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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at SMC Graduation June 11 Largest-Ever Graduating Class in Santa Monica College’s History
May 31, 2019
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be the 2019 commencement speaker at Santa Monica College (SMC). SMC’s 89th commencement ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at Corsair Field on the college’s main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica. ... read more »
Crump, NAACP, NNPA to Demonstrate after Police Brutality Incident in Florida
May 2, 2019
“We need to make sure we convey the message that the only crime committed on that day was not from the young man, the black children that were there, but from the two deputies and the way they manhandled those kids,” said local NAACP President Marsha Ellison. ... read more »
Trump Calls Mexicans “Animals” Again and White House Advisors Attempt to Justify It
April 11, 2019
President Trump said ... "You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals." ... read more »
The Black Women Jailed for ‘Stealing’ an Education, The Inequity of the Elite College Admissions Scam
March 21, 2019
“… she wanted a better life for her son, so she enrolled him in the Norwalk public schools despite having no real ties to the city. ‘When the city found out that it was spending its money educating her boy, it demanded that Ms. McDowell be charged with a crime,’ Pattis said. ‘Norwalk prosecutors, known statewide for an unreasoning mean-streak, obliged. She was charged with first-degree larceny,’ said Norm Pattis, a trial lawyer who is fighting for freedom “one client at a time.” ... read more »
NABJ’s Call for Diversity at CNN Grows 
March 14, 2019
“When there's more of us in the room fighting for our stories to be told, and raising awareness about the issues impacting our communities, we have an even better chance of creating change and ending the practices that unfairly hold us back,” said Color of Change in a statement released on Twitter.  ... read more »
NNPA celebrates a successful year at Mid-Winter Training Conference 
February 7, 2019
The Black Press remains resilient and powerful with NNPA members providing excellent reporting from a Black perspective for more than 75 years while celebrating 192 years of the Black Press in America.  ... read more »
Retired from Politics, Jacob Zuma Reveals Plans for New Career
January 11, 2019
After a brief spin as President of South Africa, the multi-talented Jacob Zuma is plunging into a new and exciting career path – he’ll be a recording artist of liberation songs from the anti-apartheid struggle. ... read more »
‘Surviving R. Kelly’ on Lifetime—A conversation Starter That Made Black Twitter Meltdown!
January 9, 2019
It’s almost a “where were you” when you first heard the rumblings on social media about Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly,” which aired the first part of the six-part series last week. ... read more »
Alex Padilla Takes Oath of Office for Second Term as California Secretary of State
January 7, 2019
Alex Padilla took the oath of office for his second term as California Secretary of State at the Secretary of State Office in Sacramento. Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court Tani Cantil-Sakauye administered the oath. ... read more »
Lifetime’s ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Delivers 1.9 Million Total Viewers and Ranks as the Largest Social Premiere in Network History
January 4, 2019
Night One of Three-Night Event Ranked as Lifetime’s Best Performance in More Than Two Years in Key Demos. Documentary Was #1 Most Social Primetime Program Across Broadcast and Cable for The Night. ... read more »
African Americans Were Russian Targets in 2016 Election
January 3, 2019
The Senate Intelligence Committee released two reports this week about Russian meddling in the 2016 election. They both highlight the efforts by the Internet Research Agency (IRA) in St. Petersburg to influence black voters. The IRA is owned by Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, a good friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... read more »
Prada Rolls Out Sambo Style Figures and Black Twitter Rolls Over Prada
December 20, 2018
The viral social media backlash that followed prompted the company to pull all of the items worldwide as calls for a boycott slowly built during discussions on Twitter. Prada’s first statement in reaction to the criticism on Twitter didn’t help. ... read more »
Global Citizen Fest Honors Mandela Legacy Amidst Huge Crowd Of Beyoncé Fans
December 17, 2018
A massive turnout of die-hard fans of superstars Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z filled every available square inch of the Johannesburg FNB stadium for the closing night of the Global Citizen Festival organized to honor the 100thanniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela and raise $1 billion to address poverty, food security, global health and other social issues. ... read more »
First Black Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor Concedes
November 22, 2018
Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida’s young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor’s office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state’s first black nominee for the post. ... read more »
Clippers Cruise by Timberwolves 120-109; Minnesota Stays Winless on Road
November 7, 2018
Tobias Harris scored 22 points and Lou Williams added 20 points off the bench to give the Los Angeles Clippers a 120-109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night at Staples Center. ... read more »
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