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Fear of the Black package

The rape of a White female by a slave was a capital crime in Virginia as well as the rest of the slave-holding South during the 19th century.

Local Red Cross expands outreach to assist during emergency situations

So often in emergencies, the public relies on first responders to come to the aid of those in distress. These police officers, firefighters and EMTs are a familiar and welcome sight when things go bad.

Showdown in ‘The Land of the Morning Calm’

The Land of the Morning Calm is the phrase given to Korea as a reference to it’s splendid tranquility with picturesque high mountains and clear spring waters, especially in the mornings. It is derived from “Chaohsien” meaning “morning freshness,” a ...

Top acts in music and comedy highlight LPAC fall season

An exciting line up of some of the most popular acts in music and comedy will appear this fall at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. First up on Sept. 8 is comedian and variety show host Howie Mandel. The Canadian-born ...

Thug Messiah: The myth and legend of Tupac Shakur

Andy Warhol’s prediction that everyone will have their 15 minutes of fame is proven true. The explosion of the internet and social media has produced scores of celebrated nobodies, people who’ve achieved notoriety for the simple fact that they are ...

Black soldiers for Donald Trump ready to defend their chosen man

In the midst of stifling heat and perpetual foot traffic, hundreds of enraged protesters swarmed Hollywood Boulevard. Each participant had a message for our nation’s outspoken president. “F**k Donald Trump!” one of them yelled. “Trump’s a fascist pig!” shouted another. ...

Black soldiers for Donald Trump ready to defend their chosen man

In the midst of stifling heat and perpetual foot traffic, hundreds of enraged protesters swarmed Hollywood Boulevard. Each participant had a message for our nation’s outspoken president. “F**k Donald Trump!” one of them yelled. “Trump’s a fascist pig!” shouted another. ...

Homelessness and housing insecurity among former prisoners

It’s not a secret. The rate of homelessness in Los Angeles surpasses nearly every major city in the country. If you need an example, visit Downtown and travel the grimy streets littered with dozens of poverty-stricken castaways. Military veterans account ...

Homelessness and housing insecurity among former prisoners

It’s not a secret. The rate of homelessness in Los Angeles surpasses nearly every major city in the country. If you need an example, visit Downtown and travel the grimy streets littered with dozens of poverty-stricken castaways. Military veterans account ...

Medical issues among African Americans encourage doctors to discover solutions

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Watts is taking bold steps to break through the barriers to good health within the African American community. And there is good reason why this proactive stance is so important, because the Black ...

Medical issues among African Americans encourage doctors to discover solutions

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Watts is taking bold steps to break through the barriers to good health within the African American community.

Neighborhood Watch provides important tools to keep family, community safe

Neighborhood Watch, Block Watch or Crime Watch—whatever the term may be—is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. Having a safe, secure and informed neighborhood whose members communicate is a helpful and ...

Moving sports franchises has differing effects on local Black businesses

Folks in Oakland have something to smile about—the Golden State Warriors reclaiming the NBA championship—and something to be sad about—the Oakland Raiders heading to Las Vegas. But even Oakland’s NBA championship has its downside. Plans are underway to move the ...

Cities and states band together to continue climate change fight

Cities across the nation and around the world are taking action against global warming as they recognize that climate change has tremendous implications for the livability, competitiveness and resilience of communities. Climate science has shown for decades that the earth ...

Night Riders

The sharp vibration of my cell phone snapped me awake at 3 a.m. It was Thursday morning, and I was annoyed. “Hello,” I answered groggily. “Hey, man. Did I wake you up?” “Absolutely.” “Sorry bout that. It’s me, C-Weed.” “Yeah, ...

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