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Tribute For Dr. Runoko Rashidi


Tribute For Dr. Runoko Rashidi Dr. Runoko Rashidi was an African American historian, born in California who spent his life traveling the world to connect the original Black people of Asia, Australia (surrounding islands), India and the Persian Gulf with their African brothers and sisters. He matriculated through the Los Angeles public school system, earned an undergraduate degree [...]

Tribute For Dr. Runoko Rashidi2021-08-25T05:09:52+00:00

AACS Salutes Women who have led the organization over the past 30 years.


Vivian Richardson Vivian Richardson is the first woman to serve in multiple leadership roles that included president and chairperson of the board of directors. She moved through the ranks over several years serving full terms as 2nd Vice President and 1st Vice President under Walter Boone. She served as President 1/2007 - 12/2008. Following her election [...]

AACS Salutes Women who have led the organization over the past 30 years.2021-08-06T21:35:07+00:00

New Roof


Wonderful News!! Our NEW roof is complete. We are grateful for all the hard work done by our Board of Directors led by Chairman Edmund G. Pinto, Jr., and our Executive Board lead by President Joe Matthews. We offer our heartfelt thanks to Blanche Valentine, our Center Administrator, for all the workarounds she had to do to keep [...]

New Roof2021-08-06T20:13:19+00:00

Two Women’s Readiness to Co-Found the Newsletter


The African American Cultural Society's (AACS) newsletter came on the heels of both Ida Sharpe (1933-2002) and Gertrude Blackwell's (1918-2012) readiness to co-found the publication. Mrs. Sharpe and Mrs. Blackwell are part of the African American Cultural Society's initiative honoring women who have made the African American Cultural Society a success.   Just one year after the [...]

Two Women’s Readiness to Co-Found the Newsletter2021-08-06T19:54:04+00:00



The African American Cultural Society, Inc. (AACS) is pleased to host our annual Juneteenth Program virtually for the second time. With this video we hope to increase your knowledge of Juneteenth and acknowledge the tremendous achievements and contributions of people who are of African descent. In addition, we wish to bring human beings across the globe closer, [...]


Jeanette Wheeler


Jeanette B. Wheeler Periodically, we highlight one of our most productive members, this month’s selection is Mrs. Jeanette Wheeler. Jeanette is currently the Chairwoman of the Youth Black History Committee. This Committee has raised and distributed over $82,000 in scholarship since its inception. She is also a member of the Public Affairs Committee, the Membership Committee, [...]

Jeanette Wheeler2021-08-06T15:33:34+00:00
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