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Pulitzer Board Issues Special Citation to Darnella Frazier, the Teen Who Recorded George Floyd’s Murder
June 17, 2021
“We wouldn’t have any of that without Darnella Frazier taking that video,” Crump reiterated. The video was the most damning piece of evidence during Chauvin’s trial, and Darnella took the witness stand and offered powerful testimony to back up the recording. ... read more »
March 30: Captain Edward Dwight, Jr. was selected as the first African American candidate to train as an astronaut, 1963
March 30, 2021
March 30: Captain Edward Dwight, Jr. was selected as the first African American candidate to train as an astronaut, 1963 ... read more »
Trying to rewrite the January 6th coup attempt
March 18, 2021
It is important to note that both Antifa and the Black Lives Matter movement are networks, at best. There is no one organization called “Antifa,” for instance, and there are many organizations that operate under the banner of Black Lives Matter. Therefore, the right-wing assertions of an Antifa and BLM conspiracy would not make sense in the best of all possible worlds. But more importantly, there is no evidence to back up such assertions! ... read more »
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Democracy and White Privilege
February 18, 2021
When we look at the diversity of the people who attacked the capitol on January 6, most of us are surprised to find that at least 57 of those assaulting the building were elected officials in their home states and cities. These are people who have lived, worked and participated in “Democracy” as we know it. These people and the thousands of others who join them, refuse to acknowledge an election run and won according to our own constitutional mandates. ... read more »
59th Inauguration Shows America Being United as the First Black Woman Becomes Vice President
January 21, 2021
America has seen true darkness; the COVID-19 outbreak catapulted the nation into a new way of operation, with many lives lost. The escalated climate during the leadership of the 45th president, Donald Trump, coupled with unjust behavior fueled by racism, created a hemorrhage in the country’s unity and applied pressure to a new awareness around the minds of society. ... read more »
Dr. King, Sports and Music!
January 14, 2021
There was a time when the aspiration of most Black Americans was either sports or music, as other vocations were closed or limited at best. As the old saying goes, if life deals you lemons, make lemonade. So, Blacks like Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson and Berry Gordy ran with what they had to work with. ... read more »
Biden’s First 100-Day Challenge: Transitioning to a More Inclusive Economy
December 3, 2020
The tumultuous 2020 presidential election triggered a record number of participating voters. Never before had so many people cast their preferences. And similarly, together substantiated how divided the nation is.  ... read more »
One of Nielsen’s Top Black Executives Sues the Global Data and Measurement Corporation Charging Discrimination
November 19, 2020
For the past decade, Nielsen Holdings has produced a series of annual reports, Nielsen’s Diverse Intelligence Series, highlighting a comprehensive collection of insights and the buying power of U.S. multicultural consumers compiled from the company’s multiple measurement verticals, spanning from retail to entertainment. Cheryl Grace, Nielsen’s senior vice president of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, the founder of the series, has been the company’s spokesperson for the company’s campaign, particularly the report focused on African American consumers. ... read more »
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Reimaging Healing and Care with $335 Million Investment in New and Innovative Mark Ridley-Thomas Behavioral Health Center
November 5, 2020
More than a decade after its closure, the original Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital building has completed its transformation to a new and innovative healthcare facility—as the Mark Ridley-Thomas Behavioral Health Center. ... read more »
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Brings Community Food Distribution to Crenshaw
October 22, 2020
The food distribution comes at a critical time as our community struggles with economic downturn during COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
The Dream Team Stands For Justice on Behalf of Dijon Kizee’s Family
October 8, 2020
Carl Douglas, of the Dream Team, claims officers fired not because they perceived a threat, but because they thought that's what they had to do to maintain integrity back in the office. ... read more »
The Dreamers Youth Foundation’s, Samantha Smith and Osh Speak on Giving Back to the Community
September 24, 2020
Co-Founders Osh and Samantha Smith started The Dreamers Foundation in 2015 as a small workshop. Throughout the years, they transitioned their workshop over to Vector 90, a collaborative workspace created by David Gross and the late Nipsey Hussle. Co-Founder Smith said it is essential to know the power Black people have. She stated, "We need to know that we have power as Black people, and this is the year we take our power back. We have to use our voices." Smith states it is ok to go out and march, but wants people to vote and make real changes in the community to see results. ... read more »
Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, John Thompson II Dies At 78
September 3, 2020
“Don’t let eight pounds of air be the sum total of your existence,” the words of the legendary basketball coach, John Thompson II are etched in the lobby of Georgetown University’s McDonough Arena, where his legacy as the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship will forever be cemented in history.   ... read more »
Lakers Don’t View Trailblazers as a Underdog Matchup
August 21, 2020
Lakers don't view the Blazers as underdogs, says head coach Frank Vogel. Portland was held under 20 points in the first and third quarters, and Vogel expressed that it's hard to do. "This team was in the Conference Finals last year. We have tremendous, tremendous, respect for the offensive firepower of the team we're playing, Vogel states. He infers that this series is going to be difficult for them to win. ... read more »
Life is Bigger than Baseball for Mookie Betts
August 20, 2020
In his first season with the Dodgers, Betts is already giving back, and he and the team could not be more thrilled. Rubin said it was a no-brainer to support Betts doing this time. "We are thrilled to have Mookie Betts with us for a very long time. Mookie has been amazing on the field, but off the field, the efforts of him wanting to dive right into L.A. giving back in these hard times with our resources combined." Rubin expressed that Betts is a phenomenal player that has benefitted from some great resources and returns the favor to the community. ... read more »
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