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Venturize Empowers Black Business Owners with New Loan Comparison Tool

In an effort to level the playing field for Black-owned small businesses, the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), recently launched a service that makes it easier to comparison shop for the best loans.

Senator John McCain Foolishly Blames President Obama for the Massacre in Orlando

The cretin who took an assault weapon into Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, on “salsa night” is beneath contempt. Was his target the LBGTQ community, Latinos, or simply human beings?

Discover The Unexpected: NNPA Journalism Scholars Are Breaking News

Today, we are exposed to 10-minute news segments six times per hour in a 24-hour news cycle on television and the radio. Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms are now used for instantaneous news, commentary, and the sharing of ...

After Serving Nine Years in Prison for a Quadruple Murder He Didn’t Commit, Davontae Sanford Is Finally Free

The lawyers of wrongfully convicted Davontae Sanford said it was clear from the beginning that he was innocent and his confession was false.

Homelessness a ‘civic crisis’

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to ask the state Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown to declare homelessness a statewide humanitarian crisis

Water-saving efforts pay off

Thanks primarily to residents’ conservation efforts,n the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced this week that it has sufficient supplies to meet the water demands of its member agencies for the next three years.

Fireworks go on sale June 28

The Palmdale City Council has approved permits for 47 local nonprofit organizations to sell fireworks beginning June 28. Palmdale is the only city in the Antelope Valley in which Safe and Sane fireworks may be legally sold and discharged on ...

‘Climb’ for maternal wellbeing

Lancaster will host a unique event tomorrow. The Climb out of Darkness fundraiser at 10:30 a.m. at Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, 43201 35th St. West, is part of the world’s largest event to raise awareness about maternal mental health issues ...

New bill could boost aeronautics

With the Antelope Valley serving as the unofficial “aerospace capital of the world,” Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) has introduced a bill that may help to revitalize America’s commitment to the study, design and manufacture of advanced aircraft.

MOAH announces Cultural Plan

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) has announced its five-year Cultural Plan designed to enhance the city’s overall image while encouraging residents to participate more in the arts.

Fatality in two-car crash

A 22-year-old motorist was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Agua Dulce, authorities said this week.

Inglewood settles police shooting case

The city of Inglewood has agreed to pay $4.6 million to a man who was shot in the head by a police officer while unarmed, leaving him with brain injuries.

Jordan Downs remake is approved

After years of setbacks, the federal government has approved the proposed redevelopment of the Jordan Downs public housing complex in Watts.

Voters complain about poll complications

Dozens of voters and poll workers complained to county supervisors this week about a lack of ballots and staffing, inaccurate voter rolls, malfunctioning voting machines, the widespread use of provisional ballots and the possibility of voter fraud during last week’s ...

Oil field may remain closed

City Attorney Mike Feuer wants a South Los Angeles oil field to remain closed until the operator, AllenCo Energy Co., shows it has adhered to all regulations, with even the smallest leak potentially triggering another closure, under a court order ...