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Facebook Killer’s actions could have lasting ramifications

Pennsylvania police confirmed Monday that the killer of a 74-year-old Cincinnati grandfather, Robert Godwin Sr.—a retired foundry worker with nine children and 14 grandkids—was shot by a children’s behavioral center worker. Godwin was walking home from Easter dinner with his ...

‘4/20’ goes mainstream as more states legalize weed

They call the day “4/20.” It’s the one day out of the year that marijuana aficionados attest they can celebrate cannabis sativa with relative impunity. When California voters voted in November 2016 to legalize recreational use of marijuana, they believed ...

Church initiative issues warning to Sessions over police consent decrees

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, sternly warned Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the National Fraternal Order of Police and local police departments across the country ...

Disruptive speakers at City Hall meetings could be charged with trespassing

Gadflies who like to antagonize elected officials at public meetings and often get kicked out as a result may soon be facing criminal citations for trespassing as a result of a City Council motion passed Wednesday. “Oftentimes we have a ...

More than 300 Black male students gather for leadership conference

Christopher Goosby is 17 years old. If he were like many teenagers, getting out of bed on a Saturday morning would be unthinkable barring a natural disaster. Nevertheless, he pulled himself awake—early, quickly freshened up, peered into his closet and ...

Report calls for elevation of Black women’s leadership in social justice movement

To close Women’s History Month, the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, an affiliate of the National Black Worker Center Project (NBWCP), released a pilot project report, “Black Space for Women: From LA Practice to National Model for Sister Empowerment,” that ...

First ladies combat health issues with ministries, screenings and events

With March being Women’s History Month, California Black Media and Los Angeles Focus collaborated to feature the work of Los Angeles-based first ladies that focus on health outreach ministries and their communities. During a gathering, 13 preachers’ wives from predominately ...

‘Everytable’ provides tasty, low-cost cuisine at the Baldwin Hills mall

Sam Polk is a problem solver. When he could no longer sit back and watch Black and Latino neighborhoods across Los Angeles go without the benefit of having ready access to healthy food, Polk and his business partner David Foster ...

Kali Sampson Alexander brings ‘Yoga Classes to the Masses’

A beloved Los Angeles based yoga teacher, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, wellness expert, and mother of three, Kali Sampson Alexander has the unique ability to make yoga practice approachable for all experience levels. Her capacity to apply her knowledge of ancient ...

Women of power and influence

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Black PR Wire and Women Grow Strong have team up to honor and recognize women who have made a profound impact in the lives of hundreds of people on a local,

President Trump signs executive order on HBCUs

President Donald Trump’s efforts to bolster relations with historically Black colleges erupted in controversy Tuesday after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a statement equating the history of the schools

High-tech surveillance coming to a neighborhood near you

Is “Big Brother” watching us? A few weeks ago, Los Angeles Sheriff Jim McDonnell held a news conference at the Hall of Justice to announce that the use of a drone—specifically an “unmanned aerial vehicle”—for search-and-rescue, bomb detection and certain ...

Blacks well represented in Oscars

The musical romance “La La Land” scored a record-tying 14 nominations this week for the 89th Academy Awards, including nods for best picture, best actor and actress, best director and best original screenplay.

Inauguration address may sometimes land gifted speaker in history books

When Donald Trump gives his inaugural address tomorrow, expect our 45th president to try to soothe some tensions after a particularly contentious campaign and tumultuous transition.

LADWP proposes ‘customer bill of rights’ for residents

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a proposed Department of Water and Power “customer bill of rights” recently that he says will guarantee improved service for residents, but some critics questioned whether it would actually have any impact. “Today we ...

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