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Powerful, Diverse Coalition Supports Karen Bass for Mayor of Los Angeles 
July 7, 2022
The latest polls show Congresswoman Karen Bass as the leading candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, yet some people still wonder who is supporting her.  Based on the audience at her July 5 press conference, her backers are a large and powerful diverse coalition.  ... read more »
Choose Celebrity Over Humility if You Dare 
April 14, 2022
In order to honestly accept the reality of faith, I believe we must become naked in those things that God expects and adores submission, selflessness, humility, reverence, charity, love and more. We all know the world to be a cruel place for people who demonstrate these qualities. The world can be lethal for those it views as submissive and passive and humble.   ... read more »
NAACP Urges Federal Charges in Laquan McDonald’s Killing
February 3, 2022
The NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights organization, on Tuesday urged Attorney General Merrick Garland to bring federal civil rights charges against the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot Black teenager Laquan McDonald. ... 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 »
Sophia the Robot Commits to Help End Global Racism and Injustice
January 13, 2022
“We need to create a society that is based on equality and justice for all. It’s paramount for humans and AI to work together. We should celebrate diversity and I believe we will see a decrease in racism, sexism, and homophobia as people embrace AI and technology,” Sophia the Robot remarked. ... read more »
Community Still Devastated Over the Murder of Michelle Avan
August 12, 2021
“What I want most is justice for my mother, and to continue her legacy,” stated Trevon Avan, the son of Michelle Avan, the Bank of America executive who was tragically murdered in her home last week.  Her death sent shock waves throughout the community and her family and friends have vowed to continue her legacy of good deeds for the betterment of the community and those less fortunate. ... read more »
Pulitzer Board Issues Special Citation to Darnella Frazier, the Teen Who Recorded George Floyd’s Murder
June 17, 2021
“For courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests against police brutality around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in journalists’ quest for truth and justice,” the Pulitzer Board wrote. ... read more »
Living a Kawaida Life: Self-Understanding, Relatedness, Striving and Sharing Good
June 10, 2021
One of the greatest and continuing challenges of our lives, in both ordinary and extraordinary times is to know how to live a good life and then to actually live it in a conscious, committed and determined way. ... read more »
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Building Dr. King’s Beloved Community: Mutual Respect, Justice, Service, Sacrifice and Struggle
April 1, 2021
As we remember and reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, legacy and the deep meaning of his martyrdom, i.e., his awesome sacrifice and assassination, his dedication to creating a beloved community comes into full focus. ... read more »
NNPA President and CEO Dr. Ben Chavis Named Among 100 Most Influential Blacks Today
February 11, 2021
The CORE 100 honorees, which include changemakers like Stacey Abrams, Attorney Ben Crump, NBA superstar LeBron James, and Oprah Winfrey, mark and remind the world of the beauty, boldness, and brilliance of Black Excellence at a time when the cultural, economic, and political landscape in the United States has grown increasingly more hostile towards Blackness. ... read more »
‘Always There’ – Dr. John Warren Honored with 2021 NNPA Lifetime Achievement Award
February 4, 2021
Dr. Warren, who accepted his prestigious award virtually while battling an illness, has remained a steady hand among the more than 230 African American publishers and media company owners who are members of the Black Press of America. ... read more »
“The Trumpian Chickens Coming Home: Min. Malcolm, Black Victories and White Racist Rage”
January 14, 2021
We can concede that it was a shock to many, if not most, White folks to see “their own” dressed in Hollywood Viking and Visigoth headdress, howling hate, attacking police and property, calling out kill lists for various future victims, as they rampaged seditiously and sanctimoniously through the Capitol attempting a coup. But they should not have been surprised, even if shocked, about how this time they found themselves and some of us and others, needing to shelter in place and hide under desks and tables to escape harm and possible death in one of America’s most sacred and secured places of government, the U.S. Capitol Building. ... read more »
Retired Police: Vote for Prop 25 to Replace Unjust Money Bail with a System Based on Safety
October 29, 2020
As a police officer patrolling the streets of Los Angeles, I made split-second decisions every day based on risk. Yet after we arrested someone, the decision to keep them in jail or send them home awaiting trial didn’t hinge on risk but rather on their wealth. Our cash bail system wastes critical resources by incarcerating people pretrial who aren’t likely to reoffend, while letting high-risk individuals pay for release. Thankfully, we have a chance to end money bail this November by voting YES on Prop. 25. ... 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 »
OP-ED: Black Americans and COVID-19 Clinical Trials
September 10, 2020
Black Americans have to be involved at all levels of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot afford to be silent, detached, denied, or prevented from being at the decision-making tables in terms of COVID-19 public health policies, research, clinical trials, remedies, and vaccine development. Our lives and future are at stake. ... read more »
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