Delegates to the American Library Association take a tour of Labor and the California African-American Freedom Trail led by John William Templeton.   His three columns in April and  May in The Hill  after participating the Urban Librarians Unite conference helped sway Congressional sentiment towards the eventual restoration of funding for the Institute for Museum and Library Science.  His newest book Our10Plan: State of Black Business was featured during the Hampton Ministers Conference to 10,000 ministers and musicians.   LASoul Shuttle begins daily service in Los Angeles on June 19 during the A.M.E. Council of Bishops conference.  Practice 31 Ways 31 Days by shopping for great books, events and tours on  For the 25th anniversary of Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4, the 6,000 site California African-American Freedom Trail is being presented to the American Historical Association Aug. 5.  Be part of the documentation by joining two scientific mapping expeditions June 19-26 from San Francisco and July 23-29 from Los Angeles for seven days each.  Visits to five casinos are part of each excursion.  Who said history isn't fun?

WITH your subscription to the Journal by Sept. 15, receive two timed admissions to the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture during opening week plus a three-hour tour of African-American heritage in the nation's capital.

Global venture

Our first edition included travel photos from venture capitalist Mike Beasley and wife Wanda as they took an around the world trip.


Innovation shines

Authors for the initial edition of the Journal of African-American Innovation with Henry Jones, chair of the investment committee of Calpers, and Roy Clay Sr., Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame member