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Deposed Head of ‘Shelter Afrique’ Leaves All-American Housing Dream In Disarray
February 23, 2017
Mr. Mugerwa was forced out two and a half years before his contract was due to expire. ... read more »
Civil War Blamed for Starvation and Famine Looming in South Sudan
February 23, 2017
They’ve lost their livestock, even their farming tools. ... read more »
Soccer Star Weeps Over Racist Jeers in Serbian Stadium
February 23, 2017
Just months after an anti-racism taskforce was disbanded by order of the soccer federation FIFA. ... read more »
African Refugees Look North to Canada as U.S. Deportations Rise
February 23, 2017
A record number of people seeking refugee status have been pouring over the Canada-U.S. border as the U.S. looks to tighten its policies on refugees and illegal immigrants. ... read more »
Watson Joins African Global Economic & Development Summit Board
February 23, 2017
Diane Watson brings her 35 years of experience and legacy in public office to the AGED Summit to support its global mission. ... read more »
Madam CJ Walker: an American Legacy of Success, Love and, Prosperity
February 23, 2017
“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations…. I have built my own factory on my own ground.” - Madam Walker
July 1912 ... read more »
Taste of Soul Health Providers  
February 22, 2017
2016 Taste of Soul Health Providers reflect on the importance of wellness, community and family at the largest street festival in Los Angeles.   ... read more »
First Black Crew Member to Join International Space Station
February 22, 2017
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected astronaut Jeanette Epps to join the crew of the International Space Station in 2018. ... read more »
Honoring Black Firefighters in Los Angeles
February 22, 2017
African-American men and women serve in positions from fire chief to commissioner across the country. ... read more »
South LA Says No To Measure S
February 22, 2017
Measure S would block the jobs, economic development and affordable housing South LA needs and demands—just as revitalization is taking off ... read more »
Los Angeles Southwest College to host Manchild Conference on February 25  
February 22, 2017
Conference will offer self-help strategies to support and motivate all community members  ... read more »
Black Women’s Forum celebrates Black History Month with Founder and Special Guest Congresswoman Maxine Waters  
February 22, 2017
Over 50 people gathered and loaded two buses February 18 at the Black Women’s Forum office to attend the foundation’s latest community event. ... read more »
Holman UMC Hosts Barack Obama’s Sister, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng
February 22, 2017
To commemorate Black History Month and to celebrate peace during these uncertain times, a benefit event that includes music, called Ceeds of Peace: Something Inside So Strong, will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 6 pm at the history-making Holman United Methodist Church (Holman UMC), one of only two L.A. churches Dr. Martin Luther King spoke, only weeks before his fateful trip to Memphis. ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris – Dawson honors Issa Rae on Black Women’s Day
February 22, 2017
Issa Rae built a social media empire garnering over 23 million views and over 200,000 YouTube subscribers to her renewed series “Awkward Black Girl” ... read more »
LOS ANGELES COUNTY ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO PREPARE FOR INCOMING WINTER STORMS
February 16, 2017
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service (NWS) Los Angeles/Oxnard office is forecasting a series of winter storms, scheduled to sweep through the Los Angeles County Operational Area Friday, February 17 through Saturday, February 18. These storms are expected to bring heavy rain and possibly thunderstorms that may trigger mud/debris flows in recent burn areas, urban flooding and strong winds that may down trees and power lines. The NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard office has also issued Flash Flood Watches for the Los Angeles County basin as well as the coast, valleys, and mountains areas that are in effect until Saturday, February 18. ... read more »
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