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Charlotta Bass was not a woman who’d let fear get in her way. As editor and owner of the now-defunct California Eagle from 1912 to 1951, Bass was dedicated to the advancement of black and brown people, as well as workers of all races. This dedication would lead her into battles with… Read more »

Most people know Byron Allen as a funny comedian, but he is also a successful entrepreneur and media mogul as the CEO/owner of Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television. His Los Angeles-based company currently has 41 shows on the air, and… Read more »

ART MARKET HISTORY WAS MADE earlier this month when “Helter Skelter I,” a monumental painting by Mark Bradford sold for $10.4 million (nearly $12 million, including fees) at Phillips London. The price was the highest-ever achieved at auction for a work by a living African American artist. Who purchased it? The Broad… Read more »

Nobody threw a party like Hattie McDaniel. In her white and green Mediterranean mansion high atop the Los Angeles neighborhood of Sugar Hill, McDaniel, dressed in the latest fashion, hosted evening salons that brought together some of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century. Click here to read more…

Rebecca Opong entered a market place over 30 years ago where few Black entrepreneurs could be found.  She opened African Image Beauty Supply and Salon in 1987 to fill a need in her community. “We saw that Black people needed Black products, but only Asians were selling them,” she said…. Read more »