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NNPA celebrates 75th Annual Convention in Detroit

This past week, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) celebrated its 75th Anniversary in Detroit, Mich. Recognized as one of the much-anticipated traditions at the NNPA Annual Convention is the Merit Awards ceremony – an evening awards event which honors ...

African American activists hold Confederate flag-burning ceremony

Najee Ali, executive director of Project Islamic Hope, and a coalition of African American activists held a Confederate flag-burning ceremony on June 23 to rally in support of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who called for the removal of the ...

Decapitated man found in Inglewood

The family of a 75-year-old man whose decapitated body was found in an Inglewood apartment last week described him as a “kind and generous spirit.”

LAUSD cuts adult ed in new budget

The Los Angeles Board of Education has approved a $7.8 billion budget that envisions the layoffs of hundreds of staff members but also provides the first salary hikes in nearly a decade, including 10 percent for teachers and administrators over ...

Compton offers summer music program; targets grades 7 to 12

Music is in the air at Compton High School and all Compton students, grades 7 to 12, are encouraged to sign up for this free program at Compton High School, 601 Acacia St.

Keep Your Home California helps homeowners with mortgage payments

Cash-strapped homeowner Carrie and her husband got behind on their mortgage payments when he lost his construction job. Frank battled health issues and hefty medical expenses, and, to make matters worse, his longtime employer closed the plant where he worked. ...

Optometrists providing solutions

African Americans are the most medically underserved population at high risk for serious eye diseases such as glaucoma. African American adults are also twice as likely to have diabetes as White adults. If we don’t subscribe to new ideas, these ...

'Emotional' robot sells out in a minute

Pepper the humanoid robot is so hot that he sold out within a minute, according to his Japanese creator, SoftBank Robotics Corp. Only 1,000 models were available for the consumer launch on Saturday in Japan. The base price was set ...

Sleep or die -- growing body of research warns of heart attacks, strokes

We have all experienced the aftermath of a bad night's sleep: grogginess, irritability, difficulty carrying out even the simplest of tasks. A growing amount of research suggests that not getting enough shut-eye could also have insidious effects on heart disease, ...

Are 3-year-olds mind-reading, justice-seeking superheroes?

If you want to learn the building blocks of empathy and a sense of justice, just look to the nearest 3-year-old. While these two traits seem like they might require years of experience and observation to acquire, a new study ...

Johnny Depp's 'private village' up for sale at $26 million

Known for his swashbuckling role in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, actor Johnny Depp has put one of his most treasured items on the market. The actor and musician's 37-acre estate and "private village" in the south of France ...

Rapper Lupe Fiasco takes on white supremacy

Lupe Fiasco has a message for white supremacists: There is nothing "supreme" about you. The rapper used his Instagram account to post an open letter that began "Dear White Supremacy."

Trump on the stump: A closer look at The Donald's proposed policies

Real Estate mogul Donald Trump didn't mince words in his presidential announcement Tuesday -- slamming President Barack Obama, some of his 2016 Republican rivals and putting forth some bold policy suggestions on issues ranging from jobs to fighting ISIS to ...

City Council considers offering reward for information in carwash homicide

The Los Angeles City Council next week will consider offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the person who gunned down a 19-year-old man at a South Los Angeles car wash.

L.A. Convention Center will undergo latest expansion plan

In continuing his pledge to forge a “New Ninth,” Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price announced recently that a key step has been taken in the proposed construction of the city’s latest sports stadium.