Mentally ill youth lack access to treatment

More than 300,000 California children between the ages of 4 and 11 need mental health care, but only 1 in 4 is treated, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research—this, despite the Centers ...

Supervisors postpone vote on increasing services to mentally ill

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week postponed voting until Sept. 6 on a motion authored by Mark Ridley-Thomas (Second District) to allocate $20 million to fund diversion of persons with a mental illness away from jail and ...

House committee discusses suing president

Two of three constitutional law experts testifying before the House Rules Committee on July 16 said essentially that the House of Representatives led by Speaker John Boehner has no grounds to sue President Barack Obama for his alleged “failure to ...

Nelson Mandela honored with mural on Berlin Wall Monument

A mural was recently added to the Berlin Wall Monument located in the Miracle Mile District of Los Angeles. On Friday July 18, the Los Angeles City Council in partnership with the Wende Museum unveiled the newest addition of artwork ...

NAACP, Urban League host annual conventions

This July, the two oldest and most influential civil rights groups in the country will hold their respective national conventions just one week apart from each other.

Gaknew Roxwel adds the title of author to his many artistic talents

Gaknew Roxwel has made a name for himself through Hip Hop, spoken word, and painting. He has used all of those talents to produce “Under the Influence,” a book which tells the story of an at-risk youth who starts getting ...

Michael Jackson’s legacy honored five years later

Heaps of flowers were piled outside the mausoleum where Michael Jackson is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Glendale Wednesday, as fans worldwide marked the fifth anniversary of the singer’s death due to an overdose of a powerful anesthetic he used ...

Making sweet sounds of music

When Hannah Innis was in second grade her parents, Rodney and Karen, asked her public school if she could join the orchestra. To their disappointment, they found out that the earliest their talented cellist could be part of the orchestra ...

Gunmen open fire in Kenyan coastal town, set fire to hotels

Bodies were strewn in the streets amid a backdrop of burned cars and charred buildings in the small Kenyan coastal town of Mpekeoni on Monday.

Los Angeles Film Festival celebrates the city as a mecca for inspiration, variety

At this point in its history, the film industry is becoming increasingly decentralized as productions move to more (economically) hospitable locales. The Los Angeles Film Festival, now in its 20th year, seeks to celebrate the charms of this, the birthplace ...

Choir takes universal view of Hip Hop

When people think of choirs, they usually associate them with church or some type of classical performing group.

The importance of voting

American history is full of battles and waged wars over the rights of individuals and even people of certain gender and ethnicities. The Black vote was (and still is) hard fought for, and there was a time in our not ...

Nickelodeon announces nominees for Kids Choice Sports Awards

Peyton Manning, Serena Williams, Gabby Douglas and Kevin Durant were among the superstar athletes receiving nominations Wednesday for the inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, which will be presented in July at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.

Would you live in a house made of urine and bacteria? It's a surprisingly good idea

Peter Trimble found his formula through trial and error. A design student at the University of Edinburgh, he was aiming to produce an artistic exhibition for a module on sustainability, when he stumbled on "Dupe," a living alternative to concrete.

Californians face IRS penalties for failing to secure health insurance

Ronail “Stretch” Shelton is about to be a little lighter in the pockets.