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DANAI GURIRA — A NIGHT OF THE SPOKEN WORD, SONG, AND DANCE TO GET OUT THE VOTE — VIRTUAL — OCTOBER 29
October 28, 2020
Tony Award®-nominated playwright, actress, and activist Danai Gurira, one of the most brilliant voices in theater today, has teamed up with two-time Tony Award-winning director Stephen Daldry, and two-time Pulitzer Prize® winner Lynn Nottage to present a very special event to get out the vote – Act Out: Vote2020, a series of short, all new monologues and songs that will make up an hour-long video encouraging audiences to vote in the upcoming elections. Written, directed, and performed by some of the most important voices in the American Theatre, Act Out: Vote2020 will be available to stream on October 29 at 9:00 PM ET at www.ActOutVote2020.com. ... read more »
WATCH: Michelle Obama’s full speech at the Democratic National Convention | 2020 DNC Night 1
August 20, 2020
Former first lady Michelle Obama addressed Democrats on Aug. 17 during the first night of the Democratic National Convention. The coronavirus pandemic upended both parties’ traditional conventions. Instead of in-person events, the program each night features a number of speakers and musical performances virtually across the country. ... read more / watch video »
Michelle Obama Delivers ‘Cold Hard Truth’ at the First Night of the Democratic National Convention— Trump is the wrong leader for this country.
August 20, 2020
A historical moment unfolded over media channels across the country on Monday, August 17. The first night of the Democratic National Convention kicked off, virtually hosted by actress, Eva Longoria.  Policy makers from the highest point of government tuned in to endorse Joe Biden as the top presidential candidate. ... read more »
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HOW WE DEFEAT TRUMP’S PLOT AGAINST THE USPS
August 20, 2020
The last day to register to vote by mail is Monday, October 19, 2020, but, I would encourage everyone considering voting by mail to do it NOW, rather than wait until the last minute.  You can register at your local post office, on-line and at numerous locations throughout the county of Los Angeles, including at the Los Angeles Sentinel offices.  ... read more »
WENDYS WINDOW: It’s Hot, You’re Tired, But Stay the Course
August 13, 2020
Summer is just about over and many of us are feeling hot, tired, and wondering what’s next?  Where did summer go?  Fun in the sun, traveling, and enjoying a nice vacation with family and loved ones didn’t happen the way many of us are used to and we are frustrated. We usually look at this time of year as a time to relax and refresh ourselves to prepare for Fall and finishing out the year strong.  The school year will begin soon, and students and parents alike have no idea what that will even look like. Businesses are still contemplating if employees should work remotely from home, and most of us have no idea what this “new normal” is really supposed to look like. But no matter what, I want to encourage all of us to not give up or give in, but let us remain steady and stay the course.   ... read more »
LA Activists Drill Down on Who Deserves Reparations for Slavery and Why
July 23, 2020
As state and federal lawmakers grapple with whether or not the State of California -- and the United States as a whole -- should take a closer look at what it owes the descendants of enslaved Africans in the United States, a group of Black California activists are getting ahead of the conversation. They are distilling the case for reparations down to why African Americans deserve to get paid for centuries of free labor and the Jim Crow laws and other forms of state-enforced discriminatory practices that followed. They are also specifying which segment of Black Americans should get those payments.  ... read more »
Biden Wants Michelle Obama as Veep
April 23, 2020
Tempering any enthusiasm of a Biden-Obama ticket, Biden added that, “I don’t think she has any desire to live near the White House again.” He concluded that it’s still too early to select a running mate ... read more »
California school to be named for Michelle Obama
February 20, 2020
A San Francisco Bay Area school district voted Wednesday to name an elementary school after former First Lady Michelle Obama.  ... read more »
Smollett case revives questions on Laquan McDonald, justice
February 20, 2020
When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Jan. 17, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
January 17, 2020
U.S. First Lady and lawyer, Michelle Obama was born in Chicago, IL, 1964. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Nov. 13, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
November 13, 2019
Becoming, the memoir of former United States First Lady Michelle Obama was published, 2018. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Oct. 18, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
October 18, 2019
Barack and Michelle Obama were married in Chicago on this date in 1992.  ... read more »
Beyonce, Lil Nas X, the Spinners among those on Obama Summer Song Playlist
August 26, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it “some new, ... read more »
Obamas Unveil Slate of Series, Documentaries for Netflix
April 30, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix, a year after the former president and first lady signed a deal with the streaming platform. ... read more »
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