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UN honors Nelson Mandela as peace summit begins
September 27, 2018
Nelson Mandela’s South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman – the “Long Walk to Freedom” of his autobiography title – is one of the 20th century’s great stories of struggle, ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Shuts the Door on Discriminatory Political Climate
September 14, 2018
“From the tone of the presidential campaign, to where the Klu Klux Klan makes their appearances regularly, to the deportation of hundreds of immigrants, to the ban on Muslims, to the children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border—that is where the CBC steps in.” ... read more »
Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts 
Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday with the
 Grammy Award-winning Joyous South African Musical Ensemble
The Soweto Gospel Choir is a Grammy Award-winning group that has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music — including U2, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, and Diana Ross — and scored an Academy Award nomination for its work on the soundtrack to Pixar’s WALL-E. The 43-member choir, drawn from churches in and around Soweto, inspires audiences, sharing the joy of faith. ... read more / view event »
Tracing Nelson Mandela’s footsteps 100 years after his birth
July 12, 2018
July 18 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013. ... read more »
Chicago Reader Now Black-Owned Thanks to Dorothy Leavell
June 21, 2018
The paper had most recently been owned by the Chicago Sun-Times, which reportedly will maintain a 15 percent stake in the Reader after the sale closes later this month. ... read more »
Martin Luther King Jr.’s work still resonates across Africa
April 5, 2018
Streets. Schools. A bridge in Burkina Faso. The name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. can be found across Africa, a measure of the global influence of the American civil rights leader who was shot dead 50 years ago after speaking out against injustices at home and abroad. ... read more »
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ‘Mother of the Nation’ Passes At 81  
April 5, 2018
One of South Africa’s greatest icons, anti-apartheid campaigner, and former wife of late President Nelson Mandela, Winne Madikizela-Mandela, passed away at the age of 81 after a long battle with an illness. Her death was confirmed on Monday, April 2.   ... read more »
Mandela Blamed for Leaving The Country to Whites
September 20, 2017
While Zimbabwe attempted a land reform program that gave land owned by whites to liberation war veterans and others, South Africa’s reform program was delayed for years. ... read more »
A Nation Remembers The Steve Biko Legacy
September 20, 2017
He practiced what he preached with regards to self-reliance and led the establishment of several community projects which were aimed at improving the lives of the people.” ... read more »
This Week in Black History (July 13th – July 19th)
July 13, 2017
An activist, author, professor of Africana studies, and Chair Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach, Karenga became active in civil rights organizations such as Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). ... read more / view gallery »
Black woman who defied Swedish neo-Nazis inspired by Mandela
May 14, 2016
A Black woman who stood up to 300 neo-Nazis in Sweden hopes her gesture will draw attention to the fight against racism in the Scandinavian country. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (May 5-11)
May 4, 2016
Weekly Facts about Black History. ... read more / view gallery »
Black History Los Angeles
February 10, 2016
From Motown moving to L.A., to the first African American Fire Chief, there is a lot of Black History in Los Angeles ... read more / view gallery »
This Week in Black History Feb. 11
February 10, 2016
This week's facts of Black history moments. ... read more »
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