Jury Deliberations Resume for 4th Day in Ridley-Thomas Corruption Trial 

Jurors in Mark Ridley-Thomas’ federal corruption trial reconvened for a fourth session of deliberations on Wednesday, March 29, as they decide whether the suspended L.A. City Councilman is guilty of steering lucrative county contracts to USC’s school of social work in exchange for a slate of benefits for his son. 

African American Stars Shine at the Los Angeles High School For The Arts Foundation 6th Annual Future Artists Gala

African American stars Halle Berry, Corbin Bleu, Penny Johnson Jerald, and more  shine bright at a gala fundraiser for the Los Angeles County High School For The Arts held by the  LACHSA Foundation.  Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman and CEO Channing Dungey who is also the first Black studio head receives the Arts Advocate Award.

Tulsa Race Massacre Survivors Officially Granted Ghanaian Citizenship

Viola Fletcher and her brother Hughes Van Ellis’s acquisition of Ghanaian citizenship is a significant milestone in their long and remarkable lives. As survivors of one of the worst race massacres in American history, their journey to Ghana represents a symbolic homecoming and a powerful reminder of the resilience and perseverance of the African spirit.

USC Closes Education Gap with Neighborhood Academic Initiative

The University of Southern California (USC) is helping to increase and complete college enrollment for Black students with the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI). The NAI annually prepares more than 1,000 6th-12th grade students from low-income households in surrounding neighborhoods, in the south and east Los Angeles areas, for admission and graduation from college. Majority of USC NAI scholars will become first-generation college students.