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JOINT NBA AND NBPA STATEMENT ON SOCIAL JUSTICE AND RACIAL EQUALITY
August 28, 2020
NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following joint statement today: ... read more »
Lakers’ Dion Waiters Will Wear Black Lives Matters On His Jersey For NBA Restart
July 17, 2020
Lakers guard Dion Waiters announced on Friday's Zoom call with reporters that he will dawn Black Lives Matter on the back of his jersey for the restart of the NBA season in Orlando.  ... read more »
Clippers Aim to Protect Their Contending Run in NBA Restart
July 9, 2020
Before the threat of COVID-19 stopped the 2019-2020 NBA season, the Los Angeles Clippers were ranked second in the Western Conference. They are ready to battle for an NBA title as they travel this week to Florida for the season restart set to tip-off on July 30. ... read more »
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Lakers Prepare For NBA Restart in Orlando: ‘Hopeful’ For Dwight Howard To Join The Team
July 1, 2020
The Lakers general manager and president of basketball operations Rob Pelinka joined a conference call on Tuesday with reporters to discuss the team's plan as they look ahead to the NBA resuming in Orlando on July 30. He explained that the Lakers would replace Avery Bradley who opted out of joining the team for personal reasons.  ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Members Appointed as Managers for the Senate Impeachment Trial of President Donald J. Trump
January 24, 2020
The appointment of Representatives Jeffries and Demings as managers of the impeachment trial is a historic moment for the Congressional Black Caucus. This is the first time in history that members of the Congressional Black Caucus and women have been selected to play such a crucial role in a presidential impeachment hearing. Regardless of what happens, United States history will note that President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives. We must now look towards our colleagues in the Senate, on both sides of the aisle, to have the courage to stand for a fair and open impeachment process with evidence and witnesses.” ... read more »
New Orleans Wins NBA Draft Lottery 2019 Presented By State Farm; Order Of Selection Set For June 20 NBA Draft
May 17, 2019
The Pelicans will have the first overall pick in NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm, which will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. ET at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.  The NBA Draft will air live on ESPN and ESPN Radio and stream live on the ESPN App. ... read more »
NNPA Mid-Winter Training Conference Highlights Global Expansion of the Black Press
February 1, 2019
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) wrapped its Mid-Winter Training Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Orlando, Florida, where publishers, corporate partners and sponsors gathered to help move the publishing industry forward with increased sustainability for the Black Press of America. ... read more »
NAACP Calls for Investigation into Air Marshalls Targeting of Black Passengers
August 23, 2018
The NAACP recently ended its travel ban on American Airlines after the airlines responded with company-wide training on racism and implicit bias. The NAACP has called for implicit bias testing for individuals and groups receiving public funding. ... read more »
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Newspaper Hall of Fame Inducts Miami Black Publisher
August 16, 2018
Garth Reeves inherited The Miami Times from his family after serving in World War II, where the hypocrisy of fighting for freedom while living in segregation at home angered him. ... read more »
The Orlando Tragedy – Don’t Hate Dem Haters
June 30, 2016
Scripture: Matthew 27:15-26 The June 17 anniversary of the massacre of the nine persons slain while attending Bible study at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, ... read more »
LGBT Organization Announces Support of Gun Control at L.A. City Hall
June 22, 2016
One of the country's largest statewide LGBT advocacy organizations announced its support at Los Angeles City Hall for a gun control package proposed by state lawmakers ... read more »
Nine African Americans Among the Dead in Orlando Massacre
June 22, 2016
The story behind the nine African Americans who were found dead at the 'Pulse' nightclub shooting in Orlando. ... read more »
Worst mass shooting in US history: 50 slain at gay nightclub
June 15, 2016
When the gunfire finally stopped, 50 people were dead and dozens more were critically wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history ... read more »
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