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“Black II Westwood Homecoming” Returns to Los Angeles

The UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA) today announced the 2019 "Black 2 Westwood" Homecoming festivities scheduled October 24-27. This year's festivities, branded with the theme "The Centennial Edition," commemorates UCLA's 100th anniversary.

"We are excited to welcome our alumni back to campus on our centennial year," said UBAA President Michelle Johnson. "Our inaugural Black 2 Westwood Homecoming last year was a hit and this year promises to be even bigger and better! Whether you attended a class or achieved your degree here, you are part of the Black Bruin family!"

The week will begin with a UBAA welcome reception and general meeting on Oct. 24 for an evening of hors d'oeuvres, wine and networking at the UCLA Fowler Museum.  On Friday, Oct. 25, UBAA will host "Black Friday" with a walk back down memory lane via the "Black Spots Campus Tour" culminating at Bruin Plaza for entertainment, games and an all-Black Alumni photo.  Black Friday will end with the UCLA Black Homecoming Party featuring Let's Play!™ Ultimate Game Night pop up-event in Downtown Los Angeles. 

The Homecoming highlight will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26 with the UBAA tailgate at the Rose Bowl and UCLA Bruins v. Arizona State Sun Devils football game.  To close out "Black 2 Westwood" weekend, UBAA will host a Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship Fundraising Reception on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the UCLA Hall of Fame.  

For a complete list of the "Black II Westwood" Homecoming events, log on to  To follow the latest homecoming news on social media, use the hashtags #UBAA2019 and #Black2Westwood.

Schedule Of Events 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

General Meeting & Welcome Reception at 6:30 UCLA Fowler Terrace 

Friday, October 25, 2019 

Causal Morning Mixer from 7am-9am  Ministry of Coffee in Westwood

Black Wednesday on Friday:  10am-3pm at UCLA 

Black Spots Tour starts 10:30 -A Black Bruin Themed Campus Tour

Lunch on the Yard: 12pm-2pm: Music, Performances and Good Vibes Only 

Let's Play: Best Damn Game Night: 7pm-2am in Downtown Los Angeles 

Saturday, October 26, 2019 

Tailgate and Football Game at the Rose Bowl 

4 hours before kickoff. Game Time TBA

Sunday, October 27, 2019 

Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship Fundrasing Reception 

UCLA at 4pm-6pm

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A Night of R&B Secure The Tatas
4:00 PM16:00

A Night of R&B Secure The Tatas

A Night of R&B - Secure The Tatas

Save The Crown- Celebration of Life


Trish Anthony

Jackie Shug Milan

Dawsoline Mcallister Burrel

Cherise Williams

Lawanna Hall

Tasha Champion

Robin Early

Erika Collins

Vanessa Bell Calloway (Actress and 10 year survivor)

Nickie Newble

Susie Spanos (wife of Dean Spanos - Owner of The Los Angeles Chargers)

**Post Humous Awards are for Yvette Mcnamee and Stephanie Reynolds who passed away this year.

R&B Legend Miche'le Performance

The Radio Free KJLH Performance Choir

Model Mafia Celebration of Life Catwalk with Survivors

US Health Fairs free health screenings for Alzheimers and Cancer

The Secure The Tatas Shopping Lounge will feature various venders that support the cause such as Jazzi Rae's Catering, Mad Diva Mixology, Nora Lee Cosmetics, Sultry Shop Boutique, Royal Key Hair, and Pink Boughie Boutique, a clothing line and store established producer Tarsha Rodgers to assist in funding Still I Rise From Cancer, Inc

PRODUCER: Tarsha Rodgers

SPECIAL GUEST: CongressWoman Maxine Waters

Sheryl Lee Ralph - Award Winning Actress, Singer, Author and Philanthropist, "Dream Girls" on Broadway, "It's a Living," "Designing Women," "The District," and most notably, "Moesha."

Petri Byrd - multi-Emmy award winning and longest court television show "Judge Judy"

Shanti Lowry - Emmy Nominated American Actress, Producer and Dancer originally from Boulder, Colorado. Shanti has graced television screens for the past two decades and continues to raise the bar. She is best known for her recurring role as the sexy, sassy and smart Dionne Taylor in the very popular CW/BET Series "The Game."

Margena Carter, LMFT - TV One "Fatal Attraction", KUSI TV - Good Morning San Diego monthly news contributor.

Tsadiqwah Scarville - Producer CBS "The Doctors"

Patrick Faucette - Tyler Perry "The Haves and The Have Nots"
Darius McCrary - "Famous Actor" and "Producer", ABC's "Family Matter's (Eddie Winslow), "Transformers" Movie, CBS' "Young and the Restless", Fox's "Star" TV Show, FX's "Snowfall" TV Show

Tyrone Dubose - "Actor" and "America's Premier R&B Music Historian", Sheryl Underwood Radio, Currently on Television as an R&B Music Historian for TV One "UNSUNG",Syndicated Radio Program "Timeless Traxx"

Brandin Stennis - "Actor, Host & Influencer", CBS' "The Young & The Restless", Disney's "KC Undercover"

Dr. Gloria A. Chance Ph.d - "Celebrity Doctor" and "Host", The Blend Talk Show, Co-Author , The Female Factor Book

LaFay Baker - "Hollywood's Premier Stuntwoman", "Independence Day" Movie, "Set It Off" Movie, "Green Lantern" Movie

Founder of Still I Rise From Cancer, Inc. Tarsha Rodgers


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A3C Conference and Festival
to Oct 13

A3C Conference and Festival

The Hip-Hop Trailblazer series invites 3 icons who’ve shaped the culture by starting influential movements and popularizing hip-hop genres: Crunk and Lyricism. Catch these legends at Masquerade between October 8-9 for a back-to-back nights of unforgettable shows.

The 2019 A3C Festival consists of amazing concerts and experiences celebrating hip-hop icons and showcasing the most exciting artists of tomorrow at premier venues across Atlanta.

For tickets and more info, visit

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An Evening With Stacey Abrams
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening With Stacey Abrams

The Family Room is honored to host a conversation with Stacey Abrams—New York Times bestselling author of Lead From The Outside, former Georgia House Democratic Leader, and 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee about the importance of fighting voter suppression and ensuring that every American is counted in the 2020 Census.

Following her gubernatorial campaign in 2018, Abrams launched two organizations aimed at empowering Georgians. The first, Fair Fight, is dedicated to ensuring free and fair elections through litigation, legislation, and advocacy. The second, Fair Count, focuses on ensuring that hard to count populations such as people of color and non-English speakers are accurately counted in the Census.

We are grateful that each purchased ticket is a donation* to Metropolitan A.M.E. Church and will help with the preservation of this important, historic institution. It will also support the continued growth of The Family Room conversation series.

About The Family Room
The Family Room is a new conversation series, which marries our past with our future. Hosted at the historic Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in downtown Washington, DC, The Family Room is a familial space where ideas are ignited and healing happens through action-oriented, thought-provoking dialogue.

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