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United front: LGBT community takes on latest challenges to secure rights

The milestone events which have occurred within the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community command both worldwide distinction and national recognition.

Leaders of the new school

The stereotype about young people is that they’re glued to their cell phones, obsessed with social media and generally clueless about politics and social activism. But that’s not always true.

LGBT organization throws support behind gun control

One of the country’s largest statewide LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) advocacy organizations recently announced its support at Los Angeles City Hall for a gun control package proposed by state lawmakers, and vowed to push for national gun legislation, following ...

Dad’s special day requires only affection, gratitude and love

On Sunday we fete dear old dad. And while most contemporary households no longer point to him as the singular bread winner, he remains the role model for the family, the person who is often called upon to do the ...

Addiction experts agree that ‘War on Drugs’ has failed; treatment is a better option

The U.S. government has been fighting a full-scale war on drugs for almost four decades, but according to addiction experts, the war has been an expensive failure.

Black music mecca

Black music has dominated the United States for about a century, with jazz, gospel, R&B, and hip hop being ingrained in all cultures of this country.

‘Look! It’s Muhammad Ali’

He didn’t don a hometown jersey like Maury Wills, Elgin Baylor or Deacon Jones. He played for the world. That’s why his presence on my block 50 years ago was so memorable. Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was in town for ...

Two services scheduled for Ali

He called it “The Book.” More than a decade prior to his death, Muhammad Ali and a select cadre of relatives and close friends began to outline and record in exacting detail how he wanted to say good-bye.

Rise of the Far Right

xenophobia 1. : fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign

Foster kids better with relatives

The Board of Supervisors voted this week to back efforts to increase the number of foster children placed with relatives, rather than assigning them to group homes. Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis proposed that staffers come up with a ...

Inglewood School District provides glasses to every student in need

Today at Warren Lane Elementary School, the LA Clippers Foundation, Vision To Learn and the Inglewood School District will announce that their partnership has successfully provided glasses to every child in the Inglewood School District, from pre-school through high school.

Rise of the Far Right

By now it is still uncertain whether the juggernaut of the Donald Trump campaign will reach Nirvana in the Oval Office, but it certainly has earned itself more than a mere footnote in the annals of American politics.

Birth of Memorial Day begins with benevolent gesture by former slaves

Before we fire up the grill, flock to the beach or flag down those holiday bargains, it’s important to remember the meaning of Memorial Day—the unofficial start of summer—as the day we set aside to honor those who died in ...

Birth of Memorial Day begins with benevolent gesture by former slaves

Before we fire up the grill, flock to the beach or flag down those holiday bargains, it’s important to remember the meaning of Memorial Day—the unofficial start of summer—as the day we set aside to honor those who died in ...

Lupus’ disproportionate impact on women and minorities must be known

May is Lupus Awareness Month and on May 20 specifically, health advocates and those directly or indirectly impacted by the disease "Put On Purple" to raise awareness and to support the millions of people who are affected by the disease.

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