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Rethinking weed in 21st Century

The passage of Proposition 64 is another controversial twist in the road to legalization of marijuana in California. No less controversial is the acceptance of the recreational use of marijuana in the Black community. The Black church, and other conservative ...

A scholarly chat on our racial heritage

Racism, an intricate component of the American saga since colonial times, is arguably the most contradictory element of the ideals upon which the country was founded, and a provocative rebuttal brought up whenever the United States seeks to point fingers ...

Fidel Castro’s unrecognized impact on the African Diaspora

With the recent death of Fidel Castro, it is well worth reviewing the impact this dictator had on people of African descent in Africa, the Caribbean and the United States. Born in August 1926, in Birán, Oriente, Fidel Alejandro Castro ...

Colleges reach out to president-elect on behalf of undocumented students

The leaders of the California State University, University of California and California Community College systems sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump recently, asking that he maintain a program sparing people who were brought to the country illegally as minors ...

Looking at more Trump cabinet nominees

As he continues to propose nominees to fill his cabinet, President-Elect Donald Trump has reportedly selected a number people that may be of particular interest to African Americans. These include Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate ...

Fidel Castro’s unrecognized impact on the African Diaspora

With the recent death of Fidel Castro, it is well worth reviewing the impact this dictator had on people of African descent in Africa, the Caribbean and the United States.

Standing in solidarity

With yesterday’s Thanksgiving holiday, the recent celebration of Columbus Day, and the ongoing fight to the block the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, many of the issues that Native Americans ...

College and career fair to be held

More than 40 colleges, universities, HBCUs, community colleges, vocational schools and academies, (including representatives from seven University of California campuses), are expected to participate in the “Hoops and Options College and Career Fair,” hosted by First AME Church of Los ...

Trump vets potential cabinet appointees

President-elect Donald Trump has spent the last several weeks appointing people to advisory positions in his administration as well as selecting those he intends to nominate for cabinet positions. One of the first individuals Trump intends to nominate could have ...

Standing in Solidarity

With tomorrow’s Thanksgiving holiday, the recent October celebration of Columbus Day, and the ongoing fight to the block the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, many of the issues that Native ...

An open-letter to my sons about President (Elect) Trump

I decided to write this letter to tell you guys, first and foremost, that I love you. As I sat down to write this, I realized that I have not told you how much I love you since you were ...

Students protest prospect of tuition hike

A group of California State University students carried out a protest this week as the CSU Board of Trustees began two days of meetings, during which it will review a financial report that includes the possibility of a roughly 5 ...

Thanksgiving meals offered locally

This year’s 34th Annual Jackson Turkey & Grocery Giveaway will go on as planned on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 8 a.m. at 3669 Slauson Ave. There is still a great need for donations and volunteers. For details, visit www.theejjacksonfoundation.com. A ...

Vin Scully, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will receive Medal of Freedom

Retired Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully and former Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were among 21 recipients announced this week of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

An open-letter to my sons about President (Elect) Trump

I decided to write this letter to tell you guys, first and foremost, that I love you. As I sat down to write this, I realized that I have not told you how much I love you since you were ...