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A Leader Without Authority: The Jamaa Fanaka Story
September 1, 2022
In a day and age in which up-and-coming filmmakers aspire to be the next Spike Lee, John Singleton, or Ryan Coogler, many are unaware that their forefather was Jamaa Fanaka. Once heralded as “The most famous unknown filmmaker in America” by Turner Movie Classics, Fanaka was a preeminent auteur (writer, director, producer) in the 1970s and ‘80s. ... read more »
McDonald’s USA Teams Up with Marcus Graham Project to Provide Opportunities for Aspiring Marketing Professionals of Color
June 30, 2022
During the beginning of June, McDonald’s USA teamed up with the fifteen-year-old non-profit organization Marcus Garvey Project (MGP) to host their summer 2020 iCR8TM Bootcamp. ... read more »
Lakers Carmelo Anthony Receives Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award
April 14, 2022
Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony received the NBA’s new Kareem Abdul-Jabbar trophy that was awarded to the league’s Social Justice Champion. The presentation was made on April 3, prior to the Lakers vs. Nuggets game. ... read more »
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Mount Saint Mary’s University Taps Hines-Gaither as V.P. of Equity, Diversity and Justice
February 3, 2022
Krishauna Hines-Gaither has the wide-ranging experience and education to lead this inaugural inclusion initiative at the only women’s university in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Influenced by his dad and Tiger Woods, Wyatt Worthington II Hopes His Success Opens More Golfing Opportunities for People of Color
October 14, 2021
As a young teen, Worthington met woods during a First Tee and Woods Foundation event. Woods helped the young man with his swing and provided the kind of confidence that helped Worthington qualify to play for the PGA Championship in 2016. ... read more »
 Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins Intends to Build a Progressive and Inclusive Metro for L.A. 
July 22, 2021
In an exclusive conversation with the Los Angeles Sentinel, Metro’s CEO talks equity, inclusion, safety and completion of the Crenshaw Line as the priorities on her long and aggressive To-Do List ... read more »
LADWP Hires First-ever Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
July 10, 2021
As part of the ongoing initiatives to advance diversity and equity, Monique Earl has been named to lead the newly-created Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. ... read more »
Gov Taps Three African American Judges for State Diversity Mentoring Program
July 8, 2021
Three African American judges are among 10 new members of the California Judiciary Gov. Gavin Newsom tapped last week to join the Trial Court Mentor Program, an initiative created to promote diversity and inclusion in the state’s executive and judicial branches.    ... read more »
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  Labor Secretary Tells Black Press America Must Be Intentional About Employment Equity
May 28, 2021
The administration wants to level the playing field, which would allow those in communities of color to obtain good-paying jobs, ascend to the middle class, and be rewarded when it comes time for promotions and other opportunities to advance. “I think we are seeing 500,000 jobs per month added to the economy on average over the last three months, and we saw some positive signs in the hospitality industry this month,” explained U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. ... read more »
Many Say Education of King’s Life, Legacy Remains Critical for Young People
May 28, 2021
Brainly, the world's largest online learning platform, recently surveyed more than 1,700 U.S. students to understand better what they know – and don't know – about Dr. King, his life, and his legacy. It turns out; the answer is not much. According to the data, 63 percent of U.S. students incorrectly identified Dr. King's accomplishments or were not aware of some of the most important things he did to contribute to America's Civil Rights Movement.  ... read more »
Chicago Mayor Says She Will Give One-On-One Interviews Only to Journalists of Color
May 27, 2021
Mayor Lightfoot has made gun violence a priority, and she noted the importance of speaking to journalists of color. Her decision has sparked outrage in White media circles, but others applauded Mayor Lightfoot. “With this outrage, y’all are implying that Black and Brown journalists aren’t capable of asking the hard questions,” the Chicago-based Black-owned media platform, The TRiiBE, tweeted. ... read more »
Dr. Esther Obeng: At home in her lab at St. Jude
May 13, 2021
Apart from the science and medicine, there’s another reason Esther Obeng, M.D., Ph.D., has found a home at St. Jude. After arriving, she learned about the research hospital’s history as the first fully integrated children’s hospital in the South and about its continuing focus in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. ... read more »
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY: Making ‘More Black History’ in Classical Music
February 12, 2021
In observing Black History Month, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., has always maintained a poetic theory: “The best way to observe Black History Month is to make more Black history,” Dr. Chavis, one of America's prominent civil rights icons, stated. ... read more »
Dr. Ebony Hilton Leads Call for ‘Secretary of Equity’
February 4, 2021
The importance of the position is underscored by Covid-19 statistics, which show that African Americans are disproportionately affected by the virus. ... read more »
General Lloyd Austin Looking to Be the First Black Person to be Secretary of Defense
December 8, 2020
General Lloyd J. Austin III would be the first Black person to have control over the Pentagon. President-Elect Joe Biden is moving forward with the agenda of inclusion by selecting Gen. Austin as the formidable candidate to lead operations stemming from the U.S. Department of Defense. ... read more »
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