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Haji Malcolm and the Buffalo Battlefield: Aid for Others and War on Us” 
May 19, 2022
 Yet again, we are confronted with another radically evil act of mass murder of our people, this time in Buffalo, New York, nine out of 10 killed, two out of three wounded, and again in this war zone we call America.   ... read more »
Getty Center Partners with LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) for Getty’s 25th Anniversary 
May 19, 2022
For their 25th anniversary, the Getty Center has partnered with organizations across Los Angeles for free community art weekend festivals. Attendees can enjoy hands-on art workshops, live music and performances, giveaways, a photo booth, an immersive digital experience provided from Getty collections, food, and more. Getty partnered with LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) to highlight the city’s arts and culture. Opening weekend took place Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 from 11am until 6pm in Inglewood for a two-day festival at Inglewood City Hall. Inglewood City Hall’s front lawn, Grevillea Art Park, and the Beckman YOLA Center hosted interactive workshops, and had live performances with local musicians, artisans, and visual artists. The events gave local artists and musicians a platform to showcase their talents, and vendors an opportunity to promote their business.  ... read more »
The Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) Celebrates the 25th anniversary on Stage Performing ‘The Lion King’ 
May 19, 2022
The Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Building a legacy together. For two decades, members of the AGC have dedicated their time and energy to the training and development of emerging artists.  ... read more »
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WNBA Star Brittney Griner’s Detention Sparks Outrage Among WNBA Players 
May 19, 2022
Seven-time WNBA All-Star Griner will be held in detention until June 18 as the WNBA and the U.S. State Department work to set her free  ... read more »
We Speak Their Names:  Honoring the Victims of the Buffalo Shooting 
May 19, 2022
Last Saturday afternoon, the citizens of Buffalo, New York had no idea that a shooter wearing military fatigues, body armor, and a tactical helmet would intentionally walk into Tops supermarket and randomly aim a Bushmaster XM-15 rifle at shoppers going about their lives and employees working their shifts.   ... read more »
Poor People’s Campaign Holds Moral Monday March on L.A. City Hall 
May 19, 2022
Crowds of people descended upon downtown Los Angeles on May 16 as part of the Moral Monday March sponsored by the Poor People’s Campaign, a national movement to confront racism, poverty, and other ills destroying communities across America.  ... read more »
Feuer Exits Mayoral Race, Supports Karen Bass
May 19, 2022
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer dropped out of the race for mayor on May 17 and announced his support for his former opponent, Rep. Karen Bass. ... read more »
State Controller Candidate Malia Cohen Shares the Real Secret to Currency in Politics
May 19, 2022
Vote-by-mail ballots for the primary election were distributed by election offices across the state on May 9. Malia Cohen will be a name to recognize on that form, she is currently running for State Controller this year. ... read more »
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A Note from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: Every Drop Counts
May 19, 2022
Our city didn’t just become one of the most water efficient cities in the world overnight. We pulled together, and have achieved so much … but we have further to go if we want our children and grandchildren to be able to turn on the tap with confidence. ... read more »
Historian releases 2 new books in Black history series
May 19, 2022
Jeremy Houston, the founder of Miss-Lou Heritage Group and Tours, has recently released volumes four and five of his ongoing Black history series about people from Natchez. In 2016, Houston first set out writing true stories about Black people from Natchez who accomplished great things in their lifetime, called ``Straight Outta Natchez.'' ... read more »
Black Dem and GOP Candidates Vying for State Legislature Seats
May 19, 2022
Primaries will be held June 7 for four positions on the California Board of Equalization, all 80 seats in the State Assembly, and 20 State Senate seats. Half of the 40 State Senate seats are subject to election every two years. The 20 even numbered districts are on ballots this year.  ... read more »
UNC-Chapel Hill to Rename Dormitory, Student Affairs Office
May 19, 2022
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will dedicate the Hortense McClinton Residence Hall and the Henry Owl Building in a ceremony on Friday, the school said in a news release. McClinton was the school's first Black faculty member when she was hired in 1966. Owl was the first Native American to enroll at the university as a graduate student in history in 1928, the news release said. ... read more »
Ozie Gonzaque, 96-year-old Who Coined ‘To Protect and Serve,’ Hosts Book Signing
May 19, 2022
The woman who coined the term, “To Protect and Serve” that appears on police vehicles throughout Southern California and beyond and is the subject of a new biography, was feted at a book signing on May 11 at the Museum Tower in downtown Los Angeles. ... read more »
Frierson sworn in as first Black US attorney in Nevada
May 19, 2022
Nevada's new top federal prosecutor has been sworn in to his job in Las Vegas. U.S. Attorney Jason Frierson was administered his oath of office Wednesday, May 11, by Chief U.S. District Judge Miranda Du during a ceremony at the downtown Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse. ... read more »
Blackness in Full Bloom: Building Black-owned Businesses from the Ground Up
May 19, 2022
The Playa Vista-based advertising firm, Deutsch LA is devoted to empowering the collective community through its complimentary marketing program, Blackness in Full Bloom. Blackness in Full Bloom is a sequence of two-hour weekly master classes for local entrepreneurs focused on varied marketing marke segments such as strategy, media, design, and production. ... read more »
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