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Women’s Empowerment Conference celebrates the ‘Tree of Life’

Dr. Beverly “BAM” Crawford, founder of The Company International hosted the third annual Women’s Empowerment Conference March 6-8, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 200 S. Pine Ave., in Long Beach.

Student Athlete of the Week

When Khaliq Black showed up for his first baseball tryout, wearing blue jeans and without any of the baseball equipment that the other kids had, the coaches were amazed, and even thought that his father Ernest was not telling the ...

County Establishes Task Force to Battle Industrial Pollution

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved the creation of a task force aimed at closing a battery recycling plant in Vernon and identifying other industrial health threats.

67-year-old minister who was found strangled

The roommate of a 67-year-old minister who was found strangled inside his ransacked home in the unincorporated Westmont area near South Los Angeles was behind bars today on suspicion of murder.

How far would you go to protect the ones you love?

Gillian Anderson, Dermot Mulroney and Lance Gross star in CRISIS, an emotionally charged new drama series about having to choose between your family and your country.

New city report urges sweeping changes in L.A. Fire Dept.

Management of the Los Angeles Fire Department needs to be streamlined, with the agency divided into four geographic bureaus, the “cumbersome” disciplinary process overhauled and the fire chief given a five- year employment contract, according to a consultant report released ...

‘Question Bridge’ provides answers for men of color

Currently on display at the California African American Museum(CAAM), “Question Bridge: Black Males” is the brainchild of photographer Chris Johnson. The video installation is composed of a back-and-forth exchange between Black men across generational, socioeconomic and geographic divisions, even though ...

The devil’s in the details: What else is in Obama’s budget?

The battle over the budget often revolves around politically partisan issues of taxes and spending. But President Barack Obama’s proposed spending plan for the next fiscal year totals $3.9 trillion so there’s a lot that can be overlooked. We read ...

Big goal: Enroll

As the calendar speeds toward the March 31 deadline for securing benefits through the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, African American enrollment in California’s healthcare exchange is falling far short of expectations.

California Lottery launches first Corporate Social Responsibility website

Selling lottery tickets isn’t the only thing the California Lottery is concerned about. We also prize what we do for the community, its businesses, and our public schools. With that in mind the California Lottery is proud to be the ...

Councilmember Parks’ motion solidifies fracking ban in Los Angeles

Councilmember Bernard C. Parks’ motion that asks the City of Los Angeles’ Planning Department to report back on utilizing existing city laws to regulate fracking was passed in council Wednesday. The motion backs the fracking moratorium ordinance that was approved ...

Board of Supervisors approves more well water from Bouquet Creek

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to declare a local emergency in order to get well water to some 150 families living in Bouquet Canyon in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Buck McKeon blasts new DOD budget

Retiring Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R- 25th District) on Monday blasted the new defense department budget proposed by Secretary Chuck Hagel as trying to “...solve our financial problems on the backs of our military—and that can’t be done.”

Palmdale to host “Gabriel’s House” ribbon cutting tomorrow

The city of Palmdale, in partnership with The Art Branch, is inviting the public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for “Gabriel’s House,” located at 38533 4th St. East in Palmdale, on Saturday, March 1.

CSU partners with churches to increase number of college-going Black students

With the goal of helping increase college access and achievement for underserved communities, Cal State L.A. President William A. Covino addressed the congregation at West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles on Feb. 23 during the annual ...