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Obama to U.N.: World is at a crossroads

President Barack Obama took his call for world cooperation against terror, climate change, Ebola and a host of other issues to the United Nations Wednesday, saying the world stands at a crossroads “between war and peace; between disorder and integration; ...

Black men and daytime televison

Katie Couric never saw it coming. Neither did Jane Pauley, Kris Jenner, Megan Mullally, Bethenny Frankel, Bonnie Hunt, or Ricki Lake 2.0. The impressive list of failed syndicated television maidens extends far and wide. Yet right before our eyes, Wayne ...

California implements ‘Ban the Box’

According to the National Institute of Justice, selecting “yes” on a job application that asks “Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony?” decreases the likelihood of securing a job by 50 percent. For Blacks, the figure is ...

LAUSD’s Local Control and Accountability Plan approved

The numbers were irrefutable. The $700 million in question was indeed spent appropriately last year on students with high needs. As a result of that clarification, the Los Angeles County Office of Education has approved the Los Angeles Unified School ...

Garcetti minimum wage hike is city’s largest anti-poverty plan

Citing stagnant wages for a shrinking middle class, and a low-income population that is working full-time for near poverty-level income, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced plans to increase the city’s minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017.

Ribbon cutting held for Mental Health Urgent Care Center

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, health leaders and the community came together for a ribbon cutting celebration for the new Mental Health Urgent Care Center (UCC) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Campus Wednesday morning. The Mental Health Center is near ...

Retired administrator wins school board special election

Retired Los Angeles Unified School District administrator George McKenna is pledging to “help every student reach their God-given potential and give every teacher the support they need to fulfill their calling to education” as the newest member of the district’s ...

5 things women couldn't do in the 1960s

Can you imagine pregnancy being a fireable offense? How about job security hinging on your weight or the softness of your hands? What if you couldn't open a bank account or establish a line of credit unless you had a ...

Why marijuana's moment has arrived

A few decades ago, marijuana was a topic that relatively few people, mostly counterculture musicians and comedians, spoke about in public. The comedy team of Cheech and Chong made films such as "Up in Smoke" that extolled the pleasures of ...

Why missionaries put their lives on the line

It wasn’t as if God's voice boomed through sun-parted clouds, telling Kent Brantly to move his family to Liberia.

Michael Grant receives lifetime achievement award

The winner of the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) Lifetime Achievement Award says the economic fate of America’s Black community “hangs in the balance” because “we are a fourth quarter people.”

Eavesdropping with a camera and potted plants

Before you spill your deepest darkest secrets, or plans for world domination, look around you. Is there a gossipy potato chip bag or leafy green houseplant nearby picking up your conversation?

History of cloning

Here's some background information about cloning, a process of creating an identical copy of an original.

U.S. Nuclear Power Plants

There are 100 commercial nuclear power reactor units licensed to operate in the United States. These operate in 31 of the 48 contiguous states.

Mentally ill youth lack access to treatment

More than 300,000 California children between the ages of 4 and 11 need mental health care, but only 1 in 4 is treated, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research—this, despite the Centers ...

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