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Robert F. Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Frank Baker and William Pickard Top List of Black Donors to HBCUs 
March 17, 2022
A recent Washington Post story found that Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than their white counterparts – to the tune of around $11 billion each year. Given their cultural and educational importance to the Black community, HBCUs are the repository of much of these donations with a number of household names – and some you may not know – making big-dollar contributions to these institutions.   ... read more »
Mitchell Uses Black Faith Project to Promote African Presence in Christianity
February 23, 2022
For centuries, historians and artists portrayed biblical figures as Caucasian, leading many to refer to Christianity as a “White man’s religion.”   But, that erroneous depiction is being vigorously countered through the Black Faith Project. ... read more »
Sophia the Robot Commits to Help End Global Racism and Injustice
January 13, 2022
“We need to create a society that is based on equality and justice for all. It’s paramount for humans and AI to work together. We should celebrate diversity and I believe we will see a decrease in racism, sexism, and homophobia as people embrace AI and technology,” Sophia the Robot remarked. ... read more »
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Ordinary People Owning Homes at the Heart of Economic Recovery
June 24, 2021
Homeownership is a foundation for economic progress and equity, it is in fact the greatest factor to building generational wealth. But in California the path to owning a home has hit a major roadblock and is increasingly unattainable for many. ... read more »
HUD Earmarks $5 Billion to Help the Homeless
May 28, 2021
HUD’s most recent Point-in-Time count, which outreach workers and volunteers conducted in January, show that 17 out of every 10,000 people in America experienced homelessness on a single night in 2019. The report revealed that 567,715 people are homeless and represent a cross-section of America – associated with every region, family status, gender category, and racial and ethnic group. ... read more »
Kristen Clarke Becomes First Black Women Confirmed by Senate to Head DOJ’s Civil Rights Division
May 28, 2021
Republicans opposed the nomination, but Clarke won confirmation because Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) used the chamber’s “Discharge Petition” to move her candidacy forward and vote. ... read more »
African Author Pens Children’s Book About Diversity in Skin Tones
May 27, 2021
“My father was a man of humble beginnings who worked hard to provide for eight children,” said author Nonkululeko Kunene Adumentey, adding that it was his conditional love, wisdom, and work ethic that inspired the core of her principles and life mottos. He also inspired her to appreciate the various skin tones found in Africans throughout the world. ... read more / view gallery »
Bank of America Providing $60 Million Fund for BIPOC Affordable Housing Developers
April 29, 2021
Bank of America Community Development Banking, in partnership with Enterprise Community Partners, is investing $60 million – $30 million in loans and $30 million in equity financing – to support Enterprise’s Equitable Path Forward, a five-year initiative to help facilitate racial equality in housing. ... read more »
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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY: Making ‘More Black History’ in Classical Music
February 12, 2021
In observing Black History Month, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., has always maintained a poetic theory: “The best way to observe Black History Month is to make more Black history,” Dr. Chavis, one of America's prominent civil rights icons, stated. ... read more »
Disenfranchised and Marginalized Communities See Hope with Biden, Harris
February 11, 2021
On his first day, just hours after taking the oath of office, President Biden signed a host of executive orders – one of them aimed at ensuring racial equity. “It is, therefore, the policy of my administration that the federal government should pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality” President Biden proclaimed. ... read more »
Why I Support District Attorney Jackie Lacey
October 29, 2020
Jackie Lacey has been a member of my church since she was five years old. She was baptized here and met her husband of 50 years in the youth choir group when she was 17. Today, she and her family have been active members and I know that her life has been shaped by the extraordinary church leaders that have counseled her over the years. ... read more »
Princell Hair Named President & CEO Of the Black News Channel
July 23, 2020
Hair brings a unique background in diverse platforms including general management, experience leading a national news network, a regional sports business and several local television news departments. He has reimagined programming lineups in his career discovering new, engaging talent, enhancing linear audience reach and vastly growing digital user engagement. ... read more »
Assembly Caucus Chair Mike Gipson’s Statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revision Budget
May 15, 2020
“Today, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Gov. Newsom released a somber budget proposal that reflects California’s $54 billion deficit as a result of the virus. ... read more »
Reopen Los Angeles? Communities of Color Will Pay the Price, Says Wesson
May 13, 2020
"People of color are being hit by this pandemic physically, mentally, and financially," Wesson begins. "A long history of unequal access to health care has left Black, Latino, and the working poor in a position to be disproportionately killed by the virus. As we begin to reopen, we need to take a hard look at ways to protect those who will be the most negatively impacted." ... read more »
House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal
April 2, 2020
Earlier, several civil rights organizations noted watching with vigilance as Senate negotiations and, later, voting in both chambers took place. "We know that when the economy goes into decline, people of color always bear the brunt," said Teresa Candori, communications director for the National Urban League. "We will be fighting to make sure the most vulnerable communities are not an afterthought." ... read more »

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