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Clergy Rally for Peace and Justice Before and After Chauvin Guilty Verdict
April 21, 2021
A day before the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, four Los Angeles-area pastors united to lead a rally for peace and justice, not matter what the outcome. ... read more »
Symbols and Insights of Kwanzaa: Deep Meanings and Expansive Message
December 10, 2020
Kwanzaa was conceived as a special time and space for celebrating, discussing and meditating on the rich and varied ways of being and becoming African in the world. It invites us all to study continuously its origins, principles and practices and it teaches us, in all modesty, never to claim we know all that is to be known about it or that our explanations are only for those who do not know much about its message and meaning. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti announces Collaboration with Microsoft and Starry, Six Months of Free Internet Looking to Connect the Los Angeles Community
October 10, 2020
This is a coalition between the Los Angeles City Mayor Administration, HACLA, Starry, and Microsoft. The objective is to grow from the tragedies presented from COVID-19. Mayor Garcetti recognized the reach to success can be amplified when there is unity between private sectors and public leadership. There is a lot of work to be done, but this benchmark in digital unity is looking to create a ripple affect across the community and beyond. ... read more »
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Los Angeles City Mayor Reflects on Breonna Taylor Case Settlement; “More Work For Justice Has To Be Done.”
September 24, 2020
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke of transforming relationships and making investments in programs that foster progressive and mindful behavior among the community.  He called for the city to double their efforts in building a strong connection between resident and public officials.  Garcetti stated, “As we process today’s news, lets stay mindful of the words determination and peace that Breonna’s family has shared with us, day after day, that courage that they have shown. Let’s keep saying her name, lets never give up the fight for justice...” ... read more »
“Parenting During This Pandemic Requires An ‘Anointing’ Many Already Possess,” Said Louisiana Counselor
September 10, 2020
The anointing gives parents the power to be like Christ and consult the Father in every decision and do God’s will ... read more »
Bringing Forth the Fire Within Us: Weathering the Worst of Winters
April 2, 2020
Reflecting on the challenge before us, I am drawn to the word for “challenge” in Swahili, changamoto. The word is a combination of two words—moto (fire) and changa which has several meanings, but is here interpreted as both to collect and to contribute. Thus, it literally means both to collect and contribute fire, a gathering and giving of fire, interpreting fire here as vital and transformative energy and focused and determined agency. ... read more »
Kwanzaa: Embracing and Sharing the Good
December 19, 2019
Kwanzaa lifts up and reaffirms these values in the candle lighting ceremony and in its call for acts of caring and loving kindness, especially toward the vulnerable. ... read more »
‘Church at the Park’ Brings Promotes Peace in South L.A.
August 14, 2019
“Me and my wife were walking in the neighborhood and they told us to come over to the park. Everyone was nice to us and they gave us food and clothes and we danced and had fun,” said South Los Angeles resident Louis Sanchez. ... read more »
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Unity and Racial Pride Basic For Black Progress
October 19, 2017
he Twenty-First Century Foundation did not keep its pledge to honor the importance of on-going communication and transparency crucial for expanding core participants and supporters. ... read more »
Van Jones’ #LoveArmy Rises Up in Hollywood
August 3, 2017
Media mogul Russell Simmons, comedian and television personality Nick Cannon and actor Nnamdi Asomugha joined activist, New York Times bestselling author and CNN commentator, Van Jones, onstage for a powerful panel discussion. ... read more »
L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson: “We don’t give art the credit that it deserves”
July 25, 2017
At the Lucas Museum press conference, City Council President Herb Wesson explains how narrative art plays a major role in civil rights and American history ... read more / watch video »
ACQUIRING JUSTICE CALLS FOR MORE THAN EPOSODIC OUTRAGE
April 12, 2017
Sustainable outrage is the key to mounting successful efforts to change a status quo that continues to deny Black people full equality and justice. Yet, most Blacks don’t seem to get it,   ... read more »
Madam CJ Walker: An American Legacy of Success, Love and, Prosperity
February 23, 2017
“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations…. I have built my own factory on my own ground.” - Madam Walker
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Kent State players invite fans on court for national anthem
November 24, 2016
In a sign of unity they hope catches on, the Golden Flashes invited fans onto the court to stand with them during the national anthem before Wednesday night's game against Mississippi Valley State. ... read more »
NOI’s Min. Tony Muhammad rallies for Unity, Justice and Peace!!
July 27, 2016
For more than two decades, Nation of Islam student Minister Tony Muhammad (Bro. Tony) has dedicated his life to helping bring peace to the streets of Los Angeles. ... read more »
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