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Reparations in Education and Re-Imagining Our Stories: Appoint Dr. Melina Abdullah as the Inaugural Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Cal State LA -The People’s Choice!
August 6, 2020
Clergy for Black Lives, a collective of clergy members from throughout Southern California, sent a letter to California State University, Los Angeles (CSU Los Angeles) President, William Covino, on July 11, 2020 to inquire as to his reasoning for not appointing Dr. Melina Abdullah as the Inaugural Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, the second College of Ethnic Studies in the nation. President Covino responded on July 13, 2020, stating that he was not on campus and could not address personnel matters.   ... read more »
YWCA Greater Los Angeles Convened Virtual Town Hall Conversation “Standing in Solidarity” Addressing Racism, Social Injustice and Reform
July 17, 2020
On Friday, June 26th, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles convened a virtual Town Hall discussion, “Standing in Solidarity” that spoke on the current state of our country. The conversation addressed important topics, such as the most recent Justice in Policing of 2020, racism, reform, and social injustice. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter at 7 Years and the Meaning of this Movement-Moment
July 9, 2020
“We are the diviners of change!” proclaims Janaya “Future” Khan. Three thousand people … significantly young and Black … fill the massive concrete steps at Los Angeles City Hall, pouring out onto the sidewalk, into the street, extending the length of the block and into Grand Park. The hotter-than-July sun shines on the faces of Youth Vanguard members who just finished speaking about their recent victory in LAUSD – ousting police from school campuses and cutting their budget by 35%. ... read more »
L.A. Community Leaders and Grass Roots Organizations Come Together to Discuss ‘The People’s Budget’, Redefining the City’s Financial Pipeline
July 2, 2020
Elected officials along with activist members unveiled the fear behind the word “defunding” in reference to the irrigation adjustment of city budget. ... read more »
Black Los Angeles Makes Demands in Light of COVID-19 and Rates of Black Death
April 16, 2020
In response to community pressure, last week, Los Angeles County released initial racial data on who is contracting and dying from COVID-19. The rate of Black death is twice the Black population share. Black people constitute 9% of the population, but 17% of the County’s COVID-19 deaths. While trillions of dollars are being spent on the crisis and there is no shortage of local, state, and federal initiatives, resources are not being directed to meet the particular needs of the Black community. The disproportionate and deadly impact of COVID-19 on the Black community magnifies what we have known, that “underlying conditions” result from an enduring system of racial apartheid and oppression. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter leader and Professor Dr. Melina Abdullah Announces Lawsuit Against City of Los Angeles and Former Police Chief
February 27, 2020
Black Lives Matter’s Dr. Melina Abdullah and her law team held a press conference in front of the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters to announce the filing of a lawsuit regarding an arrest at the Police Commission meeting in 2018. ... read more »
LAAWPAC Awards Gala Salutes Dynamic L.A. Women
December 5, 2019
The Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee (LAAAWPAC) will salute eight dynamic L.A.-area women at their inaugural awards gala. The theme is “Honoring Black Excellence.” ... read more »
Criminal Case Dismissed Against Black Lives Matter Leader
August 16, 2019
City prosecutors said in February that they had agreed to drop the case in six months if Melina Abdullah, a Cal State Los Angeles professor and Black Lives Matter organizer, adhered to guidelines aimed at preventing her from disrupting Los Angeles Police Commission meetings. ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle: A Community Angel
April 4, 2019
Wellington's Road ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle: A Legacy That Transcends Rap 
April 4, 2019
The murder of Nipsey Hussle is personal. It is personal to me. It is personal to a generation in looking at social media and news interviews, there was a clear message that his death was felt deeply and hurt immensely, and particularly for anyone who came into contact with him, no matter how brief the interaction.    ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Co-Founder to Deliver Over 6K Petitions Demanding L.A. City Attorney Stop ‘Criminalizing Black Protest’
February 5, 2019
Patrisse Cullors to lead delegation opposing the prosecution of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles’ Dr. Melina Abdullah ... read more »
Community Activist Melina Abdullah Gathers Over 5,000 Signatures Asking For City Attorney to Drop Charges Against Her
February 1, 2019
LOS ANGELES- Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Khan – Cullors, is asking the community to demand justice for Dr. Melina Abdullah by demanding City Attorney Mike Feuer to drop all charges against Dr. ... read more »
Driving While Black: LAPD Accused of Stopping Black Drivers At An All Time High  
January 31, 2019
Long before the 2015 Sandra Bland traffic stop in Houston, Texas, African Americans have been battling with the reoccurring fear of driving while Black. ... read more »
Black Candidates Eliminated from L.A. Community College District Board Appointment 
June 14, 2018
L.A. College district has largest number of Black students in higher education in California  but will not have any Blacks and only one woman on its governing Board of Trustees  after 4th Latino male appointed.  ... read more »
15 Past and Modern Day Female Activists of Our Time 
March 1, 2018
Since the beginning of its inception, women have dedicated their lives to shaping and transforming America into the country we see today. This week, we kick-off the celebration of Women’s History Month by paying homage to a few women of color, who have rallied for change both locally and nationally.  ... read more »
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