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Hart foundation inducts second black business hall of fame class

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The air was filled with excitement at USC’s Bovard Auditorium Sept. 26 when the Hart Leadership Center Foundation held its second annual Black Business Leaders Hall of Fame ceremony to honor local African-American entrepreneurs. Founded by Ed and Laurieann Hart, the nonprofit was established to shine a Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: ‘Meet the Blacks’ pokes fun at ‘The Purge’

Just in time for some April foolery is this weekend’s release of “The Purge” parody from writer/director Deon Taylor called “Meet the Blacks.” The farce stars Mike Epps and a cast of comedy and pop culture icons including Mike Tyson, Charlie Murphy, George Lopez, DeRay Davis, Lavell Crawford, Paul Mooney, Snoop Dogg, Perez Hilton, Tameka Read More…