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HU Scripps Howard School of Journalism announces $500,000 Challenge Grant from 21st Century Fox
July 24, 2015
Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications recently announced a $500,000 Challenge Grant from 21st Century Fox, the world’s leading portfolio of film and television brands ... read more »
L.A. Speech and Language Therapy Center Students to Perform in 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games
July 24, 2015
The games will host more than 7,000 special needs athletes from 170 nations and are expected to bring out more than half a million attendees ... read more »
Paul Quinn College Extends Scholarships to 55 California Students
July 23, 2015
The end of summer is near and students are preparing to ship off to college. 55 students from sunny California will soon prepare to become a part of the freshman class at Paul Quinn College, a private HBCU in Dallas, Texas, on August 2. ... read more »
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr., Leading the city into a Better Tomorrow
July 23, 2015
Inglewood mayor James T. Butts Jr., discusses city project updates and the State of the city Adrdress ... read more »
Grammy Award Winner Kirk Whalum Plays to Glorify God
July 23, 2015
Kirk Whalum loves the Lord and he tells everyone who crosses his path. Just ask those in attendance at the ‘Maze featuring Frankie Beverly’ concert on July 17, ... read more »
Pentecostal Temple installs 5 women ministers
July 23, 2015
Five of the female members of the Pentecostal Temple Church have been formally installed in their respective ecclesiastical offices. Mother Jessie Stewart was ordained as a minister of the Gospel, ... read more »
Happy Birthday!
July 23, 2015
The Los Angeles Sentinel extends best wishes to Rev. William Turner of New Revelations Baptist Church in Pasadena on the occasion of his 77th birthday. The Sentinel also salutes Bishop Charles E. ... read more »
Towards a Strategy for Struggle: Remembrance and Reflections on Liberation
July 23, 2015
Second in a series for the 50th Anniversary Nguzo Saba 2015 Conference (September 24-27), celebrating the founding of our organization Us and the introduction of the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles) and Kawaida philosophy. The following are excerpts from a 1973 article titled “A Strategy for Struggle: Turning Weakness into Strength” which I published in the Black Scholar during my political imprisonment on trumped up charges and subsequently published in my book titled Essays on Struggle: Position and Analysis in 1978 by Kawaida Publications. A new 50th anniversary edition will be published by the University of Sankore Press and be available at the conference ... read more »
AFRICAN AMERICAN REPRESENTATION UP FOR GRABS
July 23, 2015
Two recent articles by white columnists deal with the potential loss of African American political representation. (This extremely important issue has yet to be publicly addressed by Black politicians themselves.) Alan Clayton’s article, “Protect African American Representation in LA County,” (Daily Breeze, 7/12/15), argues expanding the five-member LA county board of supervisors to seven would maintain current African American representation. Bill Boyarsky’s , “African American Political Currents in LA (L A Observed,(07/08/15), concurs. (Hopefully, Black elected officials will take the lead in maintaining African American representation.) Excerpts from both articles follow. ... read more »
Obama praises Nigerian leader for pursuing safety, security
July 23, 2015
President Barack Obama welcomed Nigeria's new president to the Oval Office on Monday and praised him for working to bring "safety, security and peace" to a nation challenged by economic strains, a history of corruption and violence unleashed by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. ... read more »
‘Roxy’ blends Adult Themes with Moral Principles
July 23, 2015
Tasha Biltmore is known for writing and directing plays that focus on abuse, domestic violence and other issues often overlooked by traditional playwrights and directors. Her current undertaking is “Roxy”, a play about two women who run a strip club. According to Biltmore, the venue provides a good backdrop for topics she hasn't covered, such as criminal activity, shady business deals and extortion. ... read more »
Comedian Dave Chappelle speaks out about comeback
July 23, 2015
Dave Chappelle's return to the comedy stage comes at a racially charged time in the U.S., but the comedian, who never shied away from racial issues, says that's just a coincidence. ... read more »
5th Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival Brings Light and Love to Thousands
July 23, 2015
Umbrellas and tents in tow, thousands of fans, celebrities and public figures gathered in celebration of gospel music at the 5th Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival located in the heart of downtown Long Beach on July 19. ... read more »
Bob Johnson launches the Urban Movie Channel
July 23, 2015
Robert L. Johnson is the founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies, an innovative business network that owns and holds interests in businesses operating in hotel real estate, private equity, consumer financial services, asset management, automobile dealerships, sports and entertainment, and video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (July 22)
July 23, 2015
A week by week lesson on Black History. ... read more »
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