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Community Conservation Corps. takes area youth on worthwhile adventures

Today’s young people have lots of options to keep them occupied. If it’s not Twitter, it’s Facebook. If it’s not Skype, it’s Spotify. IPhones, Androids, laptops, tablets ... the list seems to grow each month. All of these attractions,

Fear of the Black package

The rape of a White female by a slave was a capital crime in Virginia as well as the rest of the slave-holding South during the 19th century.

Diversity at West Point takes a momentous leap forward

One central figure in the confrontation between Kim Jong Un and Donald J. Trump on the Korean peninsula is U.S. Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, who began his journey to global prominence decades ago by entering “the Long Grey Line” ...

Taraji P. Henson: Fighting the good fight for what is right

Actress Taraji P. Henson has never shied away from a worthy cause, and she has always been ready to fight for what she believes is right. Not only has that worked out well for her, but it is also paying ...

Local Red Cross expands outreach to assist during emergency situations

So often in emergencies, the public relies on first responders to come to the aid of those in distress. These police officers, firefighters and EMTs are a familiar and welcome sight when things go bad.

Black beauty supply owners struggle in their own industry

According to market research company, Mintel, in 2015, the Black hair care industry earned capital of approximately $2.7 billion dollars, but some Black beauty supply owners have been having issues in the very industry that they fund. Lia Dias, 32, ...

Showdown in ‘The Land of the Morning Calm’

The Land of the Morning Calm is the phrase given to Korea as a reference to it’s splendid tranquility with picturesque high mountains and clear spring waters, especially in the mornings. It is derived from “Chaohsien” meaning “morning freshness,” a ...

Top acts in music and comedy highlight LPAC fall season

An exciting line up of some of the most popular acts in music and comedy will appear this fall at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. First up on Sept. 8 is comedian and variety show host Howie Mandel. The Canadian-born ...

Russell Simmons at USC

This week at USC, Russell Simmons kicked off his “Peace Initiative” by gathering youth from South Los Angeles to participate in a group meditation session and to abide by a formal pledge for peace.

Rep. Bass hosts South Los Angeles Faith Leaders’ Breakfast

Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37) recently hosted the sixth annual South Los Angeles Faith Leaders’ Breakfast for a frank conversation about the Trump administration’s agenda and the effects that its policies may have on the South Los Angeles institutions, community, and ...

Coyote sightings increase locally

Coyote sightings continue to rise around the southland, with some of these incidents culminating in deadly results. Shortly after dawn on July 30, Baldwin Hills Estates resident Greta Seshta was awakened by the frightening screeches of one of her cats. ...

Thug Messiah: The myth and legend of Tupac Shakur

Andy Warhol’s prediction that everyone will have their 15 minutes of fame is proven true. The explosion of the internet and social media has produced scores of celebrated nobodies, people who’ve achieved notoriety for the simple fact that they are ...

Local Compton businesses targeted by state and regional government agencies

The California State Legislature recently finalized legislation dealing with air pollution and climate change in a way that recognizes the cost of doing business for manufacturing and oil companies. This has been heralded as a grand compromise that balances business, ...

Black soldiers for Donald Trump ready to defend their chosen man

In the midst of stifling heat and perpetual foot traffic, hundreds of enraged protesters swarmed Hollywood Boulevard. Each participant had a message for our nation’s outspoken president. “F**k Donald Trump!” one of them yelled. “Trump’s a fascist pig!” shouted another. ...

Trump’s (non) Africa policy

As it passes its six-month anniversary, the Donald J. Trump administration foreign policy is, to date, dominated by lingering inquiries about the Russian interference with the presidential election and North Korean saber rattling. The obligatory state trips aside, the new ...

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