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Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation Gives Soulful Tribute to Aretha Franklin
September 20, 2018
The Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation’s (GMHMF) 10th Evolution of Gospel presented an exhilarating, spirit-filled tribute to the life and legacy of the late great Aretha Franklin on a stage where she once performed; the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  The evening featured soul-stirring musical performances from some of gospel’s leading artists and a litany of powerful narratives that paid homage to her expansive body of music and contribution to the civil rights movement.  ... read more »
2018 National Essay Contest on the Film “DROP” for Youth,  Ages 12-18 years Cash Prizes for Winners!
September 20, 2018
The DROP Essay Contest is part of the annual 2018 Week of Positive Change, Non-Violence and Opportunities, October 13-21, 2018. In a joint statement, BW4PC National co-chairs Dr. Stephanie Myers and Daun S. Hester stated, "We must convince youth that dropping out of school is a pipeline to prison and violence. They must stay in school and earn their high school diploma or GED to prepare for success." ... read more »
Black Women of Los Angeles Represent at this Year’s Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C
September 20, 2018
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) recently held its 48thConference in Washington DC. For the first time in the foundation’s history, two senators — Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (California) served as honorary co-chairs for the 48th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). Historically, co-chairs have been members of the U.S. House of Representatives. ... read more »
NNPA Leadership Awards Honors Legendary Poll Worker and Esteemed Legislators 
September 20, 2018
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2018 National Leadership Awards Reception provided what one might expect when California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green, and South Carolina’s Jim Clyburn make up one-third of the recipients.  ... read more »
Gov. Brown Signs Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer’s Bill That Will Help End the School-to-Prison Pipeline 
September 20, 2018
Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer’s (D - South Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 2944, legislation that creates a permanent contribution-based funding source to end the school-to-prison pipeline.  ... read more »
L.A. Elected Leaders Convene Hundreds of Community Leaders for a National Discussion on Gentrification in Washington D.C.
September 20, 2018
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Congressmember Karen Bass convened over 200 community leaders to discuss gentrification and displacement of African American communities across U.S. cities at the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. L.A. City Councilmember Harris-Dawson moderated a panel discussion with Newark, New Jersey Mayor Ras Baraka and subject matter experts Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Tracey Ross and Nerfertitti Jackmon.  ... read more »
Meet Sean Collinson, Hip-Hop Presidential Candidate of 2020 
September 20, 2018
The countdown to the United States presidential election of 2020 has begun and former hip-hop artist Sean Collinson is here to claim his spot, as an independent candidate.  ... read more »
Check with Voter Registrar — Are You Still on the Rolls?
September 20, 2018
U.S. citizens across the country soon will vote on all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, for 35 U.S. senators and three dozen governorships. The House of Representatives and possibly the Senate are up for grabs. ... read more »
Echoes of Anita Hill in #MeToo allegation against Kavanaugh
September 18, 2018
  WASHINGTON (AP) — The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Anita Hill’s accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are important differences as well as cautions for senators considering how to deal with the allegations. ... read more »
Booker Fuels Presidential Talk with South Carolina Dem Fundraiser
September 18, 2018
AP- Fueling speculation about his White House ambitions, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will headline a Democratic fundraiser in South Carolina, which hosts the South’s first presidential primary. ... read more »
HBCU Millennials Energized to Vote!
September 14, 2018
Believing in hope and the possibility of change, many historically Black institutions across the nation are taking the reins when it comes to increasing voter awareness and registration among their student body. ... read more »
Quintin Primo, Owner of One of the Largest Black Private Equity Firms in the Country Talks Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Master Plan and Reaching Success 
September 13, 2018
This month, Primo spoke with the L.A. Sentinel to discuss the recent developments at his firm, Capri Investment Group, and how he continues to successfully run one of the largest Black private equity firms in the country!   ... read more »
Serena Williams Sheds Light on Double Standard in U.S. Open Title Loss 
September 13, 2018
Serena Williams was one match victory away from history. After giving birth to Alexis Olympia, the 23-time Grand Slam winner put on a dominate campaign during the 2018 U.S. Open. ... read more »
MRS. JIMMIE TURNS 101!
September 13, 2018
Mrs. Jimmie Wimberly celebrated her 101st birthday with family and friends ... read more »
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