Trailblazing golfer Lee Elder dies at 87 

Sportsman endured racist threats on his way to breaking racial barriers “As long as I’m alive, golfers will be White and caddies will be Black.”  —Quote attributed to Augusta National  Golf Club co-founder Clifford Roberts On April 10, 1975, Robert Lee Elder strolled onto the golf course in Augusta, Ga. clad head to toe in […]

More begin to shop prior to ‘Black Friday’

Two out of  three consumers say so Those who haven’t started their holiday shopping by now are becoming a rare breed, data shows. Black Friday used to herald the start of the holiday shopping season, but in recent years the number of Americans who say they are starting holiday shopping before Thanksgiving has risen to […]

NAACP president releases statement on guilty verdict in killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Nation’s racism must be fixed “The verdict in the trial over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery is long overdue,” said Derrick Johnson, NAACP president/CEO. “Ahmaud Arbery’s death was unnecessary and fueled by racist ideologies deeply ingrained into the fabric of this nation. Generations of Black people have seen this time and time again, with the […]

Texas school district ‘disturbed’ after White student slaps Black teacher

A Texas school district said Monday that leaders were “disturbed” after a White high school student was recorded on video slapping a Black teacher during class and “making racially charged comments and threats,” reports Fox News The incident happened at a school in the Castleberry Independent School District in the Fort Worth area on an […]

Ahead of winter, Gov. Newsom takes action to support healthcare facilities

Allows workers from out of state Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed an executive order to ensure California’s health care facilities continue to have the staffing and resources needed to prevent a potential strain on the state’s health care delivery system as the state prepares for a potential new surge in COVID-19 cases over the winter. […]

Nancy Pelosi, Jason Momoa headline virtual summit

GirlsBuild’21 Summit urged young women to change the future of planet This year’s GirlsBuild’21 National Virtual Summit drew more than 10,000 young women from the South Los Angeles area and across the country to discuss environmental justice, a defining moment for our country. This year’s theme, “The Planet’s Future Starts Here,” featured a day of […]

Statue of Mary McCleod Bethune will be second Black woman in U.S. Capitol

Replacing statue of Florida confederate soldier Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) assisted in unveiling a new statue in Florida that will later move to the U.S. Capitol. The Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune statue arrived in the United States by way of Florida since arriving from Italy, reports Black Enterprise. The McLeod Bethune statue will be representing the State of Florida […]

Infrastructure bill could boost county transportation funding

Newsom calls signing ‘historic’ President Joe Biden this week signed a $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure bill into law, bringing billions of dollars to California for public transit projects, wildfire preparation, bridge and road repair, electric vehicle charging networks and more. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) CEO Stephanie Wiggins called the bill’s $9.45 billion […]