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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 »
AFFIRMED: One Woman’s Story of Racial Healing
March 28, 2019
“AFFIRMED: Life Lessons in Racial Healing and Transformation” is a compilation of thirteen uniquely different "life lessons. ... read more »
Recognized for Her Bullying Prevention Film, Chicago Tween to Receive Rising Star Award at an Independent Event During Cannes Film Festival
March 28, 2019
Chicago Tween Anah Ambuchi receives an unexpected special invitation from Diversity in Cannes, the independent film movement promoting inclusion at the Cannes Film Festival where she will receive the inaugural Rising Star Award and also screen her short film, ... read more »
Dr. Bluthenthal Appointed Associate Dean for Social Justice at USC’s Keck
February 7, 2019
In his new role, with specific goals and plans in mind, he will establish an office specifically dealing with social health issues ... read more »
A New Year and Enduring Issues: Crafting an Agenda, Rebuilding a Movement
January 3, 2019
To really go forward without woeful confusion and paralyzing contradictions, it is indispensable that we work within a philosophical framework which grounds our collective vocation of work and struggle. ... read more »
Kavanaugh Confirmation a Betrayal of Senate’s Duty
October 12, 2018
Today’s vote is a betrayal of the Senate’s constitutional duty to advise and consent. The Urban League Movement opposed this nomination because of his extremist positions on civil rights, workers rights, and social justice. A complete vetting of his background was impeded by the White House, which withheld the vast majority of pertinent records. ... read more »
Roland Martin Discusses New Digital Show #RolandMartinUnfiltered
August 30, 2018
Award-winning journalist, author, TV host and multimedia entrepreneur Roland S. Martin will launch #RolandMartinUnfiltered, a daily digital show, on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The show will report on news and current events that are important to people of color, covering a wide range of topics including politics, social justice, sports, education, business, finance, entertainment and pop culture. ... read more / watch video »
Black Leadership Accountability Essential
August 30, 2018
Many Blacks, perhaps most, initially considered challenging Obama’s decisions sacrilegious, and   more than a few continued to regard him as an icon to be neither properly                                           critiqued nor criticized. Although   increasingly concerned with his decisions, Blacks also needed to be concerned about ineffective Black leadership in general, especially in light of the daunting challenges in the 21st century. ... read more »
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