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Baca vows to appeal sentence

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is vowing to appeal his conviction and whatever prison sentence he may receive for his part in a scheme to block an FBI investigation into abuse of inmates in the Los Angeles County ...

Increase in child death rate

The number of children killed at the hands of a parent, relative or caregiver in Los Angeles County rose to 18 in 2015, up from 15 the previous year, while suicides among kids and teens more than doubled, according to ...

Local business settles with federal investigators

A Lancaster-based radiation therapy center paid $3 million to resolve allegations that it submitted fraudulent bills over a nearly 10-year period to three government-run healthcare programs for unsupervised radiation oncology services, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced this week.

Public Works Day May 25

The city of Lancaster will host on May 25 its annual Public Works Community Day at the City Maintenance Yard, 615 W. Avenue H, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will be held in conjunction with the ...

Suspect identified in teen’s assault

Authorities this week identified a 20-year-old man as a suspect in the severe beating of a 15-year-old boy who was attacked while walking home from a high school baseball game in late March near San Pedro. Jaymel Williams of San ...

Children’s Trust under fire

A county child welfare unit responsible for managing private funding never distributed $70,000 worth of donated toys and mismanaged more than $30,000 in other donations and free event tickets, according to an audit released this week. In a letter to ...

Federal judge rules Texas voter law was enacted to discriminate against Blacks

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that Texas’ 2011 voter photo ID law, the nation’s strictest, was written and passed by the Texas legislature with the intention of keeping African American and Hispanic voters away from the polls in ...

Joint statement from CBC chairman, regarding Trump and HBCU funding

On May 8, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), and the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s attempt to ...

CSU Dominguez Hills will bestow honorary doctorate on Danny Bakewell Sr.

Danny Bakewell Sr., founder and chairman of The Bakewell Company, one of the largest African American commercial real estate development groups in the western United States, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from California State University, Dominguez Hills ...

Senate sets sights on revamping healthcare

As a coalition of senators prepare once again to roll up their sleeves to begin to wrestle with crafting a health care bill that meets the needs of most Americans, Sen. Kamala Harris has laid out a substantial laundry list ...

Twenty students get scholarships to attend HBCU tours next month

In the fall of 1987, an idea was born that was destined to have a tremendous impact on thousands of African American students throughout California and beyond. Gregory and Dr. Yasmin Delahoussaye conducted their first Black College Tour. Even though ...

AKA President, lawmakers condemn racist act at American University

A day after Taylor Dumpson, who is an African American woman, was elected to be student body president at American University, nooses and bananas (some with the words “AKA Free” on them) were found hanging in various places on the ...

John B. Smith, publisher of The Atlanta Inquirer, dies

John B. Smith Sr. publisher of The Atlanta Inquirer, died on Thursday, April 27, in Atlanta.

Young, Black Filmmakers Gather To Showcase Their Wares

Jack Daniel’s has launched “Real To Reel,” a nationwide competition for aspiring directors to submit their best work and potentially win a cash prize from the brand’s newest alcoholic beverage line “Gentleman Jack”.

Education summit set tomorrow

The Palmdale School District tomorrow will present its second annual Ed Tech Summit for local teachers and administrators. It will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Palmdale Learning Plaza, 38043 Division St.