Bellingham, WA – When Martin Nickerson opened Northern Cross Collective Gardens (NCCG), a medical marijuana collective garden, he had the health and well-being of his patients in mind. Operating under the jurisdiction of State Law Rcw 69.51a, his Bellingham, WA location is supported by over 1300 patients, many of whom are disease suffering and seek [...]
Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), issued the following statement today on President Obama’s nomination of The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Mayor of City of Charlotte, NC, to serve as Secretary of Transportation: On behalf of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, we are [...]
ATLANTA – Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, U.S. Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom, U. S. State Department, was visibly moved as she accepted her award at the SCLC/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc.’s (sclc/WOMEN, Inc.) 34th Annual Drum Major for Justice Awards Dinner held in Atlanta last week. “I could not miss this moment,” Ambassador [...]
Washington, DC – Over 300 Black women from ten states traveled to the US Capitol last week to urge representatives to pass policies and programs that empower Black and underserved families, especially single mothers and the working-poor. Issues the women addressed as they visited the offices of their congressional leaders included: public education, gun violence [...]
New York – MomsRising.org answered First Lady Michelle Obama’s call for parents to get involved in the fight against childhood obesity. The grassroots organization kicked off National Nutrition Month with a “Food Power” conference and film screening to promote healthy eating habits and urge participants to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recently released [...]
2. Will Gobi M. Rahini’s documentary “7Dayz” about Tupac’s last days be any good? Are his claims about Suge Knight never being hit by a bullet true? 3. Will Michelle Obama’s Mom Dance make moms dance better and make dancing more acceptable to the nation?
Codeblack Films has acquired the rights to Shola Lynch’s documentary about Angela Davis. They have partnered with BET Networks to bring “Free Angela And All Political Prisoners” to various AMC Theatres April 5th. Angela Davis became known to the American consciousness in 1970 when J.Edgar Hoover put her on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for [...]
1.Lupe Fiasco’s show at the RockOn concert in D.C. last weekend was stopped because of his anti-Obama song “Word I Never Said.” How come Fiasco wasn’t as critical of the last president before Obama for the same reasons? 2. Isn’t it brilliant how Beyonce created a media controversy for herself by not singing live at [...]
Beyonce sang the national anthem at President Obama’s 2nd inauguration today.
Bobby Seale, who is the founding chairman and organizer of The Black Panther Party is raising money to complete his film “Seize The Time: The Eigth Defendant.” The film is about his life and times in the Panther Party. It is highly important that a film like this is made because it offers Seale’s rare [...]