CA: African American Interest

CA: African American Interest

CA: African American Interest

CA: African American Interest
Reflect Beauty

Mirror Digital advances the conversation on beauty equity by launching the Reflect Beauty Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- America's largest multicultural digital ad network, Mirror Digital, advances the conversation on beauty equity with the debut of its groundbreaking beauty product showcase - the Reflect Beauty Awards.
Attorney Zulu Ali on Justice Watch

Attorney Zulu Ali Discusses on Justice Watch Radio the Cost of Being a Black Lawyer Fighting for Justice

RIVERSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Justice Watch Radio, a nationally syndicated radio broadcast airing on WCGO in Chicago, KSHP in Las Vegas, NBC affiliate KCAA in California, and via satellite on the GAB Radio Network; announces the release of an exclusive interview with its founder Attorney Zulu Ali, discussing the cost and consequences of being a black lawyer fighting for justice, and why black men are targeted by the justice system.

Deon D. Jenkins Announces 2020 Run for President as Calif. Democrat on Platform of Reparations

VALLEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Deon D. Jenkins, also known as grass roots hip hop organizer Alpha Leo, announced today that he has filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) as a Democratic Presidential Candidate in California, for the 2020 election.
George Jacob shows Climate Literacy and Ocean Conservation Living Museum

Black History Month: Climate Leadership Takes Root at Bay Ecotarium in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Delivering the inaugural Black History Month welcome remarks, Bay Ecotarium and Smithsonian Affiliated Aquarium of the Bay President and CEO, George Jacob shared his vision for the $260 million Climate Literacy and Ocean Conservation Living Museum in the making in San Francisco.
DangerMan and Stan Lee

Real Life Urban Superhero DangerMan to Tribute Stan Lee at Third Annual DangerMan Hero Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- An evening of celebration will mark the 20th anniversary for DangerMan, America's Real Life Urban Super Hero at the Third Annual 2018 DangerMan Hero Awards, taking place on Saturday, December 8 at the California African American Museum (CAAM). During the affair, DangerMan will pay homage to his friend and recently departed mentor, comic book legend, Stan Lee.
DA Diana Becton

500 Leaders Expected to Attend 17th Annual Sacramento Event: Women in Law Enforcement Community Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- More than 500 people are expected to attend the 17th annual award luncheon Saturday, November 17th, to recognize winners of the "Women in Law Enforcement" Business and Community Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
DangerMan Returns

Director Troy Rowland to fly higher with ‘DangerMan Returns’ the Black Superhero Film Sequel

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It will be lights, camera and a lot of action as DangerMan, America's Real Life Black Superhero, gears up to shoot the sequel to his original film release. "DangerMan Returns" will be directed by Troy Michael Rowland, a veteran entertainment specialist whose credits include Disney, Amazon and TV One. Roger I. Tinsley, CEO/President of the DangerMan Education Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, will executive produce the film.
Granny Pole Dancer, Makeda Smith

‘FlyingOver50’ Granny Pole Dancer, Makeda Smith, Continues to Elevate Women Over 50 with New Music Video

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Grandmother, publicist and pole dancer Makeda Smith, the creator behind the blog-turned-movement, FlyingOver50, has once again teamed with Christina Villegas and Jeff Mercer, the owners of MercVille Productions, to create a mesmerizing pole dance music video (safe for work).
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

CA Assemblymembers Weber and McCarty Announce Landmark Policy to Address Deadly Use of Force

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Assemblymembers Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. (D-San Diego) and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) were joined by a representative of Stephon Clark’s family, community members and activists to announce legislation aimed at making significant changes to how law enforcement deploys lethal force against civilians.
Comedy CD by Comedian Julian Michael

‘Insert Token’ Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Comedian Julian Michael released by Uproar Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment announces the release of "Insert Token", the debut stand-up comedy CD by Julian Michael. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash., 'Insert Token' presents the unique comic perspective of a man who considers himself a "double minority."
DangerMan The Urban Superhero

For Halloween, DangerMan The Urban Superhero Releases Super Suit Costume for Kids of All Ages

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Halloween night just got safer! America's Real Life Urban Super Hero, DangerMan, will roam the streets trick-or-treating with the likes of Superman, Batman and Spider-Man as the new DangerMan Super Suit is now available for kids! Actor and mentor Roger I. Tinsley, the founder of the DangerMan Urban Superhero brand and CEO/President of the DangerMan Education Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has released the new costume just in time for the holidays.
Singer-Songwriter-Actor PHILLIP BRANDON

‘The Story Begins’ – Soul Singer-Songwriter-Actor PHILLIP BRANDON Debuts at The Colony Theatre

BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Springing forth following eight years of tours as "Narrator" with platinum selling rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra to a feature role in the life story of Gospel legend BeBe Winans, "Born For This: The Musical," Los Angeles native singer-songwriter-actor Phillip Brandon now proudly unveils his debut CD, "The Story Begins," via a spectacular live launch performance Thursday, October 12 at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, California.
Comedian Jamal Doman

New Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Comedian Jamal Doman ‘Consequences & Repercussions’ Released

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of "Consequences & Repercussions" by Jamal Doman, recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. Uproar Entertainment is committed to recording and promoting today's most talented comedians.
Black Wives Matter

Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD ‘Black Wives Matter’ by Gayla Johnson announced by Uproar Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of "Black Wives Matter" by Gayla Johnson. A diverse, intelligent comedienne, Gayla Johnson entertains audiences with her stories and her characters, treating her listener to her unique view of the world we live in.
artist Bernard Hoyes

Artist Bernard Hoyes Sculpts ‘Roots of Pegasus’ on display at Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery

PALM DESERT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Visual artist Bernard Hoyes has accomplished yet another career defining feat. The master craftsman was recently commissioned by a private collector to recreate the divinely celebrated winged stallion Pegasus, one of the best-known creatures in Greek mythology. The five-foot "Roots of Pegasus" bronze sculpture is currently on display until the end of June.
Adrienne Bankert

Community Leaders Honored at 15th Annual Excellence in Education and Leadership Awards Luncheon in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- More than 500 people are expected to attend the 15th annual award luncheon Saturday, November 19, 2016, to recognize winners of the "Excellence in Education and Leadership in Business" Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW).
Aunt Thomasinas and Uncle Toms

Opinion: Aunt Thomasinas and Uncle Toms

G on Politics (OPINION): No matter how difficult your job, there are people who face bigger obstacles: like the Uncle Toms who betray their race in exchange for money and perks. Densmore Upton Davis is a man on a mission. His ambitious goal is the creation of a nationwide network of black republicans.
Isadore Hall III

California Legislative Black Caucus Announces Leadership for the 2017-18 Session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced its Caucus leadership for the 2017-18 legislative session. After the election...
Actor Brian White

Actor Brian White to Host the 3rd Annual City of Angels After Party BET Experience Weekend

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DP Entertainment and Chuckie Miller announce actor Brian White ("Scandal," "Chicago Fire") to host a night of dancing and entertainment with professionals from around the country, June 24. The "BET Experience at L.A. Live" will bring together thousands of music lovers for a four-day, jam-packed entertainment fest.
Ted Myles Terry and Dick Gregory

Celebrity Mgr. Theodore ‘Ted’ Myles Terry Announces Success of ‘Turn Me Loose’ NY Theatrical Performance Honoring Dick Gregory

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Theodore "Ted" Myles Terry, a Hollywood celebrity manager and former radio disc jockey, is celebrating the success of his brainchild, "Turn Me Loose," a one-man biographical adaptation of the life and times of Dick Gregory, the critically acclaimed master comedian, social/civil rights activist and humanitarian. Terry has been an integral part of Dick Gregory's management team since 1998, managing Gregory's engagement scheduling, website, the Dick Gregory Foundation, and more.
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

U.S. African American Buffalo Soldiers to Be Honored by Calif. State Senate at Capitol Ceremony

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers, an historic group of African American service members, Calif. Senator...

The California Legislative Black Caucus Releases 2016-17 State Budget Priorities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced their 2016-17 budget priorities with a clear emphasis on issues that...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement Praising New $20 Bill Featuring Harriet Tubman

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today praised the United States Treasury Department for its announcement that Harriet Tubman,...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement in Support of $15 Minimum Wage Legislation – SB 3

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced its support for SB 3 (Leno), landmark legislation that would increase...

Uproar Entertainment announces new Comedy CD by Funny Man Josh Adams

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Josh Adams' first comedy CD 'LIVE FROM THE DROP.' Recorded in front of a live audience at The Drop Comedy Club in South Bend Indiana, Adams delivers a clever, laid back, in your face look at the world in which we live accented with heavy hitting jokes.

Covert Entertainment announces New Single 'Miss Jill on 108th' by Gay Hip Hop Artist RAHCCY

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Covert Entertainment's 23-year-old powerhouse performer, Rahccy is packing pain, pushing power, igniting love and stirring the fever in her every verse with the release of her debut single, 'Miss Jill on 108th.' Young, gifted and unapologetically gay, Rahccy is knocking down musical walls and rebuilding them her way, single-handedly revamping hip hop and restructuring its current status quo.

5th Annual Comics Rock! 2016 adds Headliner Marsha Warfield in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Five years of funny is no small feat when you are a female in a male dominated industry coordinating an annual comedy fest. In fact, it is literally not a joke. But comedienne Hope Flood has handled it with amazing finesse and style as her Comics Rock! Convention returns, April 26 to 30, 2016 at J. Anthony Brown's JSpot Comedy Club.
Isadore Hall III

California Legislative Black Caucus Selects Senator Isadore Hall as Caucus Chairman

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced that due to the resignation of Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr....
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Feb. 2016 Black History Month

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring February 2016, as "Black History Month" in...

New hit single Aktive announced by KING OF THA HILLS – artist aktively collabs with Zaytoven and Young Dro

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KING OF THA HILLS (K.O.T.H.) makes music business history with the release of their new hit single called 'Aktive' which is now available on music outlets and is produced by multi-platinum producer Zaytoven (Xavior Dotson).

Breakout Film by Urbanstylz and Director Antonio James Sets Precedent for Low Budget Returns

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Urbanstylz Entertainment, the independent production company, announced today that its first feature film, 'Trey the Movie,' which was produced for just $68, has grossed more than $150,000 in multiple channels of digital distribution while garnering attention at numerous film festivals. The film tells the story of a man whose life is so overwhelming that he snaps killing everyone in his path. It was Mr. James' directorial debut.

Charles Wright's A Million $ Worth of Memories Presents Soul Music New Year's Eve in Beverly Hills

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Join us at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., at 8 p.m. for the funky grooves of headliner Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Special musical guests include The Original Lakeside, Bloodstone and Chante Moore will keep the stage hot until the ball drops. A champagne toast and party favors help you bring in 2016 with fireworks, fun and soul music from many decades.

Community Leaders to be Honored at 2015 Awards Luncheon in Sacramento including Women of Excellence

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- More than 500 people are expected to attend the annual award luncheon Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Sacramento, to recognize winners of the 'Women of Excellence,' 'Lifetime Achievement' and 'Business of the Year' Awards presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD from Darryl Littleton, pka D'Militant

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Darryl Littleton's newest comedy CD, 'Too Raw for Mainstream.' For Darryl Littleton pka D'Militant, no subject is out of bounds, no topic too sensitive, no commentary too raw. With his crackling wit, Littleton holds nothing back, unflinchingly delivering slicing and incisive social and political commentary.
Tyrone Bledsoe, Ph.D.

Student African American Brotherhood Celebrates 25 Years of Meaningful Impact and Change, in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), a 501(c)(3) educational organization, will host a black tie gala in celebration...

'Foster's Animal World TV' Takes a Bite Out of Cyber Bullying for Animal Rescue

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As an African American dog photographer, director Foster Corder has always had a special affinity and vision for animals. Over the years, his photographic and film contributions have laid the groundwork for some of the most prominent canine experts in the field. With his two hit web series 'Foster's Animal World TV' and 'Conversations with a Pit Bull' he has solidified himself as a preeminent voice for thousands of dogs, particularly those abused and in the shelters.

Comedian SHANG Hosts Big Daddy Kane 'SUPERFLY' Release Party with Author Gloria Goldwater

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Author Gloria Goldwater opens our eyes to the Golden Age of hip-hop music, as it grew from a localized sub-culture to a worldwide lifestyle in 'SuperFly - My Untold Story of Hip-Hop' (ISBN: 978-0991356003). Her writing revisits her wide-eyed enthusiasm as she launched her improbable magazine publishing career, dedicating herself to a genre that was still unfamiliar to mainstream America and a wide array of artists who were just beginning what would become legendary careers.

28th Long Beach Jazz Festival features jazz legends Stanley Clarke, Poncho Sanchez, Keiko Matsui and more

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- For over 27 years, Rainbow Lagoon Park has been transformed into a musical arena of sounds performed by jazz greats that have traveled all over the world. In addition, the vendor's cuisine and upscale merchandise in the pavilion has always been guests' favorite area to parlay. Produced by Rainbow Promotions, LLC, each year guests are in awe of the level of performances and the Long Beach Jazz Festival 2015 is no exception.

First Comedy CD by Tobe Hixx released by Uproar Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Uproar Entertainment announces a new comedy CD from Tobe Hixx, 'Laugh or Die.' Comedy saved Hixx's life! A skinny kid who was often teased and ridiculed by his peers, Hixx ultimately turned to a life of crime that included gangs and selling crack. After stints in both state and federal prison, Hixx chose to return to his first love, comedy.
Assemblymember Isadore Hall - Feb 14 2013

Senator Isadore Hall Calls upon South Carolina to Follow Calif. Lead: Remove Confederate Flags from Govt. Buildings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) today called upon political leaders in South Carolina and any...

2nd Annual City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience Honors Hip Hop Legend Yolanda 'Yo Yo' Whitaker

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On June 26, 2015, Yolanda 'Yo Yo' Whitaker will be celebrated at the 2nd Annual City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience through awards and a live performance produced by Darryl Pitts (DP Productions) and partners Kevin and Schvone Rouse (Rouse House Entertainment). For over 25 years, Whitaker has influenced the world of hip hop.
Hall and Lamar

Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III Names Compton Native Kendrick Lamar 'California Senate Generational Icon'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) has bestowed fellow Compton, California native and two...
Assemblymember Isadore Hall - Feb 14 2013

Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Statement on Recent Officer Involved Shooting in South Carolina

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), Vice Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus today released...

Casting Call: Casting Agent Jacqui Pitman is Looking for Reality TV's New 'It' Couple

BURBANK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Casting is the backbone of all great reality shows and veteran TV casting agent Jacqui Pitman knows casting. She is a true behind-the-scenes powerhouse when it comes to finding the perfect people for the perfect parts. Her agency, Pitman Casting, is a full service, reality television casting company that has provided talent for some of TV's hottest shows. Now the veteran casting director is on the search for reality TV's next 'It' couple.

More than 600 Northern California Women Will Attend Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Sacramento Founders Day Celebration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- More than 600 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the largest African-American women's organization in the country, will spend Friday and Saturday Jan. 30 and 31 in Sacramento at the Doubletree Hotel celebrating their Founders Day.
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan 15 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring January 15, 2015, as Dr. Martin Luther King...

Women of Excellence, Lifetime Achievement and Business of the Year Awards 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- More than 500 people are expected to attend the annual award luncheon Saturday, November 22, to recognize winners of the 'Women of Excellence, Lifetime Achievement and Business of the Year Awards' presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW).

SuperFly Magazine Publisher Gloria Goldwater announces New Book on Her Untold Story of Hip-Hop Legacy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- New book, 'SuperFly - My Untold Story of Hip-Hop' (ISBN: 9780991356010), authored by Gloria Goldwater, pulls back the curtain on how the popular hip-hop magazine, SuperFly, that launched in the early 90s, came to be and why it ultimately folded.

The City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience 2014 to be hosted by BET's Wendy Raquel Robinson in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Event host Kevin Rouse, alongside partners Darryl Pitts, Chuckie Miller, Marva King and Dantae Dupree, are gearing up for a live weekend amid the momentum of the 'BET Experience' happening in Los Angeles. On June 28, 2014, the promotional crew will present the beautiful actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, television's popular Tasha Mack from BET's hit series 'The Game,' as the host of their 'The City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience.'
Isadore Hall III

Legislation to Ban Sale of Confederate Flag on California State Property Introduced – AB 2444

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) introduced AB 2444, which would prohibit the sale of the...

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