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Howard University alumni group honors four members

LOS ANGELES — To most of its former students, Howard University is the “Mecca” among historically black colleges and universities, with Thurgood Marshall, Donnie Hathaway, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Stokely Carmichael, Sean (P. Diddy) Combs, Ta-Nehisi Coates and actress Phylicia Rashad among its many noted alumni. On May 20, at the Museum of African Read More…

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L.A. DIGEST: Vanessa Bell Calloway celebrates 60 years

LEIMERT PARK — Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway celebrated her 60th birthday March 20 with a star-studded birthday gala and a comedy show hosted by Sherri Shepard and headlined by none other than Calloway herself at the Regency West. Star Jones, Debbie Allen, Kym Whitley,Vivica Fox, Tika Sumpter, Cedric The Entertainer, Magic Johnson, Tina Knowles Lawson, Glynn Read More…