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Haze Daze

The American crime drama Breaking Bad created and produced by Vince Gilligan depicts the main character, actor Bryan Cranston, as high school chemistry teacher Walter White, who uses his knowledge of physical science to produce crystal methamphetamine, or crystal meth ...

Breaking Buds

Author’s note: On December 9, 2010 OurWeekly ran a cover story on the medical marijuana industry in South Los Angeles with a focus on African American dispensaries. There has been a marked increase of new medical marijuana clinics and clubs ...

Rev. Al Sharpton an FBI informant?

Al Sharpton has never been a stranger to controversy. Bursting on the scene as a street-level provocateur during the racially charged 1980s in his native New York City, he became a polarizing figure as he led protest marches in response ...

Rev. Al Sharpton an FBI informant?

Al Sharpton has never been a stranger to controversy. Bursting on the scene as a street-level provocateur during the racially charged 1980s in his native New York City, he became a polarizing figure as he led protest marches in response ...

Black children excluded from school more often than White counterparts

Most boys are marvelous mischief-makers. In between their frequent shenanigans and monkeyshines is the desire to satisfy a curiosity to explore, to make friends and to be included in the learning process. But sometimes a wide-eyed, rambunctious spirit can get ...

Black children excluded from school more often than White counterparts

Most boys are marvelous mischief-makers. In between their frequent shenanigans and monkeyshines is the desire to satisfy a curiosity to explore, to make friends and to be included in the learning process. But sometimes a wide-eyed, rambunctious spirit can get ...

Homeless veterans to get permanent lodging through unique partnership

On any given night in America, there are an estimated 165,000 veterans sleeping in shelters, on a park bench, in a vehicle or anywhere where they can rest safely. The economic downturn, still continuing for millions of citizens, has had ...

From Africa to America

Kehinde Oloade, 49, came to America from Lagos, Nigeria in 1987 following the pattern of African nationals who took advantage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which saw an estimated one million Africans immigrate to the United States. ...

Southern California aviation history on display this weekend in Lancaster

The Blue Angels will take flight for their first show in a year at the 2014 Los Angeles County Air Show today and tomorrow at William J. Fox Airfield, 4555 W. Avenue G, in Lancaster. Gates will open at 9 ...

Women Helping Women

March is Women’s History Month, and although most people are certainly aware of amazing women leaders such as First Lady Michelle Obama and media mogul Oprah Winfrey, there are also women right in our local communities that have made it ...

Lancaster and A.V. Hospital partner in wellness campaign for new moms

The birth of a child—particularly the first baby—is one of the great miracles and surprises a person will experience. The mother, however, maintains a symbiotic link to that miniature human being, a biological connection that has taken place for the ...

Female Athletes: Triumphs despite continuing adversity

In several industries in the United States, women have competed right along side of men, and they have been able to perform at extremely high levels without the same type of support that men have benefited from. Sports is one ...

Women’s History Month captures story of famous American innovators

March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of the accomplishments that women have made throughout the nation’s history, from women’s rights pioneers Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Clara Barton of the American Red Cross; media mogul Clare Boothe ...

Local Black women become pioneers from the arts, sports and in politics

There has always been a pioneering spirit among Black women in Los Angeles and throughout the nation. That courage and character—not often recognized by contemporaries—may be traced as far back as businesswoman Biddy Mason who did everything from manning a ...

LPAC to close season with top acts in music, comedy and classic theater

From child prodigies to literary masterpieces, the Lancaster Performing Arts Center will close its 2013-14 season with some of the entertainment industry’s most popular and surprising acts.

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