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Civil Rights Icon Angela Davis Inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame
September 26, 2019
"At each significant turning point in my life, when I was introduced to the world of progressive political activism, anti-racist prison abolition struggles, when I myself was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List and ended up spending two years in jail and on trial, when I became involved in many international solidarity efforts, intersectional feminist movements, I've always been one of many," Davis said during her induction speech. "My own consciousness has always been enabled by shared endeavors and collective consciousness." ... read more »
From Homeless to Manhattan School of Music, Pianist Elijah Stevens Shares Inspiring Story
May 16, 2019
Elijah Stevens’ musical ability began to develop while he was in the 7th grade after he was introduced to the piano by his church in Freeport, Bahamas, which also paid for his music lessons. ... read more »
South African Anti-Apartheid Veteran Tapped for Top Poetry Prize
December 17, 2018
A grand old man of liberation poetry, Mongane Wally Serote, the poet of the revolution and one of the foremost South African poets to emerge during the Black renaissance of the late 1960s and early 1970, is this year’s National Poet Laureate of South Africa. ... read more »
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 »
Leaders of Howard University takeover reflect 50 years later
March 23, 2018
About 1,000 students at Howard University took over the administration building, leading to the shutdown of the school from March 19 through March 23, 1968. ... read more »
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