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Los Angeles County Air Show returns with thrills for the entire family

“Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings ...” —From the poem “High Flight,” John Magee, 1941

You can put Trump in the White House

Black people have generally voted Democrat since the 1930s, which should benefit Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in the general election, if tradition holds true. But if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, it could be the Black vote that ...

Early work experience can provide youth valuable training for future

A summer job can do wonders for a teenager. Early work experience can be a critical component of preparing youth for the transition to adulthood, as well as gaining those vital “soft skills” (e.g. reliability, maturity, character) that employers look ...

The state of Black women in America: The good, the bad and the ugly

The state of Black women in America is a mixed bag. While progress has definitely been made in certain

Obama’s Supreme Court pick looms large as Democrats, Republicans choose sides

It was a sure bet that Democrats and Republicans on Capital Hill would bicker furiously over President Barack Obama’s anticipated Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Both sides

The search for Fred Kawano

Fred Kawano, now 93 years old, is a Nisei, a person of Japanese descent, born and educated in the United

El Nino event takes longer than expected to bring needed rain

For about a year, we’ve been promised “torrential downpours”... “buckets of rain”...“sheets of storms” and, most importantly, “drought relief.” But now that Southern California is broiling in 90-degree heat in traditionally the wettest month of the year, everyone is asking: ...

New technology will allow more Black people to tell their own historical stories

February is Black History Month. This is a recognition that has been around since 1926, when it was created as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson.

Heart disease can be prevented, treated once you know signs, precautions

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death for American men and women. Heart disease, as it is more commonly referred to, kills one in three Americans (about 800,000 people) every year most often by manifesting itself in sudden and ...

Understanding the ‘White’ advantage

Black people have been free in the United States of America since 1865, but there has consistently been an economic gap between Black and White Americans.

Race, not football, is the major storyline of Super Bowl 50

The two-week buildup for the biggest sporting event in the United States did not focus much on Xs versus Os, offenses versus defenses, or the differences between the two Super Bowl opponents.

Race, not football, is the major storyline of Super Bowl 50

The two-week buildup for the biggest sporting event in the United States did not focus much on Xs versus Os, offenses versus defenses, or the differences between the two Super Bowl opponents.

Porter Ranch gas leak becomes one of nation’s largest disasters

It’s been a little more than three months since natural gas began leaking in Porter Ranch. The glaring lack of information disseminated to residents, nearby communities and the Los Angeles Basin, in general, has led to uncertainty about everyone’s long-term ...

Drug abuse begins with ‘fun’ experience but usually results in agony, tragedy

Heroin use and addiction is reportedly skyrocketing in Los Angeles County and across the nation. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported in late 2014 that an increasing number of teens and adults in southern California are using heroin.

YOLO Challenge provides incentive to lose weight and stay in shape

Just after the ring of the bell heralding the New Year, millions of persons nationwide promise themselves and their loved one that they’ll pay more attention to physical fitness. They’ll vow to exercise more and take off the extra pounds.