Latest Marist Poll takes look at racism in the United States

Racism remains a prevalent problem in the United States. But many Americans do not think the responsibility to end racism is exclusive to one race.

Dick Gregory revisited next month at Annenberg Center

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will launch its 2017-18 season on Oct. 13 with a limited engagement of “Turn Me Loose” about the life and times of trailblazing comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory.

Susan Burton highlights the path out of modern slavery

“I've always been living under a threat.” —Susan Burton on her turbulent life in South Los Angeles.

College course ‘Black Minds Matter’ draws sharp conservative criticism

A San Diego State University (SDSU) course based on the Black Lives Matter movement has raised the ire of some Republicans.

20 years after his murder, the search for Tupac Shakur's killer continues

With this edition of Our Weekly running concurrently with the 20th anniversary rapper Tupac Shakur's death in a Las Vegas drive-by, we are astonished by the ever enduring impact of his cultural footprint, and the lingering frustration of those intent ...

Former President Obama issues statement on DACA rollback

Former President Barack Obama issued a statement on Tuesday decrying the Trump administration rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “Immigration can be a controversial topic. We all want safe, secure borders and a dynamic economy, and ...

National Black Worker Project looks at Labor Day and African Americans

As the nation prepares to celebrate Labor Day, the African American community faces a two-dimensional job crisis: the crisis of unemployment and the crisis of low-wage work. These are two of the many issues being addressed by the National Black ...

Jerry Lewis steps out of character

The goofy and unbridled comedic antics of Jerry Lewis entertained the world for 70 years. Last weekend, the internationally acclaimed performer died at his Las Vegas home at age 91. In 2005, however, there was a visibly shaken man who ...

Diversity at West Point takes a momentous leap forward

One central figure in the confrontation between Kim Jong Un and Donald J. Trump on the Korean peninsula is U.S. Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, who began his journey to global prominence decades ago by entering “the Long Grey Line” ...

Taraji P. Henson: Fighting the good fight for what is right

Actress Taraji P. Henson has never shied away from a worthy cause, and she has always been ready to fight for what she believes is right. Not only has that worked out well for her, but it is also paying ...

Black beauty supply owners struggle in their own industry

According to market research company, Mintel, in 2015, the Black hair care industry earned capital of approximately $2.7 billion dollars, but some Black beauty supply owners have been having issues in the very industry that they fund. Lia Dias, 32, ...

Russell Simmons at USC

This week at USC, Russell Simmons kicked off his “Peace Initiative” by gathering youth from South Los Angeles to participate in a group meditation session and to abide by a formal pledge for peace.

Rep. Bass hosts South Los Angeles Faith Leaders’ Breakfast

Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37) recently hosted the sixth annual South Los Angeles Faith Leaders’ Breakfast for a frank conversation about the Trump administration’s agenda and the effects that its policies may have on the South Los Angeles institutions, community, and ...

Coyote sightings increase locally

Coyote sightings continue to rise around the southland, with some of these incidents culminating in deadly results. Shortly after dawn on July 30, Baldwin Hills Estates resident Greta Seshta was awakened by the frightening screeches of one of her cats. ...

Trump’s (non) Africa policy

As it passes its six-month anniversary, the Donald J. Trump administration foreign policy is, to date, dominated by lingering inquiries about the Russian interference with the presidential election and North Korean saber rattling. The obligatory state trips aside, the new ...