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Making WAVES For Black History Month

bhm 625b Making WAVES For Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, 94.7 The WAVE is celebrating Black History Month and honoring African Americans who’ve make significant WAVES in our community.

Read the profiles of all those we’re honoring below.

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Learn about the history of Black History Month here.

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Making WAVES For Black History Month: Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas didn’t have to go far to find inspiration to achieve. His Dad is Mark Ridley-Thomas, chairman of the LA County Board of Supervisors and his Mom, Avis Ridley-Thomas is a pioneer in conflict […]


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Making WAVES For Black History Month: Curren Price

From his days in the Inglewood City council, to his time in the State legislature, Curren Price has earned a reputation for being a strong supporter of small and minority business owners and economic development, […]


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Making Waves For Black History Month: Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March of 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, […]


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Making WAVES For Black History Month: Lydia Floyd

Lydia Floyd grew up in a single parent household in Brooklyn, New York. Her Mom had epilepsy but still helped raise over 20 foster kids along with 4 of her own. Following in her Mom’s […]


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Making Waves For Black History Month: Theresa Price

Theresa Price is on a mission to help young people make the right decisions about college and that’s not all. She wants to help them find the money to get there and then help them […]


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Making Waves For Black History Month: Dr. Elaine Batchlor

When the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital opens this spring, it will be in very good hands. Dr. Elaine Batchlor is the CEO of the new state of the art facility that promises […]


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Making Waves For Black History Month: Constance Anderson

Constance Anderson was born in Birmingham, Alabama and was just a child when Martin Luther King led the now famous Selma March. She was among those who integrated the schools there and has always accepted […]


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Making Waves For Black History Month: Brian Dunn

Ever since he graduated from law school, Brian Dunn has fought to protect the rights of the disenfranchised. He has spent all of his 20 year law career at the Johnny Cochran firm where he […]


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Making Waves For Black History Month: Brian K. Williams

Brian K. Williams grew up in Compton, the youngest of 8 children. He’s a proud UCLA Bruin who went on to practice law, to lead the Southern California Leadership Network and to serve as Deputy […]


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Making Waves For Black History Month: Ed Robinson

Thirty-three years ago Ed Robinson started work at Southern California Edison as a file clerk. Today he is Principal Manager of Strategic Engagement in their local public affairs department – an incredible journey for someone […]


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