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Stroke can strike at moment’s notice, but there are ways to prevent tragedy

It appears to strike out of nowhere. You have a sudden headache with no known cause. Your vision gets blurry, and you feel drowsy and nauseous. A little later, you may have trouble speaking and an arm or a leg ...

Upscale Black enclaves face changing neighborhoods

Baldwin Hills resident Jack Horn places a leash on his daughter’s American Eskimo dog, while his wife looks at him and laughs. “You are going to walk the dog this morning?” she asks.

New studies offer insight into emotional impulse behind hoarding

Most people waffle back-and-forth about discarding something they sincerely believe may come in handy. This indecision usually involves a keepsake of sorts, an object that’s not terribly valuable but memorable, nonetheless. A serious problem, however, arises when individuals cannot separate ...

Oasis ‘wellness center’ is welcome addition to AV health community

The Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s largest geographical regions, but the area lacks a sufficient number of large-scale medical facilities to serve its rapidly increasing population. A Los Angeles development firm plans to remedy this problem by building ...

Balancing Act

The holy month of Ramadan (June 17 to July 17, 2015) is considered one of the “five pillars” of the Islamic faith. As the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, it is also the period during which the faith's central ...

African Americans rapidly become the face of modern homelessness

They weren’t always, but for the past three decades he hasn’t had much access to regular hot water. Recently he was waiting for a bus on Western Avenue near Gage Avenue in Los Angeles, when I pulled up. I glanced ...

African Americans rapidly become the face of modern homelessness

“D.C.’s” hands are dirty. They weren’t always, but for the past three decades he hasn’t had much access to regular hot water. Recently he was waiting for a bus on Western Avenue near Gage Avenue, when I pulled up. I ...

World Games will feature athletic courage, character sometimes forgotten among pros

What better locale can rival Los Angeles as host to some of the world’s most dedicated athletes? Some of the greatest sports stars in history, of course, have performed locally, but these household names may pale in comparison to the ...

A catch-22 on July 4th

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, ...

The best in ‘hogs’ and hot rods this weekend at annual Thunder on the Lot

Charitable contributions to underserved children remains a strong and noble commitment across the nation. There are numerous, worthwhile charities throughout Los Angeles County which do wonderful work caring for the less fortunate. The donations they collect are directed to persons ...

Charleston murders latest instance of persecution of Black Christians

The massacre of nine parishioners two weeks ago at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., is a stark reminder of the sad vestiges of slavery and Jim Crow still present within the United States. The deadly rampage of a ...

Being a modern Black man in America

In the White House currently living and functioning brilliantly, is the most important role model of a Black husband and father, present and accountable—President Barack Obama. We can’t all be like him, but the precedent has clearly been set.

Being a modern Black man in America

In the White House currently living and functioning brilliantly, is the most important role model of a Black husband and father, present and accountable—President Barack Obama. We can’t all be like him, but the precedent has clearly been set.

Ancient fossil discoveries abound in and around Southern California

That’s about the closest dry place, if one were reading this article 65 million years ago. It doesn’t matter where in Southern California you’re located; the entire landscape was submerged at least 550 to 800 feet under the sea when ...

Black transgenders under siege

Social media is still coming down from the high attached to Caitlyn Jenner’s recent debut on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. Formerly a White male, Jenner’s sudden and highly publicized coming-out-party has quickly elevated her to the role of ...

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