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The psychological effects of viewing death and violence on social media

In light of the recent court decision to find Minnesota Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty on all counts in the shooting death of Philando Castile, which was broadcast live on Facebook, the question is thrust back into the forefront of ...

Los Angeles experiences more than 20,000 water shutoffs in two years

More than 20,000 Los Angeles County households experienced water shutoffs over the last two years, according to information released this week by Food and Water Watch, Union de Vecinos, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, POWER, the Environmental Justice Coalition ...

Emmy nominee Jabari Ali is a Crenshaw High graduate

“Shots Fired,” the recently-aired FOX mini-series was groundbreaking for several reasons. Firstly, it took a close look at police shootings, but it was also one of the first TV dramas to create its own original music. The show features music ...

Changing the channel of L.A.’s music scene for youth

Years ago, when it came to learning to play an instrument, it was not a matter of students understanding how to bang a drum, and make noise. It was learning to count and moving to the different rhythms.

‘Jesus’ spotted in South Los Angeles

On June 2, I had the opportunity to meet Jesus on the corner of 56th Street and Western Avenue. He was in the form of Charles Camille Allen Verdun.

100 Black Men helps Black Scholars achieve their dream of attending college

This month, 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc., hosted its 31st Annual Young Black Scholars (YBS) Celebration of Achievement, which recognized and honored the accomplishments of the 2017 Young Black Scholars graduating class and the inaugural Pathways to Success

Prohibitions and bans: Serious, unintended consequences

Rapidly shifting U.S. demographics are fueling the urgency of civil rights leaders, social scientists, policy makers, and public health professionals to focus their attention on policies designed to close the gap in racial and ethnic health disparities and ensure justice ...

Sheriff’s department remains on alert in wake of terror attacks

Security measures at major venues throughout the city continue to ramp up in light of the recent terrorist attacks following a concert in Manchester, England. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester, England, as they work to ...

EBONY heads west, leaves Chicago for Los Angeles

Los Angeles has lured another Black icon away from the Windy City. The company that now owns EBONY and Jet magazines, recently announced that the editorial teams for both publications will relocate to Tinsel Town.

100 Trump actions in 100 days— to the detriment of Black progress

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has released a list of 100 actions taken by President Donald Trump during his first 100 days that the CBC says have been detrimental to the country–especially the Black community. “People of all ages and ...

FCC push to kill net neutrality continues assault on communities of color

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will open a proceeding designed to kill net neutrality protections previously adopted by the Commission. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet Service Providers should enable access to all content and applications.

‘Coming out of the Shadows’

The California Minority Alliance (CMA) recently held a seminar titled “Coming Out Of The Shadows In The Cannabis Industry After Proposition M” at the Veterans Memorial Complex in Culver City. They discussed how people of color can take advantage of ...

Underlying economics of 1992 unrest

On Saturday, nearly 200 Angelenos turned out for a special teach-in at the corner of Western Avenue and Adams Boulevard that offered participants a chance to reflect on and hear thoughts about the lesson(s) learned from the 1992 civil unrest. ...

Architect tells “inside story” of history and culture

Los Angeles area residents can hear the inside story of the newly opened National Museum of African-American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., from the architect who managed the project.

Planet Fitness 5K set May 13; proceeds will benefit Girls Club

From the days of Jim Fix and “The Complete Book of Running,” to today’s wildly popular 5- and 10-kilometer runs, Americans for the past 40 years have enthusiastically laced up their shoes and hit the jogging trails. One such event ...