PASTOR PROFILE E.L. Williams — New Prospect Baptist Church
Jan03

PASTOR PROFILE E.L. Williams — New Prospect Baptist Church

How Long At Church: 10 years

Hometown: Los Angeles

Family: Married to wife, Evonne, 28 years, three grown daughters

Where did you get your love for church?

      I got the love for church as a little boy. I got baptized out of the Faithful Central Baptist Church in 1963 under the late Dr. Willy L. Robinson. I’ve always watched preachers. I love music and I’m a singer.  I loved being around my dad who was a preacher and I’ve always been privileged to watch and observe.

SAVING GRACE: Merle Dandridge
Jan03

SAVING GRACE: Merle Dandridge

The lead actress in a hit television show and Broadway musical, Merle Dandridge began her journey to Hollywood from the Broadway stage. Not just another pretty face, the forty-something actress paid her dues before landing the role of Grace “Gigi” Greenleaf in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series Greenleaf, starring opposite the extraordinarily gifted and talented Lynn Whitfield (Lady Mae Greenleaf) and Keith David (Bishop James Greenleaf), who portray her parents. 

One on One With Jo-Issa
Jan03

One on One With Jo-Issa "Issa Rae" Diop

Jo-Issa “Issa Rae” Diop

Hometown: Los Angeles

Big Break: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Current Project: Insecure

Born Jo-Issa Diop to parents Abdiulaye and Delyana Diop, this Los Angeles native has been serving some serious melanin on the Hollywood scene. From producing the YouTube series “Awkward Black Girl” to the hit TV series “Insecure”, Issa has proven to be a force to reckon with, which has landed her a Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series and received the Rising Star Award the American Black Film Festival Honors.

Famed Radio Announcer Cliff Winston Dead at 63
Dec21

Famed Radio Announcer Cliff Winston Dead at 63

  Cliff Winston, a giant in L.A. radio and famed morning drive announcer who spent 20 years at KJLH and two stints at KKBT, passed on Sunday, December 17 after suffering a massive heart attack at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 63.

Anita Hill Named to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment
Dec21

Anita Hill Named to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment

In the wake of the ever increasing tide of sexual harassment scandals flooding the media and headlines, Hollywood has sought out the leadership of a woman who knows the issue first-hand.

Najee Ali Ousted From National Action Network After Wife Says He Beat Her
Dec21

Najee Ali Ousted From National Action Network After Wife Says He Beat Her

 Ronald Todd Eskew, better known as Najee Ali is out as the National Action Network (NAN) Los Angeles Chapter’s political director after his current wife came forward about being physically abused by him.  In the wake of the allegations, NAN both locally in Los Angeles and nationally under the leadership and direction of Rev. Al Sharpton have cut all ties from Ali.

First Ladies High Tea
November will mark the 20th Anniversary of our Annual First Ladies High Tea, honoring the contributions of female leaders and women of faith to the Los Angeles community. For more information, visit www.firstladieshightea.com
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