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A national crisis: Surging hate crimes and White Supremacists
August 15, 2019
A Saturday morning shooting rampage in El Paso, Texas on August 3 took the lives of 22 people, and seriously injured more than two dozen others. Reportedly, the alleged shooter wanted to kill as many Mexicans as he could. Armed with safety glasses, ear coverings and an assault-style rifle, the shooter entered a Walmart store during a back-to-school sale. ... read more »
L.A. Council Members Smith, Wesson Call on Legislators to Act on Gun Control
August 9, 2019
Two Los Angeles City Council members – ironically named Smith and Wesson -- introduced a resolution today calling on state and federal lawmakers to pass gun-control legislation such as banning the sale and possession of assault weapons. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 6, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 6, 2019
  On this day, June 6, 1918, in an effort to show his fitness for duty, Col. Charles Young set out on a 497 mile trip via horseback from Wilberforce, ... read more »
A Tradition of Organizing
June 6, 2019
As young student activists and organizers in Ohio and Los Angeles in the early 1970s, my parents were a part of a rapidly-growing movement within the Black community that sought to create the kinds of community institutions we knew we needed in order to prosper and thrive. ... read more »
2020 Candidate Kamala Harris Targets State Abortion Bans
May 30, 2019
The move comes as the issue of abortion moves to the forefront of the presidential campaign. Harris is among the Democratic presidential candidates who have been sharply critical of a new spate of abortion laws that have cleared state legislatures and sharply curb abortion access. Supporters of such measures have openly predicted that the laws could spark court fights that will eventually lead the Supreme Court to revisit the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette-‘Single Mothers Got It Right!’
February 21, 2019
Oh! The love of mothers! Bless them! Good mothers don’t come prepackaged, highly educated and rich.  One important factor is: these single mothers chose the road to childbirth rather than abortion. They laid aside fear and  challenges of childrearing. Let’s applaud them, congratulate them and call them “Blessed!” Just think of great people who never made it through the birth channel. Millions did not. These did. ... read more »
Our History Matters: The Untold Stories of African American ‘Hidden Figures’
February 8, 2019
Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1878. Major Taylor participated in his first bike race as a teenager. Shortly after, he moved to Worcester, Massachusetts to become a professional cyclist. Throughout his career, he received several world records from competing in races around the world but that didn’t stop the racist fans from throwing things at him and competitors trying to bump him off the track during his races. One competitor by the name of W.E. Becker choked Taylor until the police separated the two. ... read more »
Ohio Man Gets 4-Year Sentence in Charlottesville Beating
January 10, 2019
An Ohio man was sentenced Monday to just under four years in prison for his role in the beating of a black man the day of a White nationalist rally in Virginia. ... read more »
James Fields: Jury Recommends Life Sentence for Charlottesville Murder
December 20, 2018
A jury recently called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the Hitler admirer who killed a woman when he rammed his car into counter-protesters at a White nationalist rally in Charlottesville in 2017. ... read more »
Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81
December 14, 2018
Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to “Little Green Apples” and in the 1960s alone released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard’s pop charts. Sometimes elegant and understated, or quick and conversational and a little naughty, she was best known for such songs as her breakthrough “Guess Who I Saw Today” and the 1964 hit ”(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am,” which drew upon Broadway, pop and jazz. ... read more »
#BlackLivesMatter’s #BlackXmas is Not Just About Buying Black, It’s About Saving Black Lives
December 7, 2018
This weekend the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles co-hosted #BlackSunday, an opportunity for the community to intentionally spend their dollars with Black-owned businesses, who were provided with booth space at no charge. ... read more »
Denzel Washington Inspired LeBron James to Strive for Greatness
December 4, 2018
Two-time Oscar award-winning actor Denzel Washington spoke to the Lakers as part of the team’s speaker series after suffering one of their toughest losses of the season in Denver. ... read more »
Judge: White Nationalists Must Turn Over Phones For Lawsuit
November 22, 2018
Two dozen White nationalists accused in a lawsuit of violating civil rights laws during a deadly 2017 rally in Virginia have been ordered to turn over their cellphones and other electronic devices so the contents can be used as evidence when the case comes to trial. ... read more »
Vote Yes On Measure W – It’s Good For Business and for the Black Community
November 1, 2018
At its core, we support Measure W because of its impact on empowering African-Americans and other communities of color in Los Angeles County – making business pay their fair share for the clean water that Black and brown residents are most likely, otherwise, to be deprived of. Measure W is a progressive tax that spreads the compliance burden equally with no groups paying more than their fair share. ... read more »
Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James Receives Offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award Presented By Kaiser Permanente
October 29, 2018
– NBA and Kaiser Permanente to Donate $10,000 to the LeBron James Family Foundation – ... read more »
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