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A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. Then video shows her calling police and telling emergency operators that the man was threatening her and her dog. The woman, who has been identified as Amy Cooper, has apologized. But by Tuesday afternoon she was […]

Associated Press writers Gretchen Ehlke in Milwaukee and Todd Richmond in Madison, Wisconsin, contributed to this report. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a handcuffed black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander’s video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white […]

Joe W. Bowers Jr. | California Black Media  Last Thursday, the University of California’s (UC) Board of Regents voted 23-0 to end the use of the SAT and ACT tests in admissions for all California freshman applicants through 2024. The University plans to try to create a new standardized test to use in time for […]

In her TED x Berlin >> CHANGE YOUR CHANNEL << Mallence shared a truth that not only deeply resonated with people across the globe, but many felt compelled to share. Her TED x was independently translated into more than 5 languages and became a social media phenomena that was shared over 20 million times via various social media platforms, raising global awareness via a sensational grass -roots movement. […]

COvid 19 has cancelled a summer of leisure. Our beloved festivals, concerts and gatherings of any size have been cancelled or postponed. The leisure consumer is hurt. The promoters/producers of these festivals have had to be creative and ingenious in how to handle this unprecedented situation. And so we talk about it with Rich Sherman, […]

The City’s response to COVID 19 has been exemplerary, so we pause to talk with a key City official to hear how his district has responded, We’ll hear about plans for recovery. And we’ll discuss the hot potatoe issue of reopening….. And so we’ve invited the Honorable Long Beach City Councilman Al Austin to sip […]

Modifications Required to Protect Californians against COVID-19 Places of Worship Should Limit Attendance to 25% of Total Capacityor a Maximum of 100 Attendees Retail Guidance for In-Store Shopping, Already in Place for Certain Counties,Now Applies Statewide  SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health today announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious […]

Streaming live on Youtube This is so exciting. The entertainment industries are finally publically recognizing the power of contemporary African Music. Something that the author of this piece has recognized since going to Africa on an annual journey to the Capetown Jazz Festival. We have long know that the potency o contemporary music originating on […]

There is a lot going on in this world.. The leadership of the nation gives us pause, the COVID 19 pandemic has got us all wondering what’s next, there is unmitigated social justice and human rights issues violations in the land, the Census is upon us yet we could be undercounted if we dont act, […]

by Lisa Fitch, OW Editor in Chief Dr. Maulana Karenga, chair of the Department of Africana Studies at CSU Long Beach, wants the Black community to make sure that physical distancing during the pandemic does not interfere with relationships or establishing networks. “We’ve got to shop for each other, we have to pick up prescriptions […]


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