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

L.A. community groups: Parks are an environmental justice issue

At an Earth Day news briefing that participants framed as an environmental justice forum, advocates for a new Los Angeles parks funding proposition said they have solved the “specific projects” problem by addressing the “public input” problem.

LAPD adds mounted units to crime fighting arsenal

In response to a reported increase in crime in South Los Angeles, the LAPD is using a technique that has people staring, oohing and ahhing including some of the criminals

Liberia outsourcing public education to U.S. firm

In what might be a first in Africa, Liberia will put its entire pre-primary and primary education system in the hands of a U.S. start-up that would bring a charter school model to struggling schools on the continent.

Black families must continue to teach sons how to survive police encounters

In the Black community “the talk” doesn’t mean a conversation about the birds and bees. It means parents telling their sons how to survive encounters with the police and make it home alive.

Waters proposes bill to end homelessness

Rep. Maxine Waters, (CA-43), last week introduced legislation that she said will end the crisis of homelessness in America.

Misty Copeland: ‘born to dance’

Misty Copeland is definitely an example of someone who had the courage to pursue her dreams against seemingly insurmountable odds and the audience learned exactly how the dance icon did this during a conversation she had with legend Debbie Allen ...

Summer gladness

Finding a job for the summer is more than a way for young people to earn money to subsidize activities during that period between June and August when school is out and your time belongs to you.

Black Trump supporters like his leadership skills, promise to crack down on illegal immigration

Although Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is drawing the praise of White nationalists, who say he has energized their movement, his presidential campaign does have some Black supporters.

‘Subversive Habits’

During Black History Month, there are a lot of pioneers, heroes, inventors and artists we remember. And every year, we learn more about our history, gaining more pride through that knowledge.