New Book Alert! ‘Rapper’s Deluxe: How Hip Hop Made the World’ 

Todd Boyd, Ph.D., and renowned artist, Chuck D (Public Enemy) discussed how hip-hop held evangelical influence over the world’s shift in culture. The declaration of Boyd’s hardcover book, “Rapper’s Deluxe: How Hip Hop Made the World” premiered globally on Wednesday, Feb. 07, at The Broad Museum. 

Acclaimed Actor Viola Davis Will be the Featured Speaker at LMU Commencement at SoFi Stadium

Davis garnered Critics Choice, Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA, and an Academy Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Fences” for Paramount Pictures. She also starred with Denzel Washington in the 2010 revival of the play on Broadway. Her performance earned her a Tony Award, as well as the Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Drama Desk Award.


“The situation is very fluid and may change over the coming days. These measures do not address courses and services that do not lend themselves to an online or remote learning format. There are still many outstanding questions, which we will try to address in the coming days and report on as new developments arise. I am confident that we will all be able to work together to get through the challenging days ahead,” said Angela Echeverri, District Academic Senate President.

The Tamron Hall Show Debuts

“One of the ways Hall is shaping her show is by insisting the makeup of the crew reflect her audience. Despite having veteran executive producer Bill Geddie at the helm, Hall insisted that more women be hired because she wants to empower people like her – a self-described country girl from Luling, Texas who has made it to the upper echelons of television and news.”

Holman UMC features Berger-Sweeney at 70th Anniversary Celebration

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D., president of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut will be the guest speaker on Sunday, August 30, at 11 a.m., at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. “The Unity/Anniversary Sunday worship is part of Holman’s year-long celebration of our 70th Anniversary that is centered around the theme, ‘Honoring Our Legacy, Resetting Our Future.’ “Indeed Dr. Berger-Sweeney is part of the Holman legacy because she is an Angelina who grew up at Holman,” said Pastor Kelvin Sauls. Dr. Berger-Sweeney is the 22nd president of Trinity College, and began her tenure on July 1, 2014.  An