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Unapologetically Black

Drawing is a staple of everyone’s childhood and is an important avenue of cognitive development. Very few of us continue this activity into adulthood, and fewer still progress to the point where it becomes a profession or life’s work. Los ...

Stepped-up deportation actions result in anxiety among the undocumented

Most residents of Southern California strongly oppose President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. This assessment from a recent survey conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California found that the travel ban on majority-Muslim countries, plans for building a wall along ...

Report calls for elevation of Black women’s leadership in social justice movement

To close Women’s History Month, the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, an affiliate of the National Black Worker Center Project (NBWCP), released a pilot project report, “Black Space for Women: From LA Practice to National Model for Sister Empowerment,” that ...

First ladies combat health issues with ministries, screenings and events

With March being Women’s History Month, California Black Media and Los Angeles Focus collaborated to feature the work of Los Angeles-based first ladies that focus on health outreach ministries and their communities. During a gathering, 13 preachers’ wives from predominately ...

Missing in plain sight

This article was inspired by numerous reports circulating online regarding the disappearance of more than 64,000 African American females throughout the country. I witnessed a tell-tale sign of this epidemic firsthand after stumbling upon a group of teenage sex workers ...

Chuck Berry taught world the meaning of rock ‘n roll

By now, all of the accolades and applause have been afforded to the late Chuck Berry. The man who more than any other musician put a stamp on rock ‘n roll music died last weekend at his Wentzville, Mo. home ...

‘Everytable’ provides tasty, low-cost cuisine at the Baldwin Hills mall

Sam Polk is a problem solver. When he could no longer sit back and watch Black and Latino neighborhoods across Los Angeles go without the benefit of having ready access to healthy food, Polk and his business partner David Foster ...

There goes the neighborhood

The colonies of Baldwin Hills, Ladera Heights, and View Park-Windsor Hills comprise one of the most affluent Black residential areas in the United States. Baldwin Hills specifically has been dubbed “the Black Beverly Hills” (a title it shares with View ...

Proposed cutbacks in medical insurance result in uncertainty for county and state

The rancorous debate and political standoff on Capitol Hill over the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) has the public, physicians and providers wondering what will happen to healthcare funding. Medicaid allocations to states is expected to be sharply curtailed ...

Kali Sampson Alexander brings ‘Yoga Classes to the Masses’

A beloved Los Angeles based yoga teacher, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, wellness expert, and mother of three, Kali Sampson Alexander has the unique ability to make yoga practice approachable for all experience levels. Her capacity to apply her knowledge of ancient ...

Flipping the script

The unsavory depictions of Black women that Hollywood has forcefully imposed on the viewing public for nearly a century are slowly but surely being phased out of the marketplace. Due to the efforts of trailblazing African American female producers, writers, ...

American women are making history; traditional obstacles slow to change

Women are making history. You can see it in the home, the workplace, the media and, in judging from the worldwide Women’s March in January, definitely in the streets. Of course, it wasn’t always that way. It’s been a gradual, ...

American women are making history; traditional obstacles slow to change

Women are making history. You can see it in the home, the workplace, the media and, in judging from the worldwide Women’s March in January, definitely in the streets. Of course, it wasn’t always that way. It’s been a gradual, ...

The strength of Black media

African Americans have played a pivotal role in helping to shape American journalism.

Women of power and influence

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Black PR Wire and Women Grow Strong have team up to honor and recognize women who have made a profound impact in the lives of hundreds of people on a local,