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‘MISS JUNETEENTH’ gives life to a modern young woman’s struggles
June 18, 2020
In theaters and on Digital and On-Demand on June 19, 2020. ... read more »
America On Fire
June 4, 2020
All 50 of the United States have seen protests and more than 10,000 people have been arrested, cities have enacted curfews and several states and the District of Columbia have called up the National Guard following the Memorial Day death of George Floyd at the hands of police [last Monday] in Minneapolis. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that Derek Chauvin, the officer accused of causing the death of George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes, has been charged with second-degree murder and three other former officers who were on the scene - Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao - have been charged with aiding and abetting murder. ... read more »
Community Coalition Hosted the People’s Assembly to Encourage Unity to Fight Injustice Across Los Angeles
May 14, 2020
As we continue to persevere through uncertainties and shutdowns, the Community Coalition in partnership with several other community-based organizations gathered virtually to present The People’s Assembly on Race, Equity & COVID-19. ... read more »
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The Blackhouse Foundation and Strayer University Name Donald Dankwa Brooks Winner of Scriptwriter Competition to Bring Real Perspectives on Criminal Justice to the Classroom
February 7, 2020
On Friday, after opening with the Inaugural Blackhouse Black Entertainment Critics Kickoff Breakfast, The Blackhouse Foundation joined Strayer Studios for ScriptED: Bring Learning to Life, the culmination of a nationwide competition to discover a talented, up-and-coming scriptwriter who can help bring real perspectives to Strayer’s Criminal Justice program. In an exciting and surprising twist, Karl McDonnell, CEO of Strategic Education, Inc. (SEI), the parent company of Strayer University, increased the prize awarded to scriptwriter contest winner Donald Dankwa Brooks from $10,000 to $25,000 and offered the remaining four finalists $10, 000 each. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Founder Holds Jail Reform Event in Pasadena
December 12, 2019
Activist, public speaker, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network and Chair of Reform L.A. Jails Patrisse Cullors, joined by four candidates for L.A. County District Attorney, held a panel in Pasadena Saturday, November 9 aimed at raising awareness around mass incarceration and mental illness. During the festive evening event, the panelists/ candidates talked about the importance of redirecting the mentally ill from jail to treatment. Their mission statement has been summed up in the social media hashtags: #REFORMLAJAILS #CARENOTCAGES #CARINGISEASY. ... read more »
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