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Black Fact of the Day: Oct. 12, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
October 12, 2019
Comedian, activist and nutrition expert Richard “Dick” Gregory was born in St. Louis, MO, 1932 on this day. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at BlackHistoryCards.com ... read more »
Crenshaw Blvd. is Now Open! Between Slauson Ave. and Florence Ave.
October 11, 2019
Crenshaw Bl between 60th St and 67th St has been restored. Restoration work on Crenshaw Bl in Hyde Park has been ongoing since the beginning of August, and road striping took place last night. All vehicular traffic and Metro bus lines are now back on Crenshaw Bl. ... read more »
South Coast AQMD Issues Smoke Advisory Due to Four Fires in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties
October 11, 2019
This advisory is in effect through Saturday morning. South Coast AQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Oct. 11, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
October 11, 2019
The elevator was patented by African American inventor Alexander Miles on this day in 1887. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at BlackHistoryCards.com ... read more »
After Senate Intelligence Committee Releases Second Volume of Bipartisan Russia Report, Harris Warns of Further Efforts to Suppress Black Voters
October 11, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday released a statement after the Senate Intelligence Committee released the second volume of its report on Russian interference in the 2016 election: ... read more »
Lucille and Edward Roybal Foundation Raises Money for Local Community Educational Programs at Annual Legacy Gala in Pasadena
October 11, 2019
The Lucille and Edward Roybal Foundation held its annual Legacy Gala last week in Pasadena at the historic Tournament of Roses House. With more than 250 attendees, the Legacy Gala raised $100,000 for the foundation to support its programs that serve over 2,000 individuals each year with three basic principles – education, engagement and empowerment. ... read more »
Lavar Ball Donates 70,500 Water Bottles To the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
October 11, 2019
TV Personality Lavar Ball stopped by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to personally donate three truckloads of Big Baller Brand Water, volunteer, and learn more about the food bank’s mission.  ... read more »
Harris and Blumenthal Demand Entire Trump Cabinet Cooperate with Ongoing Investigations, Protect Whistleblowers and Inspectors General
October 11, 2019
U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), both former state attorneys general, on Wednesday sent a letter to every Trump cabinet official calling on them to cooperate with all ongoing and future investigations related to the potential wrongdoing by the President of the United States, preserve all evidence relevant to their departments, and protect whistleblowers and the independence of inspectors general. ... read more »
Ugandan TV Host Wins Coveted Prize for Investigative Journalism
October 11, 2019
Ugandan investigative reporter and news anchor Solomon Serwanjja is the 2019 winner of the Komla Dumor award. It goes to a journalist committed to changing the narrative about Africa. ... read more »
In the Grip of a Nationwide Drought, Zimbabwe Faces a National Disaster
October 11, 2019
In a new low water mark for Zimbabwe’s troubled economy, two million people in Zimbabwe's capital have now been left without water after the government ran out of foreign currency to pay for imported water treatment chemicals. ... read more »
Advocates for Biafra and Journalists Against Corruption Face Gov’t Crackdown
October 11, 2019
In September, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), announced a meeting with world leaders at the United Nations to present the grievances of the Igbo community including unfair treatment by successive governments. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Applauds Tyler Perry for Historic Grand Opening of Tyler Perry Studios
October 10, 2019
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) wrote a letter of commendation to Tyler Perry – the first African American to own a major movie studio – following the grand opening of the Tyler Perry Studios, which Congresswoman Waters attended in Atlanta. The 330-acre major motion picture studio is “one of the largest production facilities in the country” and includes “40 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, 12 sound stages, 200 acres of greenspace, and a diverse backlot.” Her letter follows: ... read more »
USC Unveils Iovine and Young Hall
October 10, 2019
The Academy incorporates four disciplines: computer science, communication, arts, and business. ... read more »
Keri Hilson Talks Taste of Soul, New Album and Mental Health
October 10, 2019
Taste of Soul’s latest addition, Hilson is a well-known name in the R&B community with hits like “Turnin Me On,” “Knock You Down” and “Pretty Girl Rock ... read more »
FBI: Inmate Is The Deadliest Serial Killer In US History
October 10, 2019
The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history, ... read more »
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