Laid off librarians limit youth access to books

About half of the 600 elementary and middle school libraries in the Los Angeles Unified School District are without librarians or aides, denying tens of thousands of students regular access to nearly $100 million worth of books, it was reported ...

LAUSD student inspires first district-wide Arts Fest in Grand Park

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) recently announced its first LAUSD Arts Fest 2014, a two-week festival celebrating the arts, beginning Saturday, March 1 through Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Extending the reach

With Black community awareness of Obamacare benefits falling short of expectations, California advocates and consumers urge renewed effort and focus.

The City Club Los Angeles is the hub of financial and social diversity

The City Club Los Angeles has old money, as many of the long time heavy hitters of this city frequent the upscale establishment.

California mystery disease

About 20 cases of a "polio-like syndrome" have been identified in California children over the past 18 months, a Stanford University researcher says.

On This Day In Black History...

The Negro National League (NNL) was one of the several Negro leagues which were established during the period in the United States in which organized baseball was segregated. Led by Rube Foster, owner and manager of the Chicago American Giants, ...

Museum of African American Art a hidden treasue in South L.A.

If you ask someone where the closest African American art museum is located, they would most likely mention the California African American Museum in Exposition Park.

Crenshaw to LAX Rail Line breaks ground

Donning hard hats, shovels in hand and bulldozers behind them, federal, state and local officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, an 8.5-mile light-rail line that will run between the Metro Expo and Green lines.

Shooting at USC

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A 21-year-old man was convicted Monday of four counts of attempted murder for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the USC campus, prompting the defendant to flip over a chair in ...

Greenlining urges bank regulators to bolster draft diversity standards

In comments filed with federal financial regulators, The Greenlining Institute urges a number of changes designed to strengthen and clarify proposed joint standards for assessing the diversity practices of more than 70,000 financial institutions.

Suspects indentified in Philip Seymour Hoffman drug sale

A police source Wednesday identified suspects being investigated in connection with the heroin sold to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an apparent drug overdose, as Juliana Luchkiw

Officers violated ‘use of force’ policy during Dorner manhunt

Eight Los Angeles police officers violated department policy governing the use of deadly force when they opened fire on a pair of women delivering newspapers in Torrance during the manhunt for fired LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner, the city Police Commission ...

Thomas McDowell succumbs at 90

Thomas McDowell, father of AEG Chief Administrative Officer Kevin McDowell, passed on Feb. 2, at age 90.

LAUSD develops culinary arts students while promoting healthy lifestyle

Years ago at the high school level students took “Home Economics” or “Foods” and many students simply called it “cooking class.” But times have changed, as these classes are now looking like Bravo Channel’s “Top Chef.” The term “cooking class” ...

Roy Willis to speak

Roy Willis, the first African American graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, and the first African American student to live on the campus and a pioneer for racial equality will share his story ...