Monday, May 10, 2021
Vaccine Hesitancy a Major Concern Affecting Black Community
April 29, 2021
When she became eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Dawn Gravely, a Black woman who is a personal trainer, didn’t embrace the opportunity to get vaccinated. She had many questions: Was the vaccine rushed through approval? Is it safe? Will it really make a difference? ... read more »
Muted Mardi Gras: Closed Bars, Barricaded Bourbon Street
April 16, 2021
Music blared from the courtyard of a French Quarter restaurant on Mardi Gras morning but nobody was there to hear it. ... read more »
The Weeknd is Top Nominee for May’s iHeartRadio Music Awards
April 8, 2021
The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are among the top nominees for next month's iHeartRadio Music Awards. ... read more »
Ruby Bridges to Deliver Tulane Commencement Address Online
April 8, 2021
A key figure in the New Orleans civil rights movement will deliver the keynote address during online graduation ceremonies at Tulane University. ... read more »
‘Leave no Tigrayan’: In Ethiopia, an ethnicity is erased
April 8, 2021
Now, for the first time, they also bring proof of an official attempt at what is being called ethnic cleansing in the form of a new identity card that eliminates all traces of Tigray, as confirmed to The Associated Press by nine refugees from different communities. ... read more »
Survey: Even as Schools Reopen, Many Students Learn Remotely
April 8, 2021
Nearly 46% of public schools offered five days a week of in-person learning to all students in February, according to the survey, but just 34% of students were learning full time in the classroom. The gap was most pronounced among older K-12 students, with just 29% of eighth graders getting five days a week of learning at school. ... read more »
Legislature Must Create More Opportunities for Black Homeownership
April 8, 2021
As one of the leaders of the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, I have witnessed many success stories in the Black business community; small businesses that have grown into corporations, local restaurants that have become pillars in their community, entrepreneurs who have taken a vision and succeeded at something no one else has done. ... read more »
UN Warns over 27 Million Congolese Suffer From Acute Hunger
April 6, 2021
Two U.N. agencies warned Tuesday that over 27 million people in Congo are suffering from acute hunger, a record high representing almost one-third of the African nation’s estimated population of 87 million. ... read more »
Christmas Day Killing of Wife in Anaheim Heads to Jury
April 5, 2021
A 39-year-old man repeatedly threatened to kill his wife and had done time for domestic violence before beating her to death on Christmas Day 2011 at their apartment in Anaheim, a prosecutor told jurors today, while the defendant's attorney said the victim's death was an accident and followed a night of heavy drinking. ... read more »
University of La Verne to Open Entrepreneurship Center
April 1, 2021
The University of La Verne announced today it has received a $2 million gift from real estate executive and philanthropist Randall Lewis to create an entrepreneurship center in Ontario. ... read more »
Lucas Museum Acquires Judith F. Baca’s ‘The History of California’ Archive
March 31, 2021
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, currently under construction in Exposition Park, is pleased to announce its acquisition of the archive related to the artist Judith F. Baca’s monumental mural The History of California (1976–84), popularly known as The Great Wall of Los Angeles. ... read more »
Art Exhibition Remembers the Black Women who were Lynched
March 29, 2021
Blacks became the prey of lynch mobs if they were accused of a crime, committed a perceived slight against someone white or demanded changes, such as the right to vote. The report documents more than 4,400 cases of men, women and children who were killed between 1877 and 1950. The vast majority were men. Artist Alexis Joyner created art around the tragedy.. ... read more »
March 5, 2021
Director Lee Daniels (“Precious”) has taken the audience into his imagined world of the late, great, and deeply complicated Billie Holiday aka Lady Day, in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” with a screenplay written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Suzan-Lori Parks (“Topdog/Underdog”). ... read more »
LeBron James rejects Zlatan’s criticism of activist athletes
March 2, 2021
LeBron James responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s criticism of his political activism with a promise that he will never just shut up and dribble. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar also pointed out that Ibrahimovic clearly didn’t feel the same way about spotlighting social injustices when the soccer great called out racism in his native Sweden just three years ago. ... read more »
More US churches are committing to racism-linked reparations
December 13, 2020
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas acknowledges that its first bishop in 1859 was a slaveholder. An Episcopal church in New York City erects a plaque noting the building’s creation in 1810 was made possible by wealth resulting from slavery. ... read more »

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