A Long Held Secret Fuels Passion To Help Others
Mar07

A Long Held Secret Fuels Passion To Help Others

Best known for her work on the hit series “Army Wives,” where for six seasons she co-starred as Colonel Joan Burton on the most successful series in Lifetime's 25-year history, Wendy Davis has also had memorable appearances on some of network TV’s biggest shows, including a recurring role in “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Castle” and “Criminal Minds.” Yet, for most of her life, the 48-year old actress has struggled with a mental disorder.

 

Skid Row Shooting Sparks Another Round of Police Protests
Mar07

Skid Row Shooting Sparks Another Round of Police Protests

Community leaders ramped up police protests in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man on Skid Row on March 1 during a confrontation that was captured on eyewitness video as well as body camera footage on one of the police officers involved in the incident.

A four-minute eyewitness video showed six officers wrestling with the homeless man as he takes swings at them. The violent struggle becomes increasingly blurry when one of the officers, can be heard shouting the word, “gun,” in which seconds later five gunshots ring out, prompting immediate shock and anger from bystanders.

Saving Grace: David & Tamela Mann
Mar06

Saving Grace: David & Tamela Mann

Although they’ve been happily married for nearly three decades, David and Tamela sat down together just for fun last month to take one of those tests to determine if they were right for each other and if their marriage would last. The results: a perfect match.

Fact is, not only are they dynamite together but they’re proven it time and again in music as Best Days, Tamela’s latest CD—featuring the hit single—“Take Me To The King”—soared to the top of the charts and for nearly three has stayed there; on stage as part of the ensemble cast that launched Tyler Perry’s rise to the top and onto the silver screen; and on TV where they presently star in their own reality show, “It’s A Mann’s World” on BET. And as if TV couldn’t get enough of the Manns, next month, they will debut their second show, “Mann & Wife,” a scripted series premiering on Bounce TV on

Byron Allen Takes On Comcast, Time Warner Cable & Al Sharpton In $20 Million Lawsuit
Mar06

Byron Allen Takes On Comcast, Time Warner Cable & Al Sharpton In $20 Million Lawsuit

In a Los Angeles Federal Court last month, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios, Byron Allen—along with the National Association of African American Owned Media (NAAAOM)—filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable, accusing the two cable giants of dis- criminatory business practices against black owned media companies. The talk show host—whose company includes such digital channels as Justice Central, Cars —TV and Comics Unleashed is also suing the NAACP, the National Urban League and the Reverend Al Sharpton and his National Action Network, alleging they received “payoffs” from Comcast to turn a blind eye. According to the lawsuit, Comcast and Time Warner, currently in the process of merging into one of the world's largest media companies, made major cash donations to civil rights organizations in order to buy their approval of the companies' discriminatory business practices as it relates to African Americans.

First Lady Files: Allyson Scott
Feb11

First Lady Files: Allyson Scott

“We were only married a year before he got called to a church as the senior pastor,” says Fairfield, CA native First Lady Allyson Scott. “It was exciting but at the same time, it was scary. I knew church. I knew how to play the role. I knew what to do in terms of being a Christian, but the expectations of the older congregation were a lot for me. I had to just be myself.”

Carson Pastor Runs For Council Seat
Feb11

Carson Pastor Runs For Council Seat

When the dust is settled in the race for two council member slots in the city of Carson. Longtime pastor, Jawane Hilton hopes to be in one of them.

Hilton, who moved to Carson at age 11, believes it is time for a change and the church should be on the front line in shaping policy.

“A change,” said Hilton, “from the same old city council passing legislation that’s in the interest of them and not the residents,” Hilton said.

“The average city council meeting lasts from 5 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. in the morning, so they are passing things that affect residents who are at home sleep in the middle of the night,” Hilton explains.

First Ladies High Tea
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