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War On Poverty: Success and failure of America’s commitment

“This administration today here and now declares unconditional war on poverty in America.”

Nickelodeon announces nominees for Kids Choice Sports Awards

Peyton Manning, Serena Williams, Gabby Douglas and Kevin Durant were among the superstar athletes receiving nominations Wednesday for the inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, which will be presented in July at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.

Would you live in a house made of urine and bacteria? It's a surprisingly good idea

Peter Trimble found his formula through trial and error. A design student at the University of Edinburgh, he was aiming to produce an artistic exhibition for a module on sustainability, when he stumbled on "Dupe," a living alternative to concrete.

New retail center, AnyWind Power may bring more jobs to Palmdale

The Rancho Vista Specific Plan in Palmdale got another boost this month as construction began on the Rancho Vista Town Center, a long-anticipated retail development at the intersection of Rancho Vista Boulevard and Town Center Drive. Adding to the economic ...

Nigeria’s abducted girls

Authors Note: On October 25, 2006 OurWeekly Publisher and CEO Natalie Cole interviewed former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young. They discussed several topics both local and international. Among the topics was the failure of the United ...

Johnson school board campaign may change look of classrooms

Alex Johnson’s campaign for the District 1 seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board may forge a new direction not only for local schools, but for American education in general.

Hattie McFrazier’s experience may position her for District 1 seat

Hattie McFrazier is a district lifer. She has given 31 years of dedicated service to the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has a long list of positions on her résumé, which include teacher, counselor, school attendance review board chair, ...

Dorsey alum Sherlett Hendy-Newbill: dedication to her community

It seems as though Sherlett Hendy-Newbill was born to run for the LAUSD District 1 seat. Reared in the heart of District 1, she attended Dorsey High School and developed an everlasting love and respect for her community. After graduating ...

Getting your student athlete to college

Sports have been an institution in our communities for decades. It has been a vehicle to higher learning on the collegiate level, and, for a select few, a professional career has been like a winning lottery ticket. Sports have been ...

Getting your student athlete to college

Sports have been an institution in the African American community for decades. It has been a vehicle to higher learning on the collegiate level, and, for a select few, a professional career has been like a winning lottery ticket. Sports ...

Californians face IRS penalties for failing to secure health insurance

Ronail “Stretch” Shelton is about to be a little lighter in the pockets.

U-2 spy plane fooled new computer system, halting flights in California

A very old spy plane and a very new computer system played pivotal roles in last week's computer glitch that temporarily paralyzed flight operations in southern California, officials tell CNN.

Summer nights at Palmdale Amphitheater

From today’s top sounds in Country music, Rhythm and Blues, Hip Hop and Banda music, the Palmdale Amphitheater has something in store this summer for most all musical tastes.

Tobacco companies forced to run ‘apology’ ads

A revised plan for major tobacco companies to purchase court-ordered ads to admit that they deliberately misled the public about the dangers of smoking would add nine White-owned newspapers to the list of publications carrying tobacco ‘apology’ ads, but shut ...

National Action Network applauds initiative to reduce racial bias within the justice system

National Action Network applauds the Department of Justice (DOJ) on their continued progressive efforts to curtail the problem of racial bias within the criminal justice system. The statistic U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder shared that half of African American men ...