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Robert F. Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Frank Baker and William Pickard Top List of Black Donors to HBCUs 
March 17, 2022
A recent Washington Post story found that Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than their white counterparts – to the tune of around $11 billion each year. Given their cultural and educational importance to the Black community, HBCUs are the repository of much of these donations with a number of household names – and some you may not know – making big-dollar contributions to these institutions.   ... read more »
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: ‘House Has Votes to Pass Reparations Bill’
March 17, 2022
“This has been a 30-plus year journey,” Congresswoman Jackson Lee declared. “We had to take a different approach. We had to go one by one to members explaining this does not generate a check.” Congresswoman Jackson Lee said this week that there’s now enough votes in the House for passage of the historic piece of legislation. ... read more »
Influenced by his dad and Tiger Woods, Wyatt Worthington II Hopes His Success Opens More Golfing Opportunities for People of Color
October 14, 2021
As a young teen, Worthington met woods during a First Tee and Woods Foundation event. Woods helped the young man with his swing and provided the kind of confidence that helped Worthington qualify to play for the PGA Championship in 2016. ... read more »
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Waters and Pelosi: Investing in the Future of South Los Angeles
August 16, 2021
Congresswoman Maxine Waters joined Speaker of House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on August 12 to discuss the advancement of the Child Tax Credit implemented this year. ... read more »
“We Have His Back”: Dem Leaders Throw Support Behind Gov. Newsom in $276 M “Republican Recall”
July 8, 2021
A group of influential California Democratic leaders held a press conference July 2 to pledge their support for Gov. Gavin Newsom against what they are calling the “Republican Recall,” and to remind Californians, from their point of view, what the state will lose if that effort succeeds. ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris Dawson Brings Healing Circles to South L.A.
October 10, 2019
The Community Safety Initiative delivers mental health services in the form of Healing Circles to residents across South L.A., in conjunction with existing summer programs like Summer Night Lights. ... read more »
Black Youth Matter: A Message for Mental Health Month
May 23, 2019
With suicide rates on the rise among Black youth, the Congressional Black Caucus recently convened a long-overdue Task Force on Black Youth Suicide. It was sparked by the tragic loss of Mckenzie Adams, a nine-year old who died by suicide last year. ... read more »
It’s Time to Act Like Men and Women
April 19, 2017
Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day and I'm making it a point to address the issues of our Transgender brothers and sisters. ... read more »
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JP Morgan Chase CEO Talks Economic Challenges, Small Business Support at YWCA
August 17, 2016
Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, visited the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles recently to talk with area small business owners about some of the economic challenges facing the nation and what corporations like JPMorgan Chase are doing to support small businesses. ... read more »
Kaine returns to church for prayers, support
July 28, 2016
Sen. Tim Kaine returned to his longtime parish Sunday to re-energize his faith, sing solo with the gospel choir, and ask for prayers as he's launched into the national spotlight as Hillary Clinton's running mate. ... read more »
Inglewood City Council Votes to Support West Basin’s Responsible Ocean Water Desalination Program
June 8, 2016
  West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors from left to right: Donald L. Dear, Carol W. Kwan, Gloria D. Gray, Harold C. Williams and Scott Houston. ... read more »
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