24th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit a Success

On Saturday, January 16, 2016, over 1,300 community residents, stakeholders, County Department heads, clergy, and leaders convened on the campus of the University of Southern California for the 24th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit. The plenary session focused on the issue of homelessness in the Second Supervisorial District and Los Angeles County, as a whole, featuring presenters such…

Premiere Of Open Roads Films’ “Fifty Shades Of Black”

Fifty Shades of Black is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Michael Tiddes and starring Marlon Wayans, who is also writing and producing the film. The film is a parody of the 2015 erotic romantic drama film Fifty Shades of Grey. Open Road Films will release the film in North American theaters on January…

The 41st Luncheon for the 10th Council District Women’s Steering Committee

Jacqueline Nunn – “The 41st Luncheon for the 10th Council District Women’s Steering Committee. It was really a wonderful event and program; and so very well attended by our friends, associates and community members.. Everyone was just outstanding. Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray, Keystone Speaker, Deborah Flint. Honoree’s: Nolan Rollins, Pamela Bakewell, Theresa Price, Karla Gordy…

California African American Museum Names Naima J. Keith as the Next Deputy Director of Exhibits & Programs

CAAM President @toddhawk and executive director George introduced Naima J. Keith as the next deputy director director, exhibits, programs The California African American Museum (CAAM) exists to research, collect, preserve and interpret for public enrichment, the history, art and culture of African Americans. The museum conserves more than 3,500 objects of art, historical artifacts and…

Celine Dion’s Memorial for Husband Rene Angélil

A very tough day. Official photographs of Celine Dion‘s memorial service for her late husband were released late on Thursday, January 21, showing Dion and her brave 15-year-old son Rene-Charles paying their last respects to Rene Angélil . The 47-year-old singer greeted thousands of mourners who showed up for the visitation at the Notre-Dame Basilica…

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump

Tea Party darling Sarah Palin is throwing her support behind Donald Trump, a blow to a surging Ted Cruz with less than two weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses. The announcement caps off a day of rampant speculation that the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee was set to endorse the Republican presidential front-runner after…

2015 Exxon refinery explosion could have been ‘catastrophic,’ officials say

Federal investigators said a failure to follow safety guidelines was partly to blame for the 2015 ExxonMobil oil refinery explosion in Torrance. Congressman Ted Lieu said its time for ExxonMobil and the refinery to change their practices. Lieu and investigators met with residents Wednesday night to discuss the ongoing investigation into the February explosion at…

Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder and More Celebrate Natalie Cole at Her Funeral

Natalie Cole was remembered and celebrated by fellow musicians Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, among others, at her funeral on Monday, January 11. The “This Will Be (an Everlasting Love)” singer was celebrated with a nearly three-hour service at West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles. As previously reported, the…