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Former NBA Star Junior Bridgeman Purchases EBONY Magazine
December 31, 2020
According to the Michigan Chronicle, Bridgeman, who played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers, was once featured on a 2016 Forbes top-paid athletes list. He is the CEO of a Coca-Cola bottling company and part-owner of Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited. The former athlete attempted to purchase Sports Illustrated in 2018 but eventually withdrew his bid a year later. ... read more »
California Judge Tosses Sexual Assault Suit against Russell Simmons
November 26, 2020
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Epstein granted Simmons a motion to dismiss that lawsuit after the anonymous alleged victim failed to respond to a court order regarding the statute of limitations. The judge said he found that the woman's claims were legally time-barred since she alleged the incident happened in 1988 and only filed her suit in March 2018. ... read more »
The Week Harry Belafonte Took Over TV is Subject of New Doc
September 10, 2020
That fascinating week of late night is the subject of the new Peacock documentary “The Sit-In,” which airs Thursday ... read more »
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Black Press of America Celebrates 193 Years of Freedom-Fighting Journalism
March 19, 2020
“As we deal with some of the most challenging times in modern history, it is important that we understand the significance of the Black Press in reporting on and recording our history,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chair, and publisher of the Houston Forward Times, Karen Carter Richards. The NNPA is the national trade association representing America’s Black Press. ... read more »
New Jersey Seminary to Pay $27 Million in Reparations for Ties to Slavery
November 7, 2019
"The Seminary's ties to slavery are a part of our story," Barnes stated. "It is important to acknowledge that our founders were entangled with slavery and could not envision a fully integrated society. We did not want to shy away from the uncomfortable part of our history and the difficult conversations that revealing the truth would produce." ... read more »
Local Tennis Program Gives Youth Skills to Succeed
September 19, 2019
The Pete Brown Jr. Tennis program was started to provide free tennis in the Los Angeles area. Organization creator Marty Woods started the program to maintain the legacy of his tennis instructor Pete Brown. ... read more »
How to Be an Anti-Racist, According to Ibram X. Kendi
September 5, 2019
“A combination of memoir and extension of [Kendi’s] towering Stamped from the Beginning... Never wavering... Kendi methodically examines racism through numerous lenses: power, biology, ethnicity, body, culture, and so forth... This unsparing honesty helps readers, both white and people of color, navigate this difficult intellectual territory... Essential.” ... read more »
NNPA Leadership and Other Prominent Black Voices Speak Out on College Exam Scandal
March 21, 2019
National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. was among several prominent African Americans who said they view the recent $25 million college admissions scam as “affirmative action for the rich” and yet another example of white privilege. ... read more »
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LeBron James Becomes 5th All-Time Scorer in NBA History
November 26, 2018
Lakers’ star LeBron James became the fifth all-time scorer in NBA history with a 44-point performance surpassing Wilt Chamberlain in the team’s second straight victory against the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 14. ... read more »
Celebrating Black Women’s History: Achievements, Strengths and Struggles
March 1, 2018
Celebrating Black Women’s History: Achievements, Strengths and Struggles ... read more »
Department of Public Social Services Director Sheryl L. Spiller Set to Retire After 50 Years of Public Service
February 22, 2018
Department of Public Social Services Director Sheryl L. Spiller Set to Retire After 50 Years of Public Service ... read more »
History of Black Journalists Association of Southern California
February 22, 2018
NABJ-LA continues to be strong and vibrant as it strives to keep pace with today’s fast changing media landscape. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Teairra Anderson
February 15, 2018
Anderson took some time off from the girls’ basketball team in order to get her grades up. ... read more »
Willie Lynch: Remnants of Slavery Persist
February 8, 2018
We internalized the poison fruit of Willie Lynch’s dehumanizing methods for controlling Black slaves which remain in the collective Black psyche. ... read more »
Becoming Our Black Selves Again: Righteously Being and Freeing Ourselves
November 16, 2017
And it will and must be a future forged in struggle, and self-consciously committed to human freedom, racial and social justice, world peace and ultimately the well-being and flourishing of the world and all in it. ... read more »
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