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Skirball Cultural Center Launches 22nd Season of Sunset Concerts With R&B Soulstress Goapele
Lauded singer-songwriter Goapele kicks off the twenty-second season of the Skirball Cultural Center’s Sunset Concerts on Thursday, July 26, at 8:00 p.m, with her deeply personal take on R&B, soul, funk, and hip-hop. The evening begins with DJ Mamabear of dublab, who will spin a set at 6:30 p.m. ... read more / view event »
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Start Date:July 19, 2018 End Date:July 19, 2018 Time:7:00 pm To 10:00 pm Location:MacArthur Park, Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, W. 6th Street & S. Park View Street, ... read more / view event »
Dancer’s Solo on Black History Takes Him to U.S. Capitol
June 28, 2018
Akuchu, who started break-dancing when he was a teenager, says "hip-hop's history is embedded in its movement.'' You can't separate that history from the moves themselves. ... read more »
Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Pioneer and MLK Colleague, Dies
June 14, 2018
Cotton died Sunday afternoon at the Kendal at Ithaca retirement community in New York, said Jared Harrison, a close friend who was at her bedside. Harrison said she had battled illnesses recently but didn't specify a cause of death. ... read more »
Lawsuit Filed to Block Obama Presidential Center in Chicago
June 14, 2018
The lawsuit was filed on Monday, May 14 by “Protect Our Parks,” a nonprofit organization that seeks a court order to “bar the Park District and the City from approving the building of the Presidential Center and from conveying any interest in or control of the Jackson Park site to the Foundation.” ... read more »
Arch Colson Whitehead
June 8, 2018
Arch Colson Whitehead on November 6, 1969, novelist Colson Whitehead spent his formative years in Manhattan, New York with his parents, Arch and Mary Anne Whitehead, who owned a recruiting firm, and three siblings. Of his childhood, he has said that he preferred reading science fiction and fantasy and watching horror films. ... read more »
Applications Now Accepted for Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant
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 / view event »
Federal Lawsuit Challenges HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Rule Civil Rights and Housing Advocates Join Forces
May 25, 2018
Across the country, an estimated $5.5 billion in HUD funding is awarded each year. Nearly two-thirds of these funds go to approximately 1,210 grantees through HUD’s Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant program.  With this year’s rule suspension and continuing for several years, grant recipients – largely state and local government jurisdictions -- can obligate their allocations without any concern for compliance with the Fair Housing Act rule.    ... read more »
Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018
May 17, 2018
There is an old African proverb that says, “What you seek, you will surely find.”  We live in a world where the news cycle continues to decrease, because of innovations in communications technology.  Yes, we are living in the fast-paced digital age. The high-velocity delivery and transmission of news and information, however, may or may not produce authentic or accurate facts or simply the truth. ... read more »
Bob Marley’s Granddaughter Wants Accountability for Police Stop
May 17, 2018
Donisha Prendergast and her friends, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall and Komi-Oluwa Olafimihan, all of whom are Black, plus an additional friend who is White, were leaving the home in Rialto on April 30 when a White neighbor called 911 and reported strangers carrying bags out of the house. ... read more »
Rapper Meek Mill Calls for Criminal Justice Reform
May 10, 2018
Mill was given a two- to four-year prison sentence in November 2017 for violating his probation stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case. ... read more »
Tuskegee Names First Permanent Female President
May 9, 2018
Charlotte Morris has served as Tuskegee's president on an interim basis since Brian Johnson's removal last year, but McNair is the first woman to hold the job on a permanent basis. ... read more »
When Children are Forced to Protect Themselves 2018 Vote for Your Lives
April 19, 2018
The assaults on the 16 students and one school staff member represent the fifth school shooting in 2018. It also marks the 187th school shooting since April 20, 1999; 18 years ago, at 11:19 a.m. when 13 people were killed and 20 were injured in a similar attack. While the latest shootings garnered outrage across the globe, young people in African American communities were reminded of the everyday gun violence that riddles homes and doorsteps in poor communities on a daily basis with little or no fanfare. ... read more »
Suni Strong Wins Mandalay Bay Big Shot Jackpot
January 27, 2018
Between the third and fourth quarters of today’s game against the New York Knicks, Suni Strong of Lancaster, CA hit a half-court shot and won the $100,000 Mandalay Bay Big Shot Jackpot. ... read more »
Writers’ Groups Protest The Arrest Of New York Professor In Cameroon
December 13, 2017
Nganang has been teaching in the United States since 2000. ... read more »
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