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Athletes advocate freedom of speech

Although it may seem like an unheard of act, based on some of the public reaction to the decision by San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick to kneel rather than stand at attention during the playing of the national anthem, what the ...

African American museum will open Saturday in Washington, D.C.

There is a famous bell within African American history that has not sounded since the days of legal segregation. The restored “Freedom Bell” from First Baptist Church of Williamsburg, Va., will once again toll with the “blessings of liberty” Saturday ...

The 2016 presidential debate schedule

The nonpartisan, nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced the formats for the three presidential and one vice presidential general election debates it will sponsor this fall.

Athletes advocate freedom of speech

Although it may seem like an unheard of act, based on some of the public reaction to the decision by San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick to kneel rather than stand at attention during the playing of the national anthem, what the ...

Vin Scully legacy will never be repeated or forgotten

There was a generation of workers after World War II who found it not uncommon to remain on the job for 30, maybe 40 years. They were as regular and reliable as clockwork—always ready, always on time … always excellent. ...

Keisha Brown named chair of new Health and Wellness Practice

Lagrant Communications, a multicultural integrated marketing communications agency, recently announced the promotion of Keisha N. Brown to executive vice president and chair of the new Health and Wellness Practice. As chair of the practice, Brown will drive creative solutions for ...

‘Concussion’ raises awareness about football-related illnesses

Sports, especially a career in football, for decades has been seen as the ticket to higher education or a lucrative career that could get many Black families out of the ’hood. But with the Will Smith movie “Concussion,” and the ...

Nationwide prison strike highlights modern-day slavery, peonage

On Sept. 9, 1971, a riot occurred at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, N.Y. The riot is one of the most well-known and significant uprisings of the Prisoners’ Rights Movement. It was based upon prisoners’ demands for political rights ...

Suicide prevention is possible, yet many people lack resources

Suicide prevention is one of the most important topics the public can discuss. It’s everyone’s business, and while this week saw individuals and organizations nationwide joining forces to broadcast the message that suicide can be prevented, it is vital that ...

Councilmember Harris-Dawson backs more 8th district housing

Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson supports private development of permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals in the 8th District.

Pan African confab in Carson

The Sixth Annual Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference will take place Sept. 16-17 at the Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson St.

Jefferson’s unsung heroes

True Story: Twenty years ago I was invited to a Christmas party given by a King Drew pharmacist who graduated from Crenshaw High School in the 1980s. The house was filled with medical professionals, as well as former alumni of ...

Transit authority moves toward unique all-electric fleet of buses

The prospect is intriguing. What if your daily mass transit commute were on an electric bus? Many cities around the nation are working to reconfigure their aging bus fleets, whether they run on diesel, propane or natural gas. The electric ...

Some Blacks say images in slave movies are too painful

With the reboot of “Roots,” the success of the Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” and the much anticipated “Birth of a Nation,” it seems as if movies with slave themes are seeing a resurgence. But some Black people are saying ...

Rumblings within the ranks, part II

A significant byproduct of the landmark O.J. Simpson murder case was the hit in prestige suffered by the Los Angeles Police Department. The image meticulously crafted by William H. Parker, and projected into the public psyche by “Dragnet” and other ...

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