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California Black Newspapers Win Hundreds of Thousands in Facebook Grants
May 14, 2020
Several Black-owned newspapers in California have received grants to help them weather the economic downturn the COVID-19 pandemic has caused. Facebook announced May 7, that it is awarding nearly $10.3 million to 144 local newsrooms through the company’s COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program. ... read more »
LA Focus’ 22nd Annual First Ladies High Tea An Elegant Affair
September 19, 2019
Publisher Lisa Collins, LA Focus hosted the 22nd First Ladies High Tea at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Apostle Beverly “Bam” Crawford and actress Wendy Raquel Robinson were the Mistress of Ceremonies and on a day when so many powerful and inspiring words were shared, one word captures the entire event most accurately: beautiful.  As Legacy Award Recipient Marla Gibbs quipped “This isn’t low tea, it’s HIGH tea!” ... read more »
Lataillade to Receive BBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award
June 12, 2019
The Black Business Association will honor gospel music legend Vicki Mack Lataillade at its Salute to Black Music Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m., ... read more »
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BBA Celebrates Gospel Music 
May 22, 2019
The Black Business Association (BBA) will recognize gospel music legends at its Salute to Black Music Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m., at the California African American Museum. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: What is the Plus in the PLUS Awards?
April 4, 2019
I’ve always been grateful for people who go above and beyond and have a heart for helping others. As a child I experienced abandonment by my biological mother and sexual abuse by my father.  I was raised primarily by my paternal grandmother who instilled certain core values into me that have guided my life.  My grandmother encouraged my activities in school, church and community and because of the various activities I was involved with, I became a “product of the community.”  As I worked in the community, the community sowed back into my life. Many people went above and beyond to help me, and they became the PLUS in my life. ... read more »
Debbie Allen was Surprised with Icon Award Presented by Her Grey’s Anatomy Co-Star James Pickens, Jr. at LA Focus’ 20th Annual First Ladies High Tea
September 13, 2018
Lisa Collins’ 21st Annual First Ladies High Tea is always a classy affair! Debbie Allen was surprised when James Pickens, Jr. delivered a touching introduction and presented her with the Icon Award at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  ... read more »
FLHI Holds Luncheon to Promote Good Health
November 15, 2017
From left, Aundre  Russell, KJLH Radio; Lisa  Collins, L.A. Focus; Chrystee Pharis, actress; DJ DimePiece, radio personality; Kameron Green, KJLH; and Cora Jackson-Fossett, L.A. Sentinel were on the media panel. ... read more »
 
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