Black History Month
Let's celebrate the world changers, brave leaders, our black brothers and sisters. All who have gone before us and those forging ahead. All who continue to inspire us! Each week we will share resources, inspiration, a highlight of key figures from black history and those shaping our future.
February 26, 2022
Cicely Tyson was an award-winning actress with a 70-year long career on the stage and screen. She was always very thoughtful with the roles she would accept, and some of her credits include Sounder, Roots, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and The Help. Tyson received 3 Emmy Awards, 1 Tony Award, and was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1977. She was honored by the Congress of Racial Equality and by the National Council of Negro Women, and in 2010, the NAACP awarded her the 95th Spingarn Medal. In 2016, President Obama honored her with the Medal of Freedom.
W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois was an activist, scholar, author, educator, and leader who co-founded the NAACP. In 1895, Du Bois became the first Black person to receive a doctorate from Harvard University. His dissertation, “The Suppression of African Slave Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870,” was published as No. 1 in Harvard Historical Series. In response to violence against Black people in the USA, the NAACP was established in 1909. Throughout his years of leadership within the NAACP, Du Bois was the director of publicity and research and the director of special research. He also founded and edited The Crisis, NAACP’s monthly magazine. With over 2 million activists and 2,200 units and branches, the NAACP continues to fight for political, educational, social, and economic equality to eliminate race-based discrimination today.
Dr. Bernice A King
Dr. Bernice A King is an activist, speaker, educator, leader, and CEO of The King Center. Her work continues her parents’ (Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King) legacy of the nonviolent pursuit of racial justice. Under her leadership, The King Center has launched Camp NOW Leadership Academy, Nonviolence365 Trainings, and The Beloved Community Talks. King has a Doctorate of Law and received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the International Women’s Forum, and the National Council of Negro Women. In 2020, The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc awarded King the Phoenix Award.
BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES IN THE LA COMMUNITY
1010 Wine and Events founded by Leslie and LeAnn Jones
A typical night out for sisters Leslie and LeAnn Jones includes great wine, great food and great friends at some of their favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. Leslie, a luxury wedding planner, and LeAnn, an attorney, were tired of going outside of their neighborhood to enjoy delicious wine and food. With Leslie’s background in hospitality and LeAnn’s knowledge and love of wine, the sisters decided to open 1010 Wine and Events.1010 Wine is an upscale wine bar located in the heart of Inglewood, CA, the city that raised Leslie and LeAnn and where they still currently reside. 1010 Wine is the first and only wine bar in the City of Champions. The Jones Sisters can’t wait to welcome wine lovers and foodies from across the city to experience a truly special place without leaving their neighborhood.SUPPORT 1010 WINE AND EVENTS
Allyship Part 2 with Christina Deanne + Tinasha LaRaye
An edited video recording from our E58 Town Hall series we hosted last year called Amplify led by special guests Christina Deanne and Tinasha LaRaye. This video explores the unique traumas of the Black community in our nation, as well as giving thoughtful ways to self manage any carried hardships in good health and honoring practices to minister to those weighed down by it. We hope this resource can serve to both educate and empower our E58 Community.