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Film Director Damani Baker on “The House on CoCo Road”
August 10, 2017
Film Director Damani Baker talks about THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD, an intimate documentary exploration of heritage and history against the backdrop of a brewing Afro-centric revolution as the U.S. government prepares to invade the island nation of Grenada. A captivating story of a woman who risks the lives of herself and her young children in pursuit of liberty. First hand accounts from activists Angela Davis, Fania Davis and Fannie Haughton weave together director Damani Baker’s family portrait of Utopian dreams, resistance and civil unrest with a film score composed by music luminary Meshell Ndegeocello. Reporter: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
17th Annual Black College Expo hits LA Convention Center
February 10, 2016
  Thousands of students with folders of college information filled the Los Convention Center as the 17th Annual Black College Expo brought representatives from across the country to show Los Angles what historically Black colleges and universities have to offer on Sunday, ... read more »
Oakland Raiders Charles Woodson Receives Art Rooney’s Sportsmanship Award
February 7, 2016
  San Francisco – Retired Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson received the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award on Saturday, February 6 at the fifth annual NFL Honors Awards ceremony, ... read more »
Carson City Councilman Jawane Hilton Speaks: “Carson stands ready if proposed Inglewood NFL site safety issues are not resolved”
January 16, 2016
  On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, the City of Carson received unwanted news – the NFL did not approve Carson as the site for the return of professional football to the City of Angels. ... read more »
Goodell: Oakland, San Diego, St. Louis stadiums inadequate
January 14, 2016
Roger Goodell says the existing stadiums in St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland are ”inadequate and unsatisfactory,” and the proposals the Rams, Chargers and Raiders received to remain in their current cities lacked certainty. ... read more »
Coogler’s Creed!
December 23, 2015
Filmmaker Ryan Coogler hails from the East Bay Area of Northern California. In 2011, his student film, “Fig”, which followed a young street prostitute’s fight to keep her daughter safe, won the Director’s Guild of America's Student Filmmaker Award, as well as the HBO Short Filmmaker Award. He earned his MFA in Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California in May 2011. ... read more »
Services Scheduled for Henry ‘Hank’ Clark, Jr.,
November 26, 2015
He was an entrepreneur and among the first African-American McDonald’s franchise owners in Los Angeles Observances are scheduled this week for Henry Clark, Jr., who in 1969 became one of the first African-Americans to own and operate a McDonald’s franchise in the Los Angeles Crenshaw District. ... read more »
Garcetti Signs Nation’s Toughest Earthquake Safety Rules Into Law
October 15, 2015
Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law last week, the nation’s strongest earthquake safety rules, under which property owners in Los Angeles will be required to make seismic retrofits on more than 10,000 older buildings considered vulnerable during major shakers. ... read more »
Presidential Debate on Vaccine’s Could Challenge New CA Law
October 3, 2015
Oakland community leading the discussion on implementation Earlier this year, Californians engaged in heated debate over the state’s “School Vaccine Bill” as it made its way through the state legislature. ... read more »
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints State Administrator for Inglewood Unified School District
September 23, 2015
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson appointed Dr. Vincent Matthews as State Administrator for the Inglewood Unified School District. “As we enter a new phase in the path towards local control, ... read more »
NFL Searches for Temporary Stadium in Los Angeles
July 2, 2015
The National Football League is conducting a search for a temporary stadium in the Los Angeles Area, it was reported. The league on June 25 began issuing proposal requests to multiple venues in Southern California, ... read more »
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