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Sustaining Righteous Community Outrage
August 23, 2018
Righteous outrage must be sustainable.it is necessary to bring about the political pressure crucial for actual long range change.  Of course, ultimately, it is the responsibility of the Black community itself to forge its own future which requires new mindsets and most important, new behavior. Developing sustainable righteous outrage is only one of other important tasks that collectively, we must undertake as part of a self-determined Black agenda. ... read more »
Lord’s Resistance Army Still Kidnapping and Killing, Activists Say
August 16, 2018
Last year, Washington closed down its seven-year effort to track down Kony, ending an initiative that included encouraging LRA members through leaflets, loudspeakers and local radio broadcasts to defect. ... read more »
The Rhetoric and Reality Of Race
August 16, 2018
The leaders of the desegregation social protest movement of a generation ago mobilized millions with one simple demand, “freedom.” In the context of a racially segregated society of the South in post-World War II, freedom meant elimination of all social, political, legal and economic barriers that forced African Americans into a subordinate status. ... read more »
Comedian Kevin Hart helping 18 students at HBCUs
August 16, 2018
Hart's "Help From The Hart Charity'' and KIPP Public Schools each donated $300,000 in scholarships administered by the fund. Hart also gave $100,000 to the fund in 2015. ... read more »
Comic Book Artist Goes from Superheroes to Civil Rights
August 9, 2018
People familiar with the 2013 graphic novel "March'' and its two sequels already know that Lewis' illustrated history of his role in the civil rights movement became a sensation. Despite critics who thought a "comic book'' was too pulpy for an elder statesman's story, it triumphed on the New York Times best-seller list. The third installation went on to win the National Book Award, a first for a graphic novel. ... 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 »
California’s Fiery Former Congressman Ron Dellums Dies at 82
August 1, 2018
Ron Dellums, a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice as Northern California's first black congressman, died Monday from cancer, according to a longtime adviser. He was 82. ... read more »
State AGs to DeVos: Work with, Not Against, State Law Enforcement
July 26, 2018
Starting last summer, student loan servicers like Navient have been lobbying DeVos to shield them from liability for their practices. And it’s worked. Despite objections from a bi-partisan group of Attorneys General (AGs), the National Association of Governors, and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, DeVos and the Department of Education have increasingly made it more difficult for state and federal law enforcement agencies to do their jobs by retracting information sharing agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and instructing servicers not share student loan information with state law enforcement and banking supervisors. ... read more »
Black Workers Need “Real” Not “Fake” Paid Family Leave
July 19, 2018
When Dorcas, a home health aide living in New York, learned of her mother's illness, she used most of her vacation time to fly home and care for her. After a few weeks her leave was exhausted and tragically she could no longer afford to be with her mother in the final days of her illness. In the end, Dorcas was forced to take unpaid leave, and return to Florida, arriving just hours before her mother passed away.  ... read more »
Prominent Civil Rights Leader John Mack Remembered
July 12, 2018
A prominent leader wherever he went, Mack was well known for his transformative work with the Los Angeles Urban League, which he revitalized and used to aid 100,000 people annually. He made a tremendous impact on the Los Angeles community and others around the nation. His legacy stretches from Washington, D.C. to Michigan, from Atlanta to North Carolina. Mack’s activism and dedication to improving the livelihood of others was mentioned throughout the service.  ... read more »
Our Children Are at Risk
July 5, 2018
A few years ago, his Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Justice, studied school discipline data and came to a troubling conclusion: African American students in the 2011-12 school year had been suspended or expelled at a rate three times higher than White students. ... read more »
Dancer’s Solo on Black History Takes Him to U.S. Capitol
June 28, 2018
Akuchu, who started break-dancing when he was a teenager, says "hip-hop's history is embedded in its movement.'' You can't separate that history from the moves themselves. ... read more »
‘eSi Pitch’ Event Held on LA84 Campus
May 31, 2018
In an effort to bridge the opportunity gap in the tech sector, local company eSportsInstruction.com hosted an event to help urban innovators and resources connect. Utilizing Skype, CEO’s from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Canada convened on Saturday, May 20,on the LA84 campus in South L.A. ... read more »
School Choice Not the Right Choice for All Students
May 31, 2018
The Trump Administration has proposed to decrease funding to authorized investments for public schools while increasing funding opportunities for school choice programs and private school vouchers. Ninety percent of children in America attend public schools. Increased funding to school choice programs, while reducing funding to public schools is a strategy that leaves behind our most vulnerable students ... read more »
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