Vermont and Manchester: A Blighted Reminder of How Difficult It Has Been to Rebuild the Spirit of South LA
Feb23

Vermont and Manchester: A Blighted Reminder of How Difficult It Has Been to Rebuild the Spirit of South LA

On Feb. 13, 2018, a fire demolished the last standing structure at the corner of 84th and Vermont. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but this was far from the first time this lot owned by Sassony Commercial Development has been a public nuisance. Blighted for 26 years, it has been an ongoing source of embarrassment for residents and a daily reminder of how difficult it has been to rebuild the spirit and wealth of South Los Angeles since the Civil Unrest.  

 
Kendrick Lamar and SZA Sued Over Black Panther Video
Feb23

Kendrick Lamar and SZA Sued Over Black Panther Video

Kendrick Lamar, who recently released a full album soundtrack to the hit Marvel movie Black Panther, along with co-artist SZA, record label TDE, and others are being sued by an artist who alleges they ripped off her artwork in the video for his most recent single from the project, “All the Stars”.

CA Black Female Voters Look To Boost Political Clout
Feb23

CA Black Female Voters Look To Boost Political Clout

Black, female, political powerhouses are on a push to increase the number of Black women and allies in civic leadership.

     They kicked off this year's effort by hosting Democratic candidates at the "Our Time to Engage, Inform & Vote Gubernatorial Issues Forum" on Feb. 13 at the Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento.

PBS Dismisses Racial Bias Allegations in Tavis Smiley Firing
Feb23

PBS Dismisses Racial Bias Allegations in Tavis Smiley Firing

It’s official, talk-show host Tavis Smiley is suing his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service, alleging that the network breached its contract and damaged his production company when he was fired in December over sexual harassment allegations.

Quincy Jones Apologizes For “Word-Vomit” After Family Intervention
Feb23

Quincy Jones Apologizes For “Word-Vomit” After Family Intervention

At the urging of his six daughters, Quincy Jones is offering a heartfelt apology after they staged a family intervention following his recent pair of bombshell interviews.

Obama Throws Support Behind Survivors of Parkland School Massacre
Feb23

Obama Throws Support Behind Survivors of Parkland School Massacre

Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Former DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg are among the growing list of Hollywood insiders who are supporting next month’s March For Our Lives, the Washington D.C. rally organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Winfrey, Clooney, Spielberg and Katzenberg have committed $500k each to the effort.

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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