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A scholarly chat on our racial heritage

Racism, an intricate component of the American saga since colonial times, is arguably the most contradictory element of the ideals upon which the country was founded, and a provocative rebuttal brought up whenever the United States seeks to point fingers ...

Colleges reach out to president-elect on behalf of undocumented students

The leaders of the California State University, University of California and California Community College systems sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump recently, asking that he maintain a program sparing people who were brought to the country illegally as minors ...

Looking at more Trump cabinet nominees

As he continues to propose nominees to fill his cabinet, President-Elect Donald Trump has reportedly selected a number people that may be of particular interest to African Americans. These include Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate ...

Trump vets potential cabinet appointees

President-elect Donald Trump has spent the last several weeks appointing people to advisory positions in his administration as well as selecting those he intends to nominate for cabinet positions. One of the first individuals Trump intends to nominate could have ...

Black millenials closing the digital divide

Black millennials are reportedly 11.5 million strong and leading a viral vanguard that is driving African Americans’ innovative use of mobile technology and closing the digital divide. Nielsen highlights this group in a new report called “Young, Connected and Black: ...

Baca withdraws plea deal; new court date set in September

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca this week withdrew his guilty plea to a federal corruption charge and will go to trial, with a court date tentatively set for September.

Augustus F. Hawkins: ‘Silent Warrior’

Augustus F. Hawkins (1907-2007) had a political career that spanned more than 56 years serving in both the California Assembly and U.S. House of Representatives. A graduate of Jefferson High School and UCLA, Hawkins was the first Black person west ...

California native creates natural organic hair product line

When California native Mahisha Dellinger had a baby, she decided to go natural with her hair. She was concerned about chemicals from hair products being absorbed by her baby.

Clinton makes history with nomination for president

Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to make the biggest speech of her life this evening, when she accepts the Democratic Party nomination for president of the United States.

Central Avenue Jazz Festival set

Legendary performers Justo Almario, vocalists Ernie Andrews and TC Carson, along with an opportunity for young performers to participate in the inaugural “Are you the Next Jazz Star?” challenge, will be part of the 21st annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival ...

Black Lives Matter protest continues at City Hall

The Black Lives Matter chapter in Los Angeles set up tents outside of City Hall, and they are not leaving until one of their demands are met.

Teenage pilot returns home

A teenage Compton pilot arrived home in Southern California this week, capping a flight around the nation in preparation for what he hopes will be a record-setting around-the-world trip.

Roland Martin slams Wendy Williams for comments on NAACP and HBCUs

Journalist and television host Roland Martin took it to his weekday morning show on July 8 to denounce remarks made by Fox’s daytime talk show host, Wendy Williams.

Sex Trafficking

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) said it best…Togetta Ulmer, First Lady of Faithful Central Bible Church was stepping ‘outside of the box’ when she hosted “Life Without Limits; Surviving the Trauma of Human Trafficking” Community Forum recently at Faithful Central ...

Attorney General Loretta Lynch discusses law enforcement transparency

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch concluded her national “Community Policing Tour” last week in Los Angeles, where she met with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck, and U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker to discuss the ways that the ...

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