shooting since April 20, 1999; 18 years ago, at 11:19 a.m. when 13 people were killed and 20 were injured in a similar attack. While the latest shootings garnered outrage across the globe, young people in African American communities were reminded of the everyday gun violence that riddles homes and doorsteps in poor communities on a daily basis with little or no fanfare. ... read more »
Chicago Public Schools Working to Close Achievement Gap
January 25, 2018
Research has also revealed that Chicago students, on average, repeatedly outperform their peers outside the city. ... read more »
Mountain Dew and NBA Host Elite 3-on-3 Championship in Venice Beach
October 26, 2017
DEW NBA 3X tour concluded with a championship tournament at Venice Beach earlier in October. ... read more »
Chicago police sued in fatal shooting of Black man last year
August 8, 2017
The suit seeks more than $100,000 in damages. ... read more »
Police charges show challenge of confronting code of silence
June 29, 2017
Another legal expert said that while she doubts the three officers would have been charged without the video, the fact that they were charged based on obvious discrepancies between their reports and the video sends a powerful message to both police and the public. ... read more »
Iconic EBONY Magazine Moves to Los Angeles
June 1, 2017
It’s the latest chapter for two, storied publications that, for years, have struggled to find their way in the ever-evolving world of new media. ... read more »
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