social justice

Compton Art & History Museum Shines Light on Self Discovery

According to the values of the Compton Art & History Museum; reclaiming one’s identity is an act of social justice in its own right. Spearheaded by Abigail Lopez-Byrd and her husband Mark Byrd, the museum holds a new light that cultivates community growth and reflects the history found in surrounding neighborhoods. The museum looks to blend the multicultural experience of living in South L.A. by shaping the narrative found in art.

60th Anniversary of March on Washington, Black Americans Under Attack

As thousands gathered on the Mall of Washington last Saturday, August 26, to continue the fight for social justice and civil rights, commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington, it was clear that it remains unsafe to be Black in America today just as it was 60 years ago.

Healing Ourselves Communities and Country 

Those of us who believe a peaceful world is possible need to figure out how we can truly become “indivisible” as we vow in our pledge of allegiance. 

Grammy Award Winner Stephanie Mills Releases New Music Decrying Racial Injustice, Police Violence

Music lovers, prepare yourself for one of the most anticipated comebacks in history. The legendary Grammy Award winner Stephanie Mills has announced her new single, “Let’s Do the Right Thing,” an anthem not unlike Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On?” of 50 years ago. Her long-awaited new music drops appropriately on Saturday, June 19 – Juneteenth. “It’s all me. I am not doing this through a record label,” Mills told the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) in an exclusive interview. The NNPA is the trade association that represents the hundreds of African American-owned newspapers and media companies that comprise the

James Cadogan Named Executive Director of National Basketball Social Justice Coalition

The National Basketball Social Justice Coalition today announced that James Cadogan has been appointed as its first Executive Director. Cadogan will assume the new position on May 10, 2021 and drive the strategic vision and day-to-day operations of the Coalition. Announced in November 2020, the Coalition will lead the NBA family’s collaborative efforts to address racial inequality and advance social justice by raising awareness, educating and advocating for meaningful policy change in several areas, including voting access and criminal justice system reform at the national, state and local level.

NFL’s 2021 Opportunity to Diversify Team Ownership

As we approach the 55th NFL Superbowl next Sunday in Tampa, Florida amidst the continued national spread of COVID-19, I believe that the time has come for the close-knit group of team owners in the National Football League (NFL) to take the necessary steps to open the door to African American business leaders who hope to join that exclusive club of owners. 

Stopping the Exploitation of Prisoners and Their Families Requires More Comprehensive Solutions

2020 brought renewed global focus to issues of social justice in America.  From the racial disparities and inequities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic to the killings of George Floyd and so many other Black and Brown Americans at the hands of police officers have all contributed to the evolving social justice “reckoning” across the nation. . As part of this long overdue redress about institutional and systemic racism, renewed attention should also be focused on the many injustices within the U.S. correctional system. Black and Brown Americans are disproportionately imprisoned in the United States. Much of the public outrage has been directed

One of Nielsen’s Top Black Executives Sues the Global Data and Measurement Corporation Charging Discrimination

For the past decade, Nielsen Holdings has produced a series of annual reports, Nielsen’s Diverse Intelligence Series, highlighting a comprehensive collection of insights and the buying power of U.S. multicultural consumers compiled from the company’s multiple measurement verticals, spanning from retail to entertainment. Cheryl Grace, Nielsen’s senior vice president of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, the founder of the series, has been the company’s spokesperson for the company’s campaign, particularly the report focused on African American consumers.

Black-owned Greeting Card Brand, Culture Greetings, Now Offers In-Store Pickup at Walgreens

“The launching of this new partnership and integration reflects a significant first for the Walgreens API team,” said Andrew Schweinfurth, Manager, Walgreens Developer Relations. “As we welcome Culture Greetings and founder Dr. Dionne Mahaffey, we acknowledge that she is the first African American female founder to join the platform.”