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BLACKS IN CALIFORNIA 1930-1990: ‘Emperor of the Great 9th’ stood tall among giants

LOS ANGELES – He was the self-proclaimed “Emperor of the Great 9th,” a flamboyant, gravel-voiced public servant who rose from picking cotton in a dusty Mississippi plantation to igniting a revolution of power, enterprise and industry throughout black Los Angeles. By the end of his long life, he’d become one of the city’s most influential, Read More…

Lead Story Religion West Edition

Rev. Al Sharpton gives sermon at South L.A. church

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Rev. Al Sharpton appeared as the special guest at Southern St. Paul Baptist Church during its Heritage Sunday celebration Feb. 17, where he was greeted with thunderous applause during the church’s Black History Month celebration. “We have greatness in our midst,” said Southern St. Paul Baptist Pastor Xavier L. Thompson, Read More…

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Learning lab honoring black excellence in film scheduled for Feb. 18

LOS ANGELES – The African American Film Critics Association and the African Black American Film Society will sponsor a free learning lab celebrating black excellence in cinema at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the New York Film Academy Theater, 3300 Riverside Drive. The inaugural event, featuring two of the most successful creative forces in Hollywood Read More…