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Iconic images of black life, culture coming to L.A.

LOS ANGELES – Iconic portraits of black life and culture dating back more than 70 years soon will be on display at the Getty Research Institute, one of several entities selected to acquire part of an extraordinary photo archive recently auctioned by the former owners of Ebony and Jet magazines. Historic photographs of black celebrities Read More…

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Harvest Festival Day brings call for black holiday

LEIMERT PARK — A call for a holiday specifically for black people — to be celebrated on the second Saturday of August each year — was issued at a Harvest Festival Day event Aug. 10. The holiday was proposed by world-renowned author and economist Claud Anderson, who spoke by video at the Harvest Day Festival. Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: A little love for Matthew Cherry’s ‘Hair Love’

My family and I had the opportunity to join the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, under the leadership of its Los Angeles president Pastor William Smart, at Sony Pictures Aug. 12 for a day full of activities for the youth and a special advance screening of a short film titled “Hair Love,” which is playing in Read More…