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This Is How a Ban on Tobacco Looks: Unintended Consequences
May 7, 2020
The behavior of the Rancho Cordova police officer who pinned an unarmed 14-year-old African American boy to the ground and punched him repeatedly for purchasing a tobacco product is disgraceful, distressing and outrageous. Sadly, this is not an isolated incident. It is one of far too many videos of police using physical force on a daily basis against people of color in neighborhoods of color. Most police officers work hard to do the right thing but bad police behavior is enabled and fueled by racist policies such as the proposed ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes preferred by over 80% of African Americans who choose to smoke. ... read more »
“Tribute to Reverend Joseph Lowery”
April 9, 2020
Wendy's Window ... read more »
Civil Rights Leader and Icon, Joseph Lowery, Passes at 98
April 2, 2020
Lowery made great strides for equality and civil rights, which was fortified by his Christian beliefs. ... read more »
No War on Poverty: The King Holiday and American Hypocrisy
March 12, 2020
SCLC is planning a new Poor People’s Campaign focused on empowerment, education and food for those in poverty. ... read more »
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 »
The Storied History of the NAACP
July 25, 2019
The NAACP plans to highlight 110 years of civil rights history, and the current fight for voting rights, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity and education quality during its 110th national convention now happening in Detroit. ... read more »
Why Georgia is the Place for Black Migration and Politics
March 22, 2019
The midterms revealed that the margin for victory in Georgia is within reach. Abrams lost to Republican Brian Kemp by about 55,000 votes out of nearly 4 million votes cast. Clearly, a surge in the size of the Black voter base could close such a gap and end a drought in state representation dating to Reconstruction.  ... read more »
#BlackLivesMatter’s #BlackXmas is Not Just About Buying Black, It’s About Saving Black Lives
December 7, 2018
This weekend the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles co-hosted #BlackSunday, an opportunity for the community to intentionally spend their dollars with Black-owned businesses, who were provided with booth space at no charge. ... read more »
2018 National Essay Contest on the Film “DROP” for Youth,  Ages 12-18 years Cash Prizes for Winners!
September 20, 2018
The DROP Essay Contest is part of the annual 2018 Week of Positive Change, Non-Violence and Opportunities, October 13-21, 2018. In a joint statement, BW4PC National co-chairs Dr. Stephanie Myers and Daun S. Hester stated, "We must convince youth that dropping out of school is a pipeline to prison and violence. They must stay in school and earn their high school diploma or GED to prepare for success." ... read more »
Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Focuses on Voting, Health Care and Housing
September 6, 2018
The agenda extended beyond food and fellowship at the Interfaith Prayer Breakfast held at McCarty Memorial Christian Church ... read more »
Los Angeles NAACP Supports Ridley-Thomas’ 
African American Voter Efforts
August 22, 2018
At face value, the previous weeks headlines seemed disturbing: University of Southern California had referred a donation, made to the School of Social Work by LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, to federal officials for investigation. ... read more »
Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Pioneer and MLK Colleague, Dies
June 14, 2018
Cotton died Sunday afternoon at the Kendal at Ithaca retirement community in New York, said Jared Harrison, a close friend who was at her bedside. Harrison said she had battled illnesses recently but didn't specify a cause of death. ... read more »
This Week In Black History (January 4 – January 10)
January 10, 2018
This Week In Black History (January 4 – January 10) ... read more / view gallery »
L.B. Ministers Welcome Cookie Johnson
December 8, 2016
The Long Beach Ministers Alliance will host the Cookie Johnson, “Believing In Magic” book-signing event on Saturday, December 10, at 1 p.m., at the Michelle Obama Library, ... read more »
SCLC to host MLK Awards & Benefit Gala
January 14, 2016
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of Southern California will honor four distinguished individuals at its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Awards & Benefit Gala on Jan. ... read more »
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