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Celebrating Us: The tradition, significance, and evolution of Kwanzaa 
December 15, 2022
There is a period during the holiday season dedicated to African Americans; Kwanzaa—defined as “first” in Swahili— is known among all ethnicities. Highlighting African heritage, Kwanzaa carries the salt of a culture unearthed and conditioned, allowing new thoughts of deep reflection on the origins of the collective community.  ... read more »
Los Angeles City Council’s Dirty Little Secret  
December 8, 2022
The Los Angeles City Hall has a dirty little secret that goes well beyond the leaked audio files of the now fallen former and current City Councilmembers Nury Martinez, Kevin De León and Gil Cedillo. ... read more »
COMMENTARY: Collision Course (Part 2)
November 23, 2022
“Although I have no personal knowledge of when Dr. King died, I fully support the research of Dr. William Pepper, who has established that King's life was terminated at the hospital. His research came through a credible witness, Johnton Shelby, whose mother personally witnessed the event. According to these sources, King did not die immediately, but shortly after being shot and transported to the hospital, when he was smothered to death with a pillow by the head surgeon, Dr. Breen Bland.” — Phillip F. Nelson, author of “Who REALLY Killed Martin Luther King,” in an interview with Our Weekly. ... read more »
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BHERC Film Festival Examines Mental Health Issues and Answers
August 25, 2022
The Black Hollywood Education Resource Center (BHERC) presents the screening of a nine films focused on mental health, the filmmakers, and healthcare professionals at the 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase (AAFM SEMSF). ... read more »
‘Subjects of Desire’ Screened at the 30th Anniversary of Pan African Film Festival
May 26, 2022
‘Subjects of Desire’, a provocative feature documentary written and directed by Jennifer Holness, screened at the 30th Anniversary of the Pan African Film Festival that took place in Los Angeles this past weekend from April 19 to May 1. Jennifer had to reschedule her 30th wedding anniversary to Greece in order to be in attendance for her screening at this festival, that's how special this screening was to her. This documentary has been screened at over 30 film festivals across the world but being supported by the black community is always a great feeling she states. ... read more »
‘Subjects of Desire’ screening at the 30th Anniversary of Pan African Film Festival
May 16, 2022
‘Subjects of Desire’, a provocative feature documentary written and directed by Jennifer Holness,  screened at the 30th Anniversary of the Pan African Film Festival that took place in Los Angeles this past weekend from April 19- May 1. ... read more »
Top 3 finalist Amira Unplugged from ‘Becoming a Popstar’
May 16, 2022
‘Becoming a Popstar’ is a music competition that began this year that highlights rising TikTok stars, where fans get to decide which one becomes the next pop sensation. ... read more »
30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood
May 2, 2022
The 2022 Bounce Trumpet Award took place at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood on April 23rd, 2022. ‘ ... read more »
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Dismantling the House that Racism Has Built: Reflections on Black History Month 
March 2, 2022
February is once again, as every year, the month when this country celebrates Black History Month. And once again my thoughts immediately fall short of being celebratory as they are overshadowed by the reality that it is the only time this nation acknowledges how critical the African-American has been and continues to be to this country’s development.    ... read more »
Earl Titus, Son-in-Law of Cong. Maxine Waters, Passes Away
January 19, 2022
U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) announced that her son-in-law, Earl Lynn Titus, the husband of her daughter, Karen Waters Titus, passed away on January 17, after a massive heart attack. ... read more »
Attorney General Reverses Jim Crow, Pro-Segregation Opinions
January 14, 2022
Outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Thursday reversed more than 50 legal opinions issued by predecessors during the Jim Crow and Massive Resistance eras that justified segregation, interracial marriage bans and other racist laws. ... read more »
Ibram X. Kendi writing children’s story ‘Goodnight Racism’
January 14, 2022
The next book in Ibram X. Kendi's prolific and award-winning publishing career is a picture story with a hopeful message. ... read more »
Black history sites in 5 Southern states to receive grants
January 14, 2022
Sites associated with Black history in five Southern states will each receive grants of $50,000 from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy group based in Alabama, the organization said Tuesday. ... read more »
January 14: The George Leary,” First Steamboat Organized by Black People, 1895
January 14, 2022
January 14: The George Leary," First Steamboat Organized by Black People, 1895 ... read more »
Kimberlé Crenshaw Discusses ‘Intersectional Feminism’
January 13, 2022
Women's and Gender studies major Sara Hayet ’18 interviews Kimberlé Crenshaw about "Intersectional Feminism." Crenshaw served as the keynote speaker on Sept. 17, 2015, for the 30th anniversary of Women’s and Gender Studies at Lafayette. ... read more / watch video »
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