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Conference originally scheduled September 16-20, 2020 will now feature online programming August 31-October 2, 2020 (Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) announced today it will deliver its Annual Legislative Conference completely online later this year. The new format, Virtual ALC, will allow “attendees” to experience the programming they have become accustomed to from the […]

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(BPRW) ESSENCE Study Reveals Key Insights Into the Impact of COVID-19 on the Lives, Behaviors and Outlooks of Black Women in the U.S.

- Almost 30% Say They Are More Likely to Vote in Upcoming Elections – – 66% Find Dr. Anthony Fauci Most Trusted Leader/Expert; President Donald Trump Least Trusted (1%) – – 79% Parents Say Their Children Are Not Getting Enough Support from Their School System – (Black PR Wire) NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– While the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the […]

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Covered California Launches New Ad Campaign That Focuses on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Encourages the Uninsured to Sign Up for Coverage

The new ads feature real-life neighbors and friends, instead of actors, who are staying at home to remain safe and protect their community. Covered California is currently holding a special-enrollment period that allows anyone who is uninsured, and eligible to enroll in health care coverage through the exchange, to sign up through the end of June. Consumers can enroll in […]

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(BPRW) BET Rallies to Support Communities of Color Most Impacted By COVID-19 Pandemic

With New Television Special, Relief Fund, Digital News Programs, and Community Partnerships “Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort,” Special Co-Hosted by Kelly Rowland, Terrence J, and Regina Hall, Set to Air On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 At 8 PM EDT ; Special Guests for the Special Include DJ Khaled, Charlie Wilson, Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Fantasia, Melvin […]

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Urban Professionals – Networking Happy Hour
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Join The Billups Foundation, Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals, National Black MBA Assoication – LA Chapter, KeepingIt100 and BlackNLA for a mixer that will bring together LA’s Urban Professionals to unwind, socialize and network. We will provide a social networking scene for young professionals from a cross-section of industries to experience the best of what Los Angeles has to […]

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Walt Disney Concert Hall – Power to the People Festival

The Power to the People! festival celebrates the role artists have played and continue to play in advancing social change, civil rights, and humanitarian causes. Musicians of every genre help us to see the world as it is and imagine the world as it could be. They bring injustices to light and inspire people to act. The artists, musicians, and activists […]

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A Musical Journey into the Lives of Nina Simone and Ledisi

LEDISI: The Legend of Little Girl Blue The Wallis Presents A Fig Street Films Production  Now thru Dec 29 Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Lovelace Studio Theater 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90210 The Legend of Little Girl Blue is a beautifully orchestrated mixture of classical, jazz, and rhythm & blues sounds with riveting storytelling […]

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Annual Black Women”’s Network BreakFast Forum & Conference

“Developing and Protecting Black Girl Magic, Through Our 40th Year,,,Forever Standing For Us-The Journey Continues “. BWN’s Signature Event Created by Our Organizing Founder Marva Smith Battle-Bey. OUR SPEAKERS – CLICK HERE NOW! Breakfast Panel of Speakers Exhibitor Booths Major Networking opportunity Shopping Marketplace Advertising Available Purchase your tickets today! If you are a women in business or a woman […]

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20th Anniversary Black Tie Gala
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Black Tie Gala & dinner benefiting  children. Heads Up Foundation Inc. consists of volunteers and professional from the community dedicated to enhancing the abilities of our at risk youth. Heads up Foundation 20TH ANNIVERSARY BLACK TIE GALA Saturday, November 9th | 7PM – 10PM The Proud Bird 11022 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045 Click here for tickets This year’s […]

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Speakers Announced for the 41st Annual National Black MBA Association Conference

(BPRW) Andrew Gillum, Cynt Marshall, Mathew Knowles, PhD, MC Lyte, and More Announced as Speakers and Hosts for This Year’s National Black MBA Association’s 41st Annual Conference and Exposition (Black PR Wire) ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– National Black MBA Association®, the non-profit professional member-based organization that leads in the creation of educational, wealth building and growth opportunities for minority students, entrepreneurs and […]

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What Black Millennials Rank as top 2020 Voting Issues Revealed in New Survey
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Black Millennials Rank Student Loan Debt, Cybersecurity, and Criminal Justice Reform as Top 2020 Voting issues in New Survey (Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON, DC – Healthcare, immigration, and the state of the economy dominate mainstream conversations on top voter issues in 2020, but new survey data suggests a majority of black millennial voters will choose candidates based on their student loan […]

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BlackNLA Meet Up at the Ford Theatres for Urban Bush Women

Pregame before the event, mix & mingle with other participants or take a chance at our prize wheel for prizes and gifts. Urban Bush Women Friday Aug 30th Show Starts at 8PM Hair and other stories told through dance, song and acting Choreographed by Urban Bush Women Associate Artistic Directors Chanon Judson and Samantha Speis, in collaboration with the company, […]

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Women’s Empowerment Conference 2019 Featuring Recording & TV Star Michel’le

This Women’s Empowerment Conference will offer a forum of women who take a moment to look inside of their own lives, women who share their skills and experiences with finances, relationships, women, exercise, stress management, massages, paint n’ sip and so much more. R & B artist, Michel’le will share her story and perform for the women in attendance. This […]

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Flypoet Summer Classic with Faith Evans + Johnny Gill

The DOPEST SPOKEN WORD + MUSIC + ART Experience In The World Flypoet is a Highly curated, ALL-STAR Lineup of ONLY the HARDEST HITTING SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS GUARANTEED to Spit Lyrical Fire All Night Long!! w/ special musical guests GRAMMY nominated R&B legends FAITH EVANS & JOHNNY GILL _________________________   Beautiful seated open air amphitheater FOOD & DRINK ON-SITE or […]

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Martin Luther McCoy Free Concert This Sunday!
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The City of West Hollywood’s 2019 Summer Sounds FREE Outdoor Concert Series presents MARTIN LUTHER MCCOY Soul/Funk Sunday, July 21 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM Plummer Park 7377 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90046 Actor, guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer, soulman. San Francisco native Martin Luther McCoy refuses to confine himself to any one creative pursuit. An essential catalyst on the […]

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Win 2 Tickets for Lionel Richie

Have you checkout out the concerts at the Hollywood Bowl? Here is your chance to win 2 tickets for Lionel Richie for August 5th Lionel Richie Hello Tour Hollywood Bowl Monday, August 5, 8:00PM Click here to register for a chance to win 2 tickets.  

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Win 2 Tickets for Hollywood Bowls Fireworks Spectacular

Register today for a chance to win tickets   July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Nile Rodgers & CHIC Hollywood Bowl Wednesday, July 3rd, 7:30PM Featuring Nile Rodgers CHIC w/ special DRUMLine Live Presentation Click Here to enter Leave your cares behind – and enjoy #GoodTimes #atthebowl at the #July4th Fireworks Spectacular

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BlackNLA Toy Drive – Drop off a Toy or Shop our Amazon Wish List!

BlackNLA’s 15th Annual Toy Drive Benefiting At-Risk-Children We Need Your Support! Drop off a toy at a location listed below Have an Amazon account? Visit our Amazon Wish List Make a $ Gift and we will do the shopping – click here We want YOU to help us put a smile on the faces of hundreds of children this holiday […]

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Jazz Up Your Holidays at Walt Disney Concert Hall!
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Make it a sizzling season this year with the LA Phil’s jazzy holiday concerts. Arrive early and visit the LA Phil’s WINTER WONDERLAND!  THU DEC 20 8PM Herb Alpert & Lani Hall | The Manhattan Transfer  FRI DEC 21 8PM Swinging Christmas with the Arturo Sandoval Big Band Buy Tickets Los Angeles Philharmonic 151 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA […]

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BlackNLA’s 15th Annual Toy Drive – Participation Needed

Talk to your office managers today! We are looking for help with this year’s toy drive and you CAN make a difference …………… BlackNLA’s 15th Annual Toy Drive Benefiting At-Risk-Children Learn how we’re helping children this upcoming season, and how you can too! We want YOU to help us put a smile on the faces of hundreds of children this […]

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BlackNLA After Work Social & Networking Mixer 10/24

BlackNLA’s Mix & Mingle Join BlackNLA & Friends for a Networking Mixer. Looking for a social atmosphere that is different but enticing? then subscribe to our mailing list and join us at our next BlackNLA Event. This mixer will bring together LA’s Urban Professionals to unwind, socialize and network. We provide a social networking scene for young professionals from a […]

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Celebrate LA!: LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia
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Celebrate LA! A massive, free, eight-mile street party connecting Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, plus a free concert at the Hollywood Bowl! Sunday, September 30 Join the LA Phil for a FREE celebration with hundreds of musicians, artists, dancers, family activities, and more! Be part of this history-making event as the LA Phil kicks off its Centennial […]

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2nd Annual BlackNLA Dodgers Night: Includes Free Food and T-Shirt

Join BlackNLA & Friends for Dodgers Night Thursday, August 2 – 6:00PM We are getting everyone together for a great night of baseball, fun & meeting new people. Ticket Purchase Includes: Admission to Dodgers Stadium – Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers Special Dodgers’ African American Heritage Night T-Shirt *First 40k fans Collector’s Cards Group Seating in Right Field Pavilion FOOD INCLUDED: […]

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Sangria Sundays with Eric Bellinger, Astonaught Gang, DJ SoCal and DJ Mike Sincere

End your 4th of July Week at Sangria Sundays Special Guest: ERIC BELLINGER + Live Band: Astronaught Gang & Friends and Sounds by: DJ SoCal & DJ Mike Sincere SANGRIA SUNDAYS Live Music, Drinks, Food & Friends #SangriaSundays | #InTheMixLA OHM Hollywood & Highland Center – 4th Floor 6801 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028 July 8 2018 Featuring Spoken […]

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Sarunas Jackson from HBO’s INSECURE Hosting Meet & Greet at Sangria Sundays

SANGRIA SUNDAYS Live Music, Drinks, Food & Friends #SangriaSundays | #InTheMixLA OHM Hollywood & Highland Center – 4th Floor 6801 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028 June 24th | 4pm – 9pm BET WEEKEND w/ Special Guest Sarunas Jackson Arrive early for a chance to take selfies with DRO of INSECURE Live Band Featuring: Gorden Campbell + Friends and DJ […]

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Diana Ross Sings Memories with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra to Open the Hollywood Bowl’s 97th Season
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DIANA ROSS SINGS MEMORIES WITH THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA TO OPEN HOLLYWOOD BOWL’s 97TH SEASON  Annual Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Benefits the LA Phil and its Education and Community Programs  Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 8 PM Single Tickets Available Sunday, April 29, at 10 AM Los Angeles, CA (April 25, 2018) – Living legend Diana Ross sings memories with […]

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SET IT OFF Live on stage at the Orpheum Theatre
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Je’Caryous Johnson presents SET IT OFF Live on stage May 4 – 6, 2018 Orpheum Theatre 842 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014 For details, tickets and a schedule visit:  

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This Weekend 4/29! Sangria Sundays Presents #DSCVRLA a limited Live Music series

SANGRIA SUNDAYS presents DSCVR LA Live Music, Drinks, Food & Friends #SangriaSundays | #InTheMixLA | #DSCVRLA Sunday – April 29th 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Limited edition pre-season series. Don’t miss this chance to get your Sangria Sundays fix. Preux and Proper 840 S. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 2 rooms of entertainment, 2 full bars and plenty of […]

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Cheryl Boone Issacs Past President of the Academy of Motion Picture to Anchor Black Women in Film and TV Event

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Media Contact:  Lura Ball 323.348.3739 | March 5, 2018    CHERYL BOONE ISSACS IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT OF THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES TO ANCHOR 25TH CELEBRATION OF BLACK WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION EVENT   Film and Television “Sista Power Panels” — led by top Black filmmakers and professionals — highlight […]

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Let’s Get Cooking! Start the New Year Right with a Free Healthy Soul Food Cookbook

Joint Project Between Transamerica Center for Health Studies and the Association of Black Women Physicians Promotes Healthier Eating Jan 10, 2018, 9:00am EST LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Healthier Traditions Cookbook: Soul Food, a healthy twist on traditional Southern dishes, features 17 classic recipes and is available for complimentary download today. The cookbook, a collaboration of Transamerica […]

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Lula Washington Dance Theatre Makes Wallis Debut With Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

PRESS RELEASE Tweet Share      Internationally recognized for its unique blend of African, Afro-Caribbean, modern, street dance and jazz techniques, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) provides brilliant depictions of African-American experiences, past and present. Now the company-founded in 1980 and considered one of the premier African-American arts institutions on the West Coast-makes its Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing […]

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BET Networks Unlocks the Doors to BET’S Mancave

 BET Networks gets a testosterone boost this January, giving viewers full access to the male brain For Immediate Release Contact Information Luis Defrank | | 212-205-3156 Jamie Owens | | 212-205-3165 Paula Witt | | 212-691-2800 (BPRW) BET NETWORKS UNLOCKS THE DOORS TO BET’S MANCAVE (Black PR Wire) New York, NY –  – BET Networks gets a testosterone […]

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CLIMB Holiday Gala (Black Tie) – Saturday Dec 16th
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CLIMB, Inc – Monte Carlo Holiday Gala Saturday, December 16th The Majestic Downtown 9pm – 2am Music by: DJ R-Tistic Dress code: Cravate Noire The Holiday Gala has returned. The annual affair is the primary fundraising event to assist CLIMB’s youth programs focused on STEM, Leadership training, and college/career prep. This year’s festivities will be themed Monte Carlo, with guests […]

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BlackNLA’s 14th Annual Toy Drive

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! 2017 Photo Recap The 2017 Toy Drive benefited the following non-profit organizations: Drew Child Development Corporation (Drew CDC), a private, non-profit organization located in South Central Los Angeles, is dedicated to the education, early intervention and the social well being of at-risk children, youth and their families in the metropolitan Los Angeles, area. Information is […]

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In The Mix LA presents TASTE IT! Organic Spirits Tasting in DTLA

TASTE IT! Organic Tasting & Mixer November 14, 2017 6:30 – 9:00 pm Greenbar Distillery 2459 East 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90021 Tickets and info visit: This experience will be all about the TASTE — an opportunity to experience 6 Organic Spirits at LA’s Distillery GreenBar. We are excited to present this fun way to learn about craft […]

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27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards Announces Nominations

Beverly Hills, CA — The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch’s Theatre Viewing Committee announces nominations for the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. This year’s nominee roster is overwhelmingly filled with multiple EMMY, Tony and previous NAACP Theatre award winners throughout all 31 categories. To honor such outstanding examples of black excellence in theatre, an extravagant dinner show will be held on […]

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Beauty-n-Motion 2017 Women of Color Walk 4 Wellness
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Beauty-n-Motion Walk 4 Wellness was created to raise awareness of preventable health diseases and to encourage women and their families to get screened and know their status. Beauty-n-Motion Walk 4 Wellness is the only National Walk/Run event focused on Women of Color overall health and wellness.  The Walk was also designed to encourage African American women organizations to work together and […]

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The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles will Host it’s 11th Walk to End Epilepsy on Nov. 5th

With the number of Americans with epilepsy on the rise, the Foundation aims to increase awareness about seizures and help families seeking treatment   LOS ANGELES, October 9, 2017 — The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles — which offers a range of services and programs for children and adults with epilepsy and their loved ones — will host its […]

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Hit Podcast 2 Dope Queens, from Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, Comes to HBO for a series of hour-long specials

Contact Information @HBOPR (BPRW) HIT PODCAST 2 DOPE QUEENS, FROM JESSICA WILLIAMS AND PHOEBE ROBINSON, COMES TO HBO FOR A SERIES OF HOUR-LONG SPECIALS (Black PR Wire) The hit comedy podcast 2 DOPE QUEENS, featuring Jessica Williams (“The Incredible Jessica James”) and Phoebe Robinson (“Broad City”), will come to HBO next year for a series of four hour-long specials, it […]

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Walmart Foundation Grants $500K to UNCF to Strengthen HBCUs

Contact Information Monique LeNoir UNCF Communications 202.810.0231 (BPRW) Walmart Foundation Grants $500K to UNCF to Strengthen HBCUs Funds will provide technical assistance to support institutional accreditation efforts (Black PR Wire) NCF recently announced a $500,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation that will provide funding and technical assistance to selected UNCF-member institutions. This grant will help these institutions with accreditation efforts […]

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STEM Summer Day Camp to Support Latino and African American Girls in Southern California

USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Tata Consultancy Services Prepare Middle School Girls for 21st Century Careers Aug 7, 2017, 9:57am EDT LOS ANGELES and MUMBAI, India, Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Institute of Engineering, Community and Cultural Competence (IEC3), and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and […]

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Discovery Communications And Universal Pictures Join With Producer Will Packer To Form Will Packer Media
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Discovery Investment Creates Unique Programming Relationship for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Will Packer Media Also Announces Acquisition of Award-Winning Creative Agency, Narrative_, Plus Key Leadership Appointments Jul 25, 2017, 11:30am EDT LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Hollywood producer Will Packer has partnered with Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures to form Will Packer Media, a […]

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Matchmaker Recruiting Men & Women for High-Profile Clients
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OPEN CALL For single Black professionals Reply by July 24th to: Rules: Submit two recent photos, a brief description of your dating story and what you’re looking for in your next relationship, along with your contact information.  

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SNOWFALL – The Experience June 23rd – June 25th Los Angeles

  Take a Trip Back to the 80s to Welcome FX’s New Series Snowfall Immersive 80s experience open to public June 23-25 at the Hudson Loft, downtown L.A. The early 1980s are returning to Los Angeles this weekend as FX opens an immersive throwback experience ahead of the premiere of the new drama series Snowfall. Set in the early 1980s, […]

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33rd Annual Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
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Looking for a new amazing experience? 33rd Annual Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Saturday, July 15th 7:00PM and Sunday, July 16th 3:30PM Some of the nation’s most skilled and entertaining Black cowboys and cowgirls will ride into your city to compete in the nation’s only touring Black rodeo competition.  BPIR will proudly showcase its athletes performing and competing in thrilling Calf […]

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5th Annual “It Takes a Village” Community Awards

Drew Child Development Corporation is proud to be able to recognize the efforts of seven exemplary community leaders: L to R: Dr. Ferol Mennen (Professor USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck, School of Social Work), Sheryl L. Spiller (Director of Department of Public Social Services), Rafael Lòpez (Former Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families ), David Ono (KABC Channel 7 Anchor), Michelle King (Superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District ), Chief Phillip Tingirides(Commanding […]

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Top 2017 African-American, Minority and Diversity Summer Internship Programs

Nationwide — Many companies and organizations are already announcing that they are accepting applications for their upcoming internship programs. Here’s a list of the top 2017 summer internship programs for African Americans: #1 – The NBA Internship Program offers college students an exciting opportunity to use their skills and classroom learning within a national sports environment. Learn more at […]

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Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern CA Black Business Expo

Larger Than Ever — The 2017 Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business Expo to Take Place Under One Roof Los Angeles, CA — Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the largest black cultural event for Southern California – the Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business Expo under one roof in Carson, California, a Los […]

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Motown the Musical returns to Los Angeles with a run at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Shows are daily until Sunday, Feb. 12.

Review: Motown the Musical @ The Pantages Theater By: Amber Wilson Motown the Musical returns to Los Angeles with a run at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Shows are daily (except for Monday, Feb. 6) until Sunday, Feb. 12.  Motown the Musical serves as the biography of Berry Gordy, Jr., the founder of Motown, the record label that literally shaped […]

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Get Fit with Coach LaLa V.

Coach LaLA V’s motto “Strive for Progress, Not Perfection” LaLa, has a vision to empower and equip everyone, with the ability to take better care of  themselves, through proper nutrition and fitness. You don’t have be gym person to be healthy and get fit. Coach LaLa can offer a program designed specifically for you, based on your ability and your […]

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PBS Unveils Black History Month Programming, 30+ Documentaries and Specials Available

To honor Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America year-round, PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience through content on-air on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection. New offerings include programs that reflect on the contributions of icons like […]

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THIRTEEN’s American Masters Presents Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, February 21 on PBS During Black History Month

First feature documentary on the author/activist features exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and others PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, […]

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Winter dineL.A. January 13-27, 2017 with Over 300 Participating Restaurants

This year, Winter dineL.A. kicks off for 15 days, encompassing two weekends—including the Martin Luther King holiday—with specially-priced menus. Taking place January 13-27, 2017, Winter dineL.A. celebrates the city’s rich, culinary diversity and features more than 300 restaurants throughout Los Angeles from newcomers such as, Geoffrey Zakarian’s Georgie, Plan See Do’s Paley, and Tony Esnault’s Spring, to timeless spots including […]

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Enter today to win 2 tickets for  MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at the Hollywood Pantages  MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. Featuring more than 40 […]

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Thank you for your support of BlackNLA’s 2016 Toy Drive

BlackNLA’s 2016 13th Annual Toy Drive Benefiting At-Risk-Children Thank you for your support!! We want to THANK YOU for helping us put a smile on the faces of hundreds of children this holiday season. . The 2016 Toy Drive will benefit the following non-profit organizations: Drew Child Development Corporation (Drew CDC), a private, non-profit organization located in South Central Los […]

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Keep the Promise March and Free Concert is coming to Los Angeles

        On November 30th in Los Angeles our fight to KEEP the PROMISE on AIDS coupled with the commemoration of World AIDS Day, we push to accelerate the fight against HIV/AIDS. Special performances by Patti LaBelle, COMMON, and a huge honor will be recognized for singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist Harry Belafonte. Come join the movement […]

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Participation Needed for the 13th Annual Toy Drive

BlackNLA 13th Annual Toy Drive Benefiting At-Risk-Children Looking For Business and Community Participation Learn how we’re helping children this upcoming season, and how you can too! It’s time to get ready for the holiday season! BlackNLA is kicking off its 13th Annual Holiday Toy Drive for underprivileged and at-risk youth all over the Los Angeles Metro area. We want YOU […]

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Shemar Moore, Bill Bellamy and Nadine Velazquez Star in Romantic Comedy ‘The Bounce Back’ Set to Release in Theaters Nationwide on December 9

  Los Angeles, CA ( October 31, 2016 ) – Believe in finding the courage to love after love has let you down again as  Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds/ The Young And The Restless/ The Brothers/ Diary of a Mad Black Woman), Bill Bellamy (MTV/ Love Jones/ How To Be A Player/ The Brothers) and Nadine Velazquez (Flight/ The League/ […]

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Two Seasoned Animators of the Original Soul Train, Scooby Doo and Fat Albert Team Up to Bring Life to

— Leo Sullivan and Floyd Norman have teamed up to bring to produce, an interactive website that empowers families in building children’s self-esteem and cultural heritage  — Los Angeles, CA — It’s a rare thing, particularly in the entertainment industry, to behold friendships that are both long-lasting and fruitful… and that continue to be productive into the 21st Century. […]

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“We Stood Up: Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement” Celebrates the Legacies of Freedom, Opportunity and Equality in America

Contact Information Lincoln Financial Foundation Camille Hutchinson, 484-583-6629 (BPRW) “We Stood Up: Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement” Celebrates the Legacies of Freedom, Opportunity and Equality in America Audio Anthology of Songs and Stories Features Contributions from Julian Bond, Franklin McCain, Shirley Franklin and Other Leaders, Artists and Visionaries (Black PR Wire) RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic […]

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Easily One of the Funniest Plays of the Year…BARBEQUE at the Geffen Playhouse
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Barbecue West Coast Premiere in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse Now through October 16 Geffen Playhouse 10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024 “Barbecuehas to be one of the funniest plays you will see this year thanks to the talented direction by Tony nominee Colman Domingo and his talented cast.” – “It’s a perfect comedy […]

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Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Sanaa Lathan and More Attends the When The Bough Breaks Red …
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Red Carpet Screening Premiere & After Party Powered by MOTIONS This past weekend, Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall were joined by celebrities and influencers attending the exclusive When The Bough Breaks red carpet premiere screening and after party in Los Angeles powered by the MOTIONS hair care. Influencers previewed the film, enjoyed the interactive Bosco photo booth along with complimentary speciality “MOTIONS Mojito” cocktails. […]

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Win Tickets Black Movie Soundtrack II
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Back at the Hollywood Bowl 2016! THE BLACK MOVIE SOUNDTRACK II HOLLYWOOD BOWL – AUG 31 Rated by BlackNLA as one of the best events of 2014, we are excited to see The Black Movie Soundtrack return to the Hollywood bowl this summer. In 2014 we enjoyed a night of classic black movie clips from the 70′s, 80′s and 90′s […]

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Black Couple Engaged After Meeting on MELD Dating App

Black Couple Engaged After Meeting on MELD Dating App — MELD dating app is a niche dating app designed for Black professionals — Nationwide — In early April, Monica proudly announced on twitter that she said an emphatic “yes” to a wedding proposal from Rodney whom she met on the MELD dating app some time ago. In a world proliferated […]

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badge-25pt-largest-bach-hbcu-300px copy Releases Its Student Population Size Ranking of Historically Black Colleges/ Universities PR Newswire SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 25, 2016 SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ( — a college rankings site centering on unique and affordable academic programs — announced today that it had released its newest college rankings list, featuring the 25 Largest HBCU Bachelor’s Colleges by […]

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Black Beauty Shop Health Foundation Announces Black-n-Motion 5k Walk Run 4 Life

Health Ambassador Actress, Activist Sheryl Lee Ralph of The Diva Foundation Joins the Initiative. WHAT: Beauty-n-Motion” 5k Walk Run 4 Life WHEN: Sunday, June 12th, 2016 LOCATION: Exposition Park INFORMATION / CREATE A TEAM: MEDIA: KimiRhochelle of KRPR May 3, 2016, Los Angeles: The Black BeautyShop Health Foundation is a National grassroots organization that seeks to train and […]

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Barbie® Launches Misty Copeland Doll

Doll Launch Embodies You Can Be Anything Message and Continues the Brand’s Legacy of Honoring Female Heroes PR Newswire EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 2, 2016 EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Today Barbie® is honoring Misty Copeland by unveiling a doll in her likeness to continue to show girls they can be anything.  Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), has […]

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UMC – Urban Movie Channel Presents SECOND COMING Exclusive Streaming Premiere Friday, May 6, 2016

“Idris Elba and Nadine Marshall excel in Debbie Tucker Green’s oblique, engrossing psychodrama” – Variety “Debbie Tucker Green’s dreamy, ambiguous urban parable is rooted in utterly believable performances” – The Guardian “An impressive slice-of-life drama that’s tinged with unease and strangeness” – Time Out “An enigmatic and quietly impressive piece of storytelling” – The Times PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, May […]

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Win 2 Tickets Tank @ El Rey Theatre April 28th

Goldenvoice Presents TANK Sex Love and Pain II Tour with Trevor Jackson & 12Til Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 7:00 PM @ The El Rey Theatre 5515 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 R&B singer Tank has followed up his influential 2007 LP, Sex, Love & Pain, with a new sequel album, Sex, Love & Pain II (aka SLP2).  He’s […]

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UMC – Urban Movie Channel Presents #LUCKY NUMBER

Streaming Exclusively From Friday, March 18, 2016 PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2016 LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Just in time for March Madness, RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents the laugh-out-loud buddy comedy, #Lucky Number, premiering on March 18, 2016. In the film, an aspiring New York City sportscaster’s life is on the slow track, until […]

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Win Passes for the Advance Screening BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT

Here is your chance to win passes for 2 to the advance screening BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT Downtown, LA – Wednesday, March 23rd Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer are reunited in Barbershop: The Next Cut, directed by Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man films, Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins). It’s been more than 10 years since our last appointment at […]

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Drew Child Development Corporation Honors BlackNLA Founder at the Fourth Annual “It Takes A Village” Awards
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2016 Contact: Veronica Aguilar, Office of the President and CEO Office: (323) 249-2950 ext. 123 Email: DREW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE FOURTH ANNUAL “IT TAKES A VILLAGE” AWARDS Seven Southern California Leaders will be recognized for their advocacy and philanthropy. LOS ANGELES – The Drew Child Development Corporation (Drew CDC) is […]

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Los Angeles Restaurants

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Los Angeles Restaurants Love is in the air, and restaurants across Los Angeles are offering special Valentine’s Day menus for an unforgettable romantic night out. From lavish prix fixe dinners to vegan and aphrodisiac-inspired menus, read on for more than two dozen L.A. restaurants to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Special menus are only available on Sunday, Feb. […]

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dineL.A. Restaurant Week January 18-31, 2016 Menus Starting at $20
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Restaurant Week  Menus Starting at $20 dineL.A. Restaurant Week is a 14-day dining event that takes place in over 300 restaurants throughout L.A. county, offering specially priced lunch and dinner menus. This season, dineL.A. is partnering with OpenTable to donate $1 of every seated reservation that’s booked through our website to The Midnight Mission, a vital nonprofit organization that provides […]

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Los Angeles Rams Touchdown in South Bay

Los Angeles Rams Touchdown in South Bay MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – The Los Angeles Rams have announced their relocation back to Los Angeles from St. Louis. With this relocation follows a conglomeration of plans and logistics both for the team and the players making the cross country move. Ed Kaminsky, President of SportStar Relocation has been moving […]

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Thousands of Ava DuVernay Limited Edition Barbie Dolls Sold Out in Just 17 Minutes

Nationwide — Mattel has officially released an Ava DuVernay Barbie doll, which DuVernay says is a celebration of the image of Black women. Unfortunately though, the doll, which is a part of the Platinum Label collector’s edition, sold out in less than 20 minutes after being released on and She told USA Today, “The only reason I (let […]

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Toastmasters International Lists 7 Most Buzzworthy Speeches of 2015

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Whether it was David Letterman signing off on the Late Show for the final time or Caitlyn Jenner accepting an award recognizing her courage, the most discussed and shared presentations of the year were thought-provoking, emotional and inspiring. After viewing hundreds of contenders, Toastmasters International considers the following seven speeches the […]

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Where to Be Merry: Bruno Mars @ A Private T-Mobile Concert

Check out the latest on an exclusive event at the Shrine in Downtown LA. Where to Be Merry: Bruno Mars @ A Private T-Mobile Concert Last Tuesday, Nov. 10, T-Mobile took over The Shrine in downtown L.A. to throw a free concert featuring Bruno Mars, in celebration of their newest launch: Un-carrier X, which offers the ability to stream 24 […]

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Where To Be Merry: A Press & VIP Screening of Rosewood @ Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14

ROSEWOOD starring Morris Chestnut – Wednesdays FOX Last Wednesday, Sept. 16, I attended a VIP & Press Screening of Rosewood, a new Fox show that debuts this Wednesday, Sept. 23, right before the season two opener of Empire. The screening took place at downtown’s Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14 complex, right across from the LA Live entertainment center.After guests received […]

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Win 2 Tickets for Guy Torry’s PHAT TUESDAYS @ Club Nokia

 Guy Torry’s PHAT TUESDAYS w/ Guy Torry, Tommy Davidson, Lavell Crawford, Tony Rock, Joe Torry, Luenell  Tuesday, September 1 – 8:00 pm @ Club Nokia Come see one of the hottest comedy shows in Los Angeles. Phat Tuesdays was the legendary comedy night that started a movement. September 1 we will celebrate 20 years since it first started. Will a […]

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Wilson’s Where to Guide: Janelle Monáe and Wondaland Present The Eephus Tour

Where To Be Merry: Janelle Monáe and Wondaland Present The Eephus Tour, Powered by Toyota @ The Fonda Theatre On Friday, Aug. 21, Janelle Monáe and her Wondaland label crew held a free performance at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood as part of their seven-city EEPHUS Tour.The event was super secret, where even an RSVP didn’t guarantee entry (I received […]

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Official 2015 HBCU Homecoming & Football Classics Schedules Now Available Online

Columbus, OH — has once again published a complete listing of Homecoming dates and Football classics for the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). A tradition that has gone back now for over 100 years, Black College homecomings draw thousands of professional African Americans to their alma-maters to enjoy tailgating, college football, and reconnecting with old classmates. […]

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Where to be Merry: “5 Years on Melrose” @ The Parlor

The Merriment: An invite-only affair celebrating The Parlor’s 5-year anniversary, a new menu launch and a recently remodeled patio The Location: Hollywood The Vibes: Casual Good for: Large groups When-To-Go: Weekdays, starting at 4 p.m.; weekends, starting at 9 a.m. The Names behind the scenes: Chef Ulises Pineda-Alfaro (Plan Check, Escala, Asap Phorage) and Mixologist Oakason Hoffman (SBE, SLS Bar […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Opens its Doors …
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Opens its Doors Following Successful Completion of Accreditation Process Welcomes patients for emergency care, labor and delivery, and general medicine and surgical services Brand-new facility will serve 1.35-million residents of South Los Angeles, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay LOS ANGELES – July 6, 2015 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital […]

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Mini Cinema The Short Film Experience – July 15th at Regal Cinemas LA Live

Mini Cinema is the ultimate Short Film Experience for everyday moviegoers. Their unique brand of entertainment attracts a mainstream movie-going audience with each screening consisting of several critically acclaimed shorts. Wednesday, July 15, 2015- 8:00 pm MINI CINEMA Presents The Short Film Experience. Join us on Wednesday July 15th at the Regal Cinema LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. Hosted […]

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Black PR Wire to publish a Black Resource Directory

  (BPRW) Black PR Wire to publish a Black Resource Directory Product to feature top businesses; set to unveil during National Black Business Month (Black PR Wire) – In recognition of National Black Business Month in August, Black PR Wire will release its second edition of the Black Resource Directory. The directory will provide a comprehensive list of Black-owned businesses […]

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L.A.’s First Male Nail Salon, HAMMER & NAILS Announces…

L.A.’s First Male Nail Salon, HAMMER & NAILS Announces Franchise Expansion Plans As More And More Men Add Manicures and Pedicures to Their Grooming Routine, the Groundbreaking Brand and Concept Featured On the Television Show “Shark Tank” Finds Success with an Undeserved Market LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Award-winning Hollywood scribe Michael Elliot has found new success in the […]

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Mini Cinema The Short Film Experience – May 13th at Regal Cinemas LA Live

Mini Cinema is the ultimate Short Film Experience for everyday moviegoers. Their unique brand of entertainment attracts a mainstream movie-going audience with each screening consisting of several critically acclaimed shorts. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – 8:00 pm MINI CINEMA Presents The Short Film Experience. Join us on Wednesday May 13th at the Regal Cinema LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. […]

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Motown The Musical at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre April 28th – June 7th

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Direct from Broadway April 28th – June 7th Hollywood Pantages Theatre 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Julius Thomas III and Allison Semmes will star in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. Portraying groundbreaking Motown artists, Jesse Nager will play Smokey Robinson and Jarran Muse will play Marvin Gaye. Leon Outlaw, Jr. and […]

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BlackNLA & Friends Monthly After Work Networking Mixer

BlackNLA’s Mix & Mingle Join BlackNLA, for a monthly mixer that brings together LA’s Urban Professionals to unwind, socialize and network. We work with LA’s most elcectic, chique, and decadent Lounges. Looking for a social atmosphere that is different but enticing? then us at our next BlackNLA Event. When: Friday, April 24, 2015 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: […]

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Codeblack promotes diversity through endowment …

CODEBLACK FILMS, A LIONSGATE COMPANY, ESTABLISHES STUDENT SUPPORT FUND AND SCREENWRITING CONTEST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS PR Newswire SANTA MONICA, Calif. and LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2015 Codeblack promotes diversity through endowment to support emerging screenwriters showing great promise and financial need SANTA MONICA, Calif. and LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Codeblack Films, a […]

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Loyola High School Celebrates 150th Anniversary w/ Citywide Day Of Service…

Loyola High School Celebrates 150th Anniversary With Citywide Day Of Service On April 11; 1000 Volunteers At 100 Community Projects To Give Back To Los Angeles Area Catholic High Schools Join Loyola Students, Parents, Alumni and Faculty to Take Part in Singular Community Service Outreach PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2015 LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Loyola High […]

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See Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and more at the BET Experience at L.A. Live June 25-28th!


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Partner with Star of LA Hair -Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble, Derek Blanks and TAMU Artist Agency for…
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Partner with Star of LA Hair -Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble, Derek Blanks and TAMU Artist Agency for “Kiss ASPS CANCER Goodbye!” A Star-Studded Charity Event to Raise Funds for an Extraordinary Cause Star of WEtv’sLA Hair -Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble, celebrity Photographer and fellow Humanitarian Derek Blanks and TAMU Artist Agency have teamed together to present the Kiss ASPS Cancer […]

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Wilson’s Guide to GRAMMY Week

Where to be Merry: GRAMMY Week This past Sunday was the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Ever since I can remember, it’s been on my bucket list to attend the GRAMMY Awards, but since my invite clearly keeps getting lost in the mail, in the meantime, I just have to resort to attending all the unofficial and official events leading up […]

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Special Offer: $40 Tickets to THE WHIPPING MAN at The Pasadena Playhouse!

THE WHIPPING MAN By Matthew Lopez Directed by Martin Benson Presented in Association with South Coast Repertory February 3 – March 1, 2015 The Pasadena Playhouse 39 S. El Molino Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 Stage and television star Charlie Robinson (NBC’s “Night Court”) plays Simon in this Obie Award-winning drama The New York Times proclaimed “haunting” and “powerful.” The production […]

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Where to Eat: dineL.A. Restaurant Week @ Acabar

The Eats: A three-course dinner, designed especially for dineL.A. Restaurant Week The Location: West Hollywood The Vibes: An intimate Middle Eastern oasis Good for: A culinary experience that’s out of the norm When-To-Go: Two weeks during dineL.A.; Tuesday, Jan. 20 – Saturday, Jan. 24 and Tuesday, Jan. 27 – Saturday, Jan. 31 The $ Factor: $40 for dinner The Names […]

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The 23rd Annual PAFF To Take Place in Los Angeles February 5-16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michelle Huff Elliott HUFF Events & PR 917-405-3453 The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Triangle-Going to America and The Man in 3B Selected as Opening, Centerpiece and Closing Night Films Film Screenings, Panel Discussions, Sponsored Events and More During the Largest Gathering of Creative African and African American Artists Los Angeles, CA – January […]

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Covered CA Family Health & Enrollment Fair at the California African American Museum
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS FAMILY HEALTH & ENROLLMENT FAIR Saturday, January 31, 2015 10AM – 3PM California African American Museum 600 State Drive – Exposition Park Los Angeles, CA CAAM parking is FREE – Just Mention This Event Free refreshments, music, children’s activities and healthy fun for the entire family. Free eye screenings, flu shots and other free screenings available. […]

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