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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Many Say Education of King’s Life, Legacy Remains Critical for Young People
February 27, 2020
According to the data, 63 percent of U.S. students incorrectly identified Dr. King's accomplishments or were not aware of some of the most important things he did to contribute to America's Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
Black History: Its Meaning, Message and Forward Motion Dr. Maulana Karenga
February 6, 2020
As we contemplate various ways to celebrate Black History Month, we must ask ourselves how do we pay proper hommage to this sacred narrative we know as Black History?  How do we think and talk about this, the oldest of human histories and about the fathers and mothers of humanity and human civilization who made it? And how do we honor the lives given and the legacy left in and on this long march and movement through African and human history? ... read more »
SCAQMD Seeks Community’s Help in Fight for Clean Air
January 30, 2020
More than 50 years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for civil rights for all people.  Today, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is fighting for air equality.  ... read more / view gallery »
EXCLUSIVE: 40 Years of Cathy Hughes’ Leadership at Urban One Fulfilling Dr. King’s Dream
January 16, 2020
As the nation celebrates the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month, those who knew King well, say Hughes and Urban One are the epitome of King’s dream. ... read more »
Reflection: MLK Lived and Died for Justice
January 15, 2020
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated during the tumultuous 1960s. He lived for justice and died for justice. In his 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, ... read more »
SCLC-SC Kicks-Off King Legacy Celebration
January 9, 2020
An array of signature events highlight the King Legacy Celebration sponsored by the Southern California Leadership Conference of Southern California throughout the month of January. ... read more / view gallery »
A Tribute to a Living Legend: Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
January 9, 2020
In 1965, Lewis and fellow activist Hosea Williams led what was planned as a peaceful 54-mile march through Alabama from Selma to Montgomery. The march, a protest of the discriminatory practices and Jim Crow laws that prevented African Americans from voting, would be remembered in history as "Bloody Sunday," one of the most dramatic and violent incidents of the American Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Nov. 2 , 2019- Brought to you by Black365
November 2, 2019
A bill creating a national holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. was signed into law, 1984. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Sterling Tucker, Civil Rights Leader and Activist Politician, Dies at 95 By Lauren Victoria Burke
July 25, 2019
Prominent American civil rights activist and Washington, D.C. politician Sterling Tucker passed away on July 14, in Washington, D.C. Tucker was the first chair of the District of Columbia City Council and ran for mayor in 1978. He was defeated by Marion Barry by 1,500 votes. ... read more »
The 1963 Birmingham Children’s Crusade, A Turning Point for the Civil Rights Movement
April 25, 2019
In April 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, and James Bevel of Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) along with other members of the SCLC set out to desegregate Birmingham through the use of non-violent acts like protests, marches, and boycotts.  ... read more »
‘Amazing Grace’ Documentary Premieres in Los Angeles
March 21, 2019
Aretha Franklin fans are cheering following the news that the “Amazing Grace” documentary, which chronicles the story behind her Grammy Award-winning double album, will hit movie theaters across the nation on April 5. ... read more »
Dr. King, Northridge Quake and Current Times
January 16, 2019
  It was early morning January 17, 1994 when California’s Northridge earthquake struck, killing more than 60, and injuring more than 9,000. Damage was widespread.   ... read more »
THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FALL SEASON, FEATURING TWO HISTORY EXHIBITIONS AND SOLO SHOWS FOR ARTISTS NINA CHANEL ABNEY AND ROBERT PRUITT
July 23, 2018
The California African American Museum (CAAM) announced today that it will open four new exhibitions in fall 2018, including two original exhibitions that examine important chapters of African Americans history in California and solo exhibitions of new and recent works by artists Nina Chanel Abney (in conjunction with the Institute for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) and Robert Pruitt. One of the upcoming exhibitions also includes CAAM’s first partnership with its Exposition Park neighbor, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which is lending pieces from its collection. ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris at National Action Network: ‘We Must Speak Truth’
April 24, 2018
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s 2018 Convention. She reflected on the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and outlined the fights our country faces today. ... read more »
COGIC Launches ‘I AM 2018 Movement’ for Racial and Economic Justice
April 5, 2018
Presiding Bishop Charles Blake unveils campaign in Memphis during 50th anniversary of MLK assassination Faith leaders, community activists, labor heads and prominent entertainers united with Church of God in Christ (COGIC) Presiding Bishop Charles E. ... read more »
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