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Truth Skincare Offers Natural Products Created with Love
July 14, 2022
kin care is a part of everyone’s daily routine and it is important to make sure the products that are used daily are safe and do not have harmful long-term effects. ... read more »
Honor Thy Father Celebration Held on Juneteenth
June 23, 2022
The annual Honor Thy Father Awards took place in L.A.’s Leimert Park on June 19, which was observed throughout the country as both Father’s Day and Juneteenth ... read more »
MLS and Black Players for Change Commemorate Juneteenth with “Freedom to Be” Jersey Numbers and Auction for Impact Organizations
June 17, 2022
Major League Soccer (MLS) announced on Wednesday a series of initiatives to celebrate Juneteenth – the historic date commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in the U.S. ... read more »
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Juneteenth Message: Why Freedom?
June 16, 2022
Even though slaves were freed in 1863, 2.5 years before, Texas refused to share the news with slaves there because, as it’s told, crops still needed to be harvested by slave labor. Freed people were not free. ... read more »
Councilmember Herb Wesson Partners with Leimert Park Rising for Upcoming Juneteenth Festival Celebration
June 16, 2022
The 10th Council District in collaboration with Leimert Park Rising will co-sponsoring   this year’s Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 18th in Leimert Park Village to commemorate the holiday. ... read more »
L.A., Carson and Cities Across State Commemorate Juneteenth 2022      
June 16, 2022
On June 6, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a proclamation making Juneteenth an official holiday for city employees.   Although President Joe Biden signed a bill declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday last year, ... read more »
Shared Harvest Fund will celebrate Juneteenth by hosting a free festival offering free COVID-19 Vaccinations
June 15, 2022
To celebrate Juneteenth, non-profit Shared Harvest Fund/myCovidmd will host, ‘Sounds of Goodness,’ a festival to inspire the community to come out and get vaccinated. The event will take place on June 18 at Norman O. Houston Park in Los Angeles from 10am-5pm. ... read more »
The Mills Brothers Celebrate 100 Continuous Years of Musical Excellence
June 9, 2022
For over a century, The Mills Brothers have been one of the world’s preeminent vocal groups of all time. They are significant pioneers of African American music history—spearheading barrier-breaking impacts (racially and musically) on our society and the music industry worldwide ... read more »
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Lisa Mathis Debuts ‘Block Party’ on June 8
June 6, 2022
“Block Party” stars Antoinette Robinson (“Dear White People”), Luenell (“Hacks”), Faizon Love (“Friday”), and the aforementioned Avery, directed by Dawn Wilkinson and set for a wide theatrical release via Iconic Events Releasing on June 8 and streaming by BET and BET+ starting June 16.  ... read more »
Juneteenth in the Valley
June 1, 2022
Zawadi Cultural Collective in the San Fernando Valley offers a host of enrichment, outreach and community building events, including its upcoming 5th Annual Juneteenth Community Celebration. ... read more »
Weber’s AB 1655 Would Make Juneteenth a Paid Holiday in California
January 20, 2022
Last week, Assemblymember Akilah Weber (D-La Mesa) announced the introduction of Assembly Bill (AB) 1655, legislation that would make Juneteenth a paid holiday in California. ... read more »
New Partnership Brings Black History to Life Through Google Assistant
August 5, 2021
“The beautiful thing about Dr. Mack's calendar is it looks at the parts of the story that like most people aren't aware of, it tells us about important moments in Black culture and Black history,” added Beth Tsai, Policy Director for Google Search and Assistant. “It tells us about contributors who are not your big names. [It] helps people understand that bigger picture. And for us, that was the compelling moment here. Here's a chance for your average Google user who doesn't know anything about these things to really jump in, learn more and learn in depth.” ... read more »
Juxtaposing Juneteenth and July Fourth: Emancipation, Independence and Democracy Claims
July 8, 2021
Seba Malcolm said it, we saw it and history has proved it. Indeed, he taught that “of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research.” Likewise, Dr. W. E. B. DuBois stated that “We can only understand the present by continually referring to and studying the past.” ... read more »
Why Black-led Banks Are Key to Driving Racial Equity
July 8, 2021
Over the past month, racial equity has been a key part of our national dialogue as we observed the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre and Juneteenth, the oldest nationally recognized commemoration marking the end of slavery in the United States. ... read more »
A Set Back Can Be a Good Position For a Come Back
July 1, 2021
One of our own was thrown in the deep end a few years ago but he refused to drown, and like a phoenix he is rising.  His name is Tavis Smiley.  Tavis was born in Mississippi, raised in Indiana, but calls Los Angeles his home.  ... read more »
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