Climate change may foretell precarious future for LA County

Los Angeles County has been a travel destination point for millions since its founding 165 years ago. The region has experienced unprecedented population growth and attraced new residents from across the country and from numerous nations to comprise the cultural ...

Treading the boards

The aim for organizers of the L.A. Youth Theatre Festival happening through April 19 in Leimert Park Village at the Vision Theatre and surrounding theaters is simple; they want to develop in young people ages 13-30 an appreciation for live ...

Earth Day

Each year when April 22 rolls around and Earth Day comes up, we become more aware of the environment and may even become more conscientious about “living green” whatever that may mean for each of us. The importance of clean ...

Top jazz artists will appear May 9 at Lancaster City Park

The best in jazz is on tap May 9 as some of the recording industry’s most popular artists take the stage at the Johnson’s Smooth Jazz Festival. Presented by the Marco and Sandra Johnson Foundation, the festival will take place ...

Black unemployment remains high

While the national unemployment remained steady at 5.5 percent and the number of unemployed persons was little changed at 8.6 million in March, the rate of Black unemployed sat at just about double the U.S. percentage with 10.1 percent seeking ...

Activists gather at downtown contruction site to call for jobs

Activists gathered at the construction site of a downtown apartment project Wednesday to call for greater job opportunities for Black workers, especially through more and better-enforced labor agreements aimed at increasing diversity in hiring.

Black church continues mantle of liberation, social justice

African American voices have always been lifted to Heaven. The infamous plantation fields may yield a valuable clue about why: the old “call and response” that was recited and rejoined to help sustain weary souls during centuries of back-breaking drudgery.

STEM programs unleash hidden talents among AV students

Hundreds of local students are preparing for the Quartz Hill High School STEM Expo set April 15 at the campus, 6040 West Avenue L. The event, open to the public, takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (official judging from ...

Compton Walmart Supercenter to open in 2016

Although America’s unemployment rate is reportedly reaching its lowest point in years, the Black community still suffers from a scarcity of job opportunities.

Teen heart transplant recipient killed in Georgia police chase

The story of Anthony Stokes was supposed to have a happy ending. Instead it ended Tuesday, police say, with the teen heart transplant recipient carjacking someone, burglarizing a home, shooting at an elderly woman, leading police on a high speed ...

The business of Black media

While most people who think about Black media consider its historic role as a leader and purveyor of the needs, wants and desires of the African American community, those same people sometimes forget that at the very foundation of newspapers, ...

California Poppy Festival will usher in colorful spring season

It’s time again to break out the sun hats, walking shoes, short pants and binoculars to capture the breathtaking beauty of the 2015 California Poppy Festival set for April 18 and 19 at Lancaster City Park, 43011 N. 10th Street ...

Weekend heat wave expected to be precursor to extra dry year

With the mercury again rising throughout the southland this weekend, the ongoing drought will only be exacerbated. That’s the latest assessment from climatologists from U.S. Drought Monitor and other forecasting agencies which reported this week that California is about to ...

Mayor Garcetti urges passing of earthquake intiative

Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian Wendesday in urging passage of state legislation that would offer a 30 percent tax credit on seismic improvements over five years.

Kamala Harris works to block sodomy initiative

Attorney General Kamala Harris said Wednesday she is seeking a court order in hopes of blocking an initiative proposed by a Huntington Beach attorney that would permit the killing of gays, lesbians, transsexuals or bisexuals.