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Loyola Marymount Recognizes Danny Bakewell Sr. in Special MLK Interfaith Service 
January 26, 2023
A beautiful service in honor of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was held at Loyola Marymount University on January 18, 2023.   ... read more »
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Los Angeles Have History 
January 12, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. made frequent visits to Los Angeles. Many of his visits in the late 1950s to 1960s consisted of private fundraisers, places of worship, educational institutions and conferences.  ... read more »
Faith, Civil Rights Leaders Call for Resignations of Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León
December 1, 2022
“So, we’re here today, to join the voices of unity, in unity, a call with clarity, demanding Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León resign from their office and resign immediately,” said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, senior minister of First AME Church of Los Angeles.  ... read more »
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Las Vegas Raiders, NFL Host Social Justice Roundtable
May 16, 2022
 More than 300,000 football fans traveled to Las Vegas for the 2022 NFL Draft. To kick off the three-day, star-studded event, the Las Vegas Raiders, and the NFL brought together local activists and thought leaders representing academia, business, and civil rights communities for the League’s highly acclaimed Social Justice Roundtable discussion. ... read more »
Lakers Carmelo Anthony Receives Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award
April 14, 2022
Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony received the NBA’s new Kareem Abdul-Jabbar trophy that was awarded to the league’s Social Justice Champion. The presentation was made on April 3, prior to the Lakers vs. Nuggets game. ... read more »
Toxicologist testifies that drugs did not kill George Floyd
February 17, 2022
A toxicologist testified Wednesday at the federal trial of three former officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights that it wasn't drug use, heart disease nor an agitated state known as “excited delirium'' that caused Floyd's death after officers pinned him to the pavement in May 2020. ... read more »
After Guilty Verdicts, Civil Rights Leaders Exhort Black America to ‘Never Stop Running for Ahmaud’
December 2, 2021
After nearly two years of pain, suffering, and wondering if the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery would pay for their heinous crime, the 25-year-old’s family finally received justice. ... read more »
2010 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee Sam “Bam” Cunningham Passes Away
September 7, 2021
Sam “Bam” Cunningham, a 2010 College Football Hall of Fame inductee who starred at fullback for Southern California from 1970-72, passed away Sept. 7 in Inglewood, ... read more »
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Vernon Jordan On Whitney M. Young, Jr.: One Visionary Warrior Pays Tribute To Another
August 12, 2021
This Saturday, July 31st, we remember and celebrate Whitney Moore Young, Jr., on the centennial of his birth. Young served at the helm of the National Urban League during the turbulent decade from 1961 to 1971, ... read more »
Harris says voting bills honor ‘American hero’ John Lewis
July 18, 2021
Congress should honor the memory of the late civil rights activist and U.S. Rep. John Lewis by enacting laws to protect voting rights, Vice President Kamala Harris said in a statement Saturday on the one-year anniversary of his death. ... read more »
Martha White Dies, Sparked ’53 Louisiana Capital Bus Boycott
June 22, 2021
Martha White, a Black woman whose actions helped launch the 1953 bus boycotts in Louisiana’s capital city, has died. She was 99. ... read more »
Music Producer’s `Racial Profiling’ Suit Against L.A. Tentatively Settled   
June 4, 2021
   A settlement has been tentatively reached with the  city of Los Angeles in a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by a Hollywood music producer who fought in court to have police body camera video made public to prove allegations he was racially profiled before his arrest, his attorney said today. ... read more »
Section of Highway Named for Civil Rights Pioneer Clyde Kennard
May 31, 2021
 A highway section near the University of Southern Mississippi has been named to honor a civil rights pioneer who was wrongfully convicted after he tried to enroll at the all-white university in the 1950s. ... read more »
May 4: The Civil Rights group, C.O.R.E. began “freedom rides” in the South to test federal desegregation orders, 1961
May 4, 2021
May 4: The Civil Rights group, C.O.R.E. began “freedom rides” in the South to test federal desegregation orders, 1961 ... read more »
James Cadogan Named Executive Director of National Basketball Social Justice Coalition
April 29, 2021
The National Basketball Social Justice Coalition today announced that James Cadogan has been appointed as its first Executive Director. Cadogan will assume the new position on May 10, 2021 and drive the strategic vision and day-to-day operations of the Coalition. Announced in November 2020, the Coalition will lead the NBA family’s collaborative efforts to address racial inequality and advance social justice by raising awareness, educating and advocating for meaningful policy change in several areas, including voting access and criminal justice system reform at the national, state and local level. ... read more »
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