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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 »
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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 »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Hosted Reform Round Table with Representative Karen Bass
June 23, 2020
The streets cried for justice and protection reform, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke with Representative and Chair of Congressional Black Caucus Karen Bass and together they explored what needs to actively change within the community to meet the needs of the people. ... read more »
Words of the Week – Check the Time!
June 10, 2020
Do you know what time it is? No, not temporal, but what time it is in the Earth? Right now, much is happening as we have seen an almost rebirth of the civil rights movement in the midst of a global pandemic. ... read more »
Executive Director of Civil and Human Rights Join the Mayor of the City Los Angeles to Discuss the Social Reform Within L.A.
June 5, 2020
Los Angeles City Mayor Garcetti brought awareness to the Civil and Human Rights Department, introducing their first Executive Director, Capri Maddox. This department will magnify the social issues that live among the city and reflect on the solutions. The Los Angeles City Mayor also announced to the panelist of Justice Matters on June 4, together with city council a commitment was made to shift funding that will address structural black racism. ... read more »
The Commitment of Eight Minutes and Forty-Six Seconds; Honoring George Floyd at His Home Coming
June 4, 2020
Political leaders and spiritual guidance affirmed Big Floyd’s homecoming; close friends and families gathered to find comfort in one another as George Floyd lay to rest. In the streets, diverse groups stood in reflection of the murders that happened similar to the injustice on May 25. The world stood for eight minutes and forty-six seconds in honor of George Floyd. ... read more »
No War on Poverty: The King Holiday and American Hypocrisy
March 12, 2020
SCLC is planning a new Poor People’s Campaign focused on empowerment, education and food for those in poverty. ... read more »
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