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Children’s Institute Celebrates New Watts Campus with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
June 30, 2022
On Saturday, June 25, the Children’s Institute invited the community out for a ribbon cutting ceremony for a day of celebration for their new Watts campus. Designed by architect and designer, Frank Gehry, pro-bono, the new CII Watts campus will provide an array of therapeutic services and free programs including workshops, individual and group counseling, socialization opportunities for Head Start families, employment support, Project Fatherhood and youth groups. ... read more »
Author Devyn Bakewell Continues College Love Story with Sequel, ‘Greater Life’
June 30, 2022
“Greater Life” is the second novel and the sequel to Howard alumni and author Devyn Bakewell’s debut novel, “Greater Love.” The sequel continues the life and love story between Ryan McKnight and Devyn Baker, two college students who attend Truth University, an HBCU in New York. ... read more »
Bank of America and Cornell University Partner to Help Women Entrepreneurs with free online program
June 16, 2022
The Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell is a collaboration between Bank of America and Cornell University. This free online program provides a learning portal that offer women entrepreneurs with the knowledge and resources to create and build successful businesses. It has been successful for women, especially women of color, who aspire to be business owners and entrepreneurs. Women in the program earn a certificate in business from this Ivy League university. ... read more »
Shared Harvest Fund will celebrate Juneteenth by hosting a free festival offering free COVID-19 Vaccinations
June 15, 2022
To celebrate Juneteenth, non-profit Shared Harvest Fund/myCovidmd will host, ‘Sounds of Goodness,’ a festival to inspire the community to come out and get vaccinated. The event will take place on June 18 at Norman O. Houston Park in Los Angeles from 10am-5pm. ... read more »
St. Anne’s Lorna Little Advocates for Youth and Family Development with Innovative Programming
June 2, 2022
In 2018, St. Anne’s Family Services appointed Lorna Little, LCSW, as President/CEO making her the first African American woman and first woman to lead the non-profit in its century-long standing. ... read more »
Playwright Brandi Kesselman gives Homeless Community a Voice with Short Film, Under The Freeway
May 18, 2022
The homeless crisis in Los Angeles has skyrocketed over the past few years, and continues to grow. ... read more »
‘Education Is Key’ Raises Money for Inner-city L.A. Students
May 12, 2022
Founded by Nicole “NeeKKo” Lindsey, what once started as a campaign is now a non-profit 501©(3) called, Education is Key (#Educationiskey). Education Is Key promotes education and fundraises money for scholarships for inner city students of Los Angeles. ... read more »
‘Girlz ‘N the Hood’ Recounts Growing Up in South Central L.A.
April 28, 2022
“Girlz ‘N the Hood: A Memoir of Mama in South Central Los Angeles” is written by award-winning author, journalist, and college professor, Dr. Mary Hill-Wagner, and tells the story about the author’s experiences growing up in Compton, CA, with a undeniably strong, single mother of eleven children. ... read more »
LA County Library Reading Machine Enriches the Minds of Juniorversity Children through ‘Storytime’
April 28, 2022
Juniorversity is an early childcare center located in the city of Compton. Their tagline is, “Where Learning and Growing Go Hand-in-Hand," and owner/director, Gwendolyn Crews, is making sure that her childcare center lives up to that slogan. As part of the curriculum, library volunteers from LA County Library Reading Machine come out every other Friday to Juniorversity to read to the children in the form of "Storytime” implementing both literacy and S.T.E.A.M. ... read more »
The Shining Light Foundation Brings ‘Black History Mural Project’ to Leimert Park  
April 21, 2022
On Sunday, April 17, 2022, the Black History Mural Project had an unveiling in Leimert Park at the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center. This project paints 28 murals in different cities to educate people on different Black figures throughout history and their significant contribution to society.  ... read more »
‘Six Triple Eight’ Honored with Congressional Gold Medal Wreath Laying Ceremony in Inglewood Cemetery
April 14, 2022
When CW2, USA Retired and NAACP Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committee, Chair, Latia Suttle attended a screening for the ‘Six Triple Eight’ documentary a few years ago, she left having learned about members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). The Battalion, also known as the “Six Triple Eight,” were 855 Black women who were deployed overseas during World War II. They were assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. ... read more »
Crenshaw Skate Club Collaborates with the LA Clippers for a Limited-Edition Collection 
April 7, 2022
The Los Angeles Clippers has collaborated with the Crenshaw Skate Club (CSC), a L.A.-based clothing brand that represents the SoCal skateboarding culture, to release a limited-edition collection.   ... read more »
Leon Thomas Prepares To Release New EP, “Genesis”
August 30, 2018
His new EP "Genesis" will be released August 24. ... read more »
Aretha Franklin Was Committed To Making The World A Better Place 
August 23, 2018
On Thursday, August 17th, the music world lost a legend. Aretha Franklin, also known as “The Queen of Soul” has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.   ... read more »
Entrepreneur Nyakio Kamoche Grieco Represents African in Skincare Nyakio
May 3, 2018
Nyakio Kamoche Grieco, a first-generation American of Kenyan descent, opened her skin-care line Nyakio when she realized that the sophistication of Africa was missing in the cosmetics industry. ... read more »

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