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.

U-2 spy plane fooled new computer system, halting flights in California

A very old spy plane and a very new computer system played pivotal roles in last week's computer glitch that temporarily paralyzed flight operations in southern California, officials tell CNN.

Astronomers discover new planet

Astronomers using the Jet Propulsion Laboratory-developed Kepler Space Telescope have discovered the first planet that is about the same size of Earth and orbits a star within the “habitable” zone, NASA officials announced this week.

Katherine Jackson to pay AEG Live for court costs

Attorneys for Michael Jackson’s mother and AEG Live reached an agreement this week under which the concert promoter will be reimbursed more than $800,000 for costs associated with a five-month trial concerning the singer’s death that ended in a defense ...