Selma & It’s Seven Year Journey To The Silver Screen
Jan06

Selma & It’s Seven Year Journey To The Silver Screen

Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on the 19th, only ten days after the well-anticipated film “Selma” hits theatres, to tell the story of Dr. King’s march through 60’s Alabama. The film, which details King’s strategic political activism alongside his deep desire for equality, also comes on the coat tails of what can arguably be considered the millennial Selma: the Ferguson protests, Eric Garner’s death, and the plethora of black murders by policemen that have incited outrage in the African American community in just the past few months.

Tensions Resurface Against LAPD With Release of Ezell Ford Autopsy Report
Jan06

Tensions Resurface Against LAPD With Release of Ezell Ford Autopsy Report

Reaction from the community has been swift to the long awaited autopsy report of Ezell Ford which classified his death as a homicide and revealed he was shot three times after an altercation with LAPD officers on August 11.

Ford, a 25-year-old man, described by family members as mentally ill, was shot once in the right side, once in the right arm and once in the back, with a “muzzle imprint” surrounding the skin around the gunshot wound to his back, consistent to wounds of a very close range. The autopsy also reported abrasions to his left hand, forearm and elbow.

Saving Grace: David Oyelowo
Jan06

Saving Grace: David Oyelowo

The film is set to open nationwide on January 9, but David Oyelowo’s turn as Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma” is receiving such rave reviews from critics that the 38-year-old Brit has already earned a best acting Golden Globe nomination and Oscar buzz.

The classically trained actor—best known for supporting roles in the films “The Last King of Scotland” (starring Forest Whitaker), “A Raisin In The Sun” (starring Sean “Diddy” Combs) “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Help,” “Middle of Nowhere,” “Red Tails,” “Lincoln” (starring Daniel Day Lewis), “Jack Reacher” (starring Tom Cruise), “Nina” (starring Zoe Saldana) and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in “The Butler”—is no stranger to accolades.

One On One: Patina Miller
Jan06

One On One: Patina Miller

South Carolina native Patina Miller is an award winning tipple threat. The singer-dancer-actress first got noticed on the theater scene in 2009 as the star of Sister Act: A Divine Musical Comedy. She earned rave reviews for playing the accidental nun and then took center stage again in the Broadway revival of Pippin, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. The 30-year-old Carnegie Mellon University alum’s TV and film credits include “All My Children,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part & 2” as Commander Paylor and can now seen on primetime starring as press coordinator Daisy Grant on the CBS drama “Madame Secretary.”

How Keeping A Vow Saved Anthony Anderson’s Life
Jan06

How Keeping A Vow Saved Anthony Anderson’s Life

These days, Anthony Anderson has few complaints. His new show “Black-ish,” which just premiered in September, pulled in more than 11 million viewers during the pilot episode. Since then the ABC show has been raking in an average of 7 million viewers every Wednesday and it’s already the No. 3 sitcom on all of broadcast television, outranking NBC’s and Fox’s comedies.

“What you’re seeing on our show so far, each story has come from a real place, and that’s what’s resonating with the people,” said, who stars in and writes for the show.

CLBC Leaders Host Covered California Enrollment Fair
Jan06

CLBC Leaders Host Covered California Enrollment Fair

Members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) will be hosting a Covered California Enrollment Fair on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10am to 3pm at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park.

Representatives from Covered California—the state’s health insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare)— along with Caucus members (State Senators Holly Mitchell and Isadore Hall along with Assembly members Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, Mike Gibson and Autumn Burke) will answer questions from the audience on eligibility, coverage and costs as well as basic preventive and treatment benefits.

First Ladies High Tea
November will mark the 20th Anniversary of our Annual First Ladies High Tea, honoring the contributions of female leaders and women of faith to the Los Angeles community. For more information, visit www.firstladieshightea.com
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