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As a More Severe Flu Strain is Spreading, African Americans are Under-Vaccinated
March 22, 2019
According to the CDC, African Americans are a disparate population that receive low flu vaccinations, yet experience disproportionately higher rates of chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart diseases, as well as extreme obesity. These conditions place them at higher risk for severe influenza complications. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Proposes to Ban the Sale of Menthol Cigarettes But Serious Unintended Consequences
March 14, 2019
The National Action Network (NAN),one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations with chapters throughout the entire United States, is focused on promoting a civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice and equity for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender. ... read more »
TWENTY MARCHING BANDS SELECTED TO JOIN 2020 ROSE PARADE®
March 8, 2019
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has selected 20 of the marching bands that will participate in the 131st Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “The Power of Hope.” The bands will travel to Pasadena from across the United States, from Puerto Rico to Hawaii, and around the world, including Costa Rica, Denmark, El Salvador, Japan, and Mexico.  ... read more »
A. Philip Randolph: Cultural Grounding Key to His Success
February 21, 2019
Randolph’s grounding in his own culture enabled him to successfully collaborate with others, including Whites, other labor unions, government officials and politicians. Racial and cultural grounding are prerequisites for effectively working with others and must become part of conversations and strategies to reverse Blacks’ current self-denigrating mindsets and ineffective leadership. That said, the following are highlights in A. Philip Randolph’s quest to improve the quality of life for Blacks and other oppressed people. ... read more »
Ask Dr. Jeanette Success On “The Way”: Who’s The Greatest??
February 14, 2019
12.5 million Africans shipped during the Transatlantic Slave Trade, fewer than 388,000 arrived in the United States. In the late 15th century, the advancement of seafaring technologies created a new Atlantic that would change the world forever. As ships began connecting West Africa with Europe and the Americas, new fortunes were sought and native populations were decimated. ... read more »
Etienne Charles Carnival: The Sound of a People
During Carnival, the island of Trinidad becomes engulfed in a cacophony of sounds – from singing minstrels, to the clash of stick fights, and lively calypso music with its hallmark steel pan cadences. As a Trinidadian raised in a musical family, trumpeter Etienne Charles feels a deep connection to the Carnival traditions. At a young age he joined his father’s steel band, performing at Carnival fetes, and immersing himself in the folklore. Through Etienne’s Guggenheim Fellowship Award, he returns to his roots to celebrate the traditions that best exemplify Trinidadian culture. Inspired by the noises heard throughout the festivities, Etienne’s Carnival: The Sound of a People brings the celebrations to the stage. ... read more / view event »
The Content of Our Character
January 18, 2019
There isn’t much that hasn’t already been said (and written) about civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. The great orator could articulate his perspective on the plight of Black people with a style, grace and passion that inspired millions of people, Blacks as well as those of other races, to willfully follow him. In the presence of adversity, and often mistreatment of a physical fashion, he urged his supporters to not fight back. ... read more »
Sounds Of L.A. Returns With A Collection of Performances by Masters and Up-And-Coming Musicians From Around The Globe
Sounds of L.A., the Getty’s annual concert series exploring the city’s varied musical landscape, kicks off the 2019 season on January 19. Each month features two concerts by charismatic musicians who combine global influences in unexpected and original ways.  ... read more / view event »
Groundbreaking Treatment for Parkinson’s Patients Now Offered at CSUN’s Language, Speech and Hearing Center
January 16, 2019
More than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease. In just the United States alone, combined costs of treatments are estimated to be nearly $25 billion a year, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. ... read more »
World’s Largest Independent Reggae Label VP Records Celebrates  40th Anniversary
January 10, 2019
VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music company, announces a year-long calendar of activities in celebration of its 40 years in the United States. The year will feature a variety of music and cultural events, products, historical exhibits and experiences, in Jamaica, across the U.S., Toronto, Canada and London, England.  ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: Your ‘Power Glow’ ‘He is a Person’
January 3, 2019
The United States is in a jeopordous precarious position. We’re in the 7 th day of the government shut down. Each side blames the other as they’re fussin’ and fight’n. I hear so much craziness on the television about the universities and what students are exposed to: our children and grandchildren. ... read more »
Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole States ‘The Time Is Now’
December 27, 2018
“I think the time for NCNW to build good, positive, relationships with the press is now. Not when there’s some issue, some crisis, some unfortunate situation… Now, so that we can always call on you and if you need us, and we will respond to you.” ... read more »
Off the Shelf: Travel Through Time with ‘Black American History, From Plantations to Rap Culture’
December 20, 2018
As a Black Frenchman from Guadelopue, author Pascal Archimede realized that African Americans are inextricably linked to Black people around the globe, with shared roots from the mother continent of Africa.  ... read more »
FBI Database to Track Deadly Encounters with Police
December 20, 2018
The federal government is launching a national database that will track when law enforcement officers use deadly force, providing more transparency about police shootings that have inflamed tensions in cities around the country. ... read more »
Studying Black Identity in South Africa Transformed My Worldview
December 13, 2018
My name is Chiagoziem “Sylvester” Agu. I’m 20, a sophomore of Albany State University, majoring in biology, a member of the Alpha Phi fraternity, with aspirations of pursuing a medical degree in cardiology. A few months ago, I had an extraordinary experience studying abroad in South Africa as a Frederick Douglas Global Fellow. I spent four weeks in Cape Town on a full scholarship, studying political Blackness, Black consciousness, and the complexities of colored identity. Every day, I was exposed to something different. Although the knowledge I was acquiring was both intimidating and scary, I also found it empowering. This is my story. ... read more »
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