Month: April 2020

It’s April 29, 2020. And even in this time of COVID-19 lockdown/safe at home, I cannot help but remember that fateful day when they acquitted the LAPD officers who visiously beat Rodney King. I remember my gut feeling as I heard the verdicts. It was like getting a hard punch to the solar plexis. I […]

This online, mid morning talk show has taken off and we are so appreciative that people are beginning to take notice. Our work isnt done as we do our part for the culture. That’s why we are so happy to embrace Judge Mablean Ephraim as she comes through with her coffee cup and her deep […]

By Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media  African American-owned restaurants across California will be able to participate in a new state program that contracts eateries to prepare meals and deliver them to vulnerable senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Newsom announced the new “first-in-the-nation” initiative, dubbed “Restaurants Deliver: Home Meals for Seniors,”April 24. […]

By Manny Otiko  The City of Long Beach held an online forum to address the high number of coronavirus cases in the African-American community on Sunday. The forum included Pastor Gregory Sanders of the Long Beach Ministers Alliance, city council members, City Manager Tom Modica and local healthcare experts.  Dr. Anissa Davis, Long Beach Health […]

Naomi Achu (sometimes called the ‘Queen of Bamenda’) is a rapper and singer from Bamenda in Cameroon. Born to a diplomat father and teacher mother, Ms Achu’s career as a performing artist began early. She is said to have written her first song at 9, and sang as a student in Saker Baptist College in […]

On Wednesday, April 29 we are so proud to grab coffee with Dr. Daniel E. Walker. He is a scholar, historian, pop culture analyst and theologian. We will discuss music, black history and education in a COVID environment, pop culture and religion. Tune in on facebook live for an exceptionally compelling discussion…. facebook.com/kalimbasongcoffee We had […]

We have a unique position as we continue the rollout of “Coffee Conversations with Greg J., a twice weekly mid morning talk presentation on Facebook Live. Our connection to the continent of Africa lends a great global perspective to the essence of our conversations. Yes, we want to examine the folkways of our community. We […]

We were proud to present an early evening of acoustic soul. This is a first of a series of music events that will showcase the essence of soul music. Today, we linked with the Arts Council for Long Beach as they advocate for local artists faced with hardships as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. […]

4/23/20 The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) founded in 1907 is the fourth largest Protestant group in the United States and the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world with 10,000 congregations and 300 bishops in 112 countries and millions of adherents globally. The Church of God in Christ has experienced the loss of numerous bishops over […]

On Tuesday, April 23, we brought our second “Coffee Conversations with Greg J.” featuring Dr. Gloria Willingham-Toure. She’s the CEO of AFRAM Global Organization, A Lieutenant Colonel We were able to discuss life under quarantine, cultural exchange with Africa and the importance of the Census….. Compelling conversation…… enjoy!


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