Beach City Perspective

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From the BBC: Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says. Eric Trosset told NPR radio that he had died of a heart attack. AFP said his death was not linked to coronavirus. Allen was the drummer and musical director of […]

By Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media Shocking video of a police officer beating a 14-year-old African American boy over a Swisher tobacco cigarette is being shared across social media platforms around the world. In the clip that has been re-posted tens of thousands of times, a Rancho Cordova deputy is captured pummeling the […]

Note: These are the facts as we understand them at this time. This investigation is in its infancy and the facts as we understand them now are subject to change as we conduct a more thorough and complete examination of the circumstances surrounding this incident. On April 27, 2020, a Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Officer […]

We were ecstatic to learn of this incredible young man via email. IT is refreshing to see the millenial generation make strides in this manner. Thus we couldnt wait to have a coffee conversation with Mr. Freddie Figgers. At just thirty-years-old, inventor, telecom company founder, software engineer and philanthropist Freddie Figgers, CEO of Figgers Communications, […]

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 […]


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