Month: February 2021

we’ve heard about the Underground Railroad, We hear the stories of slavery. The rhetoric of our oppression. Did you know that there is a tour of the Underground Railroad? Have you ever seen the artifacts of slavery? Jim Crow? In a Black History Month presentation we’re going to sip coffee and chat with Hardy Brown […]

https://www.facebook.com/coffeeconversationswithgregj/posts/238064331246764 We see and hear a lot about “Critical Race Theory” and Racial Reconciliation”… More and more, Institutions are undertaking a monumental task to overturn biases. But can they really keep it real? What is the effective approach? Can we really change the hearts of men (and women)? There’s a lot of buzz out there […]

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media California’s Committee on Revision of the Penal Code (CRPC) released its first annual report last week. The proposal included 10 recommendations that would significantly reform California’s criminal justice system – if they are adapted into law. Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), the chair of the, praised CRPC’s inaugural recommendations […]

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media Since President Biden’s inauguration, people have been raving about the “riveting” inaugural performance – and equally enchanting Super Bowl appearance — of former Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Amanda Gorman. Beyond her gripping poetry and captivating sense of fashion, another Gorman style that has been catching media attention […]

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent “[2020’s] tragedies – both COVID and the instances of violence against people of color by police and others – was a real call to action for The National Philharmonic Orchestra. We completely revamped our season of music as a first step in meeting this moment in history – and […]

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia NNPA NEWSWIRE — “He comes in here, and he doesn’t act like he’s better than anyone. He keeps it simple. Look, he is a political prisoner. He is in here not for a crime, but adultery. But he does not look for favors, and with all […]

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor It took only one day, one inauguration, for the shift between pessimism and optimism. Just one day to anticipate new opportunities, new possibilities. The skies opened up on the day that President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris of the inauguration, and the sun of truth and light shone […]

Wow! R&B singer has a new album out that is tearing up the radio airwaves and streaming platforms everywhere. But the biggest job of all was her epic rendition of the Star Spangled Banner with Country Superstar Eric Church. It was an incredible reminder that Country Western Music is closely related to R&B/Soul as the […]

Los Angeles County supervisors were briefed today on four legal options for removing Sheriff Alex Villaneuva from his elected post, but it was not clear if the board is ready to take action. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and former Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas first called on county attorneys in October to spell out their options for playing […]

On Friday, Feb. 5, the United States Supreme Court voted 6-3 in favor of allowing California churches to reopen their doors to worshippers. The ruling, which lifted the state’s ban on indoor, in-person church services, went into effect this weekend. But some California Black Churches say they will keep their doors closed for now. They […]


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