August 15-17, 2008

FRIDAY

LECTURE Does Race Still Matter In America? Professor Cornel West, one of the nation’s foremost public intellectuals, will discuss this, and other questions, on the 15th Anniversary of the release of his landmark book, Race Matters.

Urban Issues Breakfast Forum
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The California African American Museum
600 State Drive in Exposition Park (Parking $6.00)
Free and Includes Breakfast
www.urbanissuesforum.com

SATURDAY

FESTIVAL – Continuing in it’s efforts to change its image, the City of Compton will once again host its Summer Soul Jam Concert on Saturday, August 16, 2008 from 12 noon until 6 p.m. at the Par Three Golf Course (6400 East Compton Boulevard Compton, CA). Hosted by the Compton Councilman Isadore Hall who represents Compton’s 4th district and the City of Compton, this year’s lineup will again draw thousands and includes performances from Anthony Hamilton, Johnny Gill, Charlie Wilson of the Gap Band, Miki Howard, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Barbara Morrison, and comedian J. Anthony Brown. Presented by the Los Angeles Sentinel and KJLH 102.3 FM, actress Holly Robinson-Peete will co-host the event known for bringing stellar performances and attracting audiences from near and far to the City of Compton. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster or by calling (310) 605-5500.

Compton Summer Soul Jam
12 Noon to 6 p.m.
Par Three Golf Course
6400 East Compton Blvd. Compton, CA
$40 General / $60 VIP

CULTURAL – For the past 22 years the African Marketplace and Cultural Faire has presented programs and events to increase the economic development potential of South Los Angeles and people of color in general in Southern California. Last year’s event attracted legions of visitors and continued the reign of the Cultural Faire as the premier end of the summer event in Los Angeles.

African Marketplace
August 16,17,23,24,30,31 and September 1
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Rancho Cienega Sports Complex
5001 Rodeo Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
General Admission $8
Senior Citizens $5
http://www.africanmarketplace.org/index.htm

CONCERTOmar Featuring Kim Hill – Temple Bar Live – Doors @ 9 p.m. – 1026 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA – $20 Advance / $22 at the Door – www.templebarlive.com

CLUB (Gay/Straight) – DatBoiEntertainment Presents Club Body every 3rd Saturday of the month.  For men and women who love men!

Club Body
Saturday, August 16, 2008
10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
610 Isis Avenue Inglewood, CA
Hillcrest @ Isis
(323) 273-5535

SUNDAY

SPORTS – Sunday, the hike in Runyan Canyon starts at 8 a.m. We meet up on the corner of Fuller and Franklin Avenues in Hollywood. Take LaBrea Blvd. north to Franklin Avenue (one block past Hollywood Blvd.) Make a left and go up on block to Fuller Avenue. Say a prayer to the Parking Fairy and begin to look for parking. We meet on the northwest corner of Fuller and Franklin. The hike usually takes about an hour and then we head to the Hollywood Farmer’s Market. It’s a good idea to let me know if you’re planning on coming ahead of time in case anything changes. More info or to confirm, jasmyne@jasmynecannick.com.

POLITICAL – On Sunday at 3 p.m., there will be a candidate’s forum and a Rock the Vote rally at the African Marketplace and Cultural Faire. Yours truly are among the speakers.

African Marketplace
August 16,17,23,24,30,31 and September 1
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Rancho Cienega Sports Complex
5001 Rodeo Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
General Admission $8
Senior Citizens $5
http://www.africanmarketplace.org/index.htm