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World Games will feature athletic courage, character sometimes forgotten among pros

What better locale can rival Los Angeles as host to some of the world’s most dedicated athletes? Some of the greatest sports stars in history, of course, have performed locally, but these household names may pale in comparison to the ...

A catch-22 on July 4th

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, ...

Local teen pilot works his way through college by flying the skies

Most young people work their way through college at a fast-food restaurant, the library or some other on-campus job, but not Los Angeles resident Demetrius Ingram. He is working his way through college by flying across the country as a ...

How combat veterans are coping with July Fourth fireworks

Independence Day is often celebrated with delicious food, family get-togethers and Fourth of July fireworks that light up the night.

The best in ‘hogs’ and hot rods this weekend at annual Thunder on the Lot

Charitable contributions to underserved children remains a strong and noble commitment across the nation. There are numerous, worthwhile charities throughout Los Angeles County which do wonderful work caring for the less fortunate. The donations they collect are directed to persons ...

Feds issue latest drought relief package; farmers may benefit

The Obama Administration this week has unveiled its “Sierra Cascade California Headwaters” package that will direct $130 million toward drought relief. Most of the money will support tree thinning, watershed restoration, streambed improvements and other work that the White House ...

Fireworks on sale in Palmdale June 28

Fireworks will go on sale in Palmdale beginning June 28. The Palmdale city council recently approved permits for 44 nonprofit organizations to sell fireworks; only nonprofits based in Palmdale (or that have more than 50 percent of its membership living ...

Former prisoners struggle with employment, stigma when released

Every year America locks up more than 6 million people, many of them Black men, for lengthy prison sentences. But most of these men and women are eventually released back into their communities, where they face an uphill struggle to ...

Charleston murders latest instance of persecution of Black Christians

The massacre of nine parishioners two weeks ago at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., is a stark reminder of the sad vestiges of slavery and Jim Crow still present within the United States. The deadly rampage of a ...

Being a modern Black man in America

In the White House currently living and functioning brilliantly, is the most important role model of a Black husband and father, present and accountable—President Barack Obama. We can’t all be like him, but the precedent has clearly been set.

Being a modern Black man in America

In the White House currently living and functioning brilliantly, is the most important role model of a Black husband and father, present and accountable—President Barack Obama. We can’t all be like him, but the precedent has clearly been set.

African American millionaires: Looking beyond athletes and entertainers

Big time athletes and major entertainers tend to fill out the top spots on any list of African American millionaires. But there are also those who have used their minds to enter the realm of financial security known as the ...

New summer lunch program set

The city of Palmdale and the Palmdale School District have unveiled a new free school lunch program ongoing Monday through Friday at eight locations through July 31.

Ancient fossil discoveries abound in and around Southern California

That’s about the closest dry place, if one were reading this article 65 million years ago. It doesn’t matter where in Southern California you’re located; the entire landscape was submerged at least 550 to 800 feet under the sea when ...

Black transgenders under siege

Social media is still coming down from the high attached to Caitlyn Jenner’s recent debut on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. Formerly a White male, Jenner’s sudden and highly publicized coming-out-party has quickly elevated her to the role of ...

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