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DangerMan on the Red Carpet

DangerMan on the Red Carpet in Hollywood..

Added by DangerMan Urbansuperhero on May 26, 2015 at 5:29pm — No Comments

The Age of the Black Superhero?

By Olu Alemoru

Depending on your point of view feisty Fast and Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez may or may not have put her foot in her mouth not so long ago admonishing “minority” thesps for “stealing white people’s superheroes.” The instant backlash…

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Added by Olumide Alemoru on May 19, 2015 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The California African American Museum Celebrates National Children’s Book Week with Heads are Turning, Children are Learning Literacy Event

The California African American Museum (CAAM) will host a free event for children with special celebrity book readings, writing workshops, art and more. Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning Literacy Day will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at CAAM from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Actor…

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Added by Terri Dixon on May 15, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments

Do you want to get a contract on the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line now under construction?



For those interested in bidding for a contract or contracts for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project now under construction, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) is inviting the public and businesses to participate in the third annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on May 12, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

2015 Ocean Swim Series

This year, Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ) has expanded its 2015 Ocean Swim Series to include safe, high quality; affordable and fun swim options during the week as well as both morning and evening sessions. SCAQ is an adult swim club that also offers pool practices at nine locations,…

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Added by Elizabeth Artley on May 8, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Construction Update May 2015



Construction work continues on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project with several new more working construction locations in May such as a closure at Aviation Boulevard and Imperial Highway, steel pile installation at Park Mesa Heights and excavation and decking of the Crenshaw/Vernon station,…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on May 5, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Satchmo At The Waldorf Arrives In Los Angeles

Described as “an absorbing and uplifting new play,” Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at The Waldorf makes its debut in Los Angeles this May at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Running from Tuesday, May 26 through Sunday, June 7 for a limited 15-performance engagement at the Lovelace…

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Added by Jacqueline Sosa on April 29, 2015 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Social Night Of Art and Fundraising

Join us in celebrating as we honor humanity's ancestral roots through the expressions of Kemetic visual artists Marwho Hasati, Imaib Ziaweet and LA street artist GENERAL BLACK aka Zefouba Meznkhepra. 



This event is celebrating the grand opening of…

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Added by Zahib Ziaweet on April 25, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Closure at Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street extended three weeks

Redondo Boulevard at Florence Avenue to permanently close beginning May 1



Due to unforeseen soil conditions, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) has extended the current closure on Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on April 23, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Presents ‘Satchmo At The Waldorf’ In Los Angeles This Spring

Described as “an absorbing and uplifting new play” by the Boston Globe, Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at The Waldorf, makes its debut in Los Angeles this May at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Running from Tuesday, May 26 through Sunday, June 7 for a limited 15-performance engagement at the Lovelace Theater, Satchmo portrays the racial struggles and musical triumphs of the man who invented jazz, Louis Armstrong.

 

Starring Obie-winner John Douglas…

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Added by Jacqueline Sosa on April 22, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Winners of the first drawing Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw Campaign

The big winner of the first Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw was Erin Kuechenmeister (center), left JC Lacey Metro Business Liaison and rigth Shoneji Robison owner of Southern Girl Desserts. Photo Metro.

The winners of the first quarterly drawing of the…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on April 13, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

In the News: Demographics Are Changing LA & 'Change' Has a Land-Use Champion: Sherri Franklin

Check out this interview with Sherri Franklin in the Planning Report!

Added by The Fifth Avenue Times on April 6, 2015 at 9:31am — 1 Comment

Make Music LA Registration is Open

Hello Los Angeles!

On behalf Make Music LA Board of Directors we would like to invite all of you to come out and celebrate with your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues the 4th Annual Make Music LA.

MMLA is an all day celebration of the Summer Solstice. This special event was started in…

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Added by Dorsay Dujon on April 1, 2015 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

South L.A. Wins Emergency Preparedness Training Program

South LA Neighborhood Selected as the 2015 Emergency Plan / Full Scale Exercise Recipient!

March 23, 2015

EMD is excited to announce that the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC) has been selected as the partner NC for our 2015 program.  Together, we will develop a 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Emergency Plan for their area and conduct a full scale neighborhood exercise to test that plan!  Stay tuned for…

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Added by The Fifth Avenue Times on March 25, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

DINING WITH THE ANCESTORS, WHEN HEROES COME TO DINNER - BOOK BY DR. ERIC J. CHAMBERS - (Illustration by Andre Harris)

MARCUS GARVEY & CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER...   PAINTING CREATED FOR THE BOOK   DINING WITH THE ANCESTORS, WHEN HEROES COME TO…

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Added by ColoredPeople.net on March 25, 2015 at 7:15am — No Comments

Go Metro to the “Eat, Shop, Play Fest” in Leimert Park on Saturday, March 21

Metro is inviting the public to spend a Saturday in the park -- Leimert Park -- March 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to enjoy live music, delicious food and fun activities at the Eat, Shop, Play community festival in Leimert Park Village. Not only will it be fun, it will be an opportunity to support local businesses impacted by construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

At the festival, project-area merchants will display and sell their wares, making it easy for us to help others…

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Added by Jose Ubaldo on March 19, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

CAAM CELEBRATES WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH AND HOSTS DISCUSSION WITH EDWARD LEWIS--CO FOUNDER OF ESSENCE

A Discussion with Ed Lewis, Co-founder of ESSENCE Magazine will discuss why he and three other men wanted to give black women a “voice,” and to depict their various facets of beauty, intelligence and passions.  He will share the unique journey of founding Essence and his take on the modern “Beauty Culture” as it relates to black women.  The program will be moderated by Kathleen McGhee Anderson, pioneering writer of television, stage and film.  RSVP at 213.744.2024. CAAM exhibitions…

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Added by Terri Dixon on March 15, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue25 "MoM Ridaz" Bicycle Club (Echo Park)

We are pleased to announce the release of ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue25 featuring the "MoM Ridaz" bicycle club in Echo Park. PLUS: Extensive Interview w/ Watchyatone + Q&A w/ McSteezy + Scribes One Album Review + Rinnegan's 'Tips to Avoid the Domino Effect' and what it does to your mix + Local Artists leverage exposure through participation in community outreach + From a Local Artist's…

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Added by Pasadena Music Scene on March 13, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

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FREE BET Experience Kickoff Concert Jordin Sparks | Deborah Cox | Chrisette Michele | SAT JUNE 20 at Balswn Hills Crenshaw Plaza - Outdoor Promenade

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CULVER CITY CULTURAL AFFAIRS FOUNDATON PRESENTS architectureTALKS

The Culver City Cultural Affairs Foundation presents its third architectureTALKS, a fundraiser to benefit Veterans Memorial Auditorium, on Sunday, June 7th from 2 - 4 p.m. The event invites guests into the creative environment at wHY, one of Los Angeles’ most in-demand architecture and design firms, located in Culver City. A discussion that focuses on how architecture and design serves people in the 21st century will be presented…

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The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic’s Family FunFest, our annual mental health outreach event for families with young children in South and Central LA, provides local families with screenings for mental health services as well as for diabetes and dental health. Partner organizations offer outreach and enrollment for Affordable Care Act, Cal Fresh, Early Head Start, WIC and other benefits.




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Gallery Pick of the Week: The Faded Beauty of Terry Thompson at George Billis Gallery in Culver City

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Terry Thompson's photorealistic oils depicting old signs make a very welcome return to Culver City in a show at George Billis Gallery, opening this Saturday, May 30. The show is called "Dive Motels and Cheap Eats." Here's what the gallery's website says…

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The Age of the Black Superhero?

By Olu AlemoruDepending on your point of view feisty Fast and Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez may or may not have put her foot in her mouth not so long ago admonishing “minority” thesps for “stealing white people’s superheroes.” The instant backlash brought an apology and explanation exhorting black creatives to…See More
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"Still Shopping for God" by Erica Lann-Clark

"Still Shopping for God" is a solo play written and performed by Erica Lann-Clark. A nationally known storyteller, solo performer and writer, Erica has been featured at major regional storytelling festivals across the country and twice at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.   Erica's vivid, participatory storytelling opens the windows of imagination with traditional and original stories.

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"Still Shopping for God" by Erica Lann-Clark

"Still Shopping for God" is a solo play written and performed by Erica Lann-Clark. A nationally known storyteller, solo performer and writer, Erica has been featured at major regional storytelling festivals across the country and twice at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.   Erica's vivid, participatory storytelling opens the windows of imagination with traditional and original stories.

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"Still Shopping for God" by Erica Lann-Clark

"Still Shopping for God" is a solo play written and performed by Erica Lann-Clark. A nationally known storyteller, solo performer and writer, Erica has been featured at major regional storytelling festivals across the country and twice at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.   Erica's vivid, participatory storytelling opens the windows of imagination with traditional and original stories.

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"Still Shopping for God", by Erica Lann-clark at Institute of Musical Arts

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 "Still Shopping for God"is a solo play written and performed by Erica Lann-Clark. A nationally known storyteller, solo performer and writer, Erica has been featured at major regional storytelling festivals across the country and twice at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.   Erica's vivid, participatory storytelling opens the windows of imagination with traditional and original stories. Erica's original "Shopping for God" which was commissioned by the Marsh Theater…See More
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The California African American Museum (CAAM) will host a free event for children with special celebrity book readings, writing workshops, art and more. Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning Literacy Day will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at CAAM from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Actor Donis Leonard Jr. from Showtime’s House…See More
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