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Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite at Skirball Cultural Center
6/27/2019 9:54:09 AM

See the iconic images that amplified one of the most influential cultural movements of the 1960s: “Black Is Beautiful.”Featuring over forty photographs of Black women and men with natural hair and clothes that reclaimed their African roots, Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite is the first-ever major exhibition dedicated to this key figure of the second Harlem Renaissance. Inspired by the writings of activist and black nationalist Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite (b. 1938) combined his political vision with the medium of photography to effect social change. Along...

William Grant Still Art & Jazz Summer Camp
6/27/2019 9:52:03 AM

Summer days of art, music, singing, doll making, African martial arts, dance, and creative exploration! The William Grant Still Arts Center’s Art and Jazz Summer Camp is a six-week day camp that runs each summer. All camp sessions are led by professional artists, musicians, and educators (who also teach at the Center through the rest of the year). Campers take part in a variety of workshops and classes throughout the day, including yoga, dance, music, and art. Field trips take campers out into the city, visiting great cultural locations. Camp concludes with a culminating...

Toni Morrison: Pieces That I Am
6/27/2019 9:50:34 AM

“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” the recently released documentary, offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took...

KCRW Summer Nights @CAAM with DJs Garth Trinidad And Aaron Byrd
6/27/2019 9:47:57 AM

Summer Nights are back at CAAM! Enjoy a warm night and cool vibes with CAAM and KCRW, featuring live sets from KCRW DJs Garth Trinidad and Aaron Byrd, after-hours museum access including to CAAM’s hit summer exhibition, ‘Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective’, food trucks, a beer garden, and more!   7 pm to 11 pm California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles https://caamuseum.org/programs/special-events/kcrw-summer-nights-caam (213)...

In Conversation: Zeinabu Irene Davis and Barbara McCullough Join Art + Practice for a conversation with L.A. Rebellion filmmakers Zeinabu irene Davis and Barbara McCullough
6/27/2019 9:46:10 AM

Zeinabu Irene Davis is an independent filmmaker and Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. She is comfortable working in narrative, experimental and documentary genres. Her work is passionately concerned with the depiction of women of African descent. A selection of her award-winning works include a short drama about a young enslaved girl, Mother of the River (1996); a love story set in Afro-Ohio, A Powerful Thang (1991); and the feature documentary, Spirits of Rebellion (2016). Her dramatic feature film entitled Compensation (1999) features two...

L.A. Sports Council: Athletic Industry Generated $6.3 Billion in 2018
6/27/2019 9:42:56 AM

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—More than $6.3 billion was generated by the region's sports industry in 2018, according to a study released Monday by the Los Angeles Sports Council. “Los Angeles has long been looked to as a leader in the sporting industry,” said David Siegel, president and CEO of the LASC and Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games. “Having current, accurate data that quantifies the contribution sports make to our local economy is extremely valuable in our partners, teams and the city itself.” The results were part of the sports...

Nonprofit Says Social Media Campaign Helped People Find Mental Health Services
6/27/2019 9:39:15 AM

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—A two-year social media campaign appears to have influenced more people to seek mental health care, according to survey results released Monday by the nonprofit RAND Corporation. Surveying California residents over the two-year period, researchers said they found people who recalled seeing or hearing materials from the campaign and who said they had mental health needs were more likely to receive treatment than those who were not exposed to it. “It appears that California's innovative stigma-reduction campaign may have increased the likelihood that...

L.A. County Pulls Back Some Funding for Downtown Mental Health Jail By Elizabeth Marcellino
6/27/2019 9:36:37 AM

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to pull back some funding for a widely criticized downtown mental health jail, but stopped short of canceling work related to the project. During a meeting to finalize the 2019-20 county budget, Chief Executive Officer Sachi Hamai made a last-minute recommendation to allocate just $30 million to the project as the board continues to evaluate its alternatives. The budget originally called for $121.7 million and Hamai suggested setting the balance aside in a reserve account. Supervisor Hilda Solis proposed...

Long Beach Police Seeking Public's Help for Missing Teenager
6/27/2019 9:34:23 AM

LONG BEACH (CNS)—Long Beach police continued their search Sunday to find a missing teenager last seen the morning of June 16. Kylexia Newman, 16, left home without notifying anyone, police said. She was spotted June 18 in the 2100 block of Long Beach Boulevard, according to authorities, who said it was not the first time the girl has disappeared. In 2016, she went missing three times before being located safely each time. Kylexia is black, about 5-feet-7 inches tall, approximately 240 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. When last seen, she was wearing a gold shirt with black...

Sheriff's Detectives Seek Woman, 19, Last Seen in Lakewood
6/27/2019 9:31:43 AM

LAKEWOOD (CNS)—Sheriff's detectives continued searching Sunday for a missing 19-year-old woman last seen in Lakewood. Angelica Alexandria Brantley last was seen Monday, June 17 and her family hasn't seen or heard from her since, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Brantley is black, 5-feet-5 inches tall, weighs about 130 pounds, has black-and-purple hair and brown eyes. She is known to frequent the Lakewood and San Francisco areas Anyone with information regarding the young woman's whereabouts was urged to call the sheriff's Missing...