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COMMENTARY: Your Obituary Goes Right Here! “Quit Playin”
November 24, 2022
We get syrupy about “Hidden Figures” from all over and know little about the heroes and sheroes who grew up in our own back yard. Mrs. French L. Cowens was born French L. Jackson to Willie Mae and Willis Jackson in Gladewater, Texas. She grew up in old North Central Dallas. ... read more »
New President Rochelle Ford Reveals Bold Plans for Dillard University   
August 25, 2022
Dr. Rochelle Ford is traveling at warp speed in her new role as president of Dillard University, the oldest HBCU in the state of Louisiana. Appointed to the prestigious post last month, Ford immediately made strides to implement her main goal of enlisting the support of “alumni, partners, everyone we encounter” to help fulfill the university’s mission. During a recent visit to Los Angeles, the president elaborated on her strategies to achieve that objective.  ... read more »
First Black Woman Winery Owner Releases Memoir
June 9, 2022
Vintner Iris Rideau, the first Black woman in the United States to establish a winery, will release her memoir, “From WHITE to BLACK: One Life Between Two Worlds,” on June 19, in celebration of Juneteenth. ... read more »
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Laurent Departs CSU to Retire in New Orleans
May 5, 2022
Many members of the Southern California region have expressed sadness, yet love and appreciation, when learning that Dr. Michael Laurent is retiring and moving from sunny Los Angeles to the more variable climate of New Orleans, Louisiana. ... read more »
Los Angeles Businesses Find Mentorship Through Jrue and Lauren Holiday Fund
September 23, 2021
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uptick of Black Lives Matter protests, NBA guard Jrue Holiday and his wife Lauren wanted to help people of color. They decided to use the remainder of Jrue’s 2020 salary to help Black and Brown businesses in Los Angeles, Indianapolis, New Orleans, and Milwaukee. This was the inception of the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Fund (JLHF). ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Earl L. Bakewell
September 23, 2021
Earl L. Bakewell was welcomed to the world and his family July 26, 1930 at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He passed away of natural causes on Tuesday September 22, 2020. In May of 2020. Earl unfortunately contracted Covid 19 while being a long term resident of an Orange County nursing home, and was never able to fully return to normal health. ... read more »
American Business Leaders Step Up to Fight Inequities in the South
September 16, 2021
The issues facing these communities throughout the South are not new. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Alvin E. Tircuit Sr., better known as “Turk the Barber”
August 31, 2021
Alvin E. Tircuit Sr., better known as “Turk the Barber”, went home to be with his creator, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Friday, August 13, 2021. He was 92 years old. He was born in New Orleans, LA. He was a devout member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church (where his mother worked). He attended St. Peter Claver’s school, Xavier Prep, Straight Business School, and Barber School. Alvin Sr. also served in the U.S. Army. ... read more »
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Southern University’s Library tells stories of former slaves
June 13, 2021
The John B. Cade Library at Southern University recently expanded its online archive of slave stories, accounts told by former slaves who were interviewed in the late 1930s and early 1940s ... read more »
LOS ANGELES NATIVE & NEW ORLEANS MAYOR LATOYA CANTRELL PREPARES FOR RE-ELECTION WITH SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING EVENT
May 6, 2021
A child of Los Angeles County (Straight Out Of Compton), we salute Mayor LaToya Cantrell and heartily offer our endorsement and support of her re-election bid in October 2021. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Fred Anthony Calloway
April 1, 2021
FRED ANTHONY CALLOWAY ... read more »
California African American Museum Appoints Cameron Shaw as Executive Director
February 25, 2021
The California African American Museum (CAAM) announced that Cameron Shaw has been appointed executive director. She has served the Museum as deputy director and chief curator since September 2019.  ... read more »
Woman-Owned Catering Business Has Made Long-Standing Memories in Every Dish for Over 20 Years
January 14, 2021
Daria shared her passion and how she came to be the most sought-after catering business in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Rockets getting more than Silas name
December 3, 2020
Some might think Stephen Silas is just another coach with the right last name and lineage. But the Rockets' new head coach is much more than the son of one of the best coaches the NBA has known. ... read more »
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