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Black Dynamite: A comic book dripping with racial indecency

Although Hollywood has become saturated with a preponderance of superhero films—namely those licensed by the Marvel Comics franchise—these projects rarely, if ever, feature an African American lead. In the comic-book realm, a sweeping wave of cultural diversity has inspired the ...

Suge Knight hospitalized...again

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was hospitalized again Monday in the midst of a court hearing in which his pending robbery and murder cases were transferred to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, and he contended that he has fired ...

Los Angeles Philharmonic announces lineup for 37th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced this week the line-up for the 37th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to be held Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the Hollywood Bowl. An internationally acclaimed event, the Playboy Jazz Festival is ...

Stan Lee draws Spider-Man for a child with autism

It was a story that moved Stan Lee, the creator of many of the best-known superheroes in history, into action: a Spider-Man-loving boy with autism named Jamel Hunter. According to the New York Times, a December Times article about the ...

Superbug cases reported in North Carolina; 1 dead

The same superbug that contributed to two deaths in Los Angeles has been reported in North Carolina, where one person has died, a spokesman told CNN. Eighteen people have contracted carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, so far this year, said Kevin ...

Cruisers' choice: Best cruise ships of 2015

While Disneyland has long been known as the "happiest place on Earth," Disney's cruise ships sound like they're also pretty cheerful spots to vacation. At least that's what the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards, announced Monday, are indicating. Disney ...

Reality Check: Artist snaps flicks of people in trash

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a California-based photographer turned a picture into a reality check. Award-winning photographer Gregg Segal decided it was high time Americans had a visual of their waste production, so he decided to snap ...

Sean Penn and others rile up social media at the Oscars

Between light-hearted moments like Benedict Cumberbatch taking a swig from a hip flask and Neil Patrick Harris parading on stage in his underwear, it was all about activism and controversial topics at the 87th Academy Awards. A broad range of ...

‘Season of Service’ community project on tap tomorrow in Palmdale

The city of Palmdale’s “2015 Season of Service” program will host a community service work day tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon at 1020 East Ave. Q-5, between 10th St. East and 10th Place East, near the city’s newest Neighborhood ...

Los Angeles County Air Show announces ‘Pyrobatic Night’

The Los Angeles County Air Show has announced the addition of a pyrobatic night show and concert on Friday, March 20, 2015, featuring country star Craig Morgan, to its weekend festivities. Tickets for the night show and concert are on ...

Spike Lee shifts film focus to horror in “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus”

First off, let me start by admitting that I’ve never seen “Ganja and Hess,” the 1973 blaxploitation landmark from which Spike Lee’s newly released “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” is derived. That said, I’ll take as gospel all the press ...

Intimate connections

Whether it was intentionally scheduled or not, putting “The Whipping Man” on stage this month is a good reminder of how interconnected the lives of Blacks and Whites in this country are.

Stevie Wonder tribute may have been better than Grammys

It was a big night for one of music's biggest stars.

Edwards hosts European visitors

The Edwards Air Force Base Civilian Military Support Group (CMSG) welcomed visiting families from Europe recently during an informational gathering at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center in Palmdale.

‘Thunder on the Lot’

The city of Lancaster, along with Ron and Yvette Emard of Kids Charities, announced this week a new partnership with “Thunder on the Lot,” a popular car and motorcycle show that will move this year to Lancaster City Park on ...

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