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Judge orders reprieve for Jefferson High students

Lawyers consider more legal action

The situation at Jefferson High School was an emergency.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Compton schools win national recognition

Tibby and Jefferson elementary receive National Blue Ribbon Award

Tibby and Thomas Jefferson elementary schools in the Compton Unified School District were recently recognized by United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The two local campuses are among 337 schools in 47 states—287 public (traditional, charter, choice, and magnet) schools and 50 private schools—announced Wednesday.

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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.

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