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The Reverend Shawn Amos: A Night in Harlem
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the return of The Reverend Shawn Amos for A Night in Harlem on Friday, February 1 at 8:00pm. In celebration of African American History Month, blackbox curator, Amos, returns to the stage for an evening of songs and storytelling — presenting songs from his album, Harlem, for the first time in ten years. The American roots song cycle tells the story of 1920s black Americans’ migration from the south to Harlem. Amos’ album was inspired by the artists, songs and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance.  ... read more / view event »
WEtv Celebrates the Premieres of 
’Growing Up Hip-Hop’ And ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition’ 
at Nightingale in Los Angeles
January 14, 2019
  WE tv hosted an exclusive event celebrating the premiere of “Hip Hop Thursdays,” the network’s new weekly programming lineup consisting of Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition and the return of hit series Growing Up Hip Hop. ... read more »
Two Defendants Sentenced to 22 Years for Jewelry Robberies
September 13, 2018
Prosecutors told the jury that Laforest was one of two bandits who participated in one smash-and-grab robbery and then graduated to a "more senior role'' in the others, which included scouting locations and giving supplies to crooks. ... read more »
Thanks to the L.A. Sheriff’s Department, White Democratic Donor is Likely to Escape Criminal Charges in Fatal Overdose of Black Gay
July 26, 2018
While the media made much of the fact that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reopened Moore’s death as a homicide investigation, had they followed up they would have learned that it was mostly to save face after Moore’s journal had been published and made national news.  The “investigation” consisted of the Sheriff’s Department relying on me and Gemmel Moore’s family attorney Nana Gyamfi to provide them with evidence, witnesses they could interview--witnesses that we fought and won immunity for in order for them to give statements to police that they didn’t trust in the first place—oh--and one flyer asking for more information about the death of Gemmel posted at Buck’s frequented haunts in West Hollywood.   ... read more »
Local Event Suggests Bright Future for Cannabis Industry
July 5, 2018
Last Wednesday, June 27, Dr. Christopher Metzler kicked off his "Politics of Cannabis" Q&A series at WeWork Pacific Design Center. ... read more »
A Trump Twitter Library Lands in Hollywood
June 14, 2018
The Twitter centered library features exhibits derived from President Donald Trump’s social media.   The exhibit consists of audio, visual, and hands on interactions for attendees. ... read more »
Retired Sheriff’s Lieutenant Charged With Obstruction of Justice
June 13, 2018
David Smith (dob 8/1/58) was charged in case BA468544 with one felony count of conspiracy to obstruct justice and one misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice. Smith is scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. ... read more »
Former Basketball Player Charged with West Hollywood Assault
June 13, 2018
Ronald Glen Davis (dob 1/1/86) of Tarzana faces one count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury. The charge includes an allegation of causing great bodily injury. ... read more »
Woman Sues Alleging Sexual Assault by Uber Driver
June 7, 2018
The plaintiff is identified only as Jane Doe in the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit filed against Uber Technologies Inc. and Alaric Spence, alleging sexual battery, false imprisonment, battery, civil rights violations and intentional infliction of emotional. ... read more »
The City of West Hollywood Celebrates Black History Month with a Screening and Discussion of ‘John Lewis: Get in the Way’
The City of West Hollywood Celebrates Black History Month with a Screening and Discussion of John Lewis: Get in the Way ... read more / view event »
Questions Surround Death of Black Man Found Dead in Prominent West Hollywood Democratic Donor’s Home 
August 24, 2017
On July 27, 26-year-old Gemmel Moore was found dead in the West Hollywood apartment of 63-year-old prominent Democratic political donor Ed Buck.  Moore was Black, gay, and worked as an escort. ... read more »
Darren Sharper Sentenced in Rape Case
November 29, 2016
Former pro football player Darren Sharper was sentenced today to 20 years in state prison and ordered to register for life as a sex offender after earlier admitting to drugging and raping two women. ... read more »
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