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The Williams Brothers have developed young tennis players for more than 40 years

In the tennis world, the Williams sisters are royalty, as Venus and Serena have continued to rack up Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold medals. But they are not the only well known Williams siblings. The Williams brothers, Richard and ...

LPAC to close season with top acts in music, comedy and classic theater

From child prodigies to literary masterpieces, the Lancaster Performing Arts Center will close its 2013-14 season with some of the entertainment industry’s most popular and surprising acts.

White Folks Sing the Blues?

Beverly Hills is perhaps better known as a shopping Mecca for those seeking the ultimate in glitz and glamour, but this week it was slated for a discussion on race, that problem that still irks America in this, the second ...

Carson leads southland cities with new developments, budget surplus

The little city of Carson has slowly moved past the day when motoring Angelenos, taking a leisurely drive south to seaside attractions in San Pedro, Long Beach or Palos Verdes, would cruise past the sleepy bedroom community often associated with ...

Women contract heart disease in levels that surpass most men

Coronary heart disease, heart failure and resulting stroke are the top killers of American women. In short, one woman dies every minute from heart disease. With February proclaimed American Heart Month, more women are adopting better health habits such as ...

Chicken and Watermelon a fabricated history

I never realized that my parents (both deceased) had a problem with chicken and watermelon until the summer of 1968. My mother had just completed nursing school and in celebration of her graduation, my parents decided to take us out ...

Homeless population increases in Antelope Valley

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris last week railed against officials at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) regarding inadequate funding for the growing population of homeless persons in not only his city, but throughout the Antelope Valley.

Eastside-Westside: Change in circumstance; change in scenery

Quick and little, he darted up the steps with big news that couldn’t wait: “Moma, is it true? Is it true? Are the Bennetts really moving to Baldwin Hills?” She winked and nodded yes: “That’s right. James and Alice are ...

Black population in L.A. County declines as more return to South

The odyssey of African Americans in greater Los Angeles is a tale of hope and strident purpose. Today, Black households stretch throughout the Basin from the Inland Empire, through the South Bay and into the Antelope Valley having braved past ...

PAFF provides portal to film profession

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), underway this week at Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills 15, has for 22 years showcased the best produced and most overlooked stories of the Black experience from not just America, but from around the world.

Race relations in Antelope Valley continue to stir controversy

The number of hate crimes reported and prosecuted throughout Los Angeles County has dipped during the past five years, but African Americans residing in the Antelope Valley remain skeptical of these findings. Representatives of a number of civic groups met ...

‘Beatlemania’ and the legacy of Black Music

Next weekend will mark the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion, that seminal moment in Rock ‘N Roll history when the Beatles “hopped the pond” and landed on the Ed Sullivan Show. American teens had widely anticipated the Liverpool lads ...

Double standard continues with Black athletes

The Richard Sherman saga shows that this country, as far as it has come, still has race relation issues, as Black people as a whole are still viewed by the lowest common denominator, while White athletes are given a pass.

Local dance student wins $240,000 college scholarship

In December, Bandeja Munir, 17, of South Los Angeles was named a 2013 Posse Foundation Scholar and as a result, will receive a Merit Leadership Scholarship valued at $240,000 from New York State’s prestigious Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where ...

AV job prospects remain uncertain

As the national economy continues to wobble its way out of the Great Recession, employment numbers in Los Angeles County are on a slight upswing with jobless rates hovering around 9.4 percent at the beginning of the year. The state ...