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Darkening of the GOP: What does it mean?

The recent election results have flown in the face of conventional wisdom. After a disastrous presidential defeat in 2012, the Republican Party regrouped and gained control over the Senate while solidifying their sway over the House.

LAPD holds ‘use of force’ training course for the community

As a result of the recent barrage of tragedies which have claimed the lives of too many young Black men, communities across the country have turned a very critical eye to police departments throughout the nation. Shock, confusion, and anger ...

Black military leaders uphold a proud tradition of service

As the nation pauses this Veteran’s Day to honor past and present members of our fighting forces, a brief review of the long list of African American men and women in the military reveals faith in country, courage within and ...

Jaquel Pitts: elevating from foster care to potential NFL draftee

According to a 2013 study conducted by the Child Welfare Information Gateway, an estimated 399,546 children are in America’s foster care system. Out of that high number, Gary Strangler, executive director of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiatives, says thousands ...

The fashion world loses an icon: Oscar de la Renta

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82. The man—often described as the “sultan of suave"—dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy. Among those whose ...

Judge orders reprieve for Jefferson High students

The situation at Jefferson High School was an emergency.

Law group calls for ‘Day of Action’

The National Bar Association will hold a “Day of Action” today from 6 to 9 p.m. in L.L. White Hall at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd.

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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 ...

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