Black History Month Kick-Off

Black History Month Kick-Off

It was not always the case we could turn on TV and see people that looked like us. That’s why it was so important to me that this year’s Black History Month City Hall exhibit focus on African-American journalism in Los Angeles and beyond. Titled “Write in America”, the exhibit explores the history of black journalism and prominent African-American publications. “Write in America” is a free display that can be accessed on the Henry Rio Bridge on the 3rd floor of City Hall. It will run until the end of February.

To kick-off the exhibit, we hosted members from our city’s African-American press corps for a special celebration. We honored the Los Angeles Sentinel, The Liberator and the National Association of Black Journalists Los Angeles. In addition to these special guests, we welcomed reporters, writers, editors, cameramen and photographers from CBS2, NBC5, KTLA, ABC7 and Fox11. Their presence was a reminder to future generations that if you are qualified and determined, you absolutely have a shot to tell the news.

View more photos from the event here.