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Young Black political leaders emerge as triple threat

Throughout the country, young, energetic, and passionate African American men and women are embracing opportunities for public service in politics. Voters have increasingly shown support for younger candidates—evidenced by the success of those persons elected to office locally while still ...

Lancaster lauded for community service efforts

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris is an advocate of building a strong community by means of regular input and volunteer participation from residents. This is taking place daily in Lancaster as the city council commended recently three volunteers from the ...

The Dorner fallout: Policing the cops

As further investigations are revealing, that very well may be the case in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Christopher Dorner affair.

Palmdale, Lancaster reach out to find homes for shelter pets

Pets may be the great equalizer of mankind. It seems no matter where you live nor what culture or station in life, people naturally gravitate toward a loving companion. Sometimes they’ll have four legs, other times two wings or maybe ...

Black sports agents advancing in professional athletics

A generation of Black sports stars have graced American playing fields and courts the past 40 years and have come into our living rooms as examples of personal determination, youth role models and social progress.

Nigerian unrest due to unequal distribution of resources

Three months after 276 young girls were stolen from the “safety” of the private Chibok School in Northern Nigeria by armed insurgents of Boko Haram, one native of the region with a deep understanding of the history and geopolitical dynamics, ...

Nigerian unrest due to unequal distribution of resources

Three months after 276 young girls were stolen from the “safety” of the private Chibok School in Northern Nigeria by armed insurgents of Boko Haram, one native of the region with a deep understanding of the history and geopolitical dynamics, ...

Palmdale continues to lead region in renewable energy sources

The city of Palmdale is continuing its quest to become one of the nation’s most energy-efficient municipalities by virtue of its Energy Action Plan (PEAP) which in four years has resulted in a significant reduction in energy costs for residents ...

Social Impact Bonds emerge

Social programs have always had a number of problems working against their success. Efforts to finance healthcare, education, and prison reform often lack sufficient funds, and the bureaucratic red tape that can interfere with—if not completely stalemate a program’s effectiveness—are ...

Antelope Valley Fair presents the best in R&B, Rock music

The city of Lancaster, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds and Lancaster Auto Mall will present this afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m. its annual Pro Bullriders Tour followed by the yearly Fireworks Extravaganza tonight beginning at 9 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, ...

Are we American?

Happy Birthday, America! Are you among those celebrating the holiday, the country that is the United States and the history that goes with it? Or are you one of the African Americans under the “illusion of inclusion?” Are you asking ...

LPAC has it all for 2014-15 season

From classic Rock ’n Roll, to the best in Country music, and legendary Soul sounds, the Lancaster Performing Arts Center has introduced a 2014-15 lineup for practically all modern music tastes. There will also be performances by Cirque Zuma Zuma, ...

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.