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Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson (February 1, 1966 – September 6, 2021) – rest in hilarious power
September 23, 2021
Anthony “AJ” Johnson — best known for his scene-stealing character, Ezal in the hit “Friday” comedy franchise—has passed away. He was 55 and the news of his passing was confirmed by his rep, LyNea Bell with the performer’s nephew telling TMZ (TMZ ) that his uncle was found unconscious in a Los Angeles store earlier in September. He was rushed to an emergency room where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death has not been disclosed at press time. ... read more »
Brandy emerges from her cocoon, conquers her demons on ‘B7’
August 26, 2020
When Brandy began crafting her newest album nearly three years ago, her intent was both benevolent and selfish. She wanted to give R&B fans the timeless music she’s been synonymous with, while also gain liberation from emotional bondage. She achieved her goal with “B7” — but she wasn’t prepared for the raw and emotional way the lyrics poured out of her during the creative process. It’s why, for the first time, the Grammy winner co-wrote every song on the album and co-produced the majority of the project. ... read more »
Gene Hale Family Foundation Rescues Young African American Scholarship Pageant
October 10, 2019
For over two decades, Lisa Ruffin has been instilling her unique curriculum of confidence, awareness and pride (CAP) in young African American girls through her Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant (LMAA).  ... read more »
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“If You’re Hungry, Let’s Do it”: Ride With Ginuwine at the Taste of Soul
September 20, 2018
The lineup for the Hyundai Soundstage at the 13th Annual Taste of Soul keeps getting better and better! Iconic R&B crooner Ginuwine will be gracing Crenshaw boulevard with his melodic standards on October 20th. ... read more »
Applications Now Accepted for Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant
May 30, 2018
The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant is an educational program. The girls learn to wear their "C.A.P." which stands for Confidence, Awareness and Pride. Selected participants undertake a cultural enrichment program designed to promote teamwork, self-esteem, and heighten cultural awareness. They take classes in public speaking, science, technology and etiquette and are taught performances by award winning choreographers.  The young ladies make new friends and learn about their rich African American history. ... read more »
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