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Saluting the Many Contributions and Talents of Bette Braxton
April 21, 2022
Bette Braxton, longtime friend of the Brotherhood Crusade and Bakewell Media, recently celebrated her 90th birthday with a surprise party hosted by Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., because, he said, “We all love her!” ... read more »
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority National President Cheryl A Hickmon Passes Away
January 21, 2022
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated announced that its recently inducted President Cheryl A. Hickmon has passed away. ... read more »
Barbara Morrison’s 6 Nights of New Year’s Eve Begins
December 27, 2021
Barbara Morrison's 6 Nights of New Year's Eve will make two stops at Los Angeles venues and be available to stream online until Friday.    The first three shows, presented by the California Jazz & Blues Museum and Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, are at The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 4305 Degnan Blvd., No. 101, Los Angeles, and started on Sunday. ... read more »
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‘Respect’ — a loving look at the great Aretha Franklin
August 26, 2021
What makes “Respect” is that this great artist struggled and it was that energy that shaped Franklin’s signature sound. ... read more »
WATCH: Screen Writer Tracey Scott Wilson talks ‘Respect’ biopic
July 30, 2021
Tracey Scott Wilson, the American playwright, television writer, television producer, and now screenwriter is demanding “respect” — and you will be able to find out what it means to her with the release of the film, ... read more / watch video »
Black Fact of the Day: March 12 – Brought to you by Black365.com
March 12, 2021
March 12: Aretha Franklin won the Grammy for the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Chain of Fools," 1969 ... read more »
The Week Harry Belafonte Took Over TV is Subject of New Doc
September 10, 2020
That fascinating week of late night is the subject of the new Peacock documentary “The Sit-In,” which airs Thursday ... read more »
Emmy-Winning Composer and Pianist Kris Bowers Discusses his Journey and Latest Concerto Debuting at Walt Disney Hall
February 7, 2020
The American Youth Symphony (AYS), in part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sounds About Town series will give the world premiere of Los Angeles native and Emmy award-winning composer and pianist Kris Bowers’s new violin concerto. Debuting February 8, 2020, at Walt Disney Hall, the piece played by violinist and former classmate Charles Yang titled For A Younger Self is an ode to Bowers’s younger self and their careers at Juilliard. ... read more »
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Black Fact of the Day: Jan. 22, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
January 22, 2020
C.L. Franklin, Civil Rights activist, Baptist minister, and father of Aretha Franklin, was born in MS, 1915 ... read more »
KCET Artbound Series Covers The Impact History of The Church with “How Sweet The Sound: Gospel In Los Angeles”
August 15, 2019
The inspiring documentary touched viewers and excited others. ... read more »
Alice Walker: Hometown Celebrates Literary Legend’s 75th Birthday
August 9, 2019
Walker’s legacy of activism and storytelling was on full display at the event, which was held at the Georgia Writers Museum and included a day of activities and events to honor Walker’s life and achievements. ... read more »
Another Son Says he Should Guide Aretha Franklin Estate
July 23, 2019
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s sons disagree about who should manage what could be a multimillion-dollar estate. Attorneys for Theodore White II last week told a Michigan judge in a court filing that White should be named co-executor, ... read more »
Putting God First Ignited Jackson’s Gospel Music Career
July 10, 2019
Dr. Henry Jackson has enjoyed a long tenure in gospel music. Starting out in the industry decades ago, he never envisioned the heights that God would take him. ... read more »
10th District WSC Holds Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon
June 20, 2019
The 10th Council District Women’s Steering Committee (WSC) plans its 34thAnnual Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Proud Bird, 11022 Aviation Blvd. in Los Angeles. The theme, “Embracing and Inspiring the Future,” reflects WSC’s focus on education, women and diversity. ... read more »
3 Handwritten Wills Found in Aretha Franklin’s Home
May 21, 2019
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the “Queen of Soul,” including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, ... read more »

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