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How Debutante Culture Became Part of Black Life in L.A.

Presenting teen girls at balls and cotillions has been a high-society tradition since the 18th century, but in the African American community, the ritual is about so much more
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Nina Chanel Abney Tells the Stories of Our Brutal World in Bold Detail

The art star's first solo show in L.A. is taking over two local museums
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Meet 13 Powerful Women Who Are Making L.A. a Better Place

From a venture capitalist to a comedian, these L.A. women are changing the city for the better

Artist Shinique Smith Just Moved to L.A., but You’d Think She’s Been Here All Along

Refuge, her solo show at CAAM, reveals a deep understanding of Southern California’s landscape

A “Festival of Extraordinary Women” Is Taking Over the California African American Museum

Celebrate Black female excellence with a free day of music, art, and conversation
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How to Get Into L.A. Museums For Free

The best things in life are free (at least on a certain Tuesday of each month)

Framed: Clementine Hunter’s “Cotton Crucifixion” of a Black Jesus

The story behind one of the paintings in the California African American Museum's new soul stirring exhibition

5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in L.A.

Officially recognized by the federal government in 1976 (though it was first celebrated at Kent State in 1970), Black History Month has grown into a calendar mainstay, though not without controversy.