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Rev. Amos Brown Brings Wisdom, Guidance to Cal’s Reparations Task Force
December 23, 2021
The Rev. Amos C. Brown is vice-chair and the senior member serving on the nine-member California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. ... read more »
‘THE UNITED STATES vs BILLIE HOLIDAY’ —UNEVEN BUT WORTH SEEING, THANK YOU LEE DANIELS
March 5, 2021
Director Lee Daniels (“Precious”) has taken the audience into his imagined world of the late, great, and deeply complicated Billie Holiday aka Lady Day, in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” with a screenplay written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Suzan-Lori Parks (“Topdog/Underdog”). ... read more »
Black History Makers 1914-1946
February 25, 2021
Black History Makers 1914-1946 ... read more / view gallery »
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Ebony and Jet Images to be Donated After Photo Archive Sale
August 2, 2019
On Thursday, Walker as president of the Ford Foundation and Elizabeth Alexander, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, shepherded a $30 million deal to buy the photo archive of America's most iconic Black magazines. A judge in Chicago approved the sale as part of an auction to pay off secured creditors of the Johnson Publishing Company, which sold the magazines three years ago. ... read more »
BILLIE HOLIDAY:FRONT AND CENTER BEGINS JULY 26 AT WACO THEATER CENTER IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD
July 31, 2019
Billie Holiday: Front and Center, the acclaimed show with songs will run  at the  WACO Theater Center, 5144 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.Run dates include Friday, ... read more »
Honoring Central Avenue’s Past, Preparing for the Future
July 25, 2019
Central Avenue is a vital artery at the heart of South Los Angeles with great history and a bright future! The legendary street includes historic landmarks like the famous Dunbar Hotel, Lincoln Theatre and the 27th Street Bakery. In the early 1900s, African Americans established organizations and institutions that defined and defended the community. Commerce, music and entertainment would go on to shape the beloved corridor. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (July 16)
July 16, 2015
A dose of black history every week. ... read more »
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