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Ford Fund Teams Up with the California African American Museum to Kick off Men of Courage Greater Los Angeles Barbershop Challenge
February 27, 2020
Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, is joining forces with the California African American Museum (CAAM) to offer community focused barbershops in the Greater Los Angeles area the opportunity to compete for a $10,000 grant. ... read more »
Award-Winning Actress Regina King Opens Up About Sleeper Hit “If Beale Street Could Talk”
January 17, 2019
At 7 p.m. Central time last Wednesday, I was in full-listen mode as King – fresh from her Golden-Globe winning evening – talked about her role in “If Beale Street Could Talk” with more than a thousand faith leaders, community activists, sororities and fraternities and African-American news outlets on the line. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
January 16, 2019
For movies opening January 18, 2019: ... read more »
California African American Museum Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2019
January 7, 2019
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community. Enjoy an array of vibrant programs and activities for all ages. Bring the kids for art-making activities, a march, and delicious food truck fare; visit our exhibitions, hear a marathon reading of King’s lesser-known speeches and sermons, groove to DJ-provided tunes, and much more—free for everyone! ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
December 11, 2018
For movies opening December 14, 2018. ... read more »
Watch: Today in History Playwright, Social Critic and Author James Baldwin Died , Here He Talks America’s Racial Problems
December 1, 2018
James Baldwin died from stomach cancer on December 1, 1987 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. He was buried at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, near New York City. ... read more »
Oscar Buzz Accompanies Release of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
November 8, 2018
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” tells the story of Tish, a newly-engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first-born child to term. ... read more »
Message From Watts: Liberation is Coming From A Black Thing
August 16, 2018
The year 1965 began on an ominous and unsettling note—the assassination and martyrdom of Malcolm X, the Fire Prophet. Even in the white and winter cold of February, it was a sign of the coming fire. Indeed, it pointed toward the fiery fulfillment of prophecy which Malcolm, himself, had predicted. It was there, too, in the title of James Baldwin’s classic, The Fire Next Time. And it was the topic of countless conversations around the country. Baldwin had taken his title from a line in a Black gospel song which says: “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water, the fire next time.” And this, for us, was the fundamental time of turning when the fire would be this time. ... read more »
Holman UMC Welcomes Michael Eric Dyson
June 20, 2018
Pastor Kelvin Sauls, left, and Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles welcomed the Rev. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, right, as the guest preacher on June 17. ... read more »
Michael Eric Dyson to Preach at Holman UMC
June 13, 2018
The Rev. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson delivers another hard-hitting message with his new book, “What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America.” His latest work recounts a historic 1963 meeting between then-U.S. ... read more »
This Week In Black History (July 27th – August 2nd)
August 3, 2017
Baldwin was groundbreaking, exploring race and social issues in many of his works. ... read more / view gallery »
Baldwin Documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” Receives Oscar Nod
February 9, 2017
The film is a tribute to the staggering contribution of one of America's greatest men of letters. ... read more »
Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro
January 4, 2017
James Baldwin left behind some biting and enlightening words about racism and the status of the Black community that are just as relevant today in this age of the Black Lives Matter movement. ... read more »
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