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Black America’s dreams of homeownership still deferred

The late Langston Hughes created a masterful body of poetry in the 20th Century...

Tapestry brings fashion to the masses

On Sunday, Oct. 8 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the kick off of LA...

New look at ‘Grim Sleeper’

As the 20th century wound down, the Los Angeles Police Department’s contentious relationship with its...

Protesters oppose county jail expansion

Donning orange T-shirts reading “I am not the property of L.A. County jail,” dozens of protesters..

‘The Work’ puts prison inmates, outsiders on an equal footing

Prison outreach programs are nothing new. While most are faith-based, other more secular groups ..

Tuskegee Airmen awards on Saturday

The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation on Saturday will host its annual awards ceremony providing scholarships

Latest Marist Poll takes look at racism in the United States

Racism remains a prevalent problem in the United States. But many Americans do not think the responsibility to end racism is exclusive to one race.

Dick Gregory revisited next month at Annenberg Center

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will launch its 2017-18 season on Oct. 13 with a limited engagement of “Turn Me Loose” about the life and times of trailblazing comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory.

Susan Burton highlights the path out of modern slavery

“I've always been living under a threat.” —Susan Burton on her turbulent life in South Los Angeles.

College course ‘Black Minds Matter’ draws sharp conservative criticism

A San Diego State University (SDSU) course based on the Black Lives Matter movement has raised the ire of some Republicans.

20 years after his murder, the search for Tupac Shakur's killer continues

With this edition of Our Weekly running concurrently with the 20th anniversary rapper Tupac Shakur's death in a Las Vegas drive-by, we are astonished by the ever enduring impact of his cultural footprint, and the lingering frustration of those intent ...

Former President Obama issues statement on DACA rollback

Former President Barack Obama issued a statement on Tuesday decrying the Trump administration rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “Immigration can be a controversial topic. We all want safe, secure borders and a dynamic economy, and ...

National Black Worker Project looks at Labor Day and African Americans

As the nation prepares to celebrate Labor Day, the African American community faces a two-dimensional job crisis: the crisis of unemployment and the crisis of low-wage work. These are two of the many issues being addressed by the National Black ...

Jerry Lewis steps out of character

The goofy and unbridled comedic antics of Jerry Lewis entertained the world for 70 years. Last weekend, the internationally acclaimed performer died at his Las Vegas home at age 91. In 2005, however, there was a visibly shaken man who ...

Diversity at West Point takes a momentous leap forward

One central figure in the confrontation between Kim Jong Un and Donald J. Trump on the Korean peninsula is U.S. Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, who began his journey to global prominence decades ago by entering “the Long Grey Line” ...

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