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New President Rochelle Ford Reveals Bold Plans for Dillard University   
August 25, 2022
Dr. Rochelle Ford is traveling at warp speed in her new role as president of Dillard University, the oldest HBCU in the state of Louisiana. Appointed to the prestigious post last month, Ford immediately made strides to implement her main goal of enlisting the support of “alumni, partners, everyone we encounter” to help fulfill the university’s mission. During a recent visit to Los Angeles, the president elaborated on her strategies to achieve that objective.  ... read more »
St. Anne’s Lorna Little Advocates for Youth and Family Development with Innovative Programming
June 2, 2022
In 2018, St. Anne’s Family Services appointed Lorna Little, LCSW, as President/CEO making her the first African American woman and first woman to lead the non-profit in its century-long standing. ... read more »
Senate Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill; Dems Poised to Push Through $3.5 Trillion Budget
August 12, 2021
The Senate on Tuesday, August 10, passed one of President Joe Biden’s most ambitious pieces of legislation, a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. The bill, which now must pass the House, counts as the largest federal investment in America’s public works system in more than 10 years. ... read more »
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President Biden Expected to Ramp Up Efforts to Pass Voter Access, Election Integrity Bill
May 13, 2021
“We are very deeply engaged in working with members of the Senate and their teams on how this can move forward,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said of H.R. 1, or the “For the People Act of 2021,” which passed the House last month. ... read more »
ACLU, for first time, elects Black person as its president
February 4, 2021
Deborah Archer, a professor at New York University School of Law with expertise in civil rights and racial justice, has become the first Black person in the 101-year history of the American Civil Liberties Union to be elected its president. ... read more »
MSNBC Executive Producer Rashida Jones Propels Forward as the First Black Woman Network President
December 9, 2020
Mass media conglomerate MSNBC has moved forward with presenting their highest-ranking senior role to executive producer Rashida Jones. She will become President of the network on February 1.   ... read more »
David G. Brown Cartoon: December 3, 2020
December 3, 2020
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Dr. Ladson-Billings Earns 2020 NNPA Leadership in Education Award
September 17, 2020
“We have COVID, we have anti-Black, we have the very tenuous economy and we have the climate catastrophe,” said Dr. Ladson-Billings. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Addresses Graduating Class of 2020; Announces Educational Resources to Guide Students During COVID-19
May 1, 2020
Thursday, April 30. Mayor Garcetti updated the City of Los Angeles with latest news surrounding COVID-19. Aligned with the principles laid out by the California State Governor Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles prepares to take its first steps into opening low-risk businesses. There are anticipated spikes within the contracted cases as the economy prepares for a resurgence, the Mayor of Los Angeles addresses all of the pressing concerns as L.A. emerges out of the quarantine stages in the COVID-19 battle. Mayor Garcetti shared the latest numbers surrounded around testing and the County’s new protocol. ... read more »
Dear Black People: Coronavirus Will Kill You
March 26, 2020
Melanin is not Vibranium and America isn’t Wakanda even in the Marvel Universe ... read more »
The Homelessness Crisis – We Are Better Than This
March 12, 2020
There are half a million people, mostly men, mostly white, but way too many African Americans. African Americans are 13 percent of the population and 40 percent of the homeless. The homeless are primarily concentrated in California, New York, Florida, and Texas, but you can find them in almost any community. Two-thirds of the homeless are sheltered on a given night, but a third are sleeping on the streets, on park benches, in alleys, under awnings. To quote the late great Congressman Elijah Cummings, "we are better than this." ... read more »
Deval Patrick, last black candidate in 2020 race, drops out
February 20, 2020
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the last remaining African American candidate in a Democratic presidential field once defined by its diversity, ended his 2020 campaign Wednesday after his late bid failed to catch fire or resonate with voters.  ... read more »
Harris Calls for Declassification of Soleimani War Powers Act Notification
January 9, 2020
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday released a statement calling for the declassification of President Trump’s notification to Congress regarding the military strike against Qasem Soleimani. ... read more »
Impeaching a President
October 4, 2019
“An impeachment process is a viable option for the current House of Representatives given that the hearings will force several people in or close to the Trump Administration to testify before Congress under oath,” said D. Gilson, a writer who has taught popular cultural studies. ... read more »
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