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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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STREET TALK: Rep. Waters’ hearing on homelessness brings call for more federal funding

EXPOSITION PARK — Several members of Congress heard about the causes and solutions for homelessness crisis during a four-hour hearing Aug. 14 at the California African American Museum. The “Examining the Homelessness Crisis in Los Angeles” field hearing, chaired by Rep. Maxine Waters in her home district, gave community members the opportunity to hear from Read More…