Passage: Wyatt Tee Walker, 88
Jan26

Passage: Wyatt Tee Walker, 88

Wyatt Tee Walker, 88, civil rights strategist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. confidant, preacher, author, Harlem activist who served for 37 years as the senior pastor of Harlem’s Canaan Baptist Church of Christ.

Passage: Hugh Masekela, 78
Jan26

Passage: Hugh Masekela, 78

Hugh Masekela, 78, trumpeter, South African jazz pioneer (dubbed the ‘Father of South African jazz’) and anti-apartheid activist who spent three decades in exile and is best known for his 1968 hit, “Grazing In The Grass” and his 1987 single, “Mandela (Bring Him Back Home)”, which became an anthem for the movement to free Nelson Mandela, who was imprisoned at the time.

Tavis Smiley Convenes Town Hall on Workplace Ethics
Jan26

Tavis Smiley Convenes Town Hall on Workplace Ethics

With so much national attention focused on workplace ethics, broadcaster, advocate and author Tavis Smiley has announced that he will moderate a 5-city town-hall tour entitled “The Conversation: Women, Men and the Workplace.”

L.A. Clippers Team Up To Provide Free Glasses To LAUSD Students
Jan26

L.A. Clippers Team Up To Provide Free Glasses To LAUSD Students

In a two year, six million dollar initiative to improve the lives of students with eyesight issues, the LA Clippers have partnered with billionaire Austin Beutner’s Vision To Learn non-profit and the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide free glasses to every student who needs them.

Evangelist Carlton Pearson Biopic Debuts At Sundance Film Festival
Jan26

Evangelist Carlton Pearson Biopic Debuts At Sundance Film Festival

  It’s been years in the making but this week in Park City, Utah, a biopic centering on the life of evangelist turned heretic Carlton Pearson made it’s debut at Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival to mixed reviews.

Queen of Hip Hop Soul Snags Two Oscar Nominations
Jan26

Queen of Hip Hop Soul Snags Two Oscar Nominations

  Earlier this month, Mary J. Blige was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and this week, the Grammy-winning singer dubbed the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” got a pair of Oscar nominations to go with it.

First Ladies High Tea
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