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Ask Dr. Jeanette Success On “The Way”: Who’s The Greatest??
February 14, 2019
12.5 million Africans shipped during the Transatlantic Slave Trade, fewer than 388,000 arrived in the United States. In the late 15th century, the advancement of seafaring technologies created a new Atlantic that would change the world forever. As ships began connecting West Africa with Europe and the Americas, new fortunes were sought and native populations were decimated. ... read more »
Hip-Hop Icons the Sugarhill Gang Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ‘Rapper’s Delight’
January 10, 2019
Hip-hop has come a long way. From its humble beginnings in 1974 it has become one of the twenty-first century's highest grossing music genre. Firmly embedded in the landscape of popular culture, Hip Hop has taken over the airwaves, influencing music, fashion, television, film, art and dance for over four decades. ... read more »
At New Museum of Black Civilizations, a Call to Come Home
January 3, 2019
The Museum of Black Civilizations in Senegal opened this month amid a global conversation about the ownership and legacy of African art. The West African nation's culture minister isn't shy: He wants the thousands of pieces of cherished heritage taken from the continent over the centuries to come home. ... read more »
Time for France to Give Back African Art
December 20, 2018
The experts estimate that up to 90 percent of African art is outside the continent, including statues, thrones and manuscripts. Thousands of works are held by just one museum, the Quai Branly Museum in Paris, opened in 2006 to showcase non-European art — much of it from former French colonies. The museum wouldn’t immediately comment on the report. ... read more »
The Price of Black Disunity is Much Too High
September 27, 2018
The negative implications of disunity are clear though largely ignored, even though now, more than ever, Black unity on political, economic and public policy issues is crucial-not just for forward progress, but our very survival. Today’s column takes a closer look at Black disunity and the need to come together to develop strategic alternatives for concrete sustainable change. ... read more »
The Broad Stage Presents: True Blues — Corey Harris and Guy Davis
 The Broad Stage presents True Blues– Corey Harris and Guy Davis -- on Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm.  Harris and Davis, two leading performers of acoustic blues, will each perform a set of their own before coming together onstage to celebrate the extraordinary music that has shaped their multifaceted careers. ... read more / view event »
The Broad Stage Presents True Blues — Corey Harris and Guy Davis
The Broad Stage presents True Blues – Corey Harris and Guy Davis -- on Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm.  Harris and Davis, two leading performers of acoustic blues, will each perform a set of their own before coming together onstage to celebrate the extraordinary music that has shaped their multifaceted careers. ... read more / view event »
The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum presents a Final Lecture and Book Signing by Zoe Lescaze, Author of “PaleoArt: Visions of the Prehistoric Past.”
Grab a pencil and transport back 40,000 years to a time when saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed Los Angeles! In this drawing workshop series participants will get an up-close look at specimens from the La Brea Tar Pits collections and learn how to illustrate Ice Age creatures like sloths, mastodons, and short-faced bears in a friendly, supportive environment. While carefully observing specimens, participants will learn to break down complex structures into simple, easy-to-draw shapes. All supplies will be provided, and all skill levels are welcome. ... read more / view event »
Institute of the Black World 21st Century Conference
August 9, 2018
More than two thousand came from the greater Newark/New York region, Black America and the Pan-African world, drawn by the urgent impulse to connect, network, bond, share and unite in the wake of the most hate-filled, demagogic and divisive presidential campaigns that produced a presidential regime, elected by less than a majority of the popular vote, embedded with racism, white nationalism and Islamophobia.  It was one of the most threatening moments since the arrival of Africans on these hostile American shores. ... read more »
Black Panther Party Co-founder Elbert “Big Man” Howard dies
July 26, 2018
Friends and family described Howard as a "gentle giant'' who could paint in words what a jazz song was saying. Howard was an author, volunteer jazz disc jockey, author, lecturer and activist in Sonoma County, where he later made his home. ... read more »
International Superstars Music Artists Perform at the Hollywood Carnival’s Culture Village Saturday, June 23 @ Hollywood Blvd
Soca Music King Machel Montano, Reggaeton Superstar Jory Boy and International Brazilian Performer Mariene De Castro will perform in the Hollywood Carnival Culture Village where the parade ends at 6800 Hollywood Blvd, LA, 90028 from 12 noon to 9 PM along with other exciting performances. ... read more / view event »
Lawyers Building Case Against Gambian Ex-President Over Mass Killing of Refugees
May 31, 2018
Kyere was selling shoes in Ghana and the Ivory Coast when he decided to use his savings to travel to Senegal and then to Europe. His plan fell apart when the boat used by migrants ran out of fuel and beached in the Gambia. The group was arrested, detained for a week in Banjul and beaten. ... read more »
7th Los Angeles Culture Festival & Parade- Saturday June 23rd at Hollywood Blvd.
Events taking place from Thursday, June 21st to Sunday, June 24th. ... read more / view event »
Human Rights Trampled in Burundi, Rights Groups Charge
May 15, 2018
Approximately a quarter of a million Burundians have fled the country and live in refugee camps in neighboring Tanzania, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. ... read more »
A Humiliating End to the G7 Summit for Overlooked African Heads of State
June 1, 2017
He also berated the leaders of the world's most industrialized countries for failing to fulfill their aid promises to tackle poverty. ... read more »
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