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Black Public Media Urges African American's to ‘BE HEARD!’
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Black Public Media Urges African American’s to ‘BE HEARD!’

Black Public Media (BPM) has launched “BE HEARD!”, a social media campaign engaging the African American community around key issues surrounding the November 3 election. The Harlem-based nonprofit dedicated to media content about the global Black experience, commissioned Color Farm Media to create a series of shorts featuring influencers — including actors Erika Alexander and […]

One Warrior Takes Her Rest
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One Warrior Takes Her Rest

Thank you Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and may you rest in peace. Today, September 25th, 2020,  as I viewed the ceremony to bring  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s casket into the U.S. Capitol as the first woman to lie in state, tears welled up in my eyes for so many reasons. Justice Ginsburg is a true icon who […]

8 Facts You Need to Know About Kamala Harris Before You Vote
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8 Facts You Need to Know About Kamala Harris Before You Vote

The U.S. is celebrating a major milestone: Kamala Harris is the first woman of color nominated to the office of Vice President and is positioned to be our nation’s second-in-command. Authors Geri Spieler and Rick Kaplowitz, who wrote San Francisco Values: Common Ground for Getting America Back on Track (August 2020; Palmetto Publishing Group; ISBN-13: 978-1-64111-745-6; Original […]

CBS2’s Pat Harvey Moderates The Black Business Association’s “Salute to Black Women Virtual  Empowerment Summit” in Observance  of National Women’s Equality Day
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CBS2’s Pat Harvey Moderates The Black Business Association’s “Salute to Black Women Virtual Empowerment Summit” in Observance of National Women’s Equality Day

The Black Business Association (BBA), the oldest active ethnic business support organization in the State of California, headquartered in Los Angeles, in observance of “National Women’s Equality Day”, commemorates the 2020 Salute to Black Women Virtual Empowerment Summit Fundraiser. This notable event will take place on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM PDT online (Streaming details coming soon). […]

Between History and the Hard Place?
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Between History and the Hard Place?

If we don’t remember the past, we are doomed to repeat it. I think most people in the Western world have heard some iteration of this quote during their lives, possibly during a history class, a speech from a concerned parent, or perhaps one of their favorite, moralizing television shows. But recently, at least in […]

Joe Biden Names Kamala Harris to Be His Running Mate
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Joe Biden Names Kamala Harris to Be His Running Mate

in a historic announcement, Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate. This makes the California senator the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket.  “I’ve decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Trump and Mike Pence […]

We  Mourn the Passing of Congressman John Lewis
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We Mourn the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

The passing of freedom fighter, civil rights warrior and political icon Congressman John Lewis ends a chapter in the history of this country that has no comparison.  Congressman Lewis was fearless from his youngest age as a member of the  ‘dream team,’ which was led by the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Congressman Lewis risked […]

Capturing Black America - Time Cover Artist Charly Palmer
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Capturing Black America – Time Cover Artist Charly Palmer

The cover of Time Magazine’s July 6th double issue was painted by Atlanta-based African-American fine artist Charly Palmer to capture the essence of racial injustice today –  and from an historical perspective –  as seen through the eyes of a child. It is one of four paintings by Palmer to be featured in Time’s special issue on racism, “America Must Change.” The high-impact acrylic […]

John Lewis Dies, Age 80
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John Lewis Dies, Age 80

The death of Representative John Lewis on Friday, July 17th was confirmed in a statement by Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of Representatives. Mr. Lewis had announced on Dec. 29th that he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was a fighter and he vowed to fight the disease.  “I have been in some kind of fight […]

Does the Current "Black Lives Matter Movement" Solve The Problems of Black America
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Does the Current “Black Lives Matter Movement” Solve The Problems of Black America

The Village of Hempstead takes a monumental step in co-naming street major street in its downtown area “Black Lives Matter Way” aligning with the national protest movement in America.  The Village of Hempstead has a long and storied history which includes the election of the longest serving African American Mayor in New York State former […]

Juneteenth: Know Your History
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Juneteenth: Know Your History

“Today, Juneteenth is recognized as the day the last enslaved people learned of the Emancipation proclamation. It is important to recognize, however, that our criminal legal system has been used since to continue forced labor. Here is a slice of that history shared by a friend that you should know and understand: “In 1866, one […]

The Murder of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta Police Emphasizes Need for Change
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The Murder of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta Police Emphasizes Need for Change

Atlanta Lawyer: “What is it going to take? How many more examples are we going to take?” Chapman: “Community Control of Police is the only thing that can change anything!” Frank Chapman, Executive Director of the newly formed National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, today called for immediate passage of legislation establishing democratic community […]

Protesters March through Long Island's North Shore
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Protesters March through Long Island’s North Shore

Demonstrators peacefully gathered to walk the streets of Glen Cove on Long Island’s North Shore to protest police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Peaceful Protests Take Place on Long Island
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Peaceful Protests Take Place on Long Island

Protesters rallied peacefully, marched and condemned police brutality as they gathered on the lawn of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building in Mineola. In the past 30 days, Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead while jogging in Georgia, Breonna Taylor was shot dead in her Kentucky home and George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police […]

On the Death of George Floyd: 'Like a Hunter Posing Over His Prey'
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On the Death of George Floyd: ‘Like a Hunter Posing Over His Prey’

Statement from Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of Repairers of the Breach, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice. They also are co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The graphic image of a white police officer crushing a […]