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Bakewell Media Presents Digital World Sponsored by Microsoft and Powered by TecLeimert 
September 22, 2022
Coming up at Taste of Soul, on October 15, Bakewell Media Presents Digital World sponsored by Microsoft and powered by TecLeimert. Microsoft is making good on promises set forth in 2020 to address racial injustice by partnering with these key organizations to bridge the digital divide.  ... read more »
Panel advises removal of Confederate statue at Arlington
September 15, 2022
An independent commission is recommending that the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery be dismantled and taken down, as part of its final report to Congress on the renaming of military bases and assets that commemorate the Confederacy. ... read more »
“Wade in the Water” Tells the History of Black Surfers
September 1, 2022
When David Mesfin moved to St. Augustine Florida from Ethiopia in his teenage years, he found swimming and surfing to be a means of escape from his problems. ... read more »
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NBA schedule won’t have games on Election Day this year
August 18, 2022
The league’s schedule for the coming season will have all 30 teams playing on Nov. 7, the night before the midterm elections. The NBA is hoping teams use that night as an opportunity to encourage fans to get out and vote, plus amplify the need for civic engagement. ... read more »
Heartfelt Pictures Debuts Social Justice Anthology Film ‘00:08:46’
August 4, 2022
Heartfelt Pictures and founder Denton Adams, in association with Purpose Work(s), will premiere the social justice anthology film, "00:08:46," on Sunday, August 14, at The Miracle Theater, located at 226 South Market Street in Inglewood. ... read more »
Incidents of Hate Crimes Against Blacks Highest in California  
July 14, 2022
A report released by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) last month revealed that hate crimes targeting Black people in the state “remain the most prevalent” violations regarding a recent increase in violence motivated by race.  ... read more »
Etienne Maurice, Founder of WalkGood LA
June 16, 2022
The Actor, Activist and Certified Yoga Instructor on turning pain into purpose ... read more »
Highlighting Empowered Women Impacting the L.A. Criminal Justice System 
May 26, 2022
 Looking deeper into the city’s district attorney office, Black women are holding senior roles that influence the largest criminal justice system in the country. This is an important factor, due to the rate people of color are experiencing racially charged encounters in the current criminal justice system.  ... read more »
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AP-NORC poll: Many Black Americans doubtful on police reform
March 17, 2022
Few Americans believe there has been significant progress over the last 50 years in achieving equal treatment for Black people in dealings with police and the criminal justice system, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. ... read more »
Melina Abdullah Headed to Prairie View A&M
March 9, 2022
Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has announced that scholar and co-founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of Black Lives Matter, Melina Abdullah, will be the university’s inaugural Activist-In-Residence for the 2021-2022 academic year.    ... read more »
Toxicologist testifies that drugs did not kill George Floyd
February 17, 2022
A toxicologist testified Wednesday at the federal trial of three former officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights that it wasn't drug use, heart disease nor an agitated state known as “excited delirium'' that caused Floyd's death after officers pinned him to the pavement in May 2020. ... read more »
Black Republicans Applaud Election of Gallagher as GOP Leader
February 17, 2022
Black Republicans in California are applauding the Feb. 8 election of Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) as the new Minority Leader of the 19-member Assembly Republican Caucus. ... read more »
LA Mayoral Candidate Rep. Karen Bass Calls for Increase in LAPD Patrol Levels
February 10, 2022
Saying that Angelenos ``don't feel safe,'' Rep. Karen Bass called for an increase in Los Angeles Police Department patrolpersonnel to reach already-authorized levels as part of her campaign for mayor. ... read more »
Kim Potter guilty of manslaughter in Daunte Wright’s death
December 23, 2021
Judge Regina Chu ordered Potter taken into custody and held without bail, and scheduled her to be sentenced on Feb. 18. As she was led away in handcuffs, a man in the courtroom shouted “We love you, Kim!” ... read more »
Study Shows Police Killings in U.S. Have Been Widely Undercounted
December 9, 2021
Last summer, after the May 25, 2020 killing of George Floyd by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, there were protests in the streets around the U.S. ... read more »
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