One on One: Viola Davis
Aug05

One on One: Viola Davis

Born into poverty on a Southern plantation, Viola Davis “escaped” her environment by acting, writing scripts and skits—which paid off handsomely for the two-time Tony Award winner and Oscar, SAG and Golden Globe nominee, who also holds a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Honored by Time as one of the most influential people in the world in 2012, Davis is known for her brief but strong performances in “Traffic,” “Antwone Fisher,” “Doubt,” “Eat Pray Love,” her stint on TV series “City of Angels” and her turn as maid Aibileen Clark in “The Help.” This month the 48-year-old plays James Brown’s mother in “Get On Up” and next month will star in Shonda Rhimes new ABC show “How to Get Away with Murder” premiering September 25.

Stylist Finds Self-Love in Aftermath of Medical Nightmare
Aug05

Stylist Finds Self-Love in Aftermath of Medical Nightmare

Apryl Brown was like many women. She grew up in Los Angeles among good friends, good family, and eventually established a thriving career as a hair stylist, before giving birth to two beautiful daughters. She had everything she needed to be happy—except for one thing..

“When I get me some money,” she says of her old mantra, “I am going to get me some butt.”

Blacks Angered Over Obama’s Stance On Immigration
Aug05

Blacks Angered Over Obama’s Stance On Immigration

The recent influx of unaccompanied children into the U.S. from Central American countries besieged by gangs, drugs and abject poverty has reignited a national debate on the United States broken immigration system.

Saving Grace: Brandy Norwood
Aug05

Saving Grace: Brandy Norwood

"I really want for this to be personal for me, and I wanna tell a story that I haven't told before,” Brandy Norwood, known by her mononym Brandy, hints at her new album, which she’ll spend the summer working on. “I'm really excited about that. I just wanna scream on this album. I really wanna bring it."

A New Kind of School: How Omar McGee is Turning Education — As We Know It — On It’s Head
Aug05

A New Kind of School: How Omar McGee is Turning Education — As We Know It — On It’s Head

“We can’t rely on the government to educate our children—we have to do it ourselves,” says Omar McGee, founder of Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance, whose mission is to close the financial literacy gap for minority kids living in low-income areas; to have a stellar 100% graduation rate; and to provide the much-needed foundation for success that, due to his own experiences, McGee knew most inner city youth lacked.

Aug05

Calendar August 2014

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Saturday, August 2

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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