Kimberly Shelby

For the Breast of Us Ambassador Inspires Women of Color Battling Cancer

Eboney Thompson of Los Angeles is a breast cancer survivor and Baddie Ambassador for the empowering organization For the Breast of Us, which aims to create a safe space for women of color who are battling breast cancer. For the Breast of Us’ upcoming inaugural Sneaker Ball will take place on the evening of October 15, in Houston, Texas, where members and attendees will pay homage to survivors past and present, raise awareness and raise funds to expand the organization’s reach.

Children’s World Brings Talented Youth to Taste of Soul 

Children’s World returns to Taste of Soul, October 15, featuring a dynamic array of youth performances. The stage will be produced by The School Tour creator, Randy Hankins, who has been presenting entertainment acts at the festival for 14 years. Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the stage’s sponsor, will spotlight their upcoming family-friendly programs at the festival as well. 

TOS Feature: HPP Cares & Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Union 

Brand new at Taste of Soul, the Bakewell Builds Better Communities Pavilion will highlight generational wealth building through Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and carpentry. HPP Cares and Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Union will provide all the information and resources California homeowners need to capitalize on this important new investment opportunity.  

Alice Coltrane’s 85th Birthday Celebration Held at Grand Performances

Alice Coltrane, pianist, harpist, organist, composer, singer, and wife of famous jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, would have been 85 years-old on Saturday, August 27th. Her birthday celebration at Grand Park, presented by dublab and The John and Alice Coltrane Home, was one of 19 Grand Performances held at the DTLA park as part of its 36th Annual Summer Concert Series.

Race-Neutral Formula for Assessing Kidney Function Provides Hope for Better Health

UCLA Professor and Nephrologist Dr. Keith Norris has advocated for a race-neutral formula for assessing kidney function for years, and now the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) are urging laboratories nationwide to adopt a newly modified equation that will diagnose chronic kidney disease earlier and help save lives.

Church and State Unite to Hold Conference for Formerly Incarcerated

Apostle Ronald C. Hill, Sr. of Love and Unity Christian Fellowship will host the “Life Before & After Prison Conference” for the formerly incarcerated, featuring, among many highlights, the testimony of former mayor and congressman Pastor Walter R. Tucker III of Truth and Love Christian Church. The day and a half conference will be held on the evening of Friday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. and all day on Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Influential Nurse and Community Activist Celebrates 100th Birthday

Community Activist Stella Pecot Robinson, RN, PhD celebrates her 100th birthday on August 25th, 2022. Her journey has been marked by numerous academic achievements and personal triumphs. Her work as a nurse has been influential, and she has lived and taught in states throughout the country.

Inaugural Olivia Mitchell Youth Council Cohort Sworn in at City Hall

The City of Los Angeles has launched its first ever Youth Council, the inaugural endeavor of the Youth Development Department established in Summer 2021. This new program is named for Olivia E. Mitchell, longtime community activist and city employee. On August 5, the first cohort of Mitchell’s namesake program–which includes 30 young people between the ages 16 and 25–was introduced and sworn in at the City Council meeting.

Educational Nonprofit Sends Youth Participants to College with $4 Million

Educational Nonprofit Sends Youth Participants to College with $4 Million in scholarship funds. The program, which serves 50 foster youth and low-income youth each year, guides these students in gaining access to post-secondary education with little to no student debt.

San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus Hires First Black Managing Director

San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus Hires First Black Managing Director, Kyla Page Williams. The San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus is a 30-year-old institution that rehearses weekly at First United Methodist Church at 22700 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA.

Fathers of the Community Celebrate 8th Global Day of Compassion on July 31

Fathers of the Community will celebrate their 8th Global Day of Compassion on Sunday, July 31. Cases of water and $25 gift cards will be distributed to seniors in Baldwin Hills, Pasadena and Watts. A “Movie in the Park” event for the local community will be held at Jim Gilliam Park at dusk.