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Black History: Ruby Kimbrew
February 25, 2021
After 47 years, she has been recognized as the First African American woman bus driver for Gardena's Municipal Bus Lines ... read more »
Black History Makers 1865-1914
February 11, 2021
The selected names and list order were inspired by the book “Great African Americans,” by Alison J. Keyes and Gloria Blakely. ... read more / view gallery »
Black History Month Presents… Musical Legends
February 3, 2021
This list is not in any specific order but an overview of notable Black Music legends. This list is focused on music accomplishments and not scandal or outside information. ... read more / view gallery »
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“Husssh”: “Don’t Tell”
March 5, 2020
Success On “The Way”... Ask Dr. Jeanette Parker™ ... read more »
Celebrating L.A. Heroes Who Mentor the Next Generation
February 27, 2020
The legacy of Harriet Tubman needs to continue ... read more »
Many Say Education of King’s Life, Legacy Remains Critical for Young People
February 27, 2020
According to the data, 63 percent of U.S. students incorrectly identified Dr. King's accomplishments or were not aware of some of the most important things he did to contribute to America's Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
Author and Historian, Blair Imani Sheds Light on Great Migration
February 20, 2020
This book takes a deeper look, exploring multiple viewpoints during a key point in Black History. ... read more »
60 Years Ago: Students Launched Sit-In Movement
February 6, 2020
Violent episodes were the exceptions and not the rule of the massively spreading Sit-in Movement. ... read more »
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Board Approves Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action
February 6, 2020
Timed to coincide with Black History Month ... read more »
At 88, Toni Morrison Personifies the Strength of Black Womanhood
February 28, 2019
With each masterful stroke of her pen, typewriter or (later) her computer keyboard, Legendary author, Toni Morrison keeps readers of her works and listeners of her words spellbound. “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives,” she once said. ... read more »
Black History Month: Black Designers
February 28, 2019
We look at the amazing contributions Black men and women have made to the world of fashion. ... read more »
Garcetti and OASC Hosts African American Authors
February 28, 2019
The African American Heritage Month observance continues with a closing ceremony at City Hall on Feb. 28 recognizing outstanding Black city employees. ... read more »
Black History Month: Bill Traylor
February 21, 2019
We remember one of America’s earliest artist and the legacy of his works. ... read more »
Black History Month: Black Inventors
February 14, 2019
We look at the amazing contributions Black men and women have made to society ... read more »
Black History: Hattie McDaniel First African American Oscar Winner
February 14, 2019
The pinnacle of McDaniel’s career, Gone with the Wind, premiered in 1939 amid controversy. Though the role would eventually lead to an Oscar win for McDaniel, she was banned from the premiere. In fact, none of Gone with the Wind’s Black actors were allowed to attend the film’s Atlanta premiere. ... read more »
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