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Black entrepreneurs say business ownership leads to self determination

Even though the Obama administration is entering its final lap, things are not looking great for the African American community. The Black unemployment rate is still about double the national rate and more education will not necessarily solve the problem. ...

Foreign places, familiar faces:

Within some American communities, the foreign faces of terror can look familiar. Last week in Paris two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, and a lone gunman, Amedy Coulibaly, brought the city’s most famous thoroughfare, the Champ-Elysees, to a standstill. In ...

Arts education provides outlet for free expression, ownership

Friday morning was something to look forward to. Not only did the weekend beckon, but on that day Dorothy Hansen provided a one-hour respite from the daily academic grind. A little blue-haired lady wearing those “cat-eye shaped” spectacles popular among ...

... and the winner isn’t:

“The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets.” —Al Sharpton in a statement released on the afternoon after this year’s Oscar nominations.

SoCal Muslims: Islamic terrorists don’t understand the religion

Recent attacks by Islamic militants in France, Pakistan and Nigeria have focused scrutiny on American Muslims, who are again being forced to defend their religion. This frustrates Ojaala Ahmad, communications coordinator for the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR)- Greater Los ...

Martin Luther King Jr.’s European Odyssey

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.” —Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April ...

Martin Luther King Jr.’s European Odyssey

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.” —Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April ...

Lancaster ‘Season of Service’ offers volunteer opportunities for all ages

Lancaster continues to be among the leading Southland cities in supporting community outreach. This year its Eighth Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service will include 30 projects designed in still community pride while providing residents an opportunity to enhance ...

We've Got You Covered

The year 2015 marks our 10th anniversary and we chose to dedicate this issue to our celebrated cover art/articles. When we decided to launch Our Weekly in January 2005, our plan to create a quality African American newspaper with cutting-edge ...

Top Stories OF 2014

A few top stories of 2014 for Ourweekly

Civilian oversight commission may add stability to Sheriff’s Department

In a widely anticipated move, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors last week voted 3-2 to establish the first-ever civilian oversight commission to periodically review the embattled Sheriff’s Department.

Civilian oversight commission may add stability to Sheriff’s Department

In a widely anticipated move, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors last week voted 3-2 to establish the first-ever civilian oversight commission to periodically review the embattled Sheriff’s Department.

Titi Branch, co-founder of Miss Jessie’s, dies at 45 of apparent suicide

Titi Branch, one of the co-founders of the successful natural hair care line, Miss Jessie’s, died Dec. 4, according to an obituary by NV Magazine.

'Breathe Easy' T-shirts stir controversy

Eric Garner's final words have become a rallying call for protesters across the country.

Twitter sparks debate on White privilege #CrimingWhileWhite

Following the news that New York City officer Daniel Pantaleo, who held unarmed Eric Garner in an against-policy chokehold resulting in his death, would not be indicted, protests broke out around the country in what many called “another total miss” ...