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Black developers to transform LA’s Bunker Hill

  A new “divine destination experience” is set to sprout up in Downtown Los Angeles and is touted as two of the most tony towers in town. Angels Landing, a $2 billion development on Hill Street adjacent to Angels Flight, proposes two high-rises soaring 64 and 42 stories high. Included… Read more »

African American History Museum To Host First-Ever Hip-Hop Block Party

  The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will be throwing an inaugural Hip-Hop Block Party this summer, featuring a lineup of local and national performers and activities uplifting the origins and influence of hip-hop. The free event will take place on Aug. 13 to celebrate the… Read more »

Anya Dani Appointed to New Getty-Funded Role at UCLA Where She Will Teach, Research, and Focus on Bringing More African Americans Into Conservation Field

  Anya Dani is joining the UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Program in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage in a newly created position: director of community engagement and inclusive practice. She will also serve as a lecturer in cultural heritage conservation. Source: Anya Dani Appointed to New Getty-Funded Role at UCLA Where She… Read more »

Eso Won Books Writes Its Closing Chapter

Eso Won Books, part of the Los Angeles book scene for more than 33 years and one of the country’s most prominent Black bookstores, will close by the end of 2022, co-owner James Fugate confirmed. Independent, Black-owned bookstore Eso Won Books, part of the Los Angeles book scene for more… Read more »

Samella Lewis, tireless champion of African American art, dies at 99

  “Art is not a luxury as many people think,” she said. “It is a necessity.” When Samella Lewis began teaching art history in the 1950s and ′60s, Black artists were often shut out of major American museums, passed over in favor of European masters and White abstract expressionists. Artists… Read more »