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Across Black America week of April 20, 2017

California The Sacramento Police Department on April 11 announced a formal investigation into the actions of one of their officers who was seen slamming a Black man

Across Black America Week of April 13, 2017.

California When Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards asked Shonda Rhimes to join the health care organization’s national board, Rhimes responded with the word she wrote the book on: a resounding “yes.” The two powerhouse women talked to Elle magazine about ...

Across Black America week of Apr. 6, 2017.

California A man in San Francisco has video proof of racial harassment in his workplace, and he is using the evidence to sue popular new automaker Tesla. DeWitt Lambert filed an 11-count complaint against Tesla last week in Northern California.

Across Black America Week of March 30, 2017

California Wyclef Jean was briefly detained and handcuffed in Los Angeles after police mistook him for a robbery suspect, Rolling Stone reports. The incident occurred the night of March 21 after Jean left the studio. It was captured on a ...

Judge approves DWP refunds

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers should begin receiving information in the mail this week about how to recover compensation from an overbilling class-action settlement, the law firm that represented the plaintiffs said on Monday. In December, Los ...

Across Black America week of March 23, 2017.

Arizona A new billboard in Phoenix has sparked controversy with its anti-Trump message, reports The Grio. The Nazi-esque sign is located in the 1000 block of Grand Avenue and was designed by artist Karen Fiorito. “I got the opportunity to ...

Across Black America week of March 16, 2017.

Alabama A Black University of Alabama student supported by a secretive campus group long controlled by Whites has been elected student government president, breaking a barrier that seemed unlikely to fall a few years ago, reports the Associated Press. Junior ...

Across Black America week of March 9, 2017

Arizona The Metropolitan Sun Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) celebrated its tenth year of existence in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona. The public was invited to join NCNW on Saturday, March 4, at the ...

Across Black America week of March 2, 2017

Alabama The mayor of Selma refused to back down Feb. 24 in a fight that has united unlikely allies - Black civil rights marchers and white Civil War re-enactors who refuse to pay thousands in fees to hold their events. ...

For Across Black America week of Feb. 23, 2017

California Ford Motor Company Fund returned as presenting sponsor of the 13th annual NAACP Hollywood Bureau Symposium, entitled “Pictures, Power, Progress: Pathways to Inclusion.” The panels focused on key issues impacting the lack of diversity and inclusion within the entertainment ...

Across Black America week of Feb. 16, 2017.

California What was intended to be an homage to Sen. Maxine Waters (CA-43) turned messy real quickly, after news site AJ+ referred to her as “sassy.”

Across Black America Week of Feb. 2, 2017.

California Jessica L.A. Pipkins has been selected as the new president of the Black Public Relations Society's Los Angeles (BPRS-LA) chapter. Pipkins takes the helm from Shawn Smith, who served for the last four years. Pipkins brings with her an ...

Across Black America Week of Jan. 26, 2017.

Alabama The Root and the New York Times (NYT) are reporting that the Talladega College band's trip to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration was mostly funded by fans of Fox's “The O'Reilly Factor.” The HBCU's president, Billy Hawkins, Ph.D., appeared ...

Across Black America Week of Jan. 19, 2017.

Alabama President-elect Donald Trump struggled to find performers for his inauguration ceremony.

Across Black America week of Jan. 12, 2017.

Alabama Voter suppression is alive and well, and a case in Alabama's Black Belt proves it, reports The Root. When the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency announced the closure of 31 driver's license offices in 2015, a journalist in the state ...

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