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Charleston murders latest instance of persecution of Black Christians

The massacre of nine parishioners two weeks ago at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., is a stark reminder of the sad vestiges of slavery and Jim Crow still present within the United States. The deadly rampage of a ...

Being a modern Black man in America

In the White House currently living and functioning brilliantly, is the most important role model of a Black husband and father, present and accountable—President Barack Obama. We can’t all be like him, but the precedent has clearly been set.

Being a modern Black man in America

In the White House currently living and functioning brilliantly, is the most important role model of a Black husband and father, present and accountable—President Barack Obama. We can’t all be like him, but the precedent has clearly been set.

African American millionaires: Looking beyond athletes and entertainers

Big time athletes and major entertainers tend to fill out the top spots on any list of African American millionaires. But there are also those who have used their minds to enter the realm of financial security known as the ...

New summer lunch program set

The city of Palmdale and the Palmdale School District have unveiled a new free school lunch program ongoing Monday through Friday at eight locations through July 31.

Ancient fossil discoveries abound in and around Southern California

That’s about the closest dry place, if one were reading this article 65 million years ago. It doesn’t matter where in Southern California you’re located; the entire landscape was submerged at least 550 to 800 feet under the sea when ...

Black transgenders under siege

Social media is still coming down from the high attached to Caitlyn Jenner’s recent debut on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. Formerly a White male, Jenner’s sudden and highly publicized coming-out-party has quickly elevated her to the role of ...

Police Commission finds one LAPD officer unjustified in Ezell Ford shooting

The people have spoken, and it appears that their message was heard loud and clear. After months of protests, mostly by Black residents of Los Angeles, the Police Commission, which is a civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police ...

‘Southern Rites’ documents Georgia community’s struggle with segregation

When photographer and director Gillian Laub returned to Montgomery County, Ga., a small community which held segregated proms until 2009, she was expecting to document racial progress in a region that appeared to be frozen in time. (Laub’s New York ...

Looking for spirit in the rhythm

June is Black Music Month, and there is no time better suited to understand and explore the evolution of the distinctive ways folks of African descent have used to create this lyrical language.

Mothers of slain Black men honored at the ‘Standing in the Gap’ forum

The Black Women’s Forum held an intimate and engaging roundtable discussion this past Saturday which honored Black mothers who have lost their children to police violence. The forum was held during a luncheon at the Westin Hotel in Los Angeles.

Prosecutors get Tamir Rice investigation

The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio on Wednesday handed its investigation into the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice to prosecutors.

City Council approves wage hike ordinance

The Los Angeles City Council tentatively approved an ordinance Wednesday that would raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15 per hour by 2020 for hundreds of thousands of workers.

Los Lobos, Air Supply among groups slated for Summer Concert Series

From soft pop and sexy hip-hop to Latin rock, there are a number of exciting musical acts scheduled this summer at the Palmdale Amphitheater. Also, some of the most popular movies of a generation will be screened this summer as ...

Program recognizes mothers who have lost children to police violence

The Black Women’s Forum (BWF) and founder Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA-43rd District) announced ‘Standing in the Gap’ an intimate and engaging roundtable designed to honor Black mothers who have lost their loved ones to police brutality this Saturday, May 30, ...