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Rev. Jesse Jackson Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
Nov17

Rev. Jesse Jackson Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease

60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every year. Famed civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson, is now one of them. Jackson, whose father died from the disease, made the announcement in a statement released this morning (Friday, November 17) through Operation PUSH. 

No Such Thing As A Safe Seat As Maxine Waters Says Trump Is Coming For Her in 2018
Nov17

No Such Thing As A Safe Seat As Maxine Waters Says Trump Is Coming For Her in 2018

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who has been outspoken in her opposition against President Donald Trump, led a chorus of “Impeach 45” chants after receiving Glamour’s prestigous “Woman of The Year” Awards in New York City. In a moment Glamour characterized as one of the biggest of the ceremony, the crowd full of influencers, fellow honorees and powerful women all joined in.

L.A. Focus Celebrates Milestone 20th Annual First Ladies High Tea
Nov17

L.A. Focus Celebrates Milestone 20th Annual First Ladies High Tea

(CeCe Winans, Karen Bass and Wendy Raquel Robinson are among the honorees)
(Los Angeles, CA) — Civic and political officials, businesswomen, celebrities and representatives of upwards of 100 churches made up the more than 800 attendees who turned out for L.A. Focus Newspaper’s 20thAnnual First Ladies High Tea. 
BET To Air The Bobby Brown Story in 2018
Nov17

BET To Air The Bobby Brown Story in 2018

Capitalizing on the success of BET’s record-breaking mini-series, The New Edition Story, —which drew 4.4 million viewers and dominated social media— the network has announced that it will air a TV biopic about Bobby Brown in 2018. 

 Former three-term L.A. City Councilman Dave Cunningham Passes
Nov17

Former three-term L.A. City Councilman Dave Cunningham Passes

David Cunningham, businessman, lobbyist and former three-term L.A. City Councilman who succeeded Mayor Tom Bradley in representing the tenth district and was known as one of the most experienced city officials in bond financing, died on Wednesday, November 15, surrounded by family, at Kaiser West Los Angeles. He was 82.

Karen Bass Takes U.S. Atty General Jeff Sessions To Task Over “Black Identity Extremists”
Nov17

Karen Bass Takes U.S. Atty General Jeff Sessions To Task Over “Black Identity Extremists”

As Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Monday, he was taken to task by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) over a recent FBI report “Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers.”

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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