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Federal Lawsuit Challenges HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Rule Civil Rights and Housing Advocates Join Forces
May 25, 2018
Across the country, an estimated $5.5 billion in HUD funding is awarded each year. Nearly two-thirds of these funds go to approximately 1,210 grantees through HUD’s Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant program.  With this year’s rule suspension and continuing for several years, grant recipients – largely state and local government jurisdictions -- can obligate their allocations without any concern for compliance with the Fair Housing Act rule.    ... read more »
Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018
May 17, 2018
There is an old African proverb that says, “What you seek, you will surely find.”  We live in a world where the news cycle continues to decrease, because of innovations in communications technology.  Yes, we are living in the fast-paced digital age. The high-velocity delivery and transmission of news and information, however, may or may not produce authentic or accurate facts or simply the truth. ... read more »
Bob Marley’s Granddaughter Wants Accountability for Police Stop
May 17, 2018
Donisha Prendergast and her friends, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall and Komi-Oluwa Olafimihan, all of whom are Black, plus an additional friend who is White, were leaving the home in Rialto on April 30 when a White neighbor called 911 and reported strangers carrying bags out of the house. ... read more »
Rapper Meek Mill Calls for Criminal Justice Reform
May 10, 2018
Mill was given a two- to four-year prison sentence in November 2017 for violating his probation stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case. ... read more »
Tuskegee Names First Permanent Female President
May 9, 2018
Charlotte Morris has served as Tuskegee's president on an interim basis since Brian Johnson's removal last year, but McNair is the first woman to hold the job on a permanent basis. ... read more »
When Children are Forced to Protect Themselves 2018 Vote for Your Lives
April 19, 2018
The assaults on the 16 students and one school staff member represent the fifth school shooting in 2018. It also marks the 187th school shooting since April 20, 1999; 18 years ago, at 11:19 a.m. when 13 people were killed and 20 were injured in a similar attack. While the latest shootings garnered outrage across the globe, young people in African American communities were reminded of the everyday gun violence that riddles homes and doorsteps in poor communities on a daily basis with little or no fanfare. ... read more »
Suni Strong Wins Mandalay Bay Big Shot Jackpot
January 27, 2018
Between the third and fourth quarters of today’s game against the New York Knicks, Suni Strong of Lancaster, CA hit a half-court shot and won the $100,000 Mandalay Bay Big Shot Jackpot. ... read more »
Writers’ Groups Protest The Arrest Of New York Professor In Cameroon
December 13, 2017
Nganang has been teaching in the United States since 2000. ... read more »
Fashionista Keke Palmer Turns Heads at the Elton John’s Charity Gala
November 15, 2017
The multi-talented actress proves to be a triple threat on the red carpet as well on screen as she attended the 25th Anniversary of Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala in New York Tuesday, November 7. ... read more »
Mountain Dew and NBA Host Elite 3-on-3 Championship in Venice Beach
October 26, 2017
DEW NBA 3X tour concluded with a championship tournament at Venice Beach earlier in October. ... read more »
Hate Crimes on the Rise in Los Angeles
August 31, 2017
Hate crimes are on the rise in Los Angeles in 2017, part of a trend in most major cities nationwide, it was reported last Friday. ... read more »
Garner’s Family to Receive $4 Million in Installments
August 10, 2017
The city of New York will pay out $4 million to the family of Eric Garner, officials announced, the bulk of a previously approved $5.9 million settlement. ... read more »
Drake to Host First-Ever NBA Awards on TNT
May 2, 2017
The NBA Awards on TNT will take place on Monday, June 26, and will be Live from Basketball City in New York ... read more »
Blacks Have a lot to Lose with Trump’s New Budget
April 5, 2017
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” targets a number of programs for severe cuts or outright elimination—programs that often help poor, working-class and Black families. ... read more »
Legendary sports commentator Stephen A. Smith goes one-on-one
April 5, 2017
When it comes to the world of sports commentary, few voices, faces or names are more recognizable than that of Stephen A. Smith. ... read more »
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