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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, ...

Economy, police violence causing Blacks to consider emigrating from U.S.

America is a nation of immigrants, with some people risking their lives to make it here. But a few Black Americans are saying they’ve had enough of “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” even though ...

‘Food desert’ linked to early signs of childhood mental illness

The notorious “food desert” has been part of the American vernacular for about a decade. But only now have sociologists, pediatricians, nutritionists and mental health experts come to a general agreement that the lack of proper nutrition at an early ...

Childhood mental illness remains early stigma that can last a lifetime

Practically no one expects a child to be intentionally harmed physically, sexually or emotionally, but it happens every day. Experts have for years concluded that child abuse, in general, often leads to mental disorders that affect behavior, self esteem, identity, ...

Shaka Senghor: From convicted killer to college professor

Shaka Senghor has been to hell and back. He was once imprisoned in one of the country’s worst correctional facilities, but now is a director’s fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Media Lab and a successful author and speaker.

The Medal

“Someone could receive the Medal of Honor because they are suicidal; or stupid; or grandiose; or lucky; or opportunistic; because they were in the wrong place at the right time; or because they were courageous.”

Palmdale Playhouse to feature variety of stage presentations

The Palmdale Playhouse has announced one of its most exciting and artistically varied summer seasons with activities ranging from concert performances, dance reviews, art exhibitions, dramatic presentations and classic films.

Providing affordable housing amid soaring rents in Southern California

The Los Angeles Unified School District is acting to alleviate the affordable housing crisis in Southern California

Going back to our roots

What started off as a trickle has now become a tsunami. At first there were a handful of Black bohemians, people like Erykah Badu, who wore natural hair styles, but the trend is becoming more popular again. Natural hair styles, ...

Mother’s Day is etched into our memories

Mothers do just about everything for their families. They nourish both the body and soul. They bring purpose and add meaning to our lives. They willingly, and without regret, share their days and nights without celebration, without adulation ... and ...

Deprived of dignity

When I glanced at this week’s F.B.I.’s “10 most wanted” list, I was mildly surprised when I saw that no one on it was Black (closer examination did reveal former Black Liberation Army member and alleged cop killer Joanne Deborah ...