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20 Years After Disbanding its Police Department, Compton Leaders and Residents Fed Up with Sheriff’s Take to the Streets
June 18, 2020
At the time, the $12.3-million contract with the city of Compton was the most expensive among the 41 cities patrolled by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Led by then-Mayor Omar Bradley, the five-member City council voted 4-to-1 in July 2000 to disband the Compton Police Department in hopes of getting a handle on the high homicide rate that had gripped the city and kept residents indoors in fear of their lives. ... read more »
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 »
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Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown & More Spread Holiday Cheer at TDE’s Annual Free Concert + Toy Drive Giveaway
December 26, 2019
Heavy hitting record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) celebrated Christmas early at the Nickerson Gardens 6th annual Toy Drive & Giveaway. The complimentary two-day event congregated at the Nickerson Gardens’ Boys & Girls club located in the Watts district of Los Angeles.   ... read more »
Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Kendrick Lamar appear on new Beyoncé album
July 19, 2019
Beyoncé announced Tuesday that "The Lion King: The Gift,'' which will be released Friday, also includes songs with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Pharrell, Tierra Whack and Jessie Reyez. ... read more »
Top Music Exec, Noted Community Advocate and Leading California Hospital System to be Honored by Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
April 18, 2019
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) will host its seventh annual Legacy Leaders Spring Gala on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 6 p.m. ... read more »
Lil Wayne Joins as Special Guest for ESPN’s College Football Playoff Halftime Performance Featuring Imagine Dragons
January 4, 2019
Multi-platinum and Grammy-Award winning Lil Wayne will join a special performance by Imagine Dragons during ESPN’s half time presentation of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game Presented by ATT on January 7. ... read more »
Top Local Stories of 2018
December 27, 2018
Here are the top local stories of 2018 ... read more »
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Dancer’s Solo on Black History Takes Him to U.S. Capitol
June 28, 2018
Akuchu, who started break-dancing when he was a teenager, says "hip-hop's history is embedded in its movement.'' You can't separate that history from the moves themselves. ... read more »
Jazz Series Honors Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson
May 25, 2018
Parkside EDC will present an evening of the music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson on June 27 as part of its Jazz Cool Down series in Leimert Park. The series, held at LA Third Church, benefits college scholarships for students from Dorsey and Crenshaw High Schools and features LA jazz luminaries such as Barbara Morrison, Ernie Watts and Roy Gaines. ... read more »
Arizona’s Only Black Legislators Chastised After Race Talk
April 27, 2018
The only two Black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker’s published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided Black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for better pay. ... read more »
Commercial and Critical Darling Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer 
April 19, 2018
Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.  ... read more »
Songs by Jay-Z, Harry Styles among Obama’s favorites of 2017
January 4, 2018
Songs by Jay-Z, Harry Styles among Obama's favorites of 2017 ... read more »
N.E.R.D. Debuts New Album, Nike Celebrates a Shoeversary and More at ComplexCon 2017
November 9, 2017
Both days wrapped up with night shows in the ComplexCon Arena. ... read more »
Kendrick Wins Big, Khalid Receives Best New Artist at MTVs ‘Super Woke’ VMAs
August 31, 2017
Taking nothing short of greatness, Lamar went on to receive a grand total of six Moonpersons for the evening. ... read more »
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