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The Way West: Reparations Task Force Looks at Black Migration to California
October 14, 2021
During its third meeting, California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans looked at reasons formerly enslaved Black people migrated to the Golden State -- and detailed setbacks they faced after arriving. During the period historians dub the “Great Migration”– which lasted from the early 1900s through the 1970s – approximately six million Black Americans relocated from Deep South states to Northern, Midwestern, Eastern and Western states. Significant numbers ended up in California, escaping Jim Crow laws and racial violence and seeking economic opportunity. ... read more »
Displacement in Los Angeles The First Time
February 14, 2020
Some of the country’s most intense “battles” around gentrification - commonly defined as the renovation or reinvigoration of communities or areas thru the influx of new residents and businesses which leads to the displacement of long-term residents from those same communities or areas - are currently being waged in predominantly Black South L.A. neighborhoods such as Leimert Park, View Park and Windsor Hills.  ... read more »
Chicago Defender Newspaper Moves to Digital Only with its July 11 Edition
July 11, 2019
After 114 years of using ink on paper to deliver news that informs, educates and empowers the African American community throughout the Windy City, Real Times Media, parent company of the Chicago Defender, has announced that the Chicago Defender will move to a digital-only format with its July 11 edition. The final printed edition will be delivered Wednesday, July 10. ... read more »
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Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley Thomas speaks on family history
July 5, 2017
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas explains his lineage and how they arrived in Los Angeles. ... read more / watch video »
The Great Migration was a Triumph of the Black Press
May 11, 2016
FBI, Lawsuits Could Not Stop Effort to Create Largest Migration in American History ... read more »
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