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‘Saving Our Sons’
July 18, 2019
Assembly member Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) will host a transformational one-day conference “Saving Our Sons” for boys of color in middle school and high school, drop-outs, wards of the court, continuation school students, youth on probation and those residing in foster and group homes. ... read more »
‘South Central Love’ Created By 25-Year-Old Filmmaker Christina Cooper Stands as a Change Agent in the Fight Against Gun Violence
July 18, 2019
“South Central Love” was created from a place of purpose, philanthropy, and love. ... read more »
Kevin Nash, KJLH On-Air Radio Personality and Community Leader Shares the Power of Radio with Los Angeles, Past, Present, and Future
July 18, 2019
Having got his first job and as he says “big break” at age 12, Nash has been working over the air for 38 years. ... read more »
Kat Tat Celebrates One Year of Business at Enigma
July 18, 2019
After working her way through the tattoo industry, Kat Tat has been successful in having her own shop, Enigma. ... read more »
‘Color Him Father,’ A New Narrative on Black Fatherhood and Grief in America
July 18, 2019
In 2019, Drake published his first book, “Color Him Father” as a resource for Black grieving fathers. The title of the book was inspired by the song “Color Him Father” by the 60s musical group, The Winstons. ... read more »
The 2019 ESPYS, Hosted by Legendary Comedian Tracy Morgan, Celebrated the Biggest Achievements, Performances and Moments of the Year in Sports
July 11, 2019
On Wednesday evening, the biggest names in sports and entertainment descended on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate the year’s best moments in sports at The 2019 ESPYS Presented by Capital One. ... read more »
Freeform supports Halle Bailey’s Ariel casting amid backlash
July 11, 2019
A Disney-owned cable network has taken aim at critics who disagreed with the decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming adaption of  "The Little Mermaid.'' Freeform posted an open letter on Sunday in support of Bailey after some on social media used the hashtag (hash) NotMyAriel to object to a black woman portraying the red-headed mermaid princess of the animated film. But the network says "Danish mermaids can be black because Danish (asterisk)people(asterisk) can be black.'' ... read more »
Rodney O and Mellow Man Ace Fired up the 4th of July Festival in Exposition Park
July 11, 2019
Thousands of people from all walks of life gathered in Exposition Park for the free, all-day, family-friendly festival. ... read more »
Beyoncé to drop new original song from ‘The Lion King’
July 11, 2019
Beyoncé is dropping a new original song from Disney’s live-action “Lion King.” The song, “Spirit,” will be released later Tuesday and should get a push for Academy Award consideration. A news release says the song comes at a pivotal moment for Nala, the character voiced by Beyoncé, in the film that comes out on July 18. She also co-wrote the song. ... read more »
Stevie Wonder says he’s getting a kidney transplant in fall
July 11, 2019
Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London Saturday night by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant this fall. The 69-year-old music legend made the announcement after performing "Superstition'' at the end of a packed British Summer Time concert in London's sprawling Hyde Park. ... read more »
Jay-Z partners with cannabis company as brand strategist
July 11, 2019
Jay-Z is heading into the legal marijuana industry as a chief brand strategist in partnership with a California cannabis product company. The rapper said in a statement Tuesday that he entered a multiyear deal with San Jose, California-based Caliva. His role will consist of driving creative direction, outreach efforts and strategy for the brand. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
July 11, 2019
When she helped school her white editors on the power of her works and viewpoints on African American culture and experiences, she faced the same challenge that many African Americans encounter when dealing with their white counterparts in business, education, politics, etc. Resistance. As she recounts her experiences, Morrison is poised, resolved and reflective. Somewhat akin to an intelligent philosopher or an academic who patiently teaches a class of inquisitive but slow-learning freshmen. ... read more »
David Mack Builds Community Bridges Through the Arts
July 11, 2019
The executive director of Invertigo Dance Theatre seeks to unite communities, give inspiration and shape the forefront of the arts in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Johnny Gill’s No. 1 Billboard Song ‘Soul of A Woman’
July 11, 2019
“Soul of A Woman,” the latest single from “Game Changer II,” is an R&B record that focuses on women overcoming struggles. ... read more »
LAPD opens internal affairs inquiry in Nipsey Hussle case
July 4, 2019
Los Angeles police have opened an internal affairs investigation into why the woman who drove the getaway car in the aftermath of rapper Nipsey Hussle’s killing was sent home when she tried to turn herself in during the manhunt for the shooter. ... read more »
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