Ridesharing app Lyft announced an initiative that would provide 1.5 million rides to make transportation accessible to underserved communities. The company joined forces with 11 organizations including The National Urban League, Black Women’s Roundtable and the NAACP. ... read more »
Morial said that there needs to be immediate and long term action to mend the effects of COVID-19 on the African American community and the first step is recognizing that the health system in American is “broken.” “The entire system, it has to be done through an equity lens in a significant way,” Morial said. ... read more »
The approval of the measure follows other local governments in California addressing racism including Santa Bernardino County, Goleta and Santa Barabara. UCLA professor Paul Ong said during the live meeting that a “web of inequality” is different barriers that are implemented into fields of life that aid in oppressing Black communities. “We need to understand in a very detailed, fundamental way about how this mechanism interlocks today but also as mentioned, how it interlocks over time, over generations,” Ong said. ... read more »
Hordes of protestors have taken to streets all across the U.S. proclaiming that “Black lives matter” in wake of the death of George Floyd. Videos show that the Black Minneapolis man died after being pinned down beneath three police officers for several minutes.
Support for police and criminal justice reform have made recent headlines but, for Equal Justice Now’s Co-founder Tony Smith and national spokesperson Attorney Benjamin Crump, this fight has been long awaited. ... read more »
“Gold Chains: The Hidden History of Slavery in California” includes 14 essays, one video and three audio stories that present the experiences of African Americans and Native Californians during the 1800s. ... read more »