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February 5, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE -- The City Council and the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education will recognize the start of Black History Month today during their meetings. The council, which meets at 6 p.m., will issue a proclamation designating February as Black History Month, while the school board will acknowledge the importance of Black History Month at its 3:30 meeting. Community activist Wanda Dorn and Glendale High teacher Delaina Simpson will speak at both meetings and will be accompanied by members of the Glendale High Black Students Assn.
NEWS
February 2, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Glendale Community College is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events throughout the month. A recording of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and some spirituals will be played at noon on Tuesday in Plaza Vaquero. Randy St. Martin will present a show titled "Color Me Black" at noon on February 20 in Plaza Vaquero. Lamont Yeakey will give a lecture on singer Paul Robeson at noon on Feb. 22 in Kreider Hall.
NEWS
January 22, 2003
Glendale High School students this week are submitting essays that describe what their dream for a new America is. The school's Black Student Union is sponsoring the essay contest in celebration of the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Gift certificates for $20, $10 and $5 will be awarded to the top three essays, Glendale High English teacher Delaina Simpson said. The theme of the essay contest is "What is your dream for America today?"
NEWS
By Vince Lovato | February 25, 2006
GLENDALE ? Phil Wallace didn't look a lot like Martin Luther King Jr., but he sounded a lot like him. Wallace powerfully portrayed the late Civil Rights leader in two 1-hour-long, one-man educational plays for more than 450 students at Glendale Adventist Academy and Elementary on Friday as part of the school's Black History Month program. Wallace, who works for Mobile Education Productions, wrote and staged the play based on facts and dramatic presentation. He used only his booming baritone and flashy swing-style dancing mixed with some humor and drama to keep the students learning and entertained.
NEWS
February 6, 2002
Tim Willert SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Wanda Vaughan's childhood was vastly different from that of her five kids, who grew up in Glendale. Vaughn, 50, was raised in Chicago during the height of the civil rights movement and was secretary of the black movement at her high school. "I have to tell them how I grew up, marching and trying to keep the pastor from getting beat up," Vaughn recalled Tuesday. "They haven't experienced discrimination in Glendale, which is wonderful."
NEWS
February 28, 2002
Gary Moskowitz SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Hagop Assadourian is proud of the term "Armex." Hagop, 16, a junior at Hoover High School, uses the term to describe himself because he comes from both a Mexican and Armenian heritage. Hagop was one of many Hoover students who spent Wednesday's lunch hour hand-painting individual fabric squares that will be sewed together to make a "unity" quilt. The theme of the quilt is peace and unity, and was the student body's way of celebrating Black History Month.
NEWS
May 10, 2002
A letter to Vrej Agajanian: Well, you've done it again! That's right! For the second time in 13 months, you have unleashed your vendetta; your tirade of intolerance against anyone who would dare to suggest or concede that there might be something inappropriate about lowering the U.S. flag for the Armenian Genocide. With Glendale honoring Black History Month, Caesar Chavez Day, the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide, it is almost inconceivable that a person with your responsibility to the public as a TV host would abuse your power by inciting a TV following, which you number in the thousands, to such a fever pitch that they would feel free to threaten our democratically elected City Council, especially our mayor.
NEWS
January 5, 2004
Gary Moskowitz A Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at Forest Lawn this weekend will honor the famed civil rights leader through art, speeches and live music. Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries' second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. The event will honor the life, legacy and dream of America's most revered civil rights leader, said Paula Boger, the event's coordinator.
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By Joyce Rudolph | September 18, 2009
Producers of a new theater company in Burbank want to bring a variety of plays that provoke thought, as well as a comfy place to discuss them. The Actors Repertory Theatre has moved from North Hollywood to its new home, the Missing Piece Theatre, formerly known as the Third Stage theater. Its first production at the new location, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” opened Friday night. Producers plan to have three shows a season, said Penny L. Moore, the company’s founder, who is also a film and TV actress.
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By Angela Hokanson | February 29, 2008
Harriet Tubman, Duke Ellington, W.E.B. DuBois and Oprah Winfrey were among those held up as examples of the contributions African Americans have made to American history and society at an event Thursday at Glendale Community College to mark Black History Month. ?We are here today as a celebration of our ancestors,? said Kerry Lee Riley, a professor of ethnic studies at the school and the organizer of the event. Students and staff members shared information and celebrated black history through poems and songs.
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By Vince Lovato | February 25, 2006
GLENDALE ? Phil Wallace didn't look a lot like Martin Luther King Jr., but he sounded a lot like him. Wallace powerfully portrayed the late Civil Rights leader in two 1-hour-long, one-man educational plays for more than 450 students at Glendale Adventist Academy and Elementary on Friday as part of the school's Black History Month program. Wallace, who works for Mobile Education Productions, wrote and staged the play based on facts and dramatic presentation. He used only his booming baritone and flashy swing-style dancing mixed with some humor and drama to keep the students learning and entertained.
NEWS
February 14, 2004
Gary Moskowitz Patti Henley asked Fremont Elementary School students a question on Friday that they couldn't possibly answer: "Do you know what it really means to be a slave?" The actress portrayed Harriet Tubman in a stage performance called "Letters to Harriet Tubman" in the school's auditorium. In the play, an 80-year-old Tubman reminisces about the heroic adventures of her life by telling stories about her efforts to free about 300 slaves, and singing folk songs and spirituals.
NEWS
January 5, 2004
Gary Moskowitz A Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at Forest Lawn this weekend will honor the famed civil rights leader through art, speeches and live music. Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries' second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. The event will honor the life, legacy and dream of America's most revered civil rights leader, said Paula Boger, the event's coordinator.
NEWS
January 22, 2003
Glendale High School students this week are submitting essays that describe what their dream for a new America is. The school's Black Student Union is sponsoring the essay contest in celebration of the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Gift certificates for $20, $10 and $5 will be awarded to the top three essays, Glendale High English teacher Delaina Simpson said. The theme of the essay contest is "What is your dream for America today?"
NEWS
May 10, 2002
A letter to Vrej Agajanian: Well, you've done it again! That's right! For the second time in 13 months, you have unleashed your vendetta; your tirade of intolerance against anyone who would dare to suggest or concede that there might be something inappropriate about lowering the U.S. flag for the Armenian Genocide. With Glendale honoring Black History Month, Caesar Chavez Day, the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide, it is almost inconceivable that a person with your responsibility to the public as a TV host would abuse your power by inciting a TV following, which you number in the thousands, to such a fever pitch that they would feel free to threaten our democratically elected City Council, especially our mayor.
NEWS
February 28, 2002
Gary Moskowitz SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Hagop Assadourian is proud of the term "Armex." Hagop, 16, a junior at Hoover High School, uses the term to describe himself because he comes from both a Mexican and Armenian heritage. Hagop was one of many Hoover students who spent Wednesday's lunch hour hand-painting individual fabric squares that will be sewed together to make a "unity" quilt. The theme of the quilt is peace and unity, and was the student body's way of celebrating Black History Month.
NEWS
February 6, 2002
Tim Willert SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Wanda Vaughan's childhood was vastly different from that of her five kids, who grew up in Glendale. Vaughn, 50, was raised in Chicago during the height of the civil rights movement and was secretary of the black movement at her high school. "I have to tell them how I grew up, marching and trying to keep the pastor from getting beat up," Vaughn recalled Tuesday. "They haven't experienced discrimination in Glendale, which is wonderful."
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