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From “Vaccines to Vaccinations”: Officials Urge Black Community to Take COVID Shot

Steven Vargas | California Black Media COVID-19 hospitalizations are starting to decrease in California, but that decline does not mean the pandemic is over, state...

Youth Poet Laureate Becomes Instant Celebrity After Reading At Biden Inauguration

Edited by Kristen Butler and Alex Patrick | Zenger News When Amanda Gorman stepped up to the podium at President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration...

State Selects Black LA Firm to Disburse $500 Million in COVID Relief Grants

Tanu Henry | California Black Media The State of California announced that it has selected a Black-led-and-operated financial firm in Los Angeles to act as...

Leimert Park Business Thrives During COVID-19 Pandemic

Nappily Naturals customers are seeking natural ways to stay healthy By John W. Davis, Our Weekly News Reporter Not all Black-owned businesses are struggling during the...

Exclusive: Hip Hop Icon Kurtis Walker Recovering from Heart Transplant Surgery

A true legend, Kurtis Blow was just 20 when he became the first rap star signed by a major label. Mercury released "Christmas Rappin," and it sold more than 400,000 copies and became an annual classic. Its gold follow‑up "The Breaks" helped ignite a still‑spreading international "Rap Attack." He released 10 Albums over 11 years, including the self-titled "Kurtis Blow," "Party Time," "8 Million Stories," "AJ," and "Basketball."

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