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Federal Indictment Targets Inglewood-Based Street Gang
August 31, 2018
Ten members and associates of an Inglewood-based street gang were arrested overnight and today on federal drug-trafficking and weapons charges alleging they used a fake convenience store as a front for manufacturing crack and distributed the drugs in Inglewood and South Los Angeles. ... read more »
L.A. Judge Issues Bench Warrant for Ethiopian Diplomat in Visa Fraud Case
August 31, 2018
Delkasso, 54, is charged in a three-count indictment stemming from the alleged use of non-immigrant diplomatic visas for family members who did not qualify under federal regulations. If convicted, she could face up to 30 years in federal prison, according to prosecutors. ... read more »
New Law to Make California First State to End Bail
August 30, 2018
California's new law is the latest development in the nationwide debate over bail, which many people say unfairly punishes people for being poor. Other states including New Jersey, Alaska and New Mexico have overhauled their bail systems, although no other state has completely eliminated bail. ... read more »
Ubuntu Choirs Network, Golden Bridge Community Choir, Presents Evening of Song to Raise Money for Homeless Center
The Golden Bridge Community Choir is a non-auditioned inter-generational choir and member of the Ubuntu Choirs Network, which seek to create a world where people listen deeply to those around them, celebrate diversity, trust in their voices and use their voice to build harmony, justice and peace. This ancient concept, expressed in the Zulu word ubuntu, is at the root of many of the world’s wisdom traditions. For more information and advance tickets, visit www.thecenterinhollywood.org ... read more / view event »
Black Leadership Accountability Essential
August 30, 2018
Many Blacks, perhaps most, initially considered challenging Obama’s decisions sacrilegious, and   more than a few continued to regard him as an icon to be neither properly                                           critiqued nor criticized. Although   increasingly concerned with his decisions, Blacks also needed to be concerned about ineffective Black leadership in general, especially in light of the daunting challenges in the 21st century. ... read more »
Legislators Push for Free Community College in CA
August 24, 2018
Assembly Bill 1862, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago, David Chiu, and Kevin McCarty, was introduced last week to take an important step towards guaranteeing a completely free community college experience for California students.  The measure comes directly on the heels of the implementation of 2017’s Assembly Bill 19 (jointly authored by the same legislators) which made the first year of community college free for all first-time, full-time students. That first round of students will begin classes at schools across California in the coming weeks.  ... read more »
Towards the Mountaintop: Commemorating Dr. King
“Towards the Mountaintop: Commemorating Dr. King” is a live stage event to honor the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s passing and the 55th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. ... read more / view event »
Pan African Film Festival Institute Presents a PGA Producers Panel, August 25
Pan African Film Festival Institute presents a Producers Guild of America (PGA) Producers Panel, on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Hot and Cool Café, 4331 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008. Sasheen Artis, co-chair, PGA Diversity Master Workshop, writer and producer, moderates a discussion on story development, pitching, packaging, financing and marketing, and shares information on the PGA’s eight-week Diversity Master Workshop. ... read more / view event »
 L.A. City Council Approved $1.95 Million Settlement in Charly “Africa” Keunang Lawsuit
August 22, 2018
The Los Angeles City Council today approved a $1.95 million legal settlement stemming from the 2015 Skid Row shooting death of a mentally ill transient from Cameroon by police officers. ... read more »
Pan African Film Festival Institute Presents a PGA Producers Panel, August 25
Pan African Film Festival Institute presents a Producers Guild of America (PGA) Producers Panel, on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Hot and Cool Café, 4331 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008. ... read more / view event »
The Broad Announces 2019 Exhibitions Focusing on the Intersection of Art, Politics and Culture 
The Broad announced its exhibition schedule for 2019, led by the exclusive West Coast presentation of the internationally acclaimed exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983, followed by Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again. Originated by The Broad, Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again launches the first major survey of the renowned multidisciplinary artist to take place on the West Coast.  ... read more / view event »
Broad Fest: Free Event at The Broad Stage
Broad Fest returns on Sunday, September 2, 2018. This free outdoor event features music and dance, activities for kids and adults, plus snacks, sweets and food available for purchase. Members and subscribers, local families, college students and arts enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy an array of musical performances, DJ music and dance floor, drumming, movies and more. ... read more / view event »
The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum presents a Final Lecture and Book Signing by Zoe Lescaze, Author of “PaleoArt: Visions of the Prehistoric Past.”
Grab a pencil and transport back 40,000 years to a time when saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed Los Angeles! In this drawing workshop series participants will get an up-close look at specimens from the La Brea Tar Pits collections and learn how to illustrate Ice Age creatures like sloths, mastodons, and short-faced bears in a friendly, supportive environment. While carefully observing specimens, participants will learn to break down complex structures into simple, easy-to-draw shapes. All supplies will be provided, and all skill levels are welcome. ... read more / view event »
Instant Gratification: A Solo Exhibition by Josué Thomas
Working in various mediums such as fashion and fine art, Josué's aim is a response and re-imagination of traditional style and rational practice. In his work he reminds us that art is there to question convention and in turn guides our attention to the vivid culture, texture and atmosphere it generates. The philosophy is simple: collaborate, create and rebel. ... read more / view event »
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