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Advocates Say State’s $10 Million Fund for Ethnic Media Is ‘Great Start’
July 22, 2021
In recognition of a mass communication sector that has been struggling from dwindling advertising dollars and intense competition from well-funded media conglomerates and a field of small niche publishers since the inception of the internet, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature appropriated $10 million in new funding for ethnic media in the state budget for 2021-22. ... read more »
Make Your Voice Heard – Redistricting will determine the future of Black political representation
July 22, 2021
Black communities through the Los Angeles region, from Pasadena and Pomona to Long Beach and Los Angeles, have endured a lot over the last 18 months. The COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, the follow up of regional and nationwide protests and the reimagining of policing, and now the importance of vaccinating our entire community are just a few. ... read more »
Why Black-led Banks Are Key to Driving Racial Equity
July 8, 2021
Over the past month, racial equity has been a key part of our national dialogue as we observed the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre and Juneteenth, the oldest nationally recognized commemoration marking the end of slavery in the United States. ... read more »
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Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Killing George Floyd
July 1, 2021
There will be no probation for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. The ex-cop received more than a 22-year prison sentence on Friday, June 25, two months after a jury convicted him of three charges, ... read more »
Assemblymember Holden’s ‘George Floyd Law’ Clears Senate Public Safety Committee
July 1, 2021
Assemblymember Chris Holden’s police reform legislation, AB 26, passed the California State Senate Committee on Public Safety. AB 26 establishes clear guidelines for police responsibility and accountability when witnessing excessive force by another member of law enforcement. ... read more »
Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22.5 Years for the Murder of George Floyd
June 25, 2021
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations. ... read more »
Black Business Registrations Increase During COVID Pandemic
June 17, 2021
Andre Perry, a Brookings Institution fellow, told the Times that some of the surge in Black business registrations could be a signal of personal economic trouble. “This is more about survival than it is about wealth creation. There’s lots of people who have lost their jobs and lost their businesses. People are starting to realize that side hustles are businesses,” Perry said. ... read more »
Pulitzer Board Issues Special Citation to Darnella Frazier, the Teen Who Recorded George Floyd’s Murder
June 17, 2021
“We wouldn’t have any of that without Darnella Frazier taking that video,” Crump reiterated. The video was the most damning piece of evidence during Chauvin’s trial, and Darnella took the witness stand and offered powerful testimony to back up the recording. ... read more »
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One Year After George Floyd: America and the Police
June 3, 2021
It appears that two important things have happened since the death of Geoge Floyd at the hand of the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota: (1) police continue to kill black men and women either by shooting them or physically killing them by hand. ... read more »
LA City Council Approves Resolution to Support the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act of 2021
May 27, 2021
In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic where intimate physical interaction created the risk of contracting COVID-19, protesters called for justice, confronting the hard reality that incidents of police brutality, which have disproportionately resulted in the injuries and deaths of people of color, persisted across the nation.  ... read more / view gallery »
New Report Shows Number of People Killed by Police Skyrocketed in 2020
May 27, 2021
The new report revealed that at least 28 percent of those killed were African Americans, who make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population. Although this figure is staggering, the Center for American Progress (CAP) noted that it is almost certainly under-represents the actual number of civilians who died while in the custody of the criminal justice system. ... read more »
Santa Monica Honors Black Residents and Black History at Belmar’s History + Art Project
May 27, 2021
History would tell, from the 1880s Black as Black families migrated from the South escaping blatant racism and then Jim Crow, many chose California due to the climate, advertisements regarding employment, healthcare, and overall beautiful life. Many of these Black families landed in Santa Monica beach neighborhoods, including Belmar Park, in clusters, being some of the first to settle in a beach neighborhood. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus on the One Year Commemoration of the Murder of George Floyd
May 27, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, marks one year since the horrific murder of George Floyd by former police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin was found guilty of all three charges brought against him on April 20, 2021. Mr. Floyd’s murder was filmed on a camera phone and shared all over the world. Individuals nationwide organized to march, protest, and kneel in honor of George Floyd. ... read more »
We’re Not Waiting for the Next George Floyd Moment
May 27, 2021
George Floyd's horrific murder one year ago has ushered in a new era of accountability where it's not enough to simply say "Black Lives Matter." It's time to show it in our actions and decisions. ... read more »
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