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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 ...

CAAM launch party proves culture need not be dull or conventional

The California African American Museum (CAAM) presented a unique opportunity to mingle cultural awareness with social engagement with its presentation of the “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” launch party on July 12. The evening centered on the opening of two exhibits: ...

‘Haute Couture’ hits the streets of Los Angeles

Since its founding in 1925, Los Angeles Trade–Technical College (LATTC) has established a reputation for providing a first- rate design education at a fraction of that charged by prestigious private institutions. Tomorrow and on Saturday, July 21 and 22, the ...

Calling the sidewalk home

Thomas has lived on the streets for the past two years. He’s 67-years-old, and after losing his job, the sidewalks have been the place he’s unfortunately had to called home. He’s looking for safe housing where he can feel at ...

Forget designer organics: Let’s bring fresh produce to California’s food deserts

With Amazon gobbling up Whole Foods, California’s food elites wasted no time calling on the Internet retail company to use the acquisition as a means of revamping the nation’s food system. This is a discussion worth having. But, the rich ...

Former CIA Officer: War on Drugs is a failure, targets minorities

When former CIA officer John Kiriakou received 30 months in jail for exposing the agency’s torture program, he went into prison prepared to survive in hostile environments.

Thanks, but no thanks: CBC rejects second meeting with Trump

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) rejected an offer from the White House to meet with all 49 members of the caucus, citing steps that the Trump Administration has taken, “that will affirmatively hurt Black communities.” In a letter ...

The psychological effects of viewing death and violence on social media

In light of the recent court decision to find Minnesota Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty on all counts in the shooting death of Philando Castile, which was broadcast live on Facebook, the question is thrust back into the forefront of ...

Los Angeles experiences more than 20,000 water shutoffs in two years

More than 20,000 Los Angeles County households experienced water shutoffs over the last two years, according to information released this week by Food and Water Watch, Union de Vecinos, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, POWER, the Environmental Justice Coalition ...

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