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BLACKS IN CALIFORNIA 1930-1970: Local librarian helped chronicle L.A.’s black history

As an active participant in shaping the history of Los Angeles, Miriam Matthews came of age, attended college, and began working when the city’s African-American residents began making their political and cultural impact regionally and nationally. Today, Matthews is most remembered for her work preserving the history of black Californians’ contributions to the state and Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Guitarist Norman Brown presents ‘The Highest Act of Love’

Grammy winning guitarist, singer and producer Norman Brown is experiencing a spiritual awakening that has influenced his 11th recording as a leader, “The Highest Act of Love.”  The Shanachie Entertainment release consists of 11 soul-stirring and thought-provoking tracks of mostly originals, songs which reflect his understanding of the ancient Egyptian wisdom taught to him by Read More…

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BOOK CORNER: Author offers observations on the state of black people

“We Are Becoming the Problem Now,” by Michael Abayomi Alabi, addresses the current state of people of the African diaspora. The book questions why some ethnicities are progressive and others are not progressive and claims that the current problems faced by black people are not with the slave or colonial masters. It ultimately asks the Read More…