Thousands of Angelenos ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) recently held its second annual 5K ‘Move It’ Challenge and Health Festival at Dodger Stadium. In partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the District fundraiser endeavors to raise awareness about the importance of ...

Ickey Woods gears up for #GivingTuesday

Currently gracing the TV airwaves in the humorous commercial for GEICO insurance, former Cincinnati Bengals running back, Ickey Woods has launched an online fundraising campaign on Razoo.com in memory of his son, Jovante. As part of #GivingTuesday, which takes place ...

Habitat for Humanity, Bank of America build home for Compton family

Bank of America and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) have completed the renovation of a home in Compton, which was dedicated to new homeowner Trenisha Dorsey. The home was donated by Bank of America to support ...

Protesters also take to streets across the country

FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) -- As Ferguson residents looked around on Wednesday morning, they didn't see the kind of damage inflicted on the city a day earlier.

Incarcerated drug dealer turned millionaire real-estate tycoon

For the past few years, there has been one particular voice advocating responsible economics and ownership within Hip Hop culture. That sharply dressed and charismatic gentleman is real-estate tycoon Jay Morrison aka JayMrRealEstate. Part of his appeal is how much ...

What will you find during medicare open enrollment?

Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and ...

USC awards $100,000 annual grant to LAPD Cadet Leadership Program

The University of Southern California announced Wednesday a $100,000-per-year grant for the Los Angeles Police Department’s cadet program, which offers mentorship, volunteer opportunities and leadership lessons to a growing number of young people aged 13-20.

UC regents committee OKs tuition hikes as hundreds protest

Tuition at UCLA and other UC campuses across the state would increase by 5 percent a year over the next five years under a proposal approved today by a University of California Board of Regents committee.

Los Angeles AIDS advocates named to POZ 100 as part of ‘Youth Power’ list

Josephine Ayankoya, a long-time AIDS advocate at the University of California, Michael Eisman of the Impulse Group and Christopher Jackson of the In The Mix program in San Diego have been named to the POZ 100.

Safety is best ingredient during Thanksgiving

While overeating and Thanksgiving are virtually synonymous, cooking accidents and “turkey day,” unfortunately, go hand in hand as well.

The pros and cons of new rules for prepaid cards

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Nov. 13 announced a sweeping new set of rules for the prepaid card market, setting this increasingly popular form of payment up for some big changes once a mandatory 90-day public comment period ...

Jury selection resumes in Miramonte sex abuse trial

Jury selection resumed this week in the first lawsuits stemming from the sex abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary School, even as settlement discussions continued.

Board of Supervisors appoints Brence Culp as interim county CEO

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Brence Culp to act as the county’s chief executive officer until a permanent replacement can be found for retiring CEO William Fujioka.

Councilman Parks’ district completes 100th sidewalk repair

A sidewalk outside a South Los Angeles home underwent repairs Tuesday as part of a collaboration between City Councilman Bernard Parks and the nonprofit Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI).

Hair braider’s lawsuit on hold—for now

African hair braider Salamata Sylla has agreed to put her lawsuit against the Washington Department of Licensing on hold while the department pursues a new administrative rule exempting hair braiders from the state’s reportedly burdensome cosmetology license.