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Happy Juneteenth, Los Angeles!
June 19, 2022
On this Juneteenth, I want to pay homage to past generations that paved the way for our communities to advance forward on a more dignified path. Let us take pause this Juneteenth to own our history. From the good, the bad and in between, it is through the trials and tribulations that the resilience of our human spirit radiates.  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Tamir Washington
June 16, 2022
During his sophomore year, Tamir Washington and his friend tried out for the boy’s rugby team at View Park high school on a whim. ... read more »
March 15: Happy Birthday LAS!, 1933
March 15, 2022
The Los Angeles Sentinel, was founded, 1933 ! ... read more »
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March 14: Fannie Lou Hamer, 1977
March 14, 2022
Civil rights legend, Fannie Lou Hamer, passed away in 1977. ... read more »
March 13: “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man”,1954
March 13, 2022
Muddy Waters' song, "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie man," charted on the R&B charts, 1954 ... read more »
March 12: “Grazing in the Grass”,1968
March 12, 2022
"Grazing in the Grass", a song that was inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame was recorded by Hugh Masekela, 1968 ... read more »
March 11: A Raisin in the Sun, 1959
March 11, 2022
A Raisin in the sun, the first Broadway play produced by an African American woman debuted, 1959. ... read more »
March 10: Harriet Tubman Passes Away at the Age of 93, 1913
March 10, 2022
After letting those around her know, "I go to prepare a place for you," Harriet Tubman passed away at the age of 93, in 1913. ... read more »
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March 9: “Bella Dear the Engineer”, 2018
March 9, 2022
STEM activist and author, Billye Boddie, published "Bella Dear the Engineer" to excite girls about STEM careers, 2018. ... read more »
March 8: Henry Marsh III, 1977
March 8, 2022
Activist and lawyer, Henry Marsh III, became the first African American mayor of Richmond, VA, 1977. ... read more »
March 7: Black College Anthem, 2021
March 7, 2022
Rapper Griot B's song, "HBCU There", aka the Black College Anthem, was featured during the 70th NBA All-Star Game halftime show, 2021 ... read more »
March 6: “A Change is Gonna Come”, 2007
March 6, 2022
The Library of Congress selected, "A Change is Gonna Come," to the National Recording Registry, 2007 ... read more »
March 5: Wiley G. Overton, 1911
March 5, 2022
Wiley G. Overton was sworn in as Brooklyn PD's first African American officer, 1911 ... read more »
March 4: Bobby Womack, 1944
March 4, 2022
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bobby Womack, was born in Cleveland, OH, 1994 ... read more »
“Black History is L.A. History”
March 3, 2022
The history of Los Angeles has made a major impact on the history of black people. Black Angelenos have broken barriers, creating illustrious businesses, taking ownership of property, creating cultural institutions, and so much more since the city’s start over 150 years ago. ... read more »

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