Stroke can strike at moment’s notice, but there are ways to prevent tragedy

It appears to strike out of nowhere. You have a sudden headache with no known cause. Your vision gets blurry, and you feel drowsy and nauseous. A little later, you may have trouble speaking and an arm or a leg ...

Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at 22

Two days before she was found face-down in the bathtub at her home outside of Atlanta in January, it seemed like Bobbi Kristina Brown’s career might have been picking up.

Activists pepper sprayed

About a dozen people leaving the first-ever Black Lives Matter conference in Cleveland, Ohio, were blasted with pepper spray after protesting the arrest of a 14-year-old boy accused of being drunk.

Upscale Black enclaves face changing neighborhoods

Baldwin Hills resident Jack Horn places a leash on his daughter’s American Eskimo dog, while his wife looks at him and laughs. “You are going to walk the dog this morning?” she asks.

New studies offer insight into emotional impulse behind hoarding

Most people waffle back-and-forth about discarding something they sincerely believe may come in handy. This indecision usually involves a keepsake of sorts, an object that’s not terribly valuable but memorable, nonetheless. A serious problem, however, arises when individuals cannot separate ...

Oasis ‘wellness center’ is welcome addition to AV health community

The Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s largest geographical regions, but the area lacks a sufficient number of large-scale medical facilities to serve its rapidly increasing population. A Los Angeles development firm plans to remedy this problem by building ...

Balancing Act

The holy month of Ramadan (June 17 to July 17, 2015) is considered one of the “five pillars” of the Islamic faith. As the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, it is also the period during which the faith's central ...

Rainbow PUSH, Google address lack of minorities in technology sector

Veteran civil rights campaigner Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Los Angeles last week to raise awareness about the lack of diversity at major technology companies.

First on the agenda for Harris-Dawson: Respecting constituent needs and wants

Talking face-to-face to almost 30,000 voters during the course of a winning political campaign gave newly-elected Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson a very clear picture of some of his constituents' key concerns.

African Americans rapidly become the face of modern homelessness

They weren’t always, but for the past three decades he hasn’t had much access to regular hot water. Recently he was waiting for a bus on Western Avenue near Gage Avenue in Los Angeles, when I pulled up. I glanced ...

African Americans rapidly become the face of modern homelessness

“D.C.’s” hands are dirty. They weren’t always, but for the past three decades he hasn’t had much access to regular hot water. Recently he was waiting for a bus on Western Avenue near Gage Avenue, when I pulled up. I ...

Shawn Prez uses marketing skills he learned under Diddy in corporate America

Shawn Prez has seen the rise of P. Diddy—then known as Puff Daddy or Puffy—from being a hustler who sold records, to a multimillionaire CEO who has a fashion line and liquor company. During the ride, he has experienced the ...

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 ...