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Governor Newsom Defeats More Than The Recall
September 16, 2021
San Diego County was one of the first to overwhelmingly report a vote against the recall and it only went downhill from there for the recall supporters. ... read more »
Juxtaposing Juneteenth and July Fourth: Emancipation, Independence and Democracy Claims
July 8, 2021
Seba Malcolm said it, we saw it and history has proved it. Indeed, he taught that “of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research.” Likewise, Dr. W. E. B. DuBois stated that “We can only understand the present by continually referring to and studying the past.” ... read more »
  Labor Secretary Tells Black Press America Must Be Intentional About Employment Equity
May 28, 2021
The administration wants to level the playing field, which would allow those in communities of color to obtain good-paying jobs, ascend to the middle class, and be rewarded when it comes time for promotions and other opportunities to advance. “I think we are seeing 500,000 jobs per month added to the economy on average over the last three months, and we saw some positive signs in the hospitality industry this month,” explained U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. ... read more »
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Commission Report Determines It’s Time for a Racial Reckoning in College Sports
May 28, 2021
The report, released by the independent Knight Commission, features a call to the NCAA and member schools to improve and enhance the academic performance and career chances of African American athletes who obtain sports-related jobs at much lower rates than Whites. ... read more »
African Author Pens Children’s Book About Diversity in Skin Tones
May 27, 2021
“My father was a man of humble beginnings who worked hard to provide for eight children,” said author Nonkululeko Kunene Adumentey, adding that it was his conditional love, wisdom, and work ethic that inspired the core of her principles and life mottos. He also inspired her to appreciate the various skin tones found in Africans throughout the world. ... read more / view gallery »
Chicago Mayor Says She Will Give One-On-One Interviews Only to Journalists of Color
May 27, 2021
Mayor Lightfoot has made gun violence a priority, and she noted the importance of speaking to journalists of color. Her decision has sparked outrage in White media circles, but others applauded Mayor Lightfoot. “With this outrage, y’all are implying that Black and Brown journalists aren’t capable of asking the hard questions,” the Chicago-based Black-owned media platform, The TRiiBE, tweeted. ... read more »
Dr. Esther Obeng: At home in her lab at St. Jude
May 13, 2021
Apart from the science and medicine, there’s another reason Esther Obeng, M.D., Ph.D., has found a home at St. Jude. After arriving, she learned about the research hospital’s history as the first fully integrated children’s hospital in the South and about its continuing focus in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. ... read more »
LSU Picks William F. Tate IV for College Chancellor; First Black Man to Lead University System
May 6, 2021
Tate, provost at the University of South Carolina, was the unanimous pick of the LSU Board of Supervisors after public in-person interviews with three finalists and 90 minutes of closed-door debate among board members. ... read more »
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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Robey Theatre Company Collaborate, Mark Their First Collaboration
April 29, 2021
Los Angeles has long since been a landscape for people to journey to in their process of becoming. As many travel for opportunities within Hollywood or theatre, lasting foundations such as the Robey Theatre have been there for Black and people of color (POC) artists of all sorts. ... read more »
Black Leaders: Spending Must Include Minorities as State Prepares for Billions in Fed Cash
April 8, 2021
The leaders say California has not lived up to its commitment to equitably include African American contractors and businesses in the state’s ongoing infrastructure investments. ... read more »
The Academy of Museum of Motion Pictures Admits and Begins to Correct Their Lack of Diversity and Inclusion
March 18, 2021
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in the past, had been slow on recognizing their lack of diversity and inclusion ... read more »
Rep. Bass Introduces Legislation To Increase Diversity Within State Department
February 25, 2021
The legislation establishes a program to identify, attract and welcome diverse mid-career professionals into the Foreign Service. ... read more »
SUPERVISOR HOLLY MITCHELL: POWER, PASSION AND PERSPECTIVE
February 18, 2021
Holly Mitchell was sworn-in to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Sunday, December 6, 2020.  However, she says that between moving out of her Senate office, moving into her new Supervisors office, hiring a full staff, getting brought up to speed on exactly what’s going on in the 2nd Supervisorial District, thanking voters and supporters and the holidays, all while remaining socially distant, she really didn’t get down to business until January 1, 2021. ... read more »
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY: Making ‘More Black History’ in Classical Music
February 12, 2021
In observing Black History Month, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., has always maintained a poetic theory: “The best way to observe Black History Month is to make more Black history,” Dr. Chavis, one of America's prominent civil rights icons, stated. ... read more »
Report Shows Racial Pay Gap For L.A. City Workers
February 5, 2021
  Los Angeles' city workforce has a large racial pay gap, with city workers on average earning $53 per hour, while Black and Latino city employees earned an average of $44 per hour during the 2020 fiscal year, according to a report released today by Controller Ron Galperin. ... read more »
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