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The best in ‘hogs’ and hot rods this weekend at annual Thunder on the Lot

Charitable contributions to underserved children remains a strong and noble commitment across the nation. There are numerous, worthwhile charities throughout Los Angeles County which do wonderful work caring for the less fortunate. The donations they collect are directed to persons ...

Feds issue latest drought relief package; farmers may benefit

The Obama Administration this week has unveiled its “Sierra Cascade California Headwaters” package that will direct $130 million toward drought relief. Most of the money will support tree thinning, watershed restoration, streambed improvements and other work that the White House ...

Fireworks on sale in Palmdale June 28

Fireworks will go on sale in Palmdale beginning June 28. The Palmdale city council recently approved permits for 44 nonprofit organizations to sell fireworks; only nonprofits based in Palmdale (or that have more than 50 percent of its membership living ...

Former prisoners struggle with employment, stigma when released

Every year America locks up more than 6 million people, many of them Black men, for lengthy prison sentences. But most of these men and women are eventually released back into their communities, where they face an uphill struggle to ...

Charleston murders latest instance of persecution of Black Christians

The massacre of nine parishioners two weeks ago at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., is a stark reminder of the sad vestiges of slavery and Jim Crow still present within the United States. The deadly rampage of a ...

Being a modern Black man in America

In the White House currently living and functioning brilliantly, is the most important role model of a Black husband and father, present and accountable—President Barack Obama. We can’t all be like him, but the precedent has clearly been set.

Being a modern Black man in America

In the White House currently living and functioning brilliantly, is the most important role model of a Black husband and father, present and accountable—President Barack Obama. We can’t all be like him, but the precedent has clearly been set.

African American millionaires: Looking beyond athletes and entertainers

Big time athletes and major entertainers tend to fill out the top spots on any list of African American millionaires. But there are also those who have used their minds to enter the realm of financial security known as the ...

New summer lunch program set

The city of Palmdale and the Palmdale School District have unveiled a new free school lunch program ongoing Monday through Friday at eight locations through July 31.

Ancient fossil discoveries abound in and around Southern California

That’s about the closest dry place, if one were reading this article 65 million years ago. It doesn’t matter where in Southern California you’re located; the entire landscape was submerged at least 550 to 800 feet under the sea when ...

Black transgenders under siege

Social media is still coming down from the high attached to Caitlyn Jenner’s recent debut on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. Formerly a White male, Jenner’s sudden and highly publicized coming-out-party has quickly elevated her to the role of ...

Police Commission finds one LAPD officer unjustified in Ezell Ford shooting

The people have spoken, and it appears that their message was heard loud and clear. After months of protests, mostly by Black residents of Los Angeles, the Police Commission, which is a civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police ...

‘Southern Rites’ documents Georgia community’s struggle with segregation

When photographer and director Gillian Laub returned to Montgomery County, Ga., a small community which held segregated proms until 2009, she was expecting to document racial progress in a region that appeared to be frozen in time. (Laub’s New York ...

Looking for spirit in the rhythm

June is Black Music Month, and there is no time better suited to understand and explore the evolution of the distinctive ways folks of African descent have used to create this lyrical language.

Mothers of slain Black men honored at the ‘Standing in the Gap’ forum

The Black Women’s Forum held an intimate and engaging roundtable discussion this past Saturday which honored Black mothers who have lost their children to police violence. The forum was held during a luncheon at the Westin Hotel in Los Angeles.

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