How Ever Lee Hairston Overcame Racism, Poverty And Disability To Realize Her DreamEver Lee Hairston was determined to leave her sharecropping Southern childhood behind and forge her own path. “I looked at sharecropping as another name of slavery.”
Robert Stewart, One Of LAPD's First Black Officers, Ceremoniously Reinstated; Department Had Refused To Rehire Him After Acquittal For AssaultRobert Stewart joined the LAPD in 1889 and served honorably, but lost his job in 1900 after being charged, tried, then acquitted of assaulting a 15-year-old girl. But even though he was ultimately found not guilty, the LAPD refused to rehire him.
New Documentary Shines Light On Historic Black Variety Show 'SOUL!'A new documentary which is shortlisted for the 2021 Oscars is giving recognition to a historic variety show which celebrated Black creativity and culture.
How Former Mayor Tom Bradley Took Action To End Discrimination In Private LA Social ClubsIn 1987, Mayor Tom Bradley rallied with city leaders to fight discrimination and passed an ordinance banning it in private L.A. social clubs.
LAPD Presents Former Tuskegee Airman With First Ever Heroes Among Us AwardLt. Col. Otis Cowley served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War before retiring from the Air Force in 1970.
Monument Unveiled In Honor Of Tuskegee AirmanLt. Oliver Goodall is remembered for the powerful impact he made in Altadena and Pasadena.
Garcetti Launches African American Heritage Month Celebrations In LAThe opening ceremony for LA's annual African American Heritage Month celebration was held on February 5.
University Serves Kool-Aid And Watermelon Water For Black History MonthA New York University dining hall served Kool-Aid and watermelon-flavored water for Black History Month, drawing an apology from its president, who called the menu "inexcusably insensitive."
Best Ways To Celebrate Black History Month In Orange CountyWhether you want to attend a festival or just a meet up, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Black History month in Orange County!
Best Ways To Celebrate Black History Month In Los AngelesLos Angeles offers family friendly cultural festivals, artistic events and live performances, a parade, and a film festival to pay tribute and honor Black History Month.
School Raises Black Lives Matter Flag, Focuses On RacismThe Montpelier High School is believed to be the first public high school to raise a Black Lives Matter flag.
Best Activities To Do This Week In Los Angeles - February 13The week starts with some fun ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with restaurant specials and fun activities, and continues by celebrating history and the arts.
Only On 2: Oxnard Pastor Hires Extra Security After Receiving Threatening, Racist Letter"The letter referred to me as an ape and said 'pin a medal on James Earl Ray, he did the world a favor.'"
Actress Stacey Dash Criticized Over Call To End Black History MonthThe Oscar diversity controversy continues to inspire a very heated discussion.
Anaheim Parade Celebrates 35th Annual Black History MonthHuge crowds took part in a parade and cultural fair in Anaheim Saturday commemorating the 35th Annual Black History Month.