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Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Receives NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award
September 17, 2020
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has introduced several bills, including the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act, H.R. 71, the Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2015, and H.R. 4660, an Amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015 affirming the authority of the Attorney General to reduce prison overcrowding by developing and implementing lawful policies relating to requests for executive clemency from deserving petitioners. ... read more »
The “Inspire Change” Special Shows How the NFL is Fighting for Equality
September 17, 2020
To display their commitment to combating social injustices, the NFL aired a one-hour TV special called “Inspire Change.” Music and movie icon, Queen Latifah, was the host; the special consisted of interviews and speeches by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. ... read more »
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to Receive NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award
September 17, 2020
A graduate of Chatham University and American University – with honorary degrees from both Chatham University and Trinity University, Mayor Muriel Bowser has moved the forefront of racial equality and social justice. ... read more »
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Justice X Law Group Files Class Action Complaint Against LAPD
August 6, 2020
The dehumanization and dismantling of lives has been occurring for many years and even decades, Dove indicates. He states that Blacks and Latinos are placed in categories that make them less than others. It is part of a systemic injustice that is transpired to the minority community, Dove infers. ... read more »
Paul George shuts down basketball related basketball questions and puts focus on social justice
July 24, 2020
The Clippers star Paul George, dedicated his press conference to shed light on the world, the immediate need for social change. After the scrimmage, George repeatedly shut down any basketball-related questions. “I have no answers for Orlando,” he tells reporters. ... read more »
Doc Rivers Says Clippers Should Give Team’s Game Plan to White House
July 23, 2020
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke a few weeks ago about the NBA being a good platform to speak out on racial equality, and that there needs to be diversity in the coaching ranks. ... read more »
Kawhi Leonard says, “It doesn’t matter if we have a statement on the back of our jersey, it’s about doing the work”
July 14, 2020
Many of the black players in the NBA have dealt with racism their whole lives, says Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard. Now they are using their platforms to fight social justice issues, give back to the community, and educate the people. Racism is nothing new to the 2019 NBA Finals MVP. ... read more »
Lakers Inspired By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Address To Continue Fight For Social Justice Reform
July 1, 2020
On a Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday, Lakers' point guard Alex Caruso, revealed his stance on civil unrest as the sole White player on the team's roster. The third-year player was inspired by the learnings from a racial injustice and inequality forum hosted by Lakers' legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the organizations' players and staff in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.  ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Discusses New Channels of Funding in Light of a Three- Layered Crisis, in Health, Finance, and Social Concern
June 10, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti examined the progressive steps that will take place within the city budget. Garcetti acknowledged the three-layered crisis the world is experiencing together; health, economic, and social concerns have all increased and shown the perilous threat they have if left unchanged. ... read more »
Los Angeles Public Officials Announce Additional Facilities that Look to Open This Week; L.A. Enters ‘Phase Three’ the State’s Resilience Roadmap
June 10, 2020
key economic sectors such as museums, day camps, and fitness centers are looking to open by June 12. The health order is looking to be modified on Thursday, June 11 to review plans from listed sectors, and confirm they are aligned with the social distancing platform set by the public health department and the state. ... read more »
Fair Pay to Play Act: California Skeptical of NCAA Rule Changes 
May 7, 2020
The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) highest governing body announced last week that it is moving toward allowing student-athletes to receive compensation for endorsements and promotions.   ... read more »
The Ethics of Healthcare: Essential Kawaida Consideration
March 26, 2020
In this time of pandemic, panic, hoarding and conversations about health and well-being that we are forced to have, I offer these thoughts again for mindful consideration. ... read more »
L.A. Area Faith Leaders Highlight Pressing Issues for 2020
January 2, 2020
The New Year is here, along with a new decade and Los Angeles-area faith leaders shared their recommendations for a productive 2020. The following are some the responses to the Sentinel’s question: “What are some of the issues you would advise the faith community to focus on in the New Year?” Pastor Deborah Manns, ... read more »
Importance of Educators of Color for Black and Brown Students
October 31, 2019
This month, my organization, the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools released its highly-anticipated report, “Identity and Charter School Leadership: Profiles of Leaders of Color Building an Effective Staff” which examined the ways that school leaders of color’s experiences and perspectives influence how they build school culture, parent and community relationships, and effective staff. ... read more »
The Fight for Equal Pay, Gender Parity Heats Up
April 11, 2019
Gender activists and other advocates battle to close the gap ... read more »
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