King Children Feud Over Sale of MLK’s Prized Possessions
Feb08

King Children Feud Over Sale of MLK’s Prized Possessions

The long-simmering family feud involving the late Dr. Martin Luther King’s children played out in an Atlanta courtroom last month. Fulton County Superior Judge Robert McBurney ordered King’s “traveling” Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal be placed in a safe-deposit box—under court supervision—in what is the latest in a series of legal battles over the slain civil rights leader’s estate. The judge’s ruling came after Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King asked a court to force their sister, Bernice King, to surrender both the items.

Ebony To Sell Its Photo Archives
Feb08

Ebony To Sell Its Photo Archives

Facing declining readership and ad revenue, Johnson Publishing Company, the parent company of Ebony and Jet magazines, is looking to sell its archive, estimated by the company to be worth more than $40 million.

The archive—containing 5 million images dating back to 1942— includes historical photos of the civil rights movement as well as personal photos of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, Adam Clayton Powell, Billie Holliday, Muhammad Ali and major black superstars.

Feb08

Calendar February 2015

Ongoing

Art Exhibit: Lookin' Back in Front of Me: Selected Works of Mark Steven Greenfield
(Through May3, 2015)
10AM—5PM
Free
CAAM
600 State Drive
Exposition Park
Contact: (213) 744-7432
www.caamuseum.org

Larry Elder Fired From KABC-Still
Feb08

Larry Elder Fired From KABC-Still

Larry Elder, the libertarian radio host, has been fired from KABC after nearly 20 years hosting the popular afternoon drive time show. This is his second firing from the same station. KABC let him go at the end of 2008, only to rehire him 20 months later after a dramatic decline in ratings. This time Elder stayed for four and half years, before getting fired a second time.

One on One: Octavia Spencer
Feb08

One on One: Octavia Spencer

Originally hired to work on casting, Alabama native Octavia Spencer made her Hollywood debut in “A Time To Kill” and has been in front of the camera ever since. After a long list of television and film roles, a SAG Award, a Golden Globe, and her breakout role in “The Help”, which led to an Academy Award for best supporting actress in 2011 and her critically acclaimed role in “Fruitvale Station”, the 42-year old actress—who worked as an intern on the set of “The Long Walk Home”, is now co-starring with fellow Academy Award winner Kevin Costner in “Black or White”.

Pastor Survives Heart Attack Through Divine Intervention
Feb08

Pastor Survives Heart Attack Through Divine Intervention

I really should have been dead,” said Pastor Dr. Michael J.T. Fisher, who in a recent interview opened up about his near-fatal heart attack.

The 35-year-old pastor of Greater Zion Church Family in Compton believes the heart attack was a likely result of his pastoral duties and “rigorous travel schedule.”

“I’m definitely a workaholic. Traveling, jumping on airplanes from one city to another and from one pulpit to another. It might sound cool but it eventually works on the body,” Fisher said.

First Ladies High Tea
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