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Our History Matters: The Untold Stories of African American ‘Hidden Figures’
February 8, 2019
Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1878. Major Taylor participated in his first bike race as a teenager. Shortly after, he moved to Worcester, Massachusetts to become a professional cyclist. Throughout his career, he received several world records from competing in races around the world but that didn’t stop the racist fans from throwing things at him and competitors trying to bump him off the track during his races. One competitor by the name of W.E. Becker choked Taylor until the police separated the two. ... read more »
Smashed in Memphis, Jimi Hendrix guitar headed for National Museum of African American Music
February 7, 2019
“Jimi Hendrix is one of the most important figures in American pop culture, not just American music,” said Dr. Steven Lewis, curator at NMAAM. “This guitar provides a physical reminder of the power of his music, his personality and his brand of self-expression that was as influential in the 1960s as it is today.” ... read more »
Black History Month News: Rev. Dr. Alexander Hamilton
February 7, 2019
In celebration of Black History Month, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas presented a scroll to the Reverend Dr. Alexander Hamilton, who arranged the late Aretha Franklin’s Grammy-Award winning gospel album Amazing Grace, among many other stellar musical achievements. ... read more »
Free Public Tours of the Tournament House
Our doors are open, and you’re invited! Guided tours inside Tournament House, the iconic Southern California landmark, open to the public. Tours will be offered, at no cost, every Thursday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. beginning today, February 7.Tournament of Roses® volunteers from the Heritage Committee, knowledgeable of the organization’s history and details of the house, conduct the tours.   ... read more / view event »
TIFFANY HADDISH SURPRISES GIRLS AND STAFF AT L.A. COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION CAMP
February 7, 2019
The girls and staff at Los Angeles County Probation’s Camp Scott were surprised and delighted last month when they received an unannounced visit from actress, comedian and author Tiffany Haddish. ... read more »
California Victim Compensation Board Receives More Than $8.3 Million Federal Grant To Support Services For Survivors of Las Vegas Shooting 
February 7, 2019
The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) received a grant for more than $8.3 million from the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP). The funding will assist victims and family members of the attack that occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017.  ... read more »
Improving Patients’ Access to Diabetes Care
February 7, 2019
Managing a chronic disease, like diabetes, is a challenge in its own right. It is even harder to do when you are having trouble affording your insulin. ... read more »
Frank Robinson, MLB’s First Black Manager and Hall of Famer Dies at 83
February 7, 2019
First-ballot Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who was Major League Baseball’s first Black manager, has died at the age of 83 after a prolonged battle with bone cancer. Robinson is one of the most groundbreaking figures in MLB history. He heavily impacted the integration of Black players into the league. Nearly a decade after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1946, Robinson broke into the majors earning Rookie of the Year honors in 1956 while playing for the Cincinnati Reds. ... read more »
A Dream Deferred — Is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Just Another Elusive Dream?
February 7, 2019
In 1951, Langston Hughes laid bare the anxious aspirations of millions of Black people in America with his poem, “A Dream Deferred.” In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded America of the promissory note written to its citizens guaranteeing life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, in his “I Have a Dream” speech. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: Suppose—Just Suppose?!
February 7, 2019
Consider conscience? Killing the innocents--the great unborn, many greats murdered through abortion. ... read more »
Rep. Moore Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and How the ACA Saved Her Life
February 7, 2019
In a televised interview, Moore revealed her cancer diagnosis and where she believes she’d be if it weren’t for former President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation which allows her to afford the treatments and necessary medication to fight the deadly disease. ... read more »
Opportunities for Our Communities – Advance LA’s New Sign Ordinance
February 7, 2019
It’s crucial that we have policies in place, like the sign ordinance, that give businesses the tools they need to help them grow and thrive. ... read more »
Dr. Bluthenthal Appointed Associate Dean for Social Justice at USC’s Keck
February 7, 2019
In his new role, with specific goals and plans in mind, he will establish an office specifically dealing with social health issues ... read more »
Langston Bar Salutes Legal Luminaries, Awards $60,000 in Scholarships
February 7, 2019
The presentations, which highlighted the non-profit organization’s 43rd Annual Installation and Awards Gala, took place at the JW Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live. ... read more »
Gregory Murphy Joins CSUN Community as its New Police Chief
February 1, 2019
When Gregory Murphy was introduced earlier this month as California State University, Northridge’s new police chief and initially addressed the members of the CSUN Department of Police Services, the topic of his conversation was respect. Respect also is a theme that he wants to define his relationship with the campus community. ... read more »
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