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Disney Sues in L.A. to Protect Marvel Superhero Franchises
September 25, 2021
The Walt Disney Company today filed lawsuits in Los Angeles and New York seeking to stop the heirs to Marvel Comics artists and writers from reclaiming rights to characters such as Iron Man, Thor and Spider- Man, which their relatives helped create. ... read more »
Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black cinema, Dies at 89
September 22, 2021
Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89. ... read more »
New Television Season Begins With Six Season Premieres, Three Premieres
September 20, 2021
The 2020-21 prime-time television season begins tonight with ``NCIS'' airing in a new time slot, five other season premieres including ``Dancing with the Stars'' and ``The Voice'' and three premieres on the four major broadcast networks. ... read more »
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Developers File Application For $500 Million Office Campus in Hollywood
September 16, 2021
Developers today filed an application with the city of Los Angeles to build a $500 million, 22-story ``creative office campus'' on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. ... read more »
First, she was a survivor: #MeToo’s Burke tells her story
September 16, 2021
That's what Tarana Burke was thinking _ indeed, hoping _ when she first found out the phrase ``MeToo'' was suddenly circulating online in October 2017, in the wake of shocking revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. ... read more »
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue Dropping in Los Angeles County
September 7, 2021
The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continues to fall, declining from 1,480 on Sunday to 1,463, according to the latest state figures. ... read more »
Hurricane Ida Impacts Gulf Coast Relatives of L.A.-area Residents
September 2, 2021
Hurricane Ida heaped destruction and mayhem in the Gulf Coast states on August 29 and the massive storm impacted relatives and friends of Los Angeles-area residents. ... read more »
`America’s Got Talent,’ Sports Helps NBC to Ratings Victory
August 31, 2021
The two-hour Tuesday ``America's Got Talent'' episode was the most-watched prime-time program between Aug. 23 and Sunday, averaging 6.809 million viewers, while the hourlong Wednesday episode was third, averaging 5.79 million. An ``America's Got Talent'' episode has been the most-watched prime-time program seven times in the 11 weeks it has aired this summer. ... read more »
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Rev. Jesse Jackson, wife Jacqueline hospitalized for COVID
August 21, 2021
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a famed civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate, and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement Saturday. ... read more »
SoFi Stadium Cancels AHF’s World AIDS Day Event
August 21, 2021
After being forced to cancel its World AIDS Day Concert and Employee Celebration in 2020 due to COVID-19, AHF booked part of SoFi Stadium for Dec. 1, 2021, across from the Forum, where AHF’s World AIDS Day concert takes place ... read more »
Power and Pride to the People!
June 10, 2021
June has become the traditional month for Pride celebrations in honor of the gay and transgender people, including Black and brown gay liberation and transgender rights activists like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, who fought back against harassment and abusive policing in June 1969. ... read more »
“What Do You Need?”
May 27, 2021
On September 4th I will celebrate 60 wonderful years of living. My goal in life is to die young at a very, incredibly old age (smile). Part of living is knowing and growing. ... read more »
African Author Pens Children’s Book About Diversity in Skin Tones
May 27, 2021
“My father was a man of humble beginnings who worked hard to provide for eight children,” said author Nonkululeko Kunene Adumentey, adding that it was his conditional love, wisdom, and work ethic that inspired the core of her principles and life mottos. He also inspired her to appreciate the various skin tones found in Africans throughout the world. ... read more / view gallery »
Symbols and Insights of Kwanzaa: Deep Meanings and Expansive Message
December 10, 2020
Kwanzaa was conceived as a special time and space for celebrating, discussing and meditating on the rich and varied ways of being and becoming African in the world. It invites us all to study continuously its origins, principles and practices and it teaches us, in all modesty, never to claim we know all that is to be known about it or that our explanations are only for those who do not know much about its message and meaning. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window – How Do We Get Unstuck?
December 10, 2020
COVID-19 has caused a lot of us to feel uneasy.  Now, with new restrictions once again being placed regarding “stay at home,” especially during the holidays, many of us feel stuck. ... read more »
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