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Third annual ‘Stand Down’ will address issue of homeless veterans

Goodwill Southern California, in partnership with a number of cities in Los Angeles County, will host on May 20 its Third Annual Veteran Stand Down for homeless veterans and their families.

SoCal political experts weigh in on 2016 presidential candidates

We are barely into 2015, but it seems the 2016 presidential race is in full swing—well at least in the Republican Party. The GOP has a broad range of candidates vying for the nomination. This ranges from more mainstream candidates, ...

Continuing the legacy: Female history makers under 25

In honor of Women’s History Month, we take this time to remember female trailblazers of the past and present. Such greats as Azie Taylor Morton, the first African American woman whose signature appeared on U.S. currency; Althea Gibson, first African ...

Lancaster continues ambitious push toward ‘Net-Zero’ energy status

In case you haven’t heard the news, all new single-family homes in Lancaster will be outfitted with solar panels. And energy-efficient plumbing. And gas-saving heaters. And eco-friendly insulation. Even drought-tolerant landscaping is part of the plan to effectively transform the ...

Black Americans are increasingly discovering the beauty of Africa structure

Black Americans have a conflicted view of Africa. Many of them acknowledge that it is their ancestral home, but few know much about the continent. R&B singer Akon, who is of Senegalese descent, recently said many Black Americans are scared ...

Local politicians mark ‘Bloody Sunday’

Congressional representatives Maxine Waters, Karen Bass, and Janice Hahn along with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas were among the local elected officials from Los Angeles who went to Selma last weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march ...

Could the U.S. be growing less hateful and more tolerant?

That’s according to an annual Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) report that says the number of hate groups in the United States remains on the decline for the second year in a row.

Women’s work

It is interesting that Women’s History Month so closely follows Black History Month. After all, the 15th Amendment in 1870 made it illegal for the federal or state governments to deny any United States citizen, regardless of race “or previous ...

Next-generation bomber could boost aerospace industry

The Pentagon is ready to spend billions to build a new stealth bomber in the Antelope Valley. Two teams of defense contractors, Boeing Co. and Northrop-Grumman, are vying to win the coveted contract to return large-scale aerospace manufacturing to Los ...

Cal Grant deadline set

According to El Camino College Compton Center, the deadline to apply for a Cal Grant is Monday, March 2.

A Black History memoir: The legacy of Malcolm X

Fifty years ago this week, a crowd filed into Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom on a Sunday afternoon. The Audubon was a multi-purpose building that hosted a variety of events, including festivals, movie screenings, and religious services. But today, however, it was ...

Celebration of Black History strikes chord

When Harvard-educated historian, author and journalist Carter G. Woodson and the organization he founded—the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH)—conceived of the idea of Negro History Week in 1925, the goal was simply to raise awareness ...

Afrika Fifty6 plans benefit projects across continent

Many African Americans take living in a developed country for granted. They don’t realize a decent education, school books and new clothes are seen as luxuries in some of the more deprived parts of the world, including Africa. Cedric Idudu ...

Israel’s Black immigrants forced to use birth control

As enraged feminists in the U.S. continue to protest against “50 Shades of Grey,” a book-turned film that attempts to romanticize female objectification, Israeli women are currently battling an injustice perpetrated by their own government leaders. More specifically, according to ...

Celebration of Black History strikes chord

When Harvard-educated historian, author and journalist Carter G. Woodson and the organization he founded—the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH)—conceived of the idea of Negro History Week in 1925, the goal was simply to raise awareness ...