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Hard out there for a Sistah

I think the bottom of the totem pole is African American women, or women of color. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood. -Denzel Washington

Haze Daze

The American crime drama Breaking Bad created and produced by Vince Gilligan depicts the main character, actor Bryan Cranston, as high school chemistry teacher Walter White, who uses his knowledge of physical science to produce crystal methamphetamine, or crystal meth ...

Astronomers discover new planet

Astronomers using the Jet Propulsion Laboratory-developed Kepler Space Telescope have discovered the first planet that is about the same size of Earth and orbits a star within the “habitable” zone, NASA officials announced this week.

Breaking Buds

Author’s note: On December 9, 2010 OurWeekly ran a cover story on the medical marijuana industry in South Los Angeles with a focus on African American dispensaries. There has been a marked increase of new medical marijuana clinics and clubs ...

Katherine Jackson to pay AEG Live for court costs

Attorneys for Michael Jackson’s mother and AEG Live reached an agreement this week under which the concert promoter will be reimbursed more than $800,000 for costs associated with a five-month trial concerning the singer’s death that ended in a defense ...

New market opens in South L.A.

A Latino market that opened in South Los Angeles Monday is providing fresh produce and nearly 200 jobs, including one for a young man hired as a bag boy who hopes to work his way up

Blood moon: Lunar eclipse gazers mesmerized as red hue lights up sky

Sky gazers caught a glimpse of the "blood moon" crossing the Earth's shadow Tuesday in all its splendor.

Rev. Al Sharpton an FBI informant?

Al Sharpton has never been a stranger to controversy. Bursting on the scene as a street-level provocateur during the racially charged 1980s in his native New York City, he became a polarizing figure as he led protest marches in response ...

Rev. Al Sharpton an FBI informant?

Al Sharpton has never been a stranger to controversy. Bursting on the scene as a street-level provocateur during the racially charged 1980s in his native New York City, he became a polarizing figure as he led protest marches in response ...

Is the Internet killing religion?

We can blame the Internet for plenty: the proliferation of porn, our obsession with cat videos, the alleged rise of teen trends like -- brace yourself -- eyeball licking.

The universe is expanding, but how quickly?

You can't see it happening on Earth, but space itself is stretching. Ever since the Big Bang happened 13.8 billion years ago, the universe has been getting bigger.

Black children excluded from school more often than White counterparts

Most boys are marvelous mischief-makers. In between their frequent shenanigans and monkeyshines is the desire to satisfy a curiosity to explore, to make friends and to be included in the learning process. But sometimes a wide-eyed, rambunctious spirit can get ...

Obamacare hits enrollment goal with 7.1 million sign-ups at ‘finish line’

last-minute enrollment surge enabled the White House to meet its original sign-up target for the Affordable Care Act, a surprising victory for the Obama administration after a rocky rollout of the program that has become a political hot potato for ...

Black children excluded from school more often than White counterparts

Most boys are marvelous mischief-makers. In between their frequent shenanigans and monkeyshines is the desire to satisfy a curiosity to explore, to make friends and to be included in the learning process. But sometimes a wide-eyed, rambunctious spirit can get ...

How young is too young to travel?

The child was screaming and out of control as he and his mother boarded the aircraft.

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