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The ‘New’ Hollywood?

Recent advances for artists of color have some proclaiming a new era in “Tinsel Town” while others dismiss it as a false flag for social progress.

Breast Cancer

Hear the word cancer from your medical practitioner, and thoughts of death are likely to start haunting you.

Breast Cancer

Hear the word cancer from your medical practitioner, and thoughts of death are likely to start haunting you.

Palmdale Amphitheater presents music, fun, excitement galore this fall

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Palmdale Amphitheater this fall will offer a variety of concerts and events that are practically guaranteed to peak the interest of fine arts fans and those who owe a debt of gratitude to ...

African American serial killers

Author’s note: As a fourth grader, wanting to be accepted by older guys as “cool” is an important milestone in any culture. In my old neighborhood, a small part of socially fitting-in with the older teenagers was the ability to ...

Lancaster Grand Prix promises downtown thrills and excitement

Lancaster will be roaring and revving with high-powered excitement Sept. 26-28 as the sixth annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix winds its way through downtown. Each autumn, Lancaster hosts one of the west coast’s largest and most prestigious professional KART ...

Merchants of Fear:

“In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly.” —Poet & Literary Critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The power of the pen: Obama and the history of executive orders

“When in the course of human events it becomes necessary ...” —United States Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, July 1776

The power of the pen: Obama and the history of executive orders

“When in the course of human events it becomes necessary ...” —United States Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, July 1776

The Ebola epidemic: no end in sight

Authors Note: I was first introduced to the Ebola virus in 1978 while attending California State University Long Beach. At that time, Ebola was just two years old and known in the scientific community as a Marburg-like virus (a virus ...

The Ebola epidemic: no end in sight

Authors Note: I was first introduced to the Ebola virus in 1978 while attending California State University Long Beach. At that time, Ebola was just two years old and known in the scientific community as a Marburg-like virus (a virus ...

Community initiative may reduce gangs, help ‘redefine’ Black youth

“We have decided to stop complaining and to get up and do something about the problem.” That’s Ansar “Stan” Muhammad commenting about the nearly-unrelenting stories about “troubled,” “at-risk,” “wayward” and “angry” Black youth here and nationwide who have come to ...

Exposition Park

Exposition Park has for 100 years been a destination point for millions of Angelenos and visitors to Los Angeles. Whether you’re a sports fan, music fan, history bug, sci-fi enthusiast or even a naturalist, Exposition Park likely offers something of ...

Lancaster city officials at odds with CPUC

Lancaster city officials say they are fed up with unfair utility rates. With the drought serving as a reminder to conserve as much water as possible, city officials last week expressed displeasure and dismay toward a decision by the state ...

Panic in the streets: Black cops weigh in on Ferguson

It is perhaps just one of the oxymorons of modern society that Black men, among the most marginalized within the American justice/legal system, find gainful employment within the law enforcement entity that is so often at odds with the African ...