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Rosa Parks’ letter about ’57 bombing bought by targeted pair
August 9, 2018
A letter written by civil rights activist Rosa Parks describing the 1957 bombing of her neighbors' home has been purchased at auction by the couple who were targeted in the attack. ... read more »
Enough with the Racism in the Rooftop Solar Industry
August 9, 2018
Recently, Vivint Solar—one of the largest sellers of solar panels in this country—was sued in California by a Black employee who alleges that his superiors likened him to a monkey; used a racial epithet against him; and that his coworkers used cardboard boxes to build a fort around their desks that was marked as “White only.” The complainant's lawyer provided pictures of this absurd and abhorrent cardboard façade to the media and The Sacramento Bee published the photo. ... read more »
NNPA Hosts National Black Parents’ Town Hall in Norfolk
July 5, 2018
Panelists for the event, where questions and comments were discussed regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), were Linda Langley Davis, the director of educational services for Hampton Roads, Inc.; Fred Smoot, a former Washington Redskins cornerback and motivational speaker; Rev. Dr. Kirk T. Houston, the founder and pastor of Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church; and Deidre Love, the executive director of the nonprofit Teens with a Purpose. ... read more »
Face the Truth About Lynchings to Move Our Country Forward
May 3, 2018
The reckoning that began with the Civil Rights Movement has continued; the memorial is a testament to that. People of good will want the healing to continue. The vibrancy and prosperity of the New South requires that the healing continue. But to heal wounds, you have to take the shrapnel out first. To move to reconciliation, you must start with the truth.  ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris at National Action Network: ‘We Must Speak Truth’
April 24, 2018
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s 2018 Convention. She reflected on the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and outlined the fights our country faces today. ... read more »
The Black Press Remembers Lerone Bennett Jr.
March 1, 2018
The Black Press Remembers “Before the Mayflower” Author, Freedom Fighting Journalist Lerone Bennett Jr. ... read more »
The Myths and Mis-Histories of the Civil Rights Movement Revealed 
February 22, 2018
As the celebration of Black History Month continues, we take a look at both past and present day leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. While no one can deny the pivotal role Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King and many others played in African American history, unfortunately, alternative information has been used to hide the complete truth of our heroes and heroines.   ... read more »
‘Poor People’s Campaign’ readies nationwide mobilization
February 15, 2018
'Poor People's Campaign' readies nationwide mobilization ... read more »
The History of Black Television
February 8, 2018
This week the Los Angeles Sentinel celebrates Black History month and Black culture by taking a look back at the evolution of African American television and sitcoms. ... read more »
‘Behind the Movement’: Rosa Parks Film Sheds Light on Her Legacy of Activism
February 8, 2018
Thankfully, we can call upon the new TV One film “Behind the Movement” to broaden our understanding of Parks’ world-renowned impact. ... read more »
Racism in the Workplace and the Whitewashing of the #MeToo Movement
December 14, 2017
I’m not ever, ever, ever going to excuse sexual perfidy (and more) in the workplace, but I do wonder why we can wink, nod, and grin about racial workplace misbehavior while we stand our ground about gender. ... read more »
Trailblazing Founder of “Black Psychology” Field, Dr. Joseph L. White, age 84
December 7, 2017
Psychologist and activist Joseph L. White - whose trailblazing work revolutionized the way African-Americans are understood in psychology and was affectionately referred to as the "godfather" of his field by students, mentees and colleagues -died Nov. 21 at the age of 84. ... read more »
Commodores Legend Talks Reunion, New Book
November 23, 2017
It highlights McClary’s rise from the concrete of societal imposed standards to musical genius. ... read more »
Reel Talk (Movie and Television Briefs): 11.2.17 – 11.8.17
November 2, 2017
Jill Scott gets Adventurous as Superhero Lady Eve in CW’s 'Black Lightning' ... read more / view gallery »
Arthur Ashe’s legacy to live on at UCLA
October 12, 2017
Gifts will create an undergraduate scholarship and exhibits celebrating his achievements ... read more »
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