Frederick Douglass and the search for one million abolitionists

LOS ANGELES, CA-Kenneth B. Morris Jr. is on a mission. His quest is to put the…

Protest: John Carlos and Tommie Smith and the 1968 Olympics

It’s always good to have someone in your corner who is going to look out for…

‘Voice of the Clippers’ Ralph Lawler bidding farewell

LOS ANGELES— As he enters his 40th season as the “Voice of the Clippers,” legendary broadcaster…

Remembering Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’

Hollywood, CA-What now, America? It’s hard to imagine a world without Aretha Franklin. A genre has…

The world of jazz according to saxophonist Jazmin Ghent

A couple of years ago, saxophonist Jazmin Ghent’s musical career took a bold step forward. Taking…

Hip Hop, murder and a father’s relentless quest for justice

The thing that Kevin Robert Harris II (Track Bully) loved most was banging out music tracks.…

EntrepreneurReboot is taking aspirations to the next level

LONG BEACH, CA-Entrepreneurs are individuals who are readily-assembled. They’re pre-packaged with creativity. Growing up in Long…

The greatness of Audra McDonald is simply undeniable

Audra McDonald doesn’t know how to do anything but be great. She sings. She acts. The…

Perfect Tux founder Steven Burton is making the right moves

Steven Burton is someone you might consider to be a revolutionary. In a good sense. The…

Daniel Caesar’s ‘Freudian’ worthy of Grammy nod

The hardest thing to adjust to since my move from New York to Los Angeles has…

Unconventional fits Sy Smith’s music and style

LOS ANGELES-Sy Smith doesn’t want her creative juices to ever get stale. That’s probably the chief…

Clippers Foundation, Vision To Learn make wearing glasses cool

LONG BEACH, CA-Reading is a privilege. Learning is an opportunity. If a child is unable to…

Denzel Washington’s ode to August Wilson

Last year was an incredible year in black film and television. Theatrical jewels such as “Fences,”…

GRAMMYs gift lounge a hit with music royalty

LOS ANGELES-When the GRAMMY Awards come to town everyone knows it. The GRAMMYs is to the music industry what…

Denzel Washington is hitting his stride

SANTA BARBARA-If you’re good, the people will come see you. Actor Denzel Washington is that good.…