November 11, 1993
Our Authors Study Club, the Los Angeles branch of the Assn. for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, is accepting entries from undergraduate and graduate college students for its annual Afro-American Life History essay contest. Essays may be submitted on any topic that explores the life, history and culture of African-Americans, club President Delores Nehemiah said. Entries should have appropriate documentation and be written in standard college style, with footnotes.
July 7, 1987 |
For several years now, Pepsi has pumped many millions of dollars into signing big-name black celebrity spokespersons such as Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and Tina Turner. That will continue. But the president of the black-owned advertising agency that has just taken over Pepsi's estimated $3-million minority advertising account says that Pepsi will soon test other, far less costly, ways of reaching the black consumer: black life style commercials.
November 13, 1994 |
It is an unlikely spot for a fine art gallery, the far end of a sprawling horseshoe-shaped shopping center that is populated mostly by beauty salons, cleaners and small markets. Yet the Black Gallery, founded to showcase rarely seen talent, is used to being something of an oddity. Now in its 10th year at the Santa Barbara Plaza, the gallery prides itself on providing a haven for photographers who strive to capture aspects of black life largely absent from the gritty pages of daily newspapers.
September 15, 1989 |
Lorenz Bell Graham, a former missionary, probation officer and social worker credited with bringing realistic black characters to young people's literature by building many of his tales around the English folk patois of African peoples, has died in West Covina. Graham, known particularly for his "Town" series about a young black's struggle to overcome racism as he becomes a doctor, was 87 when he died Monday of cancer, his daughter, Ruth Siegrist, said.
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July 8, 1989 |
The National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc. plans to launch a cable TV news magazine on black life and achievements, the denomination's president, the Rev. T. J. Jemison, announced. It will deal with "education, politics, civics--not just religion--all the problems of the world," said Jemison, who was in Nashville for the denomination's annual meeting and dedication of its new $10-million Baptist World Center. The denomination is the country's third largest Protestant body--7.
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January 9, 2004 |
Vincent Smith, 74, an artist whose expressionist paintings, murals and book illustrations portrayed black life, died of lymphoma complicated by pneumonia Dec. 27 in New York City. A figurative painter prominent in the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s, Smith had more than two dozen one-man shows, and was represented in more than 30 group shows over the last three decades.