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Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center Presents Hattie Winston and Emily Yancy

Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center, in association with the African Grove Institute for the Arts and UCLA’s Beloved Community Initiative, will present Hattie Winston and Emily Yancy in a one-time-only dramatic play reading of Emily Mann’s “Having Our Say” under the direction of Fay Hauser-Price on Saturday, April 13, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Boulevard in Culver City. Curtain time is 3:30 p.m.

Tennessee Student is Centennial Scholar Recipient of Ossie Davis Scholarship

Earlier this month, after a rigorous selection process, the family of the late actors and activists, together with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), announced that Lane College senior, Jade Allen, is the recipient of the Ossie Davis Legacy Scholarship. “We are always motivated by mom and dad’s love of education and what a struggle it was for each of them to get higher education and the sacrifices that their parents made,” Davis Day told NNPA Newswire.

Rep. Waters Applauds Tyler Perry for Historic Grand Opening of Tyler Perry Studios

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) wrote a letter of commendation to Tyler Perry – the first African American to own a major movie studio – following the grand opening of the Tyler Perry Studios, which Congresswoman Waters attended in Atlanta. The 330-acre major motion picture studio is “one of the largest production facilities in the country” and includes “40 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, 12 sound stages, 200 acres of greenspace, and a diverse backlot.” Her letter follows:

The Broad Stage Presents True Blues — Corey Harris and Guy Davis

The Broad Stage presents True Blues – Corey Harris and Guy Davis — on Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm.  Harris and Davis, two leading performers of acoustic blues, will each perform a set of their own before coming together onstage to celebrate the extraordinary music that has shaped their multifaceted careers.