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All Star Code program highlights diversity issues in tech industry

NEW YORK-All Star Code (ASC), a leading nonprofit organization creating economic opportunity for young men of color by helping them develop the tools they need to succeed in a technological world, today launched its inaugural Ambassador program, comprised of renowned executives and start-up founders. The group of business leaders will use their unique experiences and expertise […]

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White supremacists convicted for threatening Maxine Waters

Two men have been convicted in federal courts for threatening to kill Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43). “I am pleased by the identification, arrest, and conviction of the men who threatened me, my family, and my staff in support of their racist, white supremacist, and hate-filled agenda,” Waters said. “Let these convictions be a lesson to […]

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Wrongful death lawsuit targets Democratic donor Ed Buck

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A wrongful death civil rights lawsuit has been filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court against California Democratic major Ed Buck, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Assistant Head Deputy District Attorney Craig Hum in the 2017 death of 26-year-old Gemmel Moore. The suit has been filed on behalf […]

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Hollywood’s diversity and inclusion representation falls flat

Wonder Woman took moviegoers by storm in 2017, taking in more than $820 million in ticket sales worldwide. And Patty Jenkins’ role as director of the blockbuster was part of a positive — if possibly short-lived — trend for women directors that year. Counting each year’s 200 top-grossing films, the number of women directors nearly […]

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District Attorney Jackie Lacey launches Mental Health Division

LOS ANGELES, CA-Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced an expansion of her office’s efforts to help people living with mental illness in the criminal justice system. The Mental Health Division brings together deputy district attorneys whose cases involve defendants who have been declared incompetent to stand trial or are seeking alternative sentences due […]

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The strike in photos: United Teachers Los Angeles protest

LOS ANGELES, CA-Members of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) officially walked off the job at their respective schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and hit the streets on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, braving the rain and dreary weather conditions as they seek remedies to classroom overcrowding, a need for an upgrade in […]

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American Ballet Theatre’s ‘Harlequinqade’ comes to SoCal

COSTA MESA, CA – American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie has announced that ABT Principal Dancer Stella Abrera will dance the role of Pierrette at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in its West Coast premiere on Jan. 17. Abrera will also dance in the Jan. 20 matinee. Misty Copeland makes her debut as Pierrette […]

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Waters backs passage of BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), the co-chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, applauded the passage of S. 2076, the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives on Dec. 19 by an overwhelming vote of 361 to 3, after passing the […]

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Obamas pay homage to President George H.W. Bush

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a joint statement on the passing of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. “America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush. While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude. Not merely for […]

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Bryron Allen lands court wins against Comcast and Charter

LOS ANGELES, CA — Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios (ES) and the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM) – plaintiffs in federal lawsuits filed against Comcast and Charter Communications – are pleased to announce two decisions issued today by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The lawsuits were filed against two […]

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‘Charm City’ connects citizens, cops, and communities

Los Angeles, CA – Close to 150 people attended the Election Eve special screening of Charm City at the Museum of Tolerance. Charm City, a film by Marilyn Ness, delivers a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalled, escalating violence in Baltimore. This film […]

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OneUnited Bank unveils “Take A Knee” campaign

MIAMI– In an unprecedented move, OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in America, unveils the “Take A Knee” Campaign with a stunning masterpiece, Last Man Standing, by internationally acclaimed artist Addonis Parker. The protest art evokes the importance and burden of activism in America, featuring three football players kneeling during the national anthem. The Take […]

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CBP officers recover 23 stolen luxury vehicles headed to China

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers assigned to the Outbound Enforcement Team (OET) at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport complex recovered 23 stolen high-end vehicles, consisting of 11 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 and 12 Land Rover Range Rover bound for China. OET officers discovered the stolen vehicles ready for exportation while conducting […]

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10TH ASCAP Annual Women Behind the Music in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA – On Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) hosted the 10th annual ASCAP Women Behind the Music at 433 BISHOP in Atlanta. This event celebrates female artists and executives in the music industry. This year’s honorees included actress and Sister Circle co-host Rashan Ali, singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter, […]

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