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LA Pride Set to Return June 12
March 3, 2022
The LA Pride Parade, canceled for the past two years, is returning and taking a new route in the community where the movement started. ... read more »
Priscilla Wallace Named Head of Supplier Diversity for Wells Fargo
November 11, 2021
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that Priscilla Wallace has been named head of supplier diversity for the company. Wallace joined Wells Fargo last month and will report to Barb Kubicki-Hicks, chief procurement officer, with a dotted line to Kelley Cornish, head of Diverse Segments, Representation and Inclusion Program Management Office and Enterprise Initiatives. ... read more »
Dave Chappelle Hits Back at Controversy and Asks, ‘Am I Canceled or Not?’
October 28, 2021
Addressing the controvery surrounding his Netflix “The Closer” special, Chappelle asked the audience: “Am I canceled or not?” ... read more »
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Los Angeles Community College District Welcomes $5 Million in New Funding to Support Umoja Programs and Black Student Success
October 28, 2021
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) welcomes the State Legislature’s approval of $5 million in additional ongoing funding for Umoja programs at California’s community colleges. ... read more »
Netflix backs Chappelle despite criticism over trans remarks
October 12, 2021
A top Netflix executive said Dave Chappelle’s special “The Closer” doesn’t cross “the line on hate” and will remain on the streaming service despite fallout over the comedian’s remarks about the transgender community. In an internal memo, co-CEO Ted Sarandos told managers that “some talent” may join third parties in calling for the show’s removal, adding, “which we are not going to do.” ... read more »
Assemblymember Chris Holden Applauds Nasdaq and SEC on New Diversity Rules
August 12, 2021
On Friday, August 6 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved new Nasdaq diversity rules that encourage companies listed on their exchange to increase diversity on their corporate boards based on race and gender. ... read more »
Company Will Pay You $125 to Participate in Research Project
July 22, 2021
Evitarus, a Black-owned Los Angeles-based public opinion research firm, is surveying African Americans in California to gauge opinions on healthcare and racism. The goal of the project, the company says, is to gather data that can influence healthcare policy.  ... read more »
Power and Pride to the People!
June 10, 2021
June has become the traditional month for Pride celebrations in honor of the gay and transgender people, including Black and brown gay liberation and transgender rights activists like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, who fought back against harassment and abusive policing in June 1969. ... read more »
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The Disparity Cascade: Attention to Sexual Health during an Epidemic
December 10, 2020
Similar to COVID-19, African Americans are disproportionately impacted by STIs ... read more »
Black-owned Greeting Card Brand, Culture Greetings, Now Offers In-Store Pickup at Walgreens
November 19, 2020
“The launching of this new partnership and integration reflects a significant first for the Walgreens API team,” said Andrew Schweinfurth, Manager, Walgreens Developer Relations. “As we welcome Culture Greetings and founder Dr. Dionne Mahaffey, we acknowledge that she is the first African American female founder to join the platform.” ... read more »
Free Screening & Panel of Atlanta Black Tech Mecca Film Continues to Spotlight Excellence of Emerging Filmmakers in 2020 BHERC TV Virtual Film Festival
November 5, 2020
One of the best short film festivals featuring emerging and veteran filmmakers continues through November 29, 2020. ... read more »
Sparks Star Chelsea Gray Assists Communities to Vote
September 3, 2020
Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray announced on Friday her initiative called the “Chelsea Gray Assist For Equality.” Gray partnered with the L.A. Sparks, Rock the Vote, and Equality California to launch the initiative. ... read more »
‘I am Samuel’ a new documentary by Peter Murimi and produced by Toni Kamau — a look at gay love in Africa
June 11, 2020
Samuel is a proud, LGBTQ Kenyan man who balances the pressures of family loyalty, love, and safety like a Prince. ... read more »
‘UNSETTLED’ — Seeking Refuge in America follows LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa
June 11, 2020
Here Shepard turns his lens on four new LGBTQ arrivals who’ve each escaped mortal danger in their native countries just for being gay. ... read more »
Wilson Cruz docuseries “Visible: Out on Television” to shine a light on LGBTQ stories
March 12, 2020
While television has been around since the 1930s, it wasn’t until the ‘70s that the LGBTQ community started seeing positive portrayals of themselves onscreen. ... read more »

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