Author: Gregory Johnson

In this era of cultural revolution, we observe a new movement of the people. Yes Black Lives Matter, as do the heritage civil rights institutions. Pastor WIlliam D. Smart, is the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Los Angeles Chapter. This is the storied organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King. We discovered a […]

A True child of the Struggle, Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela passed away today at age 59. In 1985, Nelson Mandela was in Pollsmoor Prison and Winnie had been banished to a remote part of South Africa, unable to move without penalty of imprisonment. The nation was raging in urban warfare as […]

The Mayor of Long Beach, California came away victorious as they fought for much needed support funds from the State, resulting in a $40 million relief package that included fainances for a variety of local entities including the ARts Council for Long Beach. Here’s the letter from Mayor Robert Garcia as he announced the victory: […]

And so the nation pauses to cease buying from white companies and only do business with black entities…. This is a movement to make the stance of stimulating black economics… Today, we join with Cossandra Calloway and Callywood Productions for a 24 hour telethon. Tune in as we livestream music, interviews with businesses, poetry, dramatic […]

Along with the social-change efforts announced by its parent company Universal Music Group earlier this week, Republic Records has announced its own campaign — one aspect of which is that the company will cease to use the term “urban” to describe black music. “ ‘Urban’ is rooted in the historical evolution of terms that sought to define Black music,” […]

We are so glad to make a special edition of Coffee Conversations with Greg J as we welcome all the way live from Nairobi Kenya – Sauti Sol!! If you listen to our podcast known as AfroPop Radio then you would know that this band is a regularly scheduled offering on our playlists. Today, we […]

Today, is the first of six services in memoriam of George Floyd, who was killed mercilessly by a Minneapolis police officer. People from all over the world are here….. Rev. Al Sharpton will give the eulogy

I am mentally exhausted. I am angry. I see the protests. I see all the civil rights groups rhetoric….. I hear the politicians. I see the other man showing “support”. Part of me is like yes!! all good! but another part – a big part is like yeah. right. All of a sudden you stand […]

Streaming live on Youtube This is so exciting. The entertainment industries are finally publically recognizing the power of contemporary African Music. Something that the author of this piece has recognized since going to Africa on an annual journey to the Capetown Jazz Festival. We have long know that the potency o contemporary music originating on […]

In recent history, City Government has not been challenged as in these days and times, What is that like? how do those in key positions keep the administration running? what of the future? How do we sustain economic development parameters? What are the internal challenges a city government faces? How does a city advocate for stronger […]


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