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Tom Joyner to receive special honor at Image Awards

HOLLYWOOD — Mass media icon Tom Joyner will be honored with the Vanguard Award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards March 30 at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood Highland Complex.  The Vanguard Award is presented to a person whose groundbreaking work increases understanding and awareness of racial and social issues. To date, the special Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: Reggie Hudlin is living African-American legend

Reggie Hudlin is this week’s African-American Heritage Month living legend. Hudlin is a pioneer of the modern black film movement, creating movies like “House Party,” “Boomerang and “Bebe Kids,” which are some of the most profitable and influential films of his generation. The Oscar-nominated writer, producer and director co-produced last year’s 88th Academy Awards and Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: Human trafficking summit shines light on ugly topic

Last week I had the pleasure to accept an invitation to attend the Human Trafficking Summit sponsored by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office held at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. I decided to accept this invitation because the lead organizer was Kimberley Baker Guillemet, manager of the Office of Re-entry at City Hall. Guillemet and her Read More…