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Antonovich announces retirement; sets series of goals through 2016

Longtime Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced this spring his retirement effective at the end of next year. By way of term limits, the November 2016 County election will mark the first time in 35 years that the veteran ...

Young, talented, and Black

Except for the many civil rights pioneers we’ve come to know and revere, there has been a dearth of new leadership within the African American community. Granted, only seven years ago the country welcomed its first Black president; and it ...

Climate change may foretell precarious future for LA County

Los Angeles County has been a travel destination point for millions since its founding 165 years ago. The region has experienced unprecedented population growth and attraced new residents from across the country and from numerous nations to comprise the cultural ...

Earth Day

Each year when April 22 rolls around and Earth Day comes up, we become more aware of the environment and may even become more conscientious about “living green” whatever that may mean for each of us. The importance of clean ...

Top jazz artists will appear May 9 at Lancaster City Park

The best in jazz is on tap May 9 as some of the recording industry’s most popular artists take the stage at the Johnson’s Smooth Jazz Festival. Presented by the Marco and Sandra Johnson Foundation, the festival will take place ...

Black church continues mantle of liberation, social justice

African American voices have always been lifted to Heaven. The infamous plantation fields may yield a valuable clue about why: the old “call and response” that was recited and rejoined to help sustain weary souls during centuries of back-breaking drudgery.

STEM programs unleash hidden talents among AV students

Hundreds of local students are preparing for the Quartz Hill High School STEM Expo set April 15 at the campus, 6040 West Avenue L. The event, open to the public, takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (official judging from ...

The business of Black media

While most people who think about Black media consider its historic role as a leader and purveyor of the needs, wants and desires of the African American community, those same people sometimes forget that at the very foundation of newspapers, ...

California Poppy Festival will usher in colorful spring season

It’s time again to break out the sun hats, walking shoes, short pants and binoculars to capture the breathtaking beauty of the 2015 California Poppy Festival set for April 18 and 19 at Lancaster City Park, 43011 N. 10th Street ...

Point of View

Years from now, historians may well regard this era as a transitional period in the evolution of race relations, much like the mid-20th century. As we wind down to the end of the administration of the first non-White male president, ...

Third annual ‘Stand Down’ will address issue of homeless veterans

Goodwill Southern California, in partnership with a number of cities in Los Angeles County, will host on May 20 its Third Annual Veteran Stand Down for homeless veterans and their families.

Continuing the legacy: Female history makers under 25

In honor of Women’s History Month, we take this time to remember female trailblazers of the past and present. Such greats as Azie Taylor Morton, the first African American woman whose signature appeared on U.S. currency; Althea Gibson, first African ...

Lancaster continues ambitious push toward ‘Net-Zero’ energy status

In case you haven’t heard the news, all new single-family homes in Lancaster will be outfitted with solar panels. And energy-efficient plumbing. And gas-saving heaters. And eco-friendly insulation. Even drought-tolerant landscaping is part of the plan to effectively transform the ...

Black Americans are increasingly discovering the beauty of Africa structure

Black Americans have a conflicted view of Africa. Many of them acknowledge that it is their ancestral home, but few know much about the continent. R&B singer Akon, who is of Senegalese descent, recently said many Black Americans are scared ...

Women’s work

It is interesting that Women’s History Month so closely follows Black History Month. After all, the 15th Amendment in 1870 made it illegal for the federal or state governments to deny any United States citizen, regardless of race “or previous ...

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