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Fellowship, fashion, and festivity: Why we still go to church on Easter Sunday

As families nationwide prepare to participate in one of the most heavily attended church days of the year—second only to Christmas Eve—floral print dresses and frilly fold-down socks for little girls, matching navy blazers with pastel tops and ties for fathers and sons, and if she’s old school, mother’s best and brightest Sunday hat, will likely be on display. Droves of Christians, believers and back-sliders alike, will crowd the doors of their nearest house of worship to see and be seen, enjoy all of the best musical selections and special programming sure to be on the queue, and of course to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But why all the pomp and pageantry?

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Kali Sampson Alexander brings ‘Yoga Classes to the Masses’

A beloved Los Angeles based yoga teacher, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, wellness expert, and mother of three, Kali Sampson Alexander has the unique ability to make yoga practice approachable for all experience levels. Her capacity to apply her knowledge of ancient Eastern modalities and make them relevant and effective for contemporary living in a Western world creates a unique synergy that resonates within a modern lifestyle. Kali’s yoga classes are marked by creativity, community, strategic effort, and smart practical application to help her students build a sustainable yoga practice that endures a lifetime.

African American yoga instructors scheduled for Expo on Saturday

The 2016 Yoga Expo is making its Los Angeles debut on saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Master teachers from around the globe will join L.A.’s top local teachers and studios to give participants an opportunity to connect, reflect and learn about the joys and benefits of yoga. Attendees will have access to unlimited yoga and meditation, programs, live music, local and sustainable food samples, a unique 20,000 square foot yoga-themed marketplace and more.

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Standing in solidarity

Africans and Native Americans: Celebrating a shared history

With yesterday’s Thanksgiving holiday, the recent celebration of Columbus Day, and the ongoing fight to the block the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, many of the issues that Native Americans have always confronted have been once again thrusted into the spotlight. With the seemingly never-ending plight of African Americans in this country also being highlighted by the influx of overt racism under the influence of the new president-elect, these two severely disenfranchised groups may begin to find they are much more alike than they’ve before realized.

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Standing in Solidarity

With tomorrow’s Thanksgiving holiday, the recent October celebration of Columbus Day, and the ongoing fight to the block the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, many of the issues that Native Americans continue to face have been once again thrust into the spotlight.

Hot-button issues on the Nov. 8 ballot

African Americans have had a heavy influence in the last two presidential elections, turning out in record numbers and contributing heavily to the election and then the re-election of the first Black president of the United States of America.

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Police shootings lead to racial trauma in African Americans

We now live in an era where just about everything is available to us at the click of a button. And becoming more popular is getting your daily dose of news right on your laptop or smart phone. Even the outlets that the masses use to acquire their news have evolved.

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Nationwide prison strike highlights modern-day slavery, peonage

On Sept. 9, 1971, a riot occurred at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, N.Y. The riot is one of the most well-known and significant uprisings of the Prisoners’ Rights Movement. It was based upon prisoners’ demands for political rights and better living conditions and was sparked two weeks after the killing of George Jackson, a Black Panther and organizer at San Quentin State Prison. During the Attica uprising, about 1,000 of the institutions’ approximately 2,200 inmates rioted and seized control of the prison, taking 42 staff hostage.

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Blacks and Gun Control: A tale of two opinions

African Americans diverging views toward gun law and ownership

As has become commonplace, after the recent mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, which left 49 people dead and 53 injured—notably the worst incidence of U.S. domestic terrorism to date (aside from the mass killings of Black slaves and other disenfranchised groups in this nation)— the conversation surrounding gun control has once again been thrust into the forefront of political discourse.

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Woman found hanged in jail cell, family suspects foul play

Wakiesha Wilson, 36, was a mother

Sounding eerily familiar to the recent case of Ms. Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old Black woman who was found hanged in a jail cell in Texas—her death classified as a suicide, but mired in suspicion of foul play by the hands of police—a new woman, Ms. Wakiesha Wilson, 36, was recently found hanging from a telephone pole in her cell at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center.

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