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“St. Louis Superman,” the life of Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., a real life superhero
May 2, 2019
The taunt documentary follows Bruce at one of the most critical junctures in his life. ... 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 »
NAACP Joins Ferguson Activist in Demanding Answers in Alleged Hanging Death of Son 
January 3, 2019
The St. Louis County NAACP is joining the McKinnies family in the call for transparency and justice regarding the murder of Danye Jones. “There’s too many unanswered questions that we are demanding answers to,” said John Gaskin III, St. Louis County NAACP President. “We support Mrs. McKinnies call for justice and transparency in the death of her son.”  ... 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 »
Starbucks Starts Closing Stores for Anti-Bias Training
May 31, 2018
Nelson and Robinson settled with Starbucks for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education. They also reached a deal with the city of Philadelphia for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to establish a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. ... read more »
Rapper Meek Mill Calls for Criminal Justice Reform
May 10, 2018
Mill was given a two- to four-year prison sentence in November 2017 for violating his probation stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Issues Tribute Upon Passing Of Friend Robert Guillaume
October 31, 2017
I’ll forever remember his performance as the first black actor to sing the title role of "Phantom of the Opera," appearing with an all-white cast, leaving jaws dropped and audiences remarking “We had no idea Benson could sing, let alone sing opera!” ... read more »
Rams Agree To Trade William Hayes To The Miami Dolphins
March 11, 2017
The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to terms to trade DE William Hayes and the first of the team’s seventh-round selections (No. 223) to acquire the Miami Dolphins sixth-round selection (No. 206) in the 2017 NFL Draft ... read more »
Judge tosses suit over police tactics in Ferguson protests
October 5, 2016
U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey found that the nine plaintiffs ``completely failed to present any credible evidence'' ... read more »
Goodell: Oakland, San Diego, St. Louis stadiums inadequate
January 14, 2016
Roger Goodell says the existing stadiums in St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland are ”inadequate and unsatisfactory,” and the proposals the Rams, Chargers and Raiders received to remain in their current cities lacked certainty. ... read more »
Chargers, Raiders, Rams file for relocation to Los Angeles
January 6, 2016
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams filed for relocation to the Los Angeles area on Monday night, trying not to be left out in the race to return the NFL to the nation’s second-largest market after a 21-year absence. ... read more »
Meeting to Decide on Los Angeles NFL Team Scheduled in January
December 9, 2015
NFL franchise owners have scheduled a meeting in January to vote for one of the two 20-year vacancy proposals for a stadium in Los Angeles. The San Diego Chargers have partnered with the Oakland Raiders to propose a $1.75 billion stadium in Carson while the St. ... read more »
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