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Black History Month News: Rev. Dr. Alexander Hamilton
February 7, 2019
In celebration of Black History Month, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas presented a scroll to the Reverend Dr. Alexander Hamilton, who arranged the late Aretha Franklin’s Grammy-Award winning gospel album Amazing Grace, among many other stellar musical achievements. ... read more »
Legendary singer, Nancy Wilson Passes Away
December 20, 2018
As we bid farewell to an iconic voice for many generations, we remember what made Nancy Wilson nothing short of a Legend.  ... read more »
Entertainment Legend Ben Vereen brings his Joy of Life and Love of his people to the Catalina Theater
August 2, 2018
Ben Vereen is bringing his legendary performance to the Catalina Theater on August 10th. The fact that Ben Vereen, who has remained a musical icon after all these years, is not a surprise to his legion of fans. ... read more »
THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FALL SEASON, FEATURING TWO HISTORY EXHIBITIONS AND SOLO SHOWS FOR ARTISTS NINA CHANEL ABNEY AND ROBERT PRUITT
The California African American Museum (CAAM) announced today that it will open four new exhibitions in fall 2018, including two original exhibitions that examine important chapters of African Americans history in California and solo exhibitions of new and recent works by artists Nina Chanel Abney (in conjunction with the Institute for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) and Robert Pruitt. One of the upcoming exhibitions also includes CAAM’s first partnership with its Exposition Park neighbor, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which is lending pieces from its collection. ... read more / view event »
THE BLACK ASSOCIATION OF DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS (“BADWEST”) PRESENTS ITS 12th ANNUAL “DAY OF BLACK DOCS” SATURDAY, May 5, 2018 AT THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE
The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BADWEST) presents its exciting and always anticipated 12th annual “DAY OF BLACK DOCS” on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 12:00 p.m. ... read more / view event »
This Week In Black History (December 7 – December 13)
December 13, 2017
This Week In Black History (December 7 – December 13) ... read more / view gallery »
Sammy Davis Jr.’s pistol turned in at LA gun buyback program
May 18, 2016
Police in Los Angeles say a pistol that was registered to Sammy Davis Jr. was among 791 guns that were turned in during a gun buyback program ... read more »
Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson doc a tribute to his music
January 27, 2016
As a young artist, Michael Jackson knew he wanted to be legendary. "I will be magic," he wrote as a teenager, outlining his plans for his career. "I will be better than every great actor roped in one." ... read more »
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