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From sleeping on the streets to multi-millionaire

SANTA MONICA — Determined, focused and unstoppable — those are the words that aptly describe Venus Opal Reese.  The business consultant, award-winning performance artist and author of “The Black Woman Millionaire: A Revolutionary Act that Defies the Impossible” just released her autobiography, “The Raw Truth: A Pimp Daughter’s Diary.”  Reese is also the CEO of Read More…

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Black Lives Matter left out of women’s march

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of women attended the fourth annual Women’s March LA: Women Rising in downtown Los Angeles Jan. 18 to demand the next president have a clear agenda to advance women’s rights. Participants gathered in Pershing Square Square and later marched to City Hall for a series of speeches and musical performances. Organizers Read More…

Opinion Street Beat

‘What was your favorite movie of 2019?’

STREET BEAT Elijah Mackey Inglewood “‘Harriet.’ It has meaning, it’s our own people. The lead is tremendous. … We need to celebrate black movies and ignore the controversy.” Michael C. Culver City “‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.’ I love L.A. movies because they remind me of home.” Faheem F. Inglewood “‘Queen and Slim,’ because Read More…