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 ...

Star of ‘Sisters in Law’ showcases different side of legal field

When Jolanda Jones, one of the stars of the new WE tv show “Sisters in Law,” agreed to do a show about black women working in the legal field, she wanted to show a different side of the law and ...

Undersheriff Tanaka gets five years imprisonment

The former second-in-command of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was sentenced Monday to five years behind bars for his role as ringleader of a multi-faceted conspiracy to thwart a federal probe of misconduct in the jails.

New position for Paysinger

Los Angeles Police Department First Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger, who is retiring, has been appointed the new vice president of civic engagement for the University of Southern California.

LGBT organization throws support behind gun control

One of the country’s largest statewide LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) advocacy organizations recently announced its support at Los Angeles City Hall for a gun control package proposed by state lawmakers, and vowed to push for national gun legislation, following ...

Addiction experts agree that ‘War on Drugs’ has failed; treatment is a better option

The U.S. government has been fighting a full-scale war on drugs for almost four decades, but according to addiction experts, the war has been an expensive failure.