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Kima Jones is the founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, a not-yet-3-year-old, three-person L.A.-based book publicity company whose clients are primarily women of color. Jones is a savvy media strategist and creative force, already counting a Pulitzer Prize winner (Tyehimba Jess’ poetry collection “Oilo”) among her campaigns. Read More

Billie Holiday has been dead for more than half a century, but she was scheduled to perform in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The jazz singer is one of the headliners for the opening night of a new theatre which, even in a town with no shortage of options for… Read more »

It’s appropriate: Right when high-profile white Hollywood actresses and feminists are calling out predatory white men in the industry, igniting a major conversation about sexual harassment and male accountability, an empowered black woman character is speaking out against the street harassment and patriarchy she experiences each day — and she… Read more »

Brazil’s Salvador de Bahia is known as the Black Rome. A former terminus of the Atlantic slave trade, it has become Afro-Brazil’s hippest metropolis, a center of contemporary art. As in Rome, much of the art is religious, addressing the formerly outlaw faith of Candomblé. The UCLA Fowler Museum’s “Axé… Read more »

Los Angeles Times – On a recent July evening more than two thousand people circulated at an unusually vibrant art-world party in Exposition Park. It was the summer season debut at the California African American Museum (CAAM), with four new exhibitions opening at once. Guests streamed through the freshly painted… Read more »