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First ‘Bridge Home’ Temporary Homeless Shelter in L.A. Opens
September 13, 2018
The "Bridge Home'' program was first announced by Garcetti during his State of the City speech in April as a new front in the fight against homelessness, which has grown by about 75 percent over the last six years. The 2018 Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found that more than 31,000 people are homeless in the city, including more than 23,000 living without shelter, which were both slight drops from the previous year. ... read more »
Land Fever Sweeps Southern Africa, Pressing Govt’s to Act
September 1, 2018
The day of reckoning is arriving in Southern Africa for the hundreds of thousands of Blacks whose lands were taken forcibly by White settlers – a crime that goes unpunished despite promises for land reform year after year. ... read more »
Lawyer Leads Online Petition to Overturn Cosby Verdicts
August 31, 2018
“We wanted to organize and galvanize people because many of us who followed the trial or actually attended the trial, like I did, were very troubled with how everything went down,” said Nicole Lawrence, who started the petition. ... read more »
Use of the ‘N-Word’ is Far From the Only Measure of Racism
August 30, 2018
Omarosa Manigault Newman, the president’s former aide, claims there is a tape of him using the vile racial slur. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she “can’t guarantee” that a tape doesn’t exist. Trump tweeted, “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary.” The press pursued the question as if this would establish for one and for all whether Trump is a racist. ... read more »
The Broad Announces 2019 Exhibitions Focusing on the Intersection of Art, Politics and Culture 
The Broad announced its exhibition schedule for 2019, led by the exclusive West Coast presentation of the internationally acclaimed exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983, followed by Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again. Originated by The Broad, Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again launches the first major survey of the renowned multidisciplinary artist to take place on the West Coast.  ... read more / view event »
Lakers Star LeBron James in Feud With President Trump
August 9, 2018
   President Donald Trump insulted the intelligence of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James on Twitter late Friday, responding to criticism James leveled at him in a CNN interview. ... read more »
Ethiopian Leader Sparks Euphoria Among Diaspora in a Six-Day U.S. Trip
August 2, 2018
This month, the 41 year old Ethiopian leader landed in the United States where he met with thousands of his countrymen and women and reiterated his message of love and unity. ... read more »
GOP Lawmaker Counters Racism Claims With “My Son is Named After a Black Guy”
July 12, 2018
The accusations stemmed from whether Taylor would show support of Virginia GOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart who has been accused of problematic rhetoric. ... 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 »
Obama to Prince Harry: Leaders must use care on social media
January 2, 2018
Former President Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast Wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the expense of the world outside. ... read more »
HOW MISS USA DERAILED HER HEADLINE
June 15, 2017
“Nuclear Chemist Crowned Miss USA!” That should’ve been the headline. When a 25-year-old scientist from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission wins a beauty pageant, it ought to rattle the cages of repressive, sexist stereotypes all around the world. ... read more »
Twitter to livestream “Essence Now”
May 11, 2017
Essence gives us history, scope and hope. ... read more »
Kanye’s lyrics about Taylor Swift ignite new controversy
February 12, 2016
Kanye West's new album, "The Life Of Pablo," has ignited a new controversy between the rapper and pop superstar Taylor Swift. ... read more »
Jill Scott no longer supports Bill Cosby, ‘I was Wrong’
July 8, 2015
On July 6, Jill Scott took to Twitter to talk about her previous support of her “mentor” Bill Cosby. ... read more »
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