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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Michelle Obama, The Roots unite to energize voters

This year, in partnership with Michelle Obama’s national nonpartisan nonprofit organization, When We All Vote, The Roots are launching the 13th annual Roots Picnic as a virtual broadcast experience June 27, exclusively on YouTube. Hosted by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots along with the former first lady, the picnic Read More…

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Image Awards honor black achievement in entertainment

PASADENA — Fifty-one years after the NAACP hosted the first Image Awards to celebrate the achievements of African-American artists and professionals who were largely overlooked by mainstream Hollywood, the awards ceremony remains the preeminent occasion where black excellence is recognized and honored. In 2020, actors of color still remain largely overlooked by Hollywood. Earlier this Read More…

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Former first lady addresses women’s issues at Forum

By Michael Livingston Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — With “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys as her introduction music, former first lady Michelle Obama took the stage at the Forum Nov. 15 where she was greeted by a sold-out crowd of mostly adoring fans on the second stop of her book tour for her memoir, “Becoming.” Read More…