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Police Officer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Death Won’t Be Charged
July 18, 2019
After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — “I can’t breathe” — became a national rallying cry against police brutality. ... read more »
Rennie Harris Funkedified Brings The 70s and Funk to Ford Theatre in Hollywood for a Night of Dance and a Poppin’ Night Out
July 12, 2019
Rennie Harris Funkedified is a throwback to a simpler time, street dance meets funk, the original hip-hop dance style reincarnated. Showing July 20, 2019, at Ford Theatres in Hollywood, Rennie Harris Funkedified is sure to get you in the dancing spirit! ... read more »
NBC4 Names Renee Washington Vice President of News
July 4, 2019
With over 20 years of working in television, Renee Washinton has produced content at different stations in major markets across the country, including New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and more. She found her new home at NBC4 Southern California almost a year ago and last month was named their vice president of news. ... read more »
Juneteenth Celebrates End of Slavery in the US
June 20, 2019
The celebration started with the freed slaves of Galveston, Texas. Although the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the South in 1863, it could not be enforced in many places until after the end of the Civil War in 1865. ... read more »
Bernie Sanders Sole Candidate to Address the Black Press at National Convention
June 20, 2019
However, of the 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only one that has agreed to address key influencers of the African American community — the Black Press of America — at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual convention later this month in Cincinnati. ... read more »
NBC4 Names Renee Washington Vice President of News
June 7, 2019
NBC4 announced today that Renee Washington has been named Vice President of News for the station.  Washington, who brings more than 20 years of broadcast television experience to the role, will report directly to Steve Carlston, President and General Manager of NBC4.  Washington will begin her new post immediately. ... read more »
Reparations Must Include the Costs of Predatory Lending New University Studies Track High Costs of Discriminatory Housing
June 7, 2019
In recent years, the spate of homicides linked to questionable uses of deadly weapons and/or force, have prompted many activist organizations to call for racial reparations. From Trayvon Martin’s death in Florida, to Michael Brown’s in Missouri, Eric Garner’s in New York and many other deaths -- a chorus of calls for reparations has mounted, even attracting interest among presidential candidates.   ... read more »
Effie T. Brown is All In — Duly Noted — Making Moves Her Way!
May 24, 2019
I’ll do my best to try and paint a picture of film, digital and television producer Effie T. Brown, but it’s hard to do with just words. Brown is the reason Podcasts were invented, meaning that her tone often reveals what she’s really saying versus what you just heard her say. ... read more »
Representative Adriano Espaillat Votes to Pass Historic Equality Act to End Discrimination Against All LGBTQ Americans
May 24, 2019
Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, to ensure that all LGBTQ Americans are granted the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights law.  The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing and public accommodations. ... read more »
Metro Atlanta’s Diversity Complicates Census Count
May 17, 2019
Inside the Clarkston Community Center, a 20-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, Mayor Ted Terry talked about canvassing for votes in that neighborhood five years ago.  ... read more »
Everett Community College Offers Presidency to Daria J. Willis
May 10, 2019
The decision was made at a special board meeting Monday after a national search, a campus visit earlier this month with student, faculty, staff and community forums and an in-depth interview with the Board of Trustees. ... read more »
‘SOMEONE GREAT’ A New Excuse to Join Netflix!
May 9, 2019
According to details as provided by Netflix—the world has signed up for the streaming service.  I’m sure that’s not exactly, true there is one good reason to give the platform a whirl (you can cancel at any time) and that reason is the romantic comedy “Someone Great” which—hold on to your socks—great viewing for men and women and it’s so good (yes, it’s that good) that you will want to watch it more than once. ... read more »
A Conversation with ‘We Are The Heat’s’ Director Jorge Navas
May 3, 2019
In director Jorge Navas’ new film “We Are The Heat” (Somos Calentura) we explore the lives of Afro-Colombian dancers living in Buenaventura, one of Colombia’ poorest cities, and a hub of violence and drug trafficking.  So skilled a storyteller, Navas in part made the very city (Buenaventura) a character in the explosive drama. ... read more »
Experts: Reparations Are Workable and Should Be Provided
May 3, 2019
“With the racial divide stoked by President Donald Trump’s racial bias, the need for some healing among the races is a progressive and necessary policy and redress and reparations promote this healing so that we can move toward a less factionalized, less racially divided country,” Minami said. ... read more »
Ato Essandoh brings justice in CBS’s newest drama “The Code”
April 4, 2019
Essandoh jumps into a superhero, in June, in X-Men feature film “Dark Phoenix". ... read more »
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