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Wendy’s Window: “Showing Leadership Through Forgiveness”
November 29, 2018
Leadership is powerful. True leadership is an action word and is more about others than one’s self. Which means leaders have a responsibility that surpasses that of most others. ... read more »
Jarrell Davis and Judge John Meigs (Ret.) Honored at 82nd Annual Kappa Alpha Psi Black and White Ball 
November 15, 2018
The Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi will host what many consider to be the kick-off of the African American holiday social calendar here in Southern California, when they host their 82nd Annual Black & White Ball on Saturday, November 17, at the Marina Del Rey Marriott Hotel. ... read more »
The Hate You Give Film Review: Amandla Stenberg Stars in Adaptation of Searing, Inner City Saga 
October 18, 2018
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) straddles two different worlds which never intersect, one, black and poor, the other, white and privileged. That’s because she lives in the ghetto in Garden Heights, ... read more »
Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Co-Chairs to Congress: Address Dangerous Downloadable 3D Printed Guns Now
August 27, 2018
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., co-chairs of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, today released the following joint statement urging Congress to take action to stop the proliferation of downloadable guns: ... read more »
“Up, Up and Away ” Starring 
Marilyn Mccoo & Billy Davis, Jr. Featuring New Material
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., are the voices, original stars and lead singers of the legendary group, The 5th Dimension, before leaving the group in 1975.   ... read more / view event »
Wendy’s Window-Traveling Opens Our Mind and Our Perspective on Life
July 19, 2018
Traveling across the country as well as abroad allows one to take in a variety of opinions and perspectives. Understanding different attitudes and points of view can help navigate the awkwardness of sensitive topics that I was curious to discuss. As I traveled through various parts of Italy and Greece recently, I had the opportunity to share my thoughts about forgiveness, humanity, hope, peace, love and happiness to a variety of people and what I found is that all of us have the same basic concerns.  One of those concerns pertains to the direction the world and mankind is headed in today’s political and global climate, but overall people still believe in humanity and that goodness will prevail.  ... read more »
Oasis Distinguished Speaker Series: Nat Trives
Former Santa Monica mayor and longtime civic activist Nat Trivesis often sought after to speak at community events. Each year, Mr. Trives serves in a leadership role on community events celebratingthe work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His current affairs class at Santa Monica Emeritus College is one of the most popular courses in lifelong learningfor older adults. Mr. Trives is a former professor of Criminal Justice and Affirmative Action Officer at Cal State University Los Angeles. ... read more / view event »
NNPA Hosts National Black Parents’ Town Hall in Norfolk
July 5, 2018
Panelists for the event, where questions and comments were discussed regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), were Linda Langley Davis, the director of educational services for Hampton Roads, Inc.; Fred Smoot, a former Washington Redskins cornerback and motivational speaker; Rev. Dr. Kirk T. Houston, the founder and pastor of Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church; and Deidre Love, the executive director of the nonprofit Teens with a Purpose. ... read more »
23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival
Each year, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival draws tens of thousands of people from across the U.S. In addition to live performances by world-class favorites and up-and-coming artists, the revered summer event includes pavilions focused on arts; Balfour Beatty Youth; GRoW @ Annenberg Health and Wellness; and business/employment services, as well as the participation of merchants and food vendors. Also the Central Avenue Historic Improvement District will host their 2nd Annual Jazz Festival Cultural Tour highlighting the legacy of Central Avenue. ... read more / view event »
BCCLA Statement In Support of Congresswoman Maxine Waters
July 5, 2018
Rep. Waters has both the right and responsibility to speak truth to power and speak truth to the people. And we as a people and a community also have the right and responsibility to confront evil and injustice everywhere. Indeed, we must not and will not let our silence suggest consent, our inaction suggest agreement or our reluctance to confront and resist give encouragement for greater evils, injustice and oppression. ... read more »
Chicago Reader Now Black-Owned Thanks to Dorothy Leavell
June 21, 2018
The paper had most recently been owned by the Chicago Sun-Times, which reportedly will maintain a 15 percent stake in the Reader after the sale closes later this month. ... read more »
Support Grows for Watts Towers Art Center Director 
May 24, 2018
Community leaders and residents have come out recently in support of Watts Towers Art Center Director Rosie Lee Hooks, who was suspended last month for commissioning a mural of jazz great Charles Mingus on the youth art center named for him ten years ago. ... read more »
UCLA Alumni Celebrate Founding of Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter
May 3, 2018
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s National Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Anniversary Chairman Kevin D. Kinsey announced that Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s 95th Charter Day Celebraion was well received and participated by members and honored guestsalike.  The theme “Rich Past, Strong Renuion, Bright Future” was fitting to depict the 95th Charter Day Celebrations most auspicious events.  ... read more »
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Inspire With New and Classic Work
April 26, 2018
Revelations  by Alvin Ailey is his classic American story about the Black experience in the South in the 1950’s and 60’s. The sections are historical and take us back to the Black churches of the South, to a people’s faith in God and a willingness to die for their devout beliefs.    ... read more »
CHARGE UP CRENSHAW: LADWP Launches New Rebate Program for Used Electric Vehicles 
April 19, 2018
Unveils 22 New Publicly-Accessible EV Chargers at its Crenshaw Customer Service Center  ... read more »
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