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Black Public Media Announces Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund Deadline
August 13, 2018
Black Public Media (BPM), the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the black experience, has announced an open call for applications for the Jacquie Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund. The $300,000 scholarship fund is named in honor of the Peabody Award-winning director and former executive director of BPM. Underwritten by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and administered by BPM, the fund will support the work of content creators of color working with projects in the fields of non-fiction shorts, feature length programs, web series, 360-VR (Virtual Reality) or podcasts. Awards will range from $20,000 to $100,000. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2018. ... read more »
Heat Centers
The heat can be very dangerous, especially for our elders and young folks. Please keep yourself cool and safe by visiting one of the heat centers across the District. They include all of our recreation centers, senior centers, and libraries. ... read more / view event »
Movies in the Park, Health Fun Fest, Power Fest
There are three events happening across the Eighth District over the next few weeks. On Friday, I will host the last Movies in the Park for the year at Mt. Carmel Rec Center where we'll be watching Black Panther*, Wakanda Forever! Next week, join me and Empowerment Congress West at the Health and Wellness Fun Fest at Norman O. Houston Park, including a 5k run, yoga, zumba, and a full day worth of health-focused fun. The weekend right after, Power Fest is moving to the People's Lot on Vermont and Manchester with a full musical line up and a ferris wheel. ... read more / view event »
Instant Gratification: A Solo Exhibition by Josué Thomas
Working in various mediums such as fashion and fine art, Josué's aim is a response and re-imagination of traditional style and rational practice. In his work he reminds us that art is there to question convention and in turn guides our attention to the vivid culture, texture and atmosphere it generates. The philosophy is simple: collaborate, create and rebel. ... read more / view event »
Wildfire Impacts on California’s State Parks
August 10, 2018
California State Parks advises outdoor enthusiasts to plan carefully their next outdoor adventure in areas near wildfires. Some parks are closed, while others around the north Sacramento Valley and Sierra north of Calaveras County are impacted by smoke. Visitors with health issues or smoke sensitivity may want to reconsider visiting parks until the air quality improves. To ensure safety, the public is prohibited from entering closed areas. ... read more »
Celebrity “Walk Around the Park” to Celebrate, Honor and Empower Local Ladera All-Star Youth  
Walk Around the Park Will Take Place at Taste of Ladera And Aims to Honor Youth of Ladera at Ladera Park on Saturday, August 18th. ... read more / view event »
 Hyundai Returns to the 13th Annual Taste of Soul 
August 9, 2018
 This year’s theme for Taste of Soul is “Come Feel the Love” and Hyundai plans on showing Los Angeles just that.  ... read more »
The Leimert Park Book Fair Returns August 25
August 9, 2018
The family-oriented event is held in the heart of Leimert Park, widely considered to be the center of the African American arts/intellectual scene in L.A. ... read more »
Foster Care Advocates at CASA LA, Carry Out Mission, But Need More Support
August 9, 2018
CASA started their first program in 1978 under the leadership of Judge Peter Giannini, who secured a four-year federal start-up grant. The program, then known as the Child Advocates Office, was under the guidance of Presiding Judge of Juvenile Court, Richard “Skip” Byrne and Supervising Judge Paul Boland. In 1983, Friends of Child Advocates, now CASA of Los Angeles, founded by Jacqueline Dolan, organized a public/private partnership to increase awareness and raise money for the recruitment, training and support of volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children under the care of the Dependency Court, according to the organization’s website. ... read more »
Family Hires Cochran Firm in Wrongful Death Case against LAPD 
August 9, 2018
Family members of a woman shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers while she was being held hostage, have hired the Cochran firm to help them file a wrongful death and negligence claim against the department on their behalf. ... read more »
Local Specialist, Dr. Lorenzo Brown Makes Patient Care a Priority 
August 9, 2018
“I’ve worked especially hard to become a respected member of the medical community,” said otolaryngologist (or ear, nose and throat specialist) Dr. Lorenzo Brown.   ... read more »
JUUL Labs Offers New Device to Help Smokers Monitor, Change Their Habits
August 9, 2018
Company also Launches Education Efforts to Combat Underage Use. ... read more »
Howard U. President Talks about Living with Sickle Cell Disease
August 9, 2018
It has been over 100 years since sickle cell disease (SCD), a hereditary blood disorder, was first discovered in the United States. ... read more »
Taste of Soul’s 7th Annual StarQuest Singing Competition, Bigger and Better Than Ever! 
August 9, 2018
Participants can now audition three different ways   ... read more »
Applications Now Available for 2019 Tournament Of Roses® Royal Court
Applications for the 2019 Tournament of Roses Royal Court are now available on the Tournament of Roses website. The Tournament of Roses invites young women to become a part of history, make lifelong friends, and become an inspiration for others.   ... read more / view event »
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