Trailblazer Award

OASC Honors Artist Mark Steven Greenfield at Historic Pico House

In keeping with a new tradition that began last year, Our Authors Study Club bestowed visual artist Mark Steven Greenfield with its first Trailblazer Award. This year’s reception was held on Feb. 15, at the historic Pico House in downtown Los Angeles.

Rest in Peace – Linda Lanier

The community lost another angel with the passing of Linda Lanier, who left this world for eternal rest with the Heavenly Father on April 15. She was 70 years old.

Jasmyne Cannick Receives FAME WMS Trailblazer Award

Jasmyne Cannick, well-known communications strategist, community advocate and journalist, received the Trailblazer Award from First AME Church Women’s Missionary Society on March 31. The annual award is presented to women who have made significant contributions to their community and nation. Cannick received the honor for her exceptional work in politics and for her advocacy in advancing the voices, concerns and positions of Blacks in regards to social justice issues including criminal justice reform, LGBTQ issues, housing, Democratic Party representation and homelessness. Through her journalism and public speaking, Cannick is widely known and heralded for her coverage of the disappearance and