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IN MEMORIAM: Keeping the Legacy of Legendary Supremes Star Mary Wilson Alive
February 11, 2021
“I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes,” Motown founder Berry Gordy wrote in a statement emailed to NNPA Newswire shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. “The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown.’ Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s. ... read more »
Cedars-Sinai Launches COVID-19 Testing at Three Urgent Care Clinics
December 10, 2020
Cedars-Sinai announced that it has launched COVID-19 testing at its three urgent care clinics in Playa Vista, Culver City and Beverly Hills. ... read more »
Veteran TV Executive Channing Dungey Named Chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group
October 22, 2020
Veteran TV industry executive Channing Dungey was named chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group after tenures at ABC and Netflix in which she shepherded hit series including “Scandal.” ... read more »
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Hope for South LA’s Underfunded
March 19, 2020
As a senior at Fremont High School in South Los Angeles, it’s increasingly alarming how underfunded schools like mine are. Unfortunately, it has been a problem for decades. From the overcrowded class sizes to empty nurse and counselor offices, students are left feeling cheated and abandoned. ... read more »
Issa Rae: Movie Academy ‘Needs to Do Better’ On Diversity
January 17, 2020
Issa Rae’s quick comment after five men were announced as Oscar nominees for best director was spur of the moment, but for many captured the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees. ... read more »
Seven Ways California’s New ‘Rent Cap’ Law Would Affect You
October 3, 2019
The film – with sentimental flashbacks of a bygone era - centers on the ongoing gentrification in California’s largest city and how it has sapped the blackness out of The Fillmore neighborhood in San Francisco, once a thriving African-American political and cultural hub in the Bay Area. ... read more »
VH1’s Launches New Show ‘Love and Listings’
August 2, 2019
The show features a diverse cast of young real estate agents trying to make their way here in Los Angeles. These aren’t your typical real estate agents. They show homes worth millions to their celebrity clientele including Jermain Dupri, Jordin Sparks, Amber Rose, Ray Jay, Bandy Norwood, Laz Alonzo, and more. Along with their celebrity clientele comes some drama as the castmates battle through their love lives, business lives, and personal competition with one another. ... read more »
A Tradition of Organizing
June 6, 2019
As young student activists and organizers in Ohio and Los Angeles in the early 1970s, my parents were a part of a rapidly-growing movement within the Black community that sought to create the kinds of community institutions we knew we needed in order to prosper and thrive. ... read more »
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Governor: “This is not Flint, Michigan. This is the state of California”
February 14, 2019
Last month, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration breakfast, hosted by the California Legislative Black Caucus in Sacramento, Newsom mentioned visiting Monterey Park Tract located in the Central Valley a few days before the breakfast with members of his administration. ... read more »
Regina Hall, Jenifer Lewis, KiKi Layne, Amandla Stenberg Are Named Essence Honorees
January 17, 2019
Essence has named four actresses as its annual Black Women in Hollywood honorees. They are Regina Hall and Amandla Stenberg, who both starred in “The Hate U Give,”  ... read more »
Robert Townsend A Living Legend Delivers a Master Class with New Doc, “Making The Five Heartbeats”
November 29, 2018
Robert Townsend is a legend. The actor, comedian, writer, and director opened the door, in the early 90’s, for Black filmmakers (then and now) creating a bridge in Hollywood at a time when most thought it was unbridgeable. ... read more »
Agape International Spiritual Center Moves to Beverly Hills
November 21, 2018
Agape International Spiritual Center, led by the Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, has relocated to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. “It was time to move.   ... read more »
Award-Winning Actress Angela Bassett Received the “Icon Award” at  Hollywood Confidential
October 15, 2018
Brand Maverick Entertainment (BME) president and event series creator, Steve Jones (Producer of OWN’s “Black Love,” “Motherly Love”) moderated a conversation with award-winning actress Angela Bassett (“911,” “Black Panther,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It”) who received the “Icon Award” at the 10th installment of Hollywood Confidential on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA in partnership with Essence Magazine. ... read more »
Taraji P. Henson Launches Foundation for Mental Health Awareness
September 27, 2018
Oscar-nominated actor Taraji P. Henson launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in honor of her late father, on Sept. 23 at a private estate in Beverly Hills to raise awareness for mental health in the Black community.  Henson kicked off the foundation’s launch with the inaugural Boutique of Hope fundraiser, as she opened her closet of designer handbags, shoes and clothes, for a good cause.   ... read more / watch video »
Council Approves Renaming Rodeo Road Obama Boulevard
August 31, 2018
City Council President Herb Wesson proposed the name change last year and noted that then-candidate Obama held a campaign rally at Rancho Cienega Recreation Center on Rodeo Road in 2007. The 3.5-mile street runs from near the Culver City border east to Mid-City and is not to be confused with upscale Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. ... read more »
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