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Interactive Comprehensive Map Shows Thousands of Lynchings Thoughout American History
November 8, 2019
"Before this website, it was impossible to search the web and find an accurate scope of the history of American lynching. The names have always been kept safe but distant, in old archives and scholarly books and dissertations. This site leaves the record open for all Americans, especially high school students who want to learn more than what their textbook has to say,” the site’s authors wrote. ... read more »
Marketers Should Show More Respect for the Black Consumer, According to a Report
October 18, 2019
"Take a look at how African Americans make their decisions, whether it's physically or digitally… what we found is that when it comes to making decisions, we abundantly are going to use recommendations as our first line of research," Cheryl Grace, Nielsen's Senior Vice President of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, told NNPA Newswire. ... read more »
Why I’m Visiting the Border
August 16, 2019
“I shook hands with a 13 year-old-boy whose mother told him to make eye contact and shake hands firmly. Even in the midst of horrific living conditions and imprisonment, children at the facility are still being taught to treat people with respect, while being treated less than human…” ... read more »
Supreme Court Shoots Down Trump’s Census Citizenship Question
July 4, 2019
“In blocking Trump’s ability to add a citizenship question, the court has ensured that voting rights for people of color are protected, and that all communities – regardless of race, ethnicity, geographic location, religious views, political affiliation, and country of origin – are fairly represented,” said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). ... read more »
U.S. Attempt to Erase Harriet Tubman
June 13, 2019
In the fantasy of White supremacy, traitors like Jefferson Davis and other Confederates are memorialized for being freedom fighters — the freedom of whites to own black human beings and work them to death — while a woman who risked her life time and again to free enslaved people is simply dismissed. Ignored. Erased. ... read more »
Black Girls Continue to Disappear but Few Eyebrows Are Raised
May 11, 2019
THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION CONTINUES ITS SERIES ON MISSING BLACK WOMEN AND GIRLS. ... read more »
Black Men Still Incarcerated at Disproportionate Levels
May 3, 2019
“Systemic racism drives both poverty and the mass incarceration of low-income people, especially people of color. This cycle of poverty and criminal justice involvement feeds on itself and creates herculean barriers to achieving economic and social advancement, for those who have been justice involved and for their loved ones,” said Jennifer Jones Austin, FPWA CEO and executive director. ... read more »
A HISTORY OF BLACK AMERICANS IN AMERICA
April 4, 2019
Black people consider themselves American, not because national status was conferred upon them gratuitously, but because they were here in the beginning ... read more »
(Part 2) DA Jackie Lacey Speaks on diversity and how she began career
March 20, 2017
"We're the most diverse prosecutor's office in the nation" -District Attorney Jackie Lacey ... read more / watch video »
Blacks, Minorities Largely Absent During Inauguration
January 25, 2017
African Americans, Hispanics, in fact most people of color, were a rarity at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. ... read more »
I HEART OBAMA (Part 3 of 3)
December 14, 2016
Author and scholar Ishmael Reed said the white supremacy Obama had to fight was diffused yet pervasive. ... read more »
In Dissent, Defiance and Resistance: Refusing to Concede to Elected Evil
November 16, 2016
we cannot go along with the tyranny of a majority in numbers or in electoral votes and turn a deaf ear to truth or a blind eye to injustice because of official or unofficial calls for compliance, calm or giving election-sanctioned evil a chance to prove itself. ... read more »
U.S. Olympic sports lag on minority, women hiring
September 29, 2016
The U.S. Olympic Committee and the sports it oversees are behind the curve when it comes to placing women and minorities in key coaching and leadership positions ... read more »
Not all State Agencies are Created Equal
October 21, 2015
When it comes to equal opportunity for women and people of color it would be easy to assume that in a state as liberal as California those people would be well represented in the highest levels of civil service employment, ... read more »
Fall TV set to feature proactive, thoughtful Black programming
September 23, 2015
This fall’s television lineup is bringing much more color to the small screen. ABC’s runaway hit Black-ish premiered its second season on September 23, where it tackled the controversial use of the N-word. In the episode, the family’s youngest son, Jack’s use of the word sets of a series of panicked reactions from the family and community members alike. ... read more »
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