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©provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2010 file photo Ed Buck makes a campaign appearance for Meg Whitman, not shown, then a Republican candidate for governor of California, in Los Angeles. The prominent California Democratic donor, Buck, has been charged Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, with running a drug house where two men died of overdoses. Prosecutors allege Buck provided the meth that killed two men who were found in his apartment in 2017 and this January. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press        LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prominent California Democratic donor has been charged with running a drug house where two men died of overdoses.

By Gloria Zuurveen

Editor-in-Chief

“We’re a nation coming apart at the seams, a nation in which each tribe has its own narrative and the narratives are generally resentment narratives. The African-American experience is somehow at the core of this fragmentation — the original sin that hardens the heart, separates Americans from one another and serves as model and fuel for other injustices,” David Brooks, Opinion Columnist for the New York Times in his piece on “The Case for Reparations

Wednesday, June 19, a day called Juneteenth and also a time for the commemoration of Africans in America freed from enslavement in Galveston, Texas and they didn’t know it for almost three years. President Abraham Lincoln had signed the “Emancipation Proclamation” to free Blacks from the horrible stench of slavery in America but the word didn’t reached the Blacks in Galveston until nearly three years later in 1865 on June 19. Thus it is called “Juneteenth”. On this Juneteenth in Washington, DC, a distinguished, scholarly, liturgical and professional panel convened to have a dialogue about reparations owed to million of Black Americans who are descendants of slaves. These descendants have never received reciprocity nor restitution for the original sin that Brooks says, “hardens the heart, separates Americans from one another and serves as model and fuel for other injustices.” Brooks speaks of the recipients of the sin of slavery, Black Americans today. He lays out a case for reparation coming from a young white man’s perspective. Look around and see in your community. Who are helpless and homeless more than anyone else in the streets of Los Angeles? They are Black people. Now is the acceptable time for reparations. Four hundred years of labor through death and destruction to the benefit of others using the power and brilliance of Black people taking from them inventions and their intellectual properties and their musical minds. Whites used malice motives to deprive a people, Black people, out of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This is a case for reparations.

 

Thelma Houston GRAMMY® Award Winner Releases a New Song, "Isly"

(Los Angeles, CA) -– The GRAMMY Museum welcomes GRAMMYGRAMMY®-winning R&B artist Thelma Houston is set to release a new song, Isly. The was written by Thelma Houston, Rodney Houston, Lemorrious Tyler and Brent Tyler. Isly is a song about everlasting Love. Link to Song: https://m.soundcloud.com/le-milleon-tyler/i-still-love-you? Perhaps best known for her #1 international hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way.” Houston, recently received a replacement Grammy GRAMMY Award for this song since her original Grammy GRAMMY® was broken in the Northridge, California earthquake in 1994. The ceremony was held at the GRAMMY Museum®'s Clive Davis Theater along with An Evening with Thelma Houston.

 

 


By Justin Ray, CJR  

Video still courtesy of Investigative Network.

In June 2017, Brian Collister was a lead investigative reporter for KXAN, a Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate in Austin, Texas. He had covered Sandra Bland’s 2015 traffic stop in Waller County, an incident that sparked protests across the US and calls for increased police accountability. After all the open cases around the incident had wrapped up, he decided to file a records request to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

03 May 
Posted at 15:17h in News

by Cynthia Littleton

Disney has finalized its deal to sell 21 Fox regional sports networks to Sinclair Broadcast Group in a transaction valued at $10.6 billion. Byron Allen, the entrepreneur behind Entertainment Studios, has teamed with Sinclair as an equity partner in the newly formed Diamond Holding Group.

The agreement covers outlets serving major markets around the country. The RSNs have local rights to 42 professional teams, including 14 Major League Baseball teams, NBA teams and 12 NHL teams. Last year, the 21 channels delivered $3.8 billion in revenue across 74 million subscribers.

“This is a very exciting transaction for Sinclair to be able to acquire highly complementary assets,” said Chris Ripley, president- CEO of Sinclair. “While consumer viewing habits have shifted, the tradition of watching live sports and news remains ingrained in our culture. As one of the largest local news producers in the country and an experienced producer of sports content, we are ideally positioned to transfer our skills to deliver and expand our focus on greater premium sports programming.”

Black Caucus Chair: Charter School Bills Overlook Too Many Crucial Questions

Photo By CBM:  First African Methodist Episcopal Church FAME, the oldest church in Los Angeles founded by African Americans in 1872 posted signage at their information desk a few years ago because of attacks on houses of worship. Rev. J Edgar Boyd is the pastor of this church


By Tanu Henry | California Black Media 

 African-American churches, mosques and other religious organizations are among vulnerable non-profits in California eligible to apply for security grants after Gov. Gavin Newsom approved $15 million in emergency funds this week to help religious and community based groups protect themselves against hate crimes.   and possibly a federal civil rights violation.  

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          Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC)                              Honors Black Businesses at Black History Awards Celebration  

  • (L-R) Mr. Ron Turner, General Sales Manager, 102.3 KJLH Radio, Jeanette Bolden, 27th Street Bakery in Los Angeles, Dr. Gloria Zuurveen and Mr. Leo Sullivan
    (L-R) Mr. Ron Turner, General Sales Manager, 102.3 KJLH Radio, Jeanette Bolden, 27th Street Bakery in Los Angeles, Dr. Gloria Zuurveen and Mr. Leo Sullivan
  • Dr. Gloria Zuurveen and Apryl Sims who served as the Mistress of Ceremony for the VSEDC Black History Awards celebration.
    Dr. Gloria Zuurveen and Apryl Sims who served as the Mistress of Ceremony for the VSEDC Black History Awards celebration.
  • (Left to Right) Mr. Byron Reed, Mr. Joseph T. Rouzan III and Mr. Jimar Wilson.
    (Left to Right) Mr. Byron Reed, Mr. Joseph T. Rouzan III and Mr. Jimar Wilson.
  • Desiree of Watts Coffee House preparing fresh omelets for everyone.
    Desiree of Watts Coffee House preparing fresh omelets for everyone.
  • Ms.Apryl Sims guests at her table enjoying moments in Black History with VSEDC.
    Ms.Apryl Sims guests at her table enjoying moments in Black History with VSEDC.
  • Arnetta Mack clapping during the VSEDC Black History Celebration.
    Arnetta Mack clapping during the VSEDC Black History Celebration.
  • Mr. Ian Foxx, of the Foxx Media Group LLC. Photo by Gloria Zuurveen
    Mr. Ian Foxx, of the Foxx Media Group LLC. Photo by Gloria Zuurveen
  • Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation staff.
    Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation staff.
  • Ms. Crysal Wells-Davis wowed the audience with beautiful rendition of the Black Negro National Anthem.
    Ms. Crysal Wells-Davis wowed the audience with beautiful rendition of the Black Negro National Anthem.
  • Rev. Frank Jackson,Jr. Dr. Gloria Zuurveen and Mr. Terry Gubatan.
    Rev. Frank Jackson,Jr. Dr. Gloria Zuurveen and Mr. Terry Gubatan.
  • Apryl Sims and staff of VSEDC.
    Apryl Sims and staff of VSEDC.
  • Dr. Zuurveen reflecting on Black History and the importance of passing it on to the next generation of young people.
    Dr. Zuurveen reflecting on Black History and the importance of passing it on to the next generation of young people.
(L-R) Mr. Ron Turner, General Sales Manager, 102.3 KJLH Radio, Jeanette Bolden, 27th Street Bakery in Los Angeles, Dr. Gloria Zuurveen and Mr. Leo Sullivan
(L-R) Mr. Ron Turner, General Sales Manager, 102.3 KJLH Radio, Jeanette Bolden, 27th Street Bakery in Los Angeles, Dr. Gloria Zuurveen and Mr. Leo Sullivan

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PACE NEWS, a small publication in LA, has given the black community a voice for more than two decades. The publisher of the independent weekly, Gloria Zuurveen, seeks to give readers the stories that create conversations and change one page at a time. Robert Kovacik reports for NBC4’s Black History Month: Life Connected Special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.(Published Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015)

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