New beginning for Compton College

The Compton Community College District, which has been managed by a state-appointed special trustee since it lost its accreditation more than a decade ago, this week regained the authority to govern itself. The college now will be run once again ...

Blacks will account for nearly 18 percent of U.S. population by 2060

Each year, the Census Bureau recognizes Black History Month by releasing up-to-date statistics that reveal the total Black population, the number of Black-owned businesses and even how many African-American military members are serving the country. Currently, the Black population stands ...

Blacks return to the labor market and find jobs, BLS report says

The Black unemployment rate continued to improve falling from 7.8 percent in December to 7.7 percent in January, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. The labor force participation rate for Blacks, which is the share of ...

County extends marijuana ban; off limits in unincorporated areas

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to extend a ban on the cultivation, manufacture, processing, testing, transportation and retail sale of medical and non-medical marijuana in unincorporated areas until a comprehensive regulatory framework can be put ...

New books on review; chocolate lover’s delight

The Palmdale Library book clubs are attracting new members every month with an exciting array of contemporary literary favorites. On Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., the Mystery, Murder and Mayhem discussion group will unpack David Liss’ “A Conspiracy of Paper,” ...

Seat belts protected children in local school bus crash

Some special needs students and others aboard a school bus that collided with a Cadillac in Lancaster were spared serious injuries and likely have seat belts to thank for it, according to law enforcement. The injuries of those aboard the ...

Board condemns Muslim ban

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 this week to support legislation seeking to rescind the Trump administration’s executive order temporarily barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. and suspending the county’s refugee program.

Lawmakers request block of rail funds

California lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao requesting to block pending federal funding to the California High Speed Rail project until an audit is completed regarding the finances.

Killer receives 164 years

A convicted killer has been sentenced to 164 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting and attempting to kill a woman in the Antelope Valley in 2015.

Fatality in Littlerock crash

A man was killed and four people suffered major injuries, when a car flipped over on a High Desert road and struck a wooden utility pole, the California Highway Patrol reported. Four people were thrown out of the car as ...

Job recruitment for Dog Haus in AV Mall

The America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) (formerly the South Valley WorkSource Center), located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale, will host a job recruitment for Dog Haus on Monday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for its ...

‘Spring Season’ sessions

A variety of fun and interesting classes and programs are scheduled during the Spring Season sessions in Santa Clarita. Registration begins Tuesday, Feb. 14 for classes in cooking, martial arts, dance and many more interests.

Ministers, Black Caucus Discuss Ways To Push Back Against Trump Agenda

Leading Black politicians and clergy held a conference call on Tuesday to strategize on how to fight back against President Donald Trump. According to Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, the nation is in a “moment ...

Aloe Blacc conducts jam session with young inner-city musicians

Taking a break from his fast-paced touring schedule, soul artist Aloe Blacc recently spent time with a group of young, talented musicians as part of an enrichment program offered at the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center (Los Angeles).

Hate crime fugitive arrested

A scheduled plea and trial-setting hearing this week for an alleged gang member from Highland Park, who spent more than a dozen years on the run in connection with two racially motivated murders, has been delayed until Feb. 14.