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The power and influence of African American Gospel

As the end of June comes upon us and we prepare for our nation’s celebration of its independence from the English, we bid farewell to the time that has become known as Black Music Month.

Blacks overcharged, forced more often into plea bargains

Minority defendants in the Antelope Valley are being overcharged and forced to agree to plea bargains at a much higher rate than at any regional court in Los Angeles County. According to the Antelope Valley branch of the NAACP, this ...

‘Spice,’ and other synthetic drugs latest worry for law enforcement

By the time Jonathan Brown or “Big Papa”—as he was so warmly referred to by kids in the community found out about the spice invasion—it was too late. His grandson was addicted.

Palmdale officials launch assault on ‘spice’ and other synthetic drugs

A new and potentially lethal drug has been sweeping the nation during the past decade. “Spice,” sometimes referred to as “K2,” “Bombay Blue,” “Blaze” and “Zohai,” is on the radar among deputies at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Palmdale station ...

Marshall Broadcasting Group purchases three community-oriented TV stations

It’s been nearly 70 years since American families were introduced to television. According to experts from Stanford University, television must take on an active role in the promotion of economic development and equality for minorities. Through the creation of Black-owned ...

Summer youth activities planned in Antelope Valley

Although school will end soon for the summer break, a variety of youth activities will be scheduled over the next three months throughout the Antelope Valley that are designed for physical fitness, academic enrichment, community involvement and just plain fun.

The real life ‘Fast and Furious’

“I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters. Not the mortgage, not the store … For those 10 seconds or less, I’m free.”

Mental illness remains one of nation’s most acute, misunderstood diseases

The mystery of mental illness has perplexed society since the dawn of man. Modern scientists, mental health professionals and, most important, the troubled individual and their families have had to grapple with the causes, effects, medical treatments and how to ...

Maya Angelou succumbs

Although she was primarily noted in contemporary times for her poetry, novels and acting, Maya Angelou had a celebrated background in the arts that began when it was difficult for an African American woman to truly count on making a ...

War On Poverty: Success and failure of America’s commitment

“This administration today here and now declares unconditional war on poverty in America.” --President Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address.

War On Poverty: Success and failure of America’s commitment

“This administration today here and now declares unconditional war on poverty in America.”

New retail center, AnyWind Power may bring more jobs to Palmdale

The Rancho Vista Specific Plan in Palmdale got another boost this month as construction began on the Rancho Vista Town Center, a long-anticipated retail development at the intersection of Rancho Vista Boulevard and Town Center Drive. Adding to the economic ...

Nigeria’s abducted girls

Authors Note: On October 25, 2006 OurWeekly Publisher and CEO Natalie Cole interviewed former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young. They discussed several topics both local and international. Among the topics was the failure of the United ...

Getting your student athlete to college

Sports have been an institution in our communities for decades. It has been a vehicle to higher learning on the collegiate level, and, for a select few, a professional career has been like a winning lottery ticket. Sports have been ...

Getting your student athlete to college

Sports have been an institution in the African American community for decades. It has been a vehicle to higher learning on the collegiate level, and, for a select few, a professional career has been like a winning lottery ticket. Sports ...