The legacy of Americans of African descent extends beyond the realm of athletics and entertainment. To perpetuate and build upon the lesser- known heritage of literacy is a core objective of the annual Black Writers on Tour conference held at Carson’s Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center on April 30
A recent court decision highlights the pros and cons of Botach Tactical in Leimert Park
Among the many yarns of folklore traversing the annals of South L.A. are the misadventures of street hoodlum extraordinaire Ronald Washington (AKA “Muscle Beach” as an homage to his chiseled physique), who stepped into the big time, when he engineered the heist of an old Wells Fargo at 3423 W. 43rd Place in Leimert Park.
The problem with casting prominent actors in biographies is the difficulty of forgetting the celebrity of the performer in the role of a real life person
Nobel Prize-winning novelist and Princeton University professor emeritus Toni Morrison has received the 2016 PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.
The saga of Jonestown gets a fictionalized treatment
While it did not match the ratings of long-running prime time soap opera "Dallas," the sports derived television drama "The White Shadow" (1978-81) stood out from the typical Afro-centric sitcom offerings of the era, by crossing boundaries and pushing envelopes to generate its own cultural legacy.
“She can sing the blues, and she can sing a ballad. She can swing you out of the country!” —Fellow songstress Etta James on the vocal styling of Ernestine Anderson.
Better Brothers of Los Angeles (BBLA) celebrated a successful first year of existence with their second annual “Truth Awards,” on March 5. Last year’s initial gala, held at the historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre on
Irreverent comic throws a life line to Hollywood as its’ Great Black Hope
Controversy is a funny thing. It alternatively (and sometime simultaneously) attracts and repels us. Back in 2005, Chris Rock was selected to be the first African American host of the 77th Academy Awards ceremony in an effort to give the show an “edge” by appealing to a youthful audience. However, well before the
Diversity is in full effect in the recently released thriller “Triple Nine,” although most of its multi-ethnic cast fails to display any redeeming qualities during this 115-minute potboiler. The sheer number of characters