The Mounting Problem of LA’s Growing Homeless
Feb09

The Mounting Problem of LA’s Growing Homeless

There’s no place like home for every resident of Los Angeles

Jan11

Headlines from Africa

Botswana: Continued efforts to shed its tax haven label have

News Brief: Obama Signs Upgraded Emmett Till Act Into Law
Jan11

News Brief: Obama Signs Upgraded Emmett Till Act Into Law

A bill named in honor of Emmett Till, the 14-year old Black teen whose lynching
Jan11

First Lady Style: Michelle Porter — Greater Ebenezer MBC

With her husband, DeNon A. Porter’s appointment as senior pastor at Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, Michelle Porter takes on the role as first lady at one of L.A.’s largest Baptist congregations.

“I’m just grateful that the Lord has blessed my husband in this way and I’m excited about what the Lord is going to do through my husband and through myself in terms of blessing the church and blessing the community.”

 

One on One with Jamelle Monae
Jan04

One on One with Jamelle Monae

Grammy nominated singer Jamelle Monae parlayed her music success to the big screen last year, making her debut in the critically acclaimed independent film, “Moonlight”. But it is her portrayal of NASA’s first black female aeronautical engineer Mary Jackson in “Hidden Figures” —alongside Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner and Taraji P. Henson—that is turning heads in Hollywood.

Q. When did you decide to make the jump to acting?

 

Mark Ridley-Thomas: Reflects on 25 Years of Empowerment
Jan04

Mark Ridley-Thomas: Reflects on 25 Years of Empowerment

It’s hard to believe that Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas had no plans of being in public office given the ease with which he has traversed L.A. County’s political and civic intersections, engaging and impacting the approximately 2 million residents he has represented since he was elected supervisor of the Second District in 2008, and in the process becoming the most powerful black elected official in the Southland.

“His success is driven by his understanding of the intersection between political power and societal change,” observes Kerman Maddox, CEO of Dakota Communications, one of the city’s foremost public policy consulting firms. “You can't make real change in people's lives unless powerful institutions believe you have power. Nobody conveys real or perceived power to improve their community better than Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas and over the past twenty-five years nobody has been more effective at solving major, big picture policy issues or problems that affect real people.

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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