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Kobe Bryant Posthumously Receives Local Emmys Governors Award
July 23, 2020
   The late Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant posthumously received the 72nd Los Angeles Area Emmys Governors Award for his legacy of philanthropy, community building and inspiration that extended beyond the basketball court. ... read more »
The New Faces on the L.A. Sparks Roster
July 16, 2020
Due to the Coronavirus delaying the start of the 2020 WNBA season, each team had to cut their roster to 12 players. This allowed players to receive their first paycheck in late June. To finalize their roster, the Sparks had to waive their rookies Beatrice Mompremier and Tynice Martin. ... read more »
WNBA Hosts Virtual Draft
April 23, 2020
The WNBA practiced social distancing by hosting the first virtual Draft on Friday, April 17 on ESPN. One of the few athletic events that was not impacted by the COVID-19, the Draft was mainly broadcasted from the houses of league commissioner Cathy Engelbert and the Draftees. ... read more »
WNBA INTRODUCES KOBE & GIGI BRYANT WNBA ADVOCACY AWARD
April 18, 2020
The WNBA today introduced the Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award, which will recognize an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the visibility, ... read more »
Kobe Bryant Elected Into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
April 5, 2020
“No amount of words can fully describe what Kobe Bryant meant to the Los Angeles Lakers,” said Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss. “Kobe was not only a proven winner and a champion, he gave everything he had to the game of basketball. His fierce competitiveness, work ethic and drive were unmatched. Those qualities helped Kobe lead us to five titles – and have now brought him to the Hall of Fame, where he will be enshrined with the greatest to have ever played the game. No one deserves it more.” ... read more »
Master P Conducts A Master Class with JP Morgan Chase to Close Out Black History Month
March 5, 2020
Percy “Master P” Miller is arguably one of the most accomplished African American artists and entrepreneurs of his generation who has achieved success across multiple industries. JPMorgan Chase hosted Miller for a fireside chat at its annual Advancing Black Pathways Black History Month event for Los Angeles last week. ... read more »
Vanessa Bryant “Devastated” Over Reports of Deputy Photos From Crash Site
March 5, 2020
Some deputies were ordered to delete any photos taken at the scene and told that doing so would clear them of any discipline, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. ... read more »
GALLERY: Kobe and Gianna Bryant Memorial
February 28, 2020
Kobe and Gianna Bryant Memorial ... read more / view gallery »
Student Athlete of the Week: Gianna Maria Onore Bryant
February 27, 2020
Gianna Maria Onore Bryant was known for her curiosity for basketball and for being an intense competitor on the court. Bryant played basketball for the Harbor Day School and the AAU team the Mambas. ... read more »
Councilman Curren Price Honors the Creators of Academy Award Winning “Hair Love” During Black History Month
February 27, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, Councilman Price lead a special City Council presentation where he recognized director, producer and writer of “Hair Love” Matthew Cherry and his entire team for their significant achievement.   ... read more »
Snoop Dogg V. Gayle King and Ambassador Susan Rice
February 21, 2020
Last week, just days after the tragic death of basketball superstar and entrepreneur Kobe Bryant, CBS This Morning co-host, and Friend of Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King sparked a controversy following her interview with former WNBA star and longtime friend of Bryant, Lisa Leslie. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Uchenna Ndigwe
February 20, 2020
The day of King/Drew Medical Magnet basketball player Uchenna Ndigwe’s senior night game was eventful. As he prepared for his final in-season home game as a high school student, he had to help the school run their 11th annual career day. ... read more »
South LA Café Hosts ‘Day of Tribute: Kobe, Coffee, and Conversation’
February 13, 2020
On Sunday, February 2, South LA Café hosted a "Day of Tribute: Kobe, Coffee, and Conversation" in honor of the great Kobe Bryant. It was a free community event where people could write letters to Kobe, bring something to the altar, and create art projects. A great way to celebrate the life of a king and be around others who were inspired by him. ... read more / view gallery »
Emmy-Winning Composer and Pianist Kris Bowers Discusses his Journey and Latest Concerto Debuting at Walt Disney Hall
February 7, 2020
The American Youth Symphony (AYS), in part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sounds About Town series will give the world premiere of Los Angeles native and Emmy award-winning composer and pianist Kris Bowers’s new violin concerto. Debuting February 8, 2020, at Walt Disney Hall, the piece played by violinist and former classmate Charles Yang titled For A Younger Self is an ode to Bowers’s younger self and their careers at Juilliard. ... read more »
Staples Center Will Host Public Memorial for Kobe Bryant on Feb. 24
February 6, 2020
Staples Center will host a public memorial for Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, and the seven other victims killed last month in a helicopter crash on Feb. 24, according to the L.A. Times. ... read more »
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