Quantcast

Cynthia E. Griffin

Managing Editor

323-905-1300 Extension: 1308



Recent Stories

Four seek Senate seat

Would replace Rod Wright

Three democrats and one republican have thrown their hats into the ring seeking to fill the unexpired state senate term of Rod Wright.

Local elections

Bond measures, mayor’s seat up for grabs

While voters prepare to go to the polls on Nov. 4 to decide on state-wide measures, there are also a number of local measures and races to decide as well.

Black biz expo president Harold Hambrick dies

Focused on connecting Black businesses and consumers

Harold E. Hambrick was a visionary, and he was an expert at inspiring others to connect with his goals. In fact, during what turned out to be the last two weeks of his life, a friend said the Louisiana native was in the midst of planning something—potentially taking the Watts Village Theater to a new home at the Watts Coffee House. But, he died of a heart attack before that dream could become reality.

Tease photo

Judge orders reprieve for Jefferson High students

Lawyers consider more legal action

The situation at Jefferson High School was an emergency.

Tease photo

Black biz expo founder Harold Hambrick dies

Focused on connecting Black businesses and consumers

Harold E. Hambrick was a visionary, and he was an expert at inspiring others to connect with his goals. In fact, during what turned out to be the last two weeks of his life, a friend said the Louisiana native was in the midst of planning something—potentially taking the Watts Village Theater to a new home at the Watts Coffee House. But, he died of a heart attack before that dream could become reality.

Tease photo

Unemployment continues to inch down

High tech jobs increase in L.A.

With the total nonfarm payroll employment increasing by 248,000 jobs in September, the national unemployment rate continues to drop—this time by .02 of a percent to 5.9— down from 6.1 percent. And while the rate for Blacks dropped as well from 11.4 to 11 percent for adults 20 and older, and from 32.8 percent down to 30.5 percent for 16 to 19 year olds, the news still remains dismal for people of African descent.

Tease photo

Could you have sickle cell disease?

Sickle cell disease is a group of disorders that affects hemoglobin, the molecule that delivers oxygen to blood cells throughout the body.

NAACP battles racial profiling

New report details fight, repercussions and recommendations

The NAACP, following up on its anti-racial profiling work in New York and around the nation, last month released what it is calling a groundbreaking report that details laws, cases and makes a set of recommendations geared toward eliminating the practice among law enforcement.

Tease photo

Geoffrey Holder dies at 84

Dance legend stood tall in the world of entertainment

With his trademark lyrical bass laugh that seemed as deep as he was tall (6 feet, 6 inches), Trinidadian actor, dancer, choreographer, painter, costume designer and vocal artist Geoffrey Holder made his mark during nearly six decades in the entertainment industry.

Tease photo

Breast Cancer

Education and early detection key to improving outcomes

Hear the word cancer from your medical practitioner, and thoughts of death are likely to start haunting you.

More stories