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Trump wins in America’s most stunning upset for White House

In the most stunning presidential upset in American political history, New York businessman Donald J. Trump on Wednesday defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in a vociferous White House campaign that saw criminal investigations on one side and ...

Election Watch 2016

In some ways, it will be very good for President Barack Obama to step away from the White House in January 2017, after this month’s election of a new POTUS. He will have been in office for eight years and ...

Election Watch 2016

In some ways, it will be very good for President Barack Obama to step away from the White House in January 2017, after this month’s election of a new POTUS. He will have been in office for eight years and ...

Fostering more love

California is less than three months away from one of the most sweeping changes to hit the child welfare system in the state’s history. An estimated 18,000 children in Los Angeles County are part of the region’s foster care system, ...

Fostering more love

California is less than three months away from one of the most sweeping changes to hit the child welfare system in the state’s history. An estimated 18,000 children in Los Angeles County are part of the region’s foster care system, ...

Donald Trump retains hallmarks of historic misogyny, chauvinism

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That familiar saying can be easily associated with the base, misogynistic tirades of Donald Trump. Since announcing his presidential run, the brash New York billionaire has left in his wake ...

Donald Trump retains hallmarks of historic misogyny, chauvinism

“Frailty thy name is woman”—"Hamlet,” Act 1, Scene 2 “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That familiar saying can be easily associated with the base, misogynistic tirades of Donald Trump. Since announcing his presidential run, the ...

Thousands line Lancaster streets in farewell to Sgt. Steve Owen

A sad and solemn procession traveled yesterday through the streets of Lancaster as relatives, friends and colleagues of Sgt. Steve Owen bid farewell to the decorated member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who was gunned down Oct. 5 ...

Police shootings lead to racial trauma in African Americans

We now live in an era where just about everything is available to us at the click of a button. And becoming more popular is getting your daily dose of news right on your laptop or smart phone. Even the ...

America's elderly population faces dramatic financial, health issues

African American senior citizens have witnessed dramatic changes in the national landscape. Within social and economic status, African Americans from the Civil Rights Movement through the election of the first Black president have risen from the depths of discrimination and ...

Manna from Heaven?

“Now is the time to call for an end to state violence directed at communities of color. And now is the time to advocate for investment in public services—including but not limited to police reform—together with education, health, and employment ...

African American history of poverty leads to the modern carceral state

How did we get here? A far-reaching NAACP study of the criminal justice system released in 2013 revealed that African Americans constitute 1 million of the 2.3 million people behind bars. Black persons comprise 13 percent of the U.S. population ...

Vin Scully legacy will never be repeated or forgotten

There was a generation of workers after World War II who found it not uncommon to remain on the job for 30, maybe 40 years. They were as regular and reliable as clockwork—always ready, always on time … always excellent. ...

Nationwide prison strike highlights modern-day slavery, peonage

On Sept. 9, 1971, a riot occurred at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, N.Y. The riot is one of the most well-known and significant uprisings of the Prisoners’ Rights Movement. It was based upon prisoners’ demands for political rights ...

Suicide prevention is possible, yet many people lack resources

Suicide prevention is one of the most important topics the public can discuss. It’s everyone’s business, and while this week saw individuals and organizations nationwide joining forces to broadcast the message that suicide can be prevented, it is vital that ...