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.

Foster kids better with relatives

The Board of Supervisors voted this week to back efforts to increase the number of foster children placed with relatives, rather than assigning them to group homes. Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis proposed that staffers come up with a ...

Inglewood School District provides glasses to every student in need

Today at Warren Lane Elementary School, the LA Clippers Foundation, Vision To Learn and the Inglewood School District will announce that their partnership has successfully provided glasses to every child in the Inglewood School District, from pre-school through high school.

Lupus’ disproportionate impact on women and minorities must be known

May is Lupus Awareness Month and on May 20 specifically, health advocates and those directly or indirectly impacted by the disease "Put On Purple" to raise awareness and to support the millions of people who are affected by the disease.

Fructose alters brain genes, which can lead to disease

A range of diseases—from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer’s disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—are linked to changes to genes in the brain