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Brother-Coach Duo Revamps Bellflower Football
October 4, 2022
Longtime high school football coach Jason Miller now is the head coach of the Bellflower high school football team. Miller has led the Bellflower Buccaneers to a 6-1 overall record during this season. ... read more »
Healing Ourselves Communities and Country 
June 16, 2022
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.  ... read more »
RISE and NFL Gives Youth a Voice with Leadership Program
January 13, 2022
To commemorate Super Bowl LVI, the organization RISE has partnered up with the NFL to host the Super Bowl Social Justice Youth Leadership Program. ... read more »
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Grammy Award Winner Stephanie Mills Releases New Music Decrying Racial Injustice, Police Violence
June 17, 2021
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. ... read more »
James Cadogan Named Executive Director of National Basketball Social Justice Coalition
April 29, 2021
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. ... read more »
NFL’s 2021 Opportunity to Diversify Team Ownership
February 4, 2021
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.  ... read more »
Players and Coaches React to Capitol Riots, Jacob Blake Shooting News During Lakers vs Spurs Game
January 8, 2021
It has been a tough week in social justice in America. On January 5, Kenosha County Wisconsin District Attorney Mike Graveley announced that he will not charge the officers involved in the Jacob Blake shooting. The next day, a hoard of pro-Trump extremists broke into and raided the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. ... read more »
Senator Bradford Elected Chair of California Legislative Black Caucus
December 30, 2020
Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) has been elected as Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC). The Caucus has had over a 50-year legacy of advocating for transformative legislation on behalf of African Americans and other marginalized people in California. ... read more »
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Stopping the Exploitation of Prisoners and Their Families Requires More Comprehensive Solutions
December 9, 2020
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. ... read more »
One of Nielsen’s Top Black Executives Sues the Global Data and Measurement Corporation Charging Discrimination
November 19, 2020
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. ... read more »
Black-owned Greeting Card Brand, Culture Greetings, Now Offers In-Store Pickup at Walgreens
November 19, 2020
“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.” ... read more »
Free Screening & Panel of Atlanta Black Tech Mecca Film Continues to Spotlight Excellence of Emerging Filmmakers in 2020 BHERC TV Virtual Film Festival
November 5, 2020
One of the best short film festivals featuring emerging and veteran filmmakers continues through November 29, 2020. ... read more »
Sparks Star Chelsea Gray Holds a Virtual Conversation on Voting
October 29, 2020
Los Angeles Sparks guard and three-time All-Star Chelsea Gray teamed up with the organization Equality California to host “A Vote for Social Justice Reform,” a discussion on voting. ... read more »
Assessing the Million Man March:
October 22, 2020
Lessons Learned from the Mission Statement ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Convenes Public Health professionals for Community Health Forum
October 22, 2020
Racism and inequality continue fueling coronavirus-related deaths among Black and Brown Angelenos. Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson recently hosted a public forum for residents in South Los Angeles to hear directly from Black public health professionals about how to protect our community from COVID-19. ... read more »
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