Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas hosts public health forum

Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas will host a public health forum at Crenshaw High School, 5010 11th Ave., L.A. on Monday, Oct. 27, to provide the facts on infectious diseases and highlight preventative health measures residents can take to halt their spread.

Oldest living member of FAME celebrates her 104th birthday

Members of First AME Church of Los Angeles joined family and friends of Rosie Tilles who celebrated her 104th birthday on Saturday at the Saint John of God Retirement and Care Centerin Los Angeles. She was joined by her two ...

What really happened in Ferguson?

Michael Brown’s gunshot wounds included a shot in the hand at close range, his official autopsy shows, according to an analysis reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

‘Taste of Soul’ successfully celebrated ninth year

The Taste of Soul Festival hit Crenshaw Boulevard for its ninth year this past Saturday, and the community came out in droves to support an event that features South Los Angeles’ best food, and great Soul, R&B, and Gospel music.

Al Sharpton hosts Vanguard awards; celebrates 60th birthday

Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network, hosted recently the standing-room-only 2014 African American Vanguard Awards reception. The event was created by Lord, Bush & Randolph, LLC. (LBR) to recognize African Americans who have made a positive impact ...

Local elections

While voters prepare to go to the polls on Nov. 4 to decide on state-wide measures, there are also a number of local measures and races to decide as well.

USC controls their own destiny as they head to Utah

After knocking off Colorado 56-28 this past Saturday, USC has positioned themselves to make it to the PAC-12 championship game, as they are in first place in the south division of the conference. They have already knocked off Stanford, and ...

Black biz expo president Harold Hambrick dies

Harold E. Hambrick was a visionary, and he was an expert at inspiring others to connect with his goals. In fact, during what turned out to be the last two weeks of his life, a friend said the Louisiana native ...

Carson City Council funds cultural arts program

In an effort to make cultural arts programs available to its residents, the Carson City Council unanimously approved funding of 11 organizations to provide cultural arts services for the community.

Former Councilman Alarcon sentenced to jail, community service, probation

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, convicted of fraudulent voting and perjury for living outside the district he represented, was sentenced Wednesday to 120 days in jail, ordered to do 600 hours of community service, placed on five years ...

High School Football

Crenshaw has dominated Dorsey over the past seven years, with most of the games being blowouts. But this year, many thought that Dorsey would give their long-time rival a run for their money.

Billie Jean King event honors Olympic medalists, civil rights advocates

Olympic track and field medalists and civil rights advocates Tommie Smith and John Carlos were honored Saturday with the Joe Shapiro Award during Cal State L.A.’s 17th annual Billie Jean King and Friends event. The evening program took place in ...

Ike Jones, film and entertainment pioneer dead at 84

He was a bonafide star of the UCLA Bruins football teams of the 1950s, and the first African American graduate of the UCLA film school. In his professional life, he worked as an actor and assistant director, and was the ...

Inglewood named ‘Host Town’ for 2015 Special Olympics

A press conference will be held today at the Forum, 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., where Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr., will officially announce Inglewood as a “Host Town” for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

Some things are too toxic to trash

Los Angeles County residents will have the opportunity to safely discard household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles, ...