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Mid-City Festival Celebrates Culture and Diversity
June 13, 2019
Held on Washington Blvd., between Vineyard and Rimpau, the daylong celebration featured a cultural smorgasbord of performers, artists and vendors representing the diversity of the neighborhood.  The Mid-City Neighborhood Council (MINC) united with Council President Herb Wesson, the Ebony Repertory Theatre and Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art to host the free event. ... read more »
U.N. Creates New ‘Ebola Chief’ Position As Fears Of Cross Border Transmission Grow
June 7, 2019
In an effort to bolster efforts to contain the growing outbreak that has killed more than 1,200 people in 10 months, United Nations officials on Thursday named David Gressly as the emergency Ebola response coordinator. ... read more »
Experts: Reparations Are Workable and Should Be Provided
May 3, 2019
“With the racial divide stoked by President Donald Trump’s racial bias, the need for some healing among the races is a progressive and necessary policy and redress and reparations promote this healing so that we can move toward a less factionalized, less racially divided country,” Minami said. ... read more »
Russia’s Secret Weapon
December 27, 2018
It is clear now that the 45thpresident of the United States is knowingly or unwittingly a tool of the Russian government.  But for many years before the dumpster fire in the White House came into office, the Kremlin has been wielding a secret weapon against the “land of the free.” ... read more »
Violence Against Women – Never Acceptable, Never Ending
November 20, 2018
Violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today, remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it, says the U.N. on its webpage “end violence day.” The reality of domestic violence is a plague that affects millions of women, often trapped in a toxic environment they cannot escape.  ... read more »
Vote Yes On Measure W – It’s Good For Business and for the Black Community
November 1, 2018
At its core, we support Measure W because of its impact on empowering African-Americans and other communities of color in Los Angeles County – making business pay their fair share for the clean water that Black and brown residents are most likely, otherwise, to be deprived of. Measure W is a progressive tax that spreads the compliance burden equally with no groups paying more than their fair share. ... read more »
Nobel Prize for Healing Rape Survivors in Midst of War
October 12, 2018
Known as the rape surgeon, Dr. Mukwege has helped care for more than 50,000 survivors of sexual violence even as he himself is at risk and attacks against women are on the upswing. ... read more »
Mourning Kofi Annan, Remembering Ron Walters
September 6, 2018
Kofi Annan made his transition in August. The seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, he worked up from the lower ranks (starting at age 24) of the international organization, to serve as head of peacekeeping operations, and four years into his term as UN Secretary-General, earning the Nobel Peace Prize. ... read more »
UN Observes International Remembrance of Slave Trade
August 31, 2018
Each year, on Aug. 23, the United Nations hosts an International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition to remind the world of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade. ... read more »
Remembering the Legacy of Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary-General
August 20, 2018
Luca Bruno/AP ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, ... read more »
Rwandans ‘Remember, Renew and Unite’ on Anniversary of Genocide
April 12, 2018
Rwandans at home and abroad marked the April 1994 Genocide that took the lives of more than a million Rwandans in just 100 days . ... read more »
‘Unequal Realities’ Hold Back Rural Women, Says U.N. on Eve of Women’s CONFAB
March 11, 2018
‘Unequal Realities’ Hold Back Rural Women, Says U.N. on Eve of Women's Confab ... read more »
On A National Day For Burundians, Thousands Live in Exile
October 11, 2017
These jarring witness testimonies counter President Nkurunziza’s recent declaration that “Burundi is at peace.” ... read more »
UN: Reparations are owed to Blacks in America
November 10, 2016
the “slave trade and the legacy of slavery are the root causes of social and economic inequalities, hatred, fanaticism, racism and prejudice that today continue to affect people of African descent.” --Ambassador Ana Silva Rodriguez Abascal ... read more »
Congresswoman Waters Urges United Nations to Ensure Effective Response to Cholera in Haiti
July 7, 2016
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee and a strong advocate for the Haitian people in the U.S. Congress, sent a letter yesterday to the Honorable Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, urging him to ensure that the UN’s response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti is sufficient to ensure justice for the people of Haiti and maintain the credibility and leadership of the UN. ... read more »
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