“In celebrating the Congressional Black Caucus, I'm not touting their perfection, because the collective caucus is flawed as any other organization. My biggest bone to pick with Caucus members is all of them won't sign or align themselves with HR 40, the reparations legislation that Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) introduced thirty years ago.”
“I’m [was] born and raised in this segregated city without any Home Rule rights and no equal rights when the city was segregated,” Norton said. “I’m a third generation Washingtonian and I’m the great, great granddaughter of a runaway slave, so motivation is built into my DNA.”
Community members, South High staff and students had a special lunch Thursday at South High’s annual Black History Month Luncheon. On the menu was a line up of soul food options consisting of fried chicken, collard greens, corn bread, black eyed peas and so much more.
The same states where African Americans are underrepresented in selective public colleges are also underfunding the open-access colleges that African Americans attend. According to Georgetown’s study, selective public colleges spend nearly three times more on instruction and academic support than open access colleges.
On Friday, Feb. 22, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered new DNA tests in a 35-year-old quadruple murder case involving African-American death row inmate Kevin Cooper. Newsom's decision could lead to the overturning of Cooper's 1985 conviction in the killing of a rural Chino Hills family and their 11-year-old house guest. The case has the potential, some political watchers say, to divide Californians.
Dr. Sheila Brooks, the founder, president and CEO of SRB Communications, a full service Washington, D.C.-based advertising and marketing agency, has earned an Image Award nomination in Outstanding Literary Work as one of the authors, (along with Clint C. Wilson) of the new book, “Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice.”
Coming up this Saturday, March 2 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions, former Super Welterweight World Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara will look to reclaim a piece of the 154-pound crown when he challenges WBA champion Brian Castaño.
The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and Banc of California Stadium announced a partnership today with ParkWhiz, a fast and convenient parking service that allows ticket holders to find, reserve, and pay for parking spaces in advance of attending events at Banc of California Stadium.
James Luckey Jr. has been in the newspaper business for as long as he can remember. When he was young, he woke up early to deliver newspapers to subscribers. Then he helped with layout, and now he is the editor of The Bakersfield News Observer.
“One thing I think for sure about the missing teens is that human trafficking is a hotbed in my city [and around the country],” said Psychologist and Navy veteran Sheri Davis, who lives in Madison, Alabama. “I think it’s very easy for the courts and police to turn their heads the other way and not deal with the problem at hand.”
The 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival is proud to announce that one of the short films in this year’s festival, SKIN, directed by Guy Nativ, won the Oscar for Live Action Short on Sunday evening. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences designated PAFF as an official qualifying film festival for live action and animation short films.
Are you a football fans, have you caught the new AAF Football? I love the sport of football, form playing in the back yards as a kid to playing throughout High School I enjoyed the lesson of discipline and hard work, which culminated into immediate dominance!
In the Clippers first home game since the NBA’s mid-season All-Star break, the Clippers face the Dallas Mavericks as they try to hold on to their current playoff spot. Coming into the game the Clippers have won 6 out of the past 10 games, while the Mavericks came into this game winning only 3 of their last 7 games.
Bakersfield City School District officials plan to bring summer school back in 2020 after a one-year hiatus, Superintendent Harry ‘Doc’ Ervin said Saturday during a community forum at Walter Stiern Middle School.
If we want to improve education outcomes and strengthen our state, we need to improve our schools and assure that every child has access to a high-quality education, no matter their zip code or the color of their skin.
“You will go through many trials and obstacles in life and I want to tell you it’s not because of your heart but the color of your skin. But just like people before your time, you will overcome.” My grandmother told me that randomly one day when I was young, but I never really understood the severity in what she said.
Wearing a purple suit and hat and seated in the front row at the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, Lee was nominated for two Oscars: Best Adaptive Screenplay for “Blackkklansman,” and for Best Director of the same film.
Today, the chairs of six committees in the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to Attorney General William Barr to inform him of their expectation that he will make Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report public “without delay and to the maximum extent permitted by law.” The letter follows news reports that suggest the Special Counsel investigation is nearing an end.
Because love is always in season, it’s a great time to take a trip and start or rekindle a romance. All kinds of couples are heading to Miami, exchanging -10 degree weather for 80 degree+ temps. Share a balmy climate with someone you love, warm your bodies and your hearts with a romantic winter vacation.