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Homelessness and housing insecurity among former prisoners

It’s not a secret. The rate of homelessness in Los Angeles surpasses nearly every major city in the country. If you need an example, visit Downtown and travel the grimy streets littered with dozens of poverty-stricken castaways. Military veterans account ...

CAAM launch party proves culture need not be dull or conventional

The California African American Museum (CAAM) presented a unique opportunity to mingle cultural awareness with social engagement with its presentation of the “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” launch party on July 12. The evening centered on the opening of two exhibits: ...

‘Haute Couture’ hits the streets of Los Angeles

Since its founding in 1925, Los Angeles Trade–Technical College (LATTC) has established a reputation for providing a first- rate design education at a fraction of that charged by prestigious private institutions. Tomorrow and on Saturday, July 21 and 22, the ...

Homelessness and housing insecurity among former prisoners

It’s not a secret. The rate of homelessness in Los Angeles surpasses nearly every major city in the country. If you need an example, visit Downtown and travel the grimy streets littered with dozens of poverty-stricken castaways. Military veterans account ...

Calling the sidewalk home

Thomas has lived on the streets for the past two years. He’s 67-years-old, and after losing his job, the sidewalks have been the place he’s unfortunately had to called home. He’s looking for safe housing where he can feel at ...

Forget designer organics: Let’s bring fresh produce to California’s food deserts

With Amazon gobbling up Whole Foods, California’s food elites wasted no time calling on the Internet retail company to use the acquisition as a means of revamping the nation’s food system. This is a discussion worth having. But, the rich ...

Medical issues among African Americans encourage doctors to discover solutions

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Watts is taking bold steps to break through the barriers to good health within the African American community. And there is good reason why this proactive stance is so important, because the Black ...

Medical issues among African Americans encourage doctors to discover solutions

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Watts is taking bold steps to break through the barriers to good health within the African American community.

Former CIA Officer: War on Drugs is a failure, targets minorities

When former CIA officer John Kiriakou received 30 months in jail for exposing the agency’s torture program, he went into prison prepared to survive in hostile environments.

Neighborhood Watch provides important tools to keep family, community safe

Neighborhood Watch, Block Watch or Crime Watch—whatever the term may be—is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. Having a safe, secure and informed neighborhood whose members communicate is a helpful and ...

Thanks, but no thanks: CBC rejects second meeting with Trump

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) rejected an offer from the White House to meet with all 49 members of the caucus, citing steps that the Trump Administration has taken, “that will affirmatively hurt Black communities.” In a letter ...

The psychological effects of viewing death and violence on social media

In light of the recent court decision to find Minnesota Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty on all counts in the shooting death of Philando Castile, which was broadcast live on Facebook, the question is thrust back into the forefront of ...

Moving sports franchises has differing effects on local Black businesses

Folks in Oakland have something to smile about—the Golden State Warriors reclaiming the NBA championship—and something to be sad about—the Oakland Raiders heading to Las Vegas. But even Oakland’s NBA championship has its downside. Plans are underway to move the ...

Cities and states band together to continue climate change fight

Cities across the nation and around the world are taking action against global warming as they recognize that climate change has tremendous implications for the livability, competitiveness and resilience of communities. Climate science has shown for decades that the earth ...

Los Angeles experiences more than 20,000 water shutoffs in two years

More than 20,000 Los Angeles County households experienced water shutoffs over the last two years, according to information released this week by Food and Water Watch, Union de Vecinos, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, POWER, the Environmental Justice Coalition ...