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United front: LGBT community takes on latest challenges to secure rights

The milestone events which have occurred within the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community command both worldwide distinction and national recognition.

Leaders of the new school

The stereotype about young people is that they’re glued to their cell phones, obsessed with social media and generally clueless about politics and social activism. But that’s not always true.

Dad’s special day requires only affection, gratitude and love

On Sunday we fete dear old dad. And while most contemporary households no longer point to him as the singular bread winner, he remains the role model for the family, the person who is often called upon to do the ...

Black music mecca

Black music has dominated the United States for about a century, with jazz, gospel, R&B, and hip hop being ingrained in all cultures of this country.

‘Look! It’s Muhammad Ali’

He didn’t don a hometown jersey like Maury Wills, Elgin Baylor or Deacon Jones. He played for the world. That’s why his presence on my block 50 years ago was so memorable. Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was in town for ...

Two services scheduled for Ali

He called it “The Book.” More than a decade prior to his death, Muhammad Ali and a select cadre of relatives and close friends began to outline and record in exacting detail how he wanted to say good-bye.

Rise of the Far Right

xenophobia 1. : fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign

Rise of the Far Right

By now it is still uncertain whether the juggernaut of the Donald Trump campaign will reach Nirvana in the Oval Office, but it certainly has earned itself more than a mere footnote in the annals of American politics.

Birth of Memorial Day begins with benevolent gesture by former slaves

Before we fire up the grill, flock to the beach or flag down those holiday bargains, it’s important to remember the meaning of Memorial Day—the unofficial start of summer—as the day we set aside to honor those who died in ...

Birth of Memorial Day begins with benevolent gesture by former slaves

Before we fire up the grill, flock to the beach or flag down those holiday bargains, it’s important to remember the meaning of Memorial Day—the unofficial start of summer—as the day we set aside to honor those who died in ...

Supervisors place increased spotlight on scourge of sexually exploited children

They pass by unrecognized. Sometimes they suddenly arrive in a neighborhood yet are only glimpsed occasionally by neighbors. For many of them, their mere existence is hinged on the stronghold placed over them by kidnappers, pimps and drug dealers.

Pills from the underground

Clinton O’Neal is a genetic marvel. He’s nearly 6-foot-4 inches tall, his physique consists of layer upon layer of hulking muscle and is devoid of visible body fat. According to a handful of his past lovers, each of whom asked ...

A daily walk provides physical benefits, mental balance without paying a cent

A brisk, moderate or just a leisurely walk can do amazing things for you. Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes a day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body ...

Penalty phase of ‘Grim Sleeper’ killer begins

With the guilty verdict of a Los Angeles County jury in the case of the “Grim Sleeper” suspect Lonnie Franklin, the next phase in the decades-long search, capture, and trial, is the penalty phase.

Mother’s Day is perfect opportunity to express a most heartfelt ‘thank you’

“I’ll always love my moma, she’s my baby girl. I’ll always love my moma, she brought me in this world.” “I’ll Always Love My Moma” The Intruders, 1973

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