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A look at the legacy of Barack Obama

In a lot of ways, it is too early to properly evaluate the presidency of Barack Obama. Such a process regularly needs to marinate for a while, and let more facts of a particular presidency come out. That truism has ...

Inauguration address may sometimes land gifted speaker in history books

When Donald Trump gives his inaugural address tomorrow, expect our 45th president to try to soothe some tensions after a particularly contentious campaign and tumultuous transition.

A look at the legacy of Barack Obama

In a lot of ways, it is too early to properly evaluate the presidency of Barack Obama.

America prepares to celebrate life, legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For much of one-half century, the policies and ideology of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have been espoused and renounced, adopted and co-opted by practically every socio-political movement the world over. Americans, rightly, consider him as their benevolent representative of ...

LADWP proposes ‘customer bill of rights’ for residents

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a proposed Department of Water and Power “customer bill of rights” recently that he says will guarantee improved service for residents, but some critics questioned whether it would actually have any impact. “Today we ...

America prepares to celebrate life, legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For much of one-half century, the policies and ideology of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have been espoused and renounced, adopted and co-opted by practically every socio-political movement the world over. Americans, rightly, consider him as their benevolent representative of ...

Top Cover Stories of 2016

Porter Ranch gas leak becomes one of nation’s largest disasters It’s been a little more than three months since natural gas began leaking in Porter Ranch. The glaring lack of information disseminated to residents, nearby communities and the Los Angeles ...

Top Cover Stories of 2016

King Day: A day on, not a day off On April 8, 1968, four days after Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, U.S. Rep. John Conyers (an African American Democrat from Michigan), and U.S. Sen. Edward ...

Top Covers for 2016

A generation of rock’n roll fans mourned again this week upon the death of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey.

Across Black America Year End 2016

Each week, there is an overflow of news that happens in every corner of the nation which is of interest to people living across the African Diaspora. But quite often these stories do not get known beyond a small geographic ...

Notable African American Deaths in 2016

Ralph David Abernathy III. March 17. Son of civil rights activist Dr. Ralph Abernathy. A former Georgia state senator, he died from complications due to colon cancer two days before turning 57. Colonel Abrams. Nov. 25. R & B and ...

Sales tax combatting homelessness will be placed on March ballot

The reconstituted Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a plan to put a quarter-cent sales tax to fund the fight against homelessness before voters in a special countywide election in March.

Speaking in Tongues

Christmas draws near, arguably the holiest of holidays second only to Easter Sunday, faithful servants of the Lord will flock to their respective houses of worship to give thanks to all that God has blessed them with during the year,

Life expectancy of Black males still lags behind White counterparts

With advances in practically everything from medicine, personal well-being and leaps and bounds in transportation safety, it would be believed that Americans are living longer. That assumption was refuted not long ago by a report issued by the National Center ...

Trump presidency causing African Americans to look into self protection

In the age of president-elect Donald Trump, it’s not unusual to hear news stories of Black people being targeted by racial attacks. And that’s the reason why some Black Americans are deciding to exercise their Second Amendment rights and carry ...

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