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BREAKING NEWS! Judge Joe Brown Having His Say On the Topics of Today

February 27, 2024

Editor’s Note: As a nonpartisan newspaper of general circulation since 1995, PACE NEWS, serves to educate and to elevate its readers by allowing a platform as a voice of the people, for the people, and by the people, with an emphasis on Black people’s news and views. Topic #1: High Crimes and Misdemeanors Judge Joe…

BREAKING NEWS! Mayor Bass and Delegation Says Los Angeles Region To Receive More Than $300 Million in Reimbursements

February 27, 2024

Mayor Bass, L.A. City Councilmembers Return from Sacramento After Announcing Hundreds of Millions of Dollars For Region, Continued Progress on Policy Agenda Updated 8:49pm–LOS ANGELES – Mayor Bass and members of the City Council returned to Los Angeles today after advocating in Sacramento for the much-needed resources for the region and advancing policy initiatives to…

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass Slams Republican Recall Effort Against Governor Newsom

February 26, 2024

Mayor Karen Bass today issued the following statement: “Governor Newsom has delivered countless times for Los Angeles over just the past year helping us address the homelessness crisis, rebuild after the 10 freeway fire and recover from recent storms. Republican recalls do nothing more than waste taxpayer dollars and valuable time when we need to…

Branch of Christ Outreach Ministry : The Lord Is the Strength of My Life of Whom Shall I Be Afraid?

February 25, 2024

By Dr. Gloria Zuurveen, DMin. The Psalmist King David words in the book of the Bible Psalms 27: 1b gives me comfort in knowing what he knew. They were messages of hope and reality. He said, The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall…

Oh Biden, Where Art Thou? Does the Black Votes Count Too?

February 25, 2024

  By  Gloria Zuurveen Editor-in-Chief Can you believe it? We are just about at the end of our celebrated Black History Month. Well it is true but don’t forget it’s also that time of year where we are all asked to go the polls and cast our votes for you know who, the president and…

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Sounds the Alarm On Our Nation’s Worsening Housing and Homelessness During Press Conference

February 15, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  During last week’s 2024 Democratic Issues Conference, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, hosted a breakout session entitled, “Housing for All: Tackling the Affordable Housing and Homelessness Crisis.” The breakout session included Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Housing and…

Lionel Richie and Diana Ross To Headline Inaugural Fool In Love Festival

February 15, 2024

(LOS ANGELES – February 13, 2024) – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross will headline the inaugural Fool In Love Festival at Hollywood Park on the grounds adjacent to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA on Saturday, August 31, 2024. The festival will bring legendary performances from pop, soul, and R&B greats including Santana, Al Green, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, The Isley…

Save the Date for The Juanita A. Portlock Memorial Scholarship Fund

February 14, 2024

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February 12, 2024

GET ON BOARD, A Reverent Black History, A Musical-By Jamima B. Jones

February 12, 2024

This fifty five minute black spiritual music piece is a short, sweet, and complete ‘homage’ to the nobility, sophistication and rousing fortitude and effectiveness of our own sacred and soulful sounds from the very depths of our people’s souls and experiences here in America. Deeply rooted in African culture, our musical expression is a truly…

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Lest We Forget Our Black History: Dick Gregory, Author and Activist

by Gloria Zuurveen, Editor-in-Chief

Dick Gregory and Hugh Hefner at the 2011 Los Angeles Press Club. Dick Gregory said that it was Hugh Hefner, Founder of the Playboy Club, who gave him the $30,000 to to force the FBI to search for the bodies of the three civil rights workers slain in Mississippi during Freedom Summer. He also said that it was Hugh Hefner who gave him the opportunity to leave the Chitlin circuit by hiring him to perform in first class arenas. Photo by Gloria Zuurveen


Dick Gregory speaking at rally in Inglewood after Donovan Jackson was beaten by police in 2002. Martin Luther King III was in attendance at the rally. Photo by Gloria Zuurveen

Nigger: An Autobiography by Dick Gregory, September 1964 The autobiography of comedian and social activist Dick Gregory, co-authored with Robert Lipsyte, nigger was originally published in September 1964 by E. P. Dutton, and has since 1965 been reprinted numerous times in an edition available through Pocket Books, altogether selling more than one million copies to date.[1] The book has never been out of print since its publication.[2] Gregory continued his life story in two subsequent books, Up From Nigger and Callus On My Soul. Gregory earned a $200,000 advance from the book.[3]

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