Inauguration address may sometimes land gifted speaker in history books

When Donald Trump gives his inaugural address tomorrow, expect our 45th president to try to soothe some tensions after a particularly contentious campaign and tumultuous transition.

LADWP proposes ‘customer bill of rights’ for residents

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a proposed Department of Water and Power “customer bill of rights” recently that he says will guarantee improved service for residents, but some critics questioned whether it would actually have any impact. “Today we ...

Notable African American Deaths in 2016

Ralph David Abernathy III. March 17. Son of civil rights activist Dr. Ralph Abernathy. A former Georgia state senator, he died from complications due to colon cancer two days before turning 57. Colonel Abrams. Nov. 25. R & B and ...

Sales tax combatting homelessness will be placed on March ballot

The reconstituted Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a plan to put a quarter-cent sales tax to fund the fight against homelessness before voters in a special countywide election in March.

Trump presidency causing African Americans to look into self protection

In the age of president-elect Donald Trump, it’s not unusual to hear news stories of Black people being targeted by racial attacks. And that’s the reason why some Black Americans are deciding to exercise their Second Amendment rights and carry ...

African American yoga instructors scheduled for Expo on Saturday

The 2016 Yoga Expo is making its Los Angeles debut on saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Master teachers from around the globe will join L.A.’s top local teachers and studios to give participants an opportunity to connect, reflect ...

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.