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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 ...

Top Cover Stories of 2016

King Day: A day on, not a day off On April 8, 1968, four days after Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, U.S. Rep. John Conyers (an African American Democrat from Michigan), and U.S. Sen. Edward ...

Top Covers for 2016

A generation of rock’n roll fans mourned again this week upon the death of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey.

Across Black America Year End 2016

Each week, there is an overflow of news that happens in every corner of the nation which is of interest to people living across the African Diaspora. But quite often these stories do not get known beyond a small geographic ...

Speaking in Tongues

Christmas draws near, arguably the holiest of holidays second only to Easter Sunday, faithful servants of the Lord will flock to their respective houses of worship to give thanks to all that God has blessed them with during the year,

Life expectancy of Black males still lags behind White counterparts

With advances in practically everything from medicine, personal well-being and leaps and bounds in transportation safety, it would be believed that Americans are living longer. That assumption was refuted not long ago by a report issued by the National Center ...

Life expectancy of Black males still lags behind White counterparts

With advances in practically everything from medicine, personal well-being and leaps and bounds in transportation safety, it would be believed that Americans are living longer. That assumption was refuted not long ago by a report issued by the National Center ...

Rethinking weed in 21st Century

The passage of Proposition 64 is another controversial twist in the road to legalization of marijuana in California. No less controversial is the acceptance of the recreational use of marijuana in the Black community. The Black church, and other conservative ...

Rethinking weed in 21st Century

The passage of Proposition 64 is another controversial twist in the road to legalization of marijuana in California. No less controversial is the acceptance of the recreational use of marijuana in the Black community. The Black church, and other conservative ...

Fidel Castro’s unrecognized impact on the African Diaspora

With the recent death of Fidel Castro, it is well worth reviewing the impact this dictator had on people of African descent in Africa, the Caribbean and the United States. Born in August 1926, in Birán, Oriente, Fidel Alejandro Castro ...

Fidel Castro’s unrecognized impact on the African Diaspora

With the recent death of Fidel Castro, it is well worth reviewing the impact this dictator had on people of African descent in Africa, the Caribbean and the United States.

Standing in solidarity

With yesterday’s Thanksgiving holiday, the recent celebration of Columbus Day, and the ongoing fight to the block the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, many of the issues that Native Americans ...

Standing in Solidarity

With tomorrow’s Thanksgiving holiday, the recent October celebration of Columbus Day, and the ongoing fight to the block the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, many of the issues that Native ...

An open-letter to my sons about President (Elect) Trump

I decided to write this letter to tell you guys, first and foremost, that I love you. As I sat down to write this, I realized that I have not told you how much I love you since you were ...

An open-letter to my sons about President (Elect) Trump

I decided to write this letter to tell you guys, first and foremost, that I love you. As I sat down to write this, I realized that I have not told you how much I love you since you were ...