Los Angeles Sparks Rout Chicago Sky

The Los Angeles Sparks welcomed the Chicago Sky to the Staples on Sunday afternoon. Having won only one of their five previous games, the Sparks were looking to turn their last win into a winning streak. They would have to remain committed to their multiple efforts that it would take against a team like this,” as per Head Coach Derek Fisher.

The Storied History of the Black Press Part II

“African American journalism has played a dual role, serving as purveyors of news and information and as agents of social change,” Dr. Jane Rhodes, the head of the department of African American studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said, noting that the Black Press has always been a source of black American political power.

Kern County Leadership Assembles To Discuss Under Representation In 2020 Census

Kern County community leaders gathered in attendance to discuss under-representation of marginalized groups within the county. On the morning of June 28th, 2019, elected officials, community stakeholders, and mayors of Kern County cities joined in the Larry Reider Superintendent’s Building at 2000 K St. They met to bring awareness to the myriad impediments that arise when funds are not properly allocated. 

GM Exec Touts DTU and other Programs that Feature HBCUs

“There are so many great men and women that are being developed and minds that are being cared for, cultivated inside of the schools and they don’t necessarily have the recruitment bandwidth and their career centers don’t have the relationships established to actually open up access to larger Fortune 500 companies,” Lester Booker, Jr., the project manager for communications operations at General Motors.

68-Year-Old Swimmer Competes in National Senior Olympics

Once she became a contestant for the local games, Loretta Griffin was told that she would need to participate in the state level and place in the top four to attend the Nationals, as well as qualify the year before the actual Olympics. Griffin completed all her requirements, including coming in third place last year in a 500 freestyle that consisted of 20 laps and four strokes to qualify her for the Nationals.

Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” Wins Mass Attention for Focus on Falsely Accused Central Park Five

As DuVernay’s film gained viewers and momentum and waves of publicity, Linda Fairstein, the main prosecutor of the Central Park Five, was dropped by her publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, on June 7. Fairstein has never apologized or admitted there was a wrongful prosecution in the case. Several prosecutors and detectives have avoided discussing the series. The five men are pursuing an additional $52 million in damages from New York State in the New York Court of Claims.

BET Awards Honor Entertainment Icons

The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Jermell Charlo Ready for Harrison Rematch

This past Sunday night the PBC on FOX team put together another exciting fight card for boxing fans to enjoy. Though this was supposed to be a fight card headlined by a Tony Harrison vs Jermell Charlo rematch of their championship fight in December of 2018. An apparent ankle injury has sidelined Harrison; therefore, Charlo was set up to fight Jorge Cota as a replacement.

Clippers Williams Wins Sixth Man Award

It was another award for L.A. Clippers’ guard Lou Williams. He was recently named winner of the 2018-19 Kia Sixth Man of the Year Award. It was the second consecutive year and the third time he has won the award. Williams and former Clipper guard Jamal Crawford are the only NBA players to have won the award three times in a career.

OP-ED: On Juneteenth We Must Remember Our Fight For Freedom Continues

“The NAACP stands at a significant moment in time when racial subordination and racial hierarchy is being reinforced at the highest level of leadership in this country. The recent accounts of domestic terrorism at black churches, images of Blackface populating the airwaves, the increase in hate crimes, and Black lives senselessly taken at the hands of over policing and brutality, shows that we are living in a world that often devalues us as people who have the right to live freely.”