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.

Much Ado About Mariah
Dec05

Much Ado About Mariah

Mariah Carey may have been on doctor’s order to cut back and has cancelled some of her tour dates, but one date she kept was a free concert put on by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a cause close to Carey’s heard.
Faithful Central To Open Campus on Skid Row
Dec03

Faithful Central To Open Campus on Skid Row

"You shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the uttermost parts of the world." (Acts 1:8). It was this biblical commission that led to the birth of the extension of Faithful Central Bible Church in the corridors of Skid Row Los Angeles,” said Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer of his churches opening of a new location on Skid Row.

Terry Crews Turns The Heat Up On High Powered Agent Who Assaulted Him
Dec03

Terry Crews Turns The Heat Up On High Powered Agent Who Assaulted Him

In the midst of the sexual assault allegations that have flooded the headlines—spreading from Tinseltown to Capitol Hill—actor Terry Crews turned up the heat on the man he says grabbed his crotch and then stuck out his tongue in a suggestive manner while at a party the actor was attending with his wife.

 “Father of Black Psychology” Dies
Dec03

“Father of Black Psychology” Dies

UC Irvine Professor Emeritus Joseph L. White, dubbed the “father of black psychology” for his pioneering efforts in changing the way the field approaches theories applied to blacks, has died.

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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