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50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: Does your vote really matter?
August 6, 2015
The Act was signed to create long-lasting change, however questions remain on whether or not people have taken full advantage of what was obtained or whether or not our vote matters ... read more »
Hanging on to Hope to Keep Black Men and Boys Alive
August 5, 2015
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the world’s leading peace and justice advocates, has called Bryan Stevenson “America’s Nelson Mandela.” ... read more »
I am Sandra Bland
August 5, 2015
Sandra Bland is described as an advocate for justice who had embraced her purpose to fight racism. She is described as a sister who knew her rights. She was well-educated, assertive, and a resource for her people. She was dragged out of her car for failing to signal a traffic lane change because Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Encinia chose to abuse his power and violate her rights, because he could. ... read more »
Voter Suppression Overshadows Voting Rights Act Celebration
August 5, 2015
Thursday, Aug. 6, marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law. ... read more »
Mobilizing for the Oct. 10 ‘Justice or Else’ March in D.C.
August 5, 2015
When The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan issues a sacred clarion call for a national and international mobilization for justice, freedom and equality, millions of people across America and throughout the world respond with responsive enthusiasm and energy. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (August 6)
August 5, 2015
This week in Black History. ... read more »
Hollywood’s reaction to Bobbi Kristina’s death
July 29, 2015
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family along with many celebrities mourn the tragic loss of the 22-year old upcoming star and social media has been flooded with tributes. ... read more »
Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan
July 29, 2015
President Barack Obama launched a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, convening African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keeping the world's newest nation from collapsing amid civil war. ... read more »
Moves After Dark performers takes dance to a new level
July 29, 2015
Lula Washington Dance Theater (LWDT) will be joining Ate9, BODYTRAFFIC, and Ana Maria Alvarez's Contra Tiempo studio in the Moves After Dark Production as they take the art of dance to a new artistic level. ... read more »
Ernest J. Wilson III Joins Cal Wellness’ Board of Directors
July 29, 2015
The California Wellness Foundation’s (Cal Wellness) Board of Directors elected new member Ernest J. ... read more »
Paul Quinn College Extends Scholarships to 55 California Students
July 29, 2015
Fifty-five students, from all across the state of California are preparing to become part of the freshman class at Paul Quinn College, an HBCU in Dallas, Texas on August 2. ... read more »
‘Blueprint for Great Schools’ Plan Presents Solutions for LAUSD
July 29, 2015
The state's schools chief last week announced in Los Angeles his latest plan to improve California's education system. ... read more »
Newly Discovered Planet Similar to Earth, says JPL
July 29, 2015
NASA's Kepler orbiting telescope confirmed the existence of an ``older, bigger cousin to Earth'' 1,400 light years away – the first planet known to be in a habitable zone around a sun-like star, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced last week. ... read more »
Board of Equalization Will Accept Cash Payments from Medical Cannabis Business Operators
July 22, 2015
Medical cannabis business owners may pay their tax liability to the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) in cash, simply by securing a seller’s permit from the Board of Equalization (BOE) and submitting a written request. ... read more »
National Commission on Hunger Faces Uphill Challenge
July 22, 2015
Feeding the nation’s increased numbers of hungry citizens has become an uphill challenge for local and national organizations alike. ... read more »
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