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Mental illness is still an issue that causes silent suffering

About one in five American adults—roughly 43.8 million people—will experience some form of mental illness in any given year. As Mental Health Awareness Month winds down, the statistics are startling regarding how pervasive the many aspects of mental illness can ...

100 Trump actions in 100 days— to the detriment of Black progress

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has released a list of 100 actions taken by President Donald Trump during his first 100 days that the CBC says have been detrimental to the country–especially the Black community. “People of all ages and ...

#BlackTechMatters—gaming, coding and apps; African Americans face obstacles

Anari Sengbe, who comes from a family of immigrants from Sierre Leone, is now one of the most sought after coders and app creators in America. He is part of a class of burgeoning “techies” rising from all walks of ...

An early job can provide wealth of opportunities for young people

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that each year about 3 million teenagers graduate from high school, and another 1.5 million earn a college degree. Unfortunately, for many, the fit between themselves and future employment is precarious at best. Teen ...

FCC push to kill net neutrality continues assault on communities of color

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will open a proceeding designed to kill net neutrality protections previously adopted by the Commission. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet Service Providers should enable access to all content and applications.

‘Coming out of the Shadows’

The California Minority Alliance (CMA) recently held a seminar titled “Coming Out Of The Shadows In The Cannabis Industry After Proposition M” at the Veterans Memorial Complex in Culver City. They discussed how people of color can take advantage of ...

Where do we go from here?

Now that the dust has settled in the wake of numerous documentaries, television news specials, formal studies by educational centers, think tanks and other entities in this, the 25th anniversary of the 1992 revolt/riot/uprising of Los Angeles, we may ask ...

Modern moms have more choices, but less free time and assistance

Modern motherhood is a far cry from yesteryear. Just preparing breakfast, for instance, today requires careful planning and dutiful attention to what is best for children. These days, the familiar bowl of breakfast cereal is often paired with organic, soy ...

Remembering our favorite Black TV moms

Who can forget Clair Huxtable’s radiant smile and infectious charm? Can you still remember Vivian Banks and her smooth, mahogany skin and sharp intellect? Will we ever witness a more steadfast and loving TV mom than Florida Evans? These fictional ...

Alzheimer’s disease continues to baffle scientists in U.S. and around the world

Alzheimer’s disease continues to baffle neuroscientists around the world. This year, the disease was listed by the Alzheimer’s Association (AA) as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States; just 20 years ago it was 13th. Experts generally ...

Underlying economics of 1992 unrest

On Saturday, nearly 200 Angelenos turned out for a special teach-in at the corner of Western Avenue and Adams Boulevard that offered participants a chance to reflect on and hear thoughts about the lesson(s) learned from the 1992 civil unrest. ...

Architect tells “inside story” of history and culture

Los Angeles area residents can hear the inside story of the newly opened National Museum of African-American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., from the architect who managed the project.

Sickle Cell Disease: A cure on the ever-distant horizon

It is exactly 3:30 p.m. and Morgan Taylor is pulling into his driveway after receiving four hours of intravenous fluids and pain medication. He sounds like he is feeling okay, you can hear the energy in his voice. This is ...

Planet Fitness 5K set May 13; proceeds will benefit Girls Club

From the days of Jim Fix and “The Complete Book of Running,” to today’s wildly popular 5- and 10-kilometer runs, Americans for the past 40 years have enthusiastically laced up their shoes and hit the jogging trails. One such event ...

L.A. Uprising: A look at the city 25 years later

Twenty-five years ago on April 29, the world got a first-hand demonstration of how dangerous unchecked racism and prejudice can be. It began with an attempted police stop of a motorist that spiraled out of control and ended with four ...

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