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McCarthy accepting applications for summer internship program

Apply by March 20

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) is accepting applications..

Free job prep workshops designed to assist homeless

Scheduled Feb. 19-20

A free job fair preparation workshop for homeless and justice..

Deputy in shooting hoax makes first court appearance

Faces three criminal charges

A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy accused of falsely claiming..

Church sets annual revival and Black history dialogue

Growing Valley Baptist Church

The Growing Valley Baptist Church, 44818 20th Street West, in..

Lancaster Choice Energy assists local small business ventures

More than 100 realize big savings

The first phase of Lancaster Choice Energy’s (LCE) Small Commercial Direct..

Housing rights clinic scheduled for Feb. 20

Valuable info for homebuyers

The city of Palmdale and the Housing Rights Center will host a free walk-in housing..

‘L-O-V-E: A Nat King Cole Experience’ at The Grove

In Celebration of 100 Years of the Legendary Music of Nat King Cole

The Grove will host a series of musical tributes in celebration of Nat King Cole’s centennial..

Compton College program helps high school graduates

Fees waived for two years

Compton High School graduate Majesty..

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‘Honda Battle of the Bands’ showcases best of college music

Participating schools received grants from Honda to support music education

Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) marked its return to Atlanta..

Bayard Rustin receives pardon from Gov. Gavin Newsom

Noted civil rights leader

Gov. Gavin Newsom has granted a posthumous pardon..

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‘When They See Us,’ ‘Dolemite’ top Image Award nominees

Ceremony takes place Feb. 22

Powered by the series “When They See Us” and the film..

California’s vote vount process

Paper ballots used instead of internet connections

Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued the following statement..

Company announces $50 million initiative for HBCU students

Initiative aims to ignite giving from additional corporate partners

Southern Company and its subsidiaries has announced..

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Jamie Foxx to receive ‘Excellence in the Arts’ award

American Black Film Festival set for Feb. 23

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Honors has announced..

California’s vote count process

Paper ballots used here instead of internet connections

Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued the following statement on..

Film backed by Obamas wins Oscar

Feature-length documentary highlights plant workers

The Oscar for best feature-length documentary went..

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Spike Lee named president of Cannes Film Festival

First African-American in post

The Cannes Film Festival has announced that Spike Lee would..

New Children’s Institute breaks ground in Watts

A groundbreaking ceremony took place recently for a Watts..

Staples Center to host Kobe Bryant memorial

Scheduled for Feb. 24

A public memorial service to honor Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter..

Celebrating Black culture in art at WLAC

Clayton collection housed at college

In conjunction with the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum..

Michael Lawson, Thomas Parham honored by city of Los Angeles

Honoring Black History Month

As part of the ongoing celebrations the city..

‘Dream Variation’: Celebrating African-American composers

Feb. 15 performance at CAAM

Long Beach Opera (LBO) continues its popular new series of fundraisers..

Black history interwoven with suffrage centennial

Tubman, Wells and Douglass helped both movements

This year marks the 100th anniversary of American..

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Kaiser Opens Clinic in Inglewood Target

Care offered to Kaiser members and non-members

Kaiser Permanente and Target Corp. have opened a new Kaiser Permanente..

Aviation Blvd. lane closures scheduled through June 30

LAX People Mover under construction

Lane closures on Aviation Boulevard between..

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Music scholarship applications accepted through March

Four scholarships will be awarded to students nationwide

The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, in partnership..

Do business with the federal government

Did you know the U.S. government is the largest single...

Lancaster encourages residents to participate in 2020 Census

Make sure you are counted

The 2020 Census is approaching and the city of Lancaster..

African-American Book Club will discuss ‘Invisible Man’

Historic example of post-modernism

The Palmdale City Library, 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., will host the next..

Smash play ‘Hamilton’ coming to big screen

In October 2021

Moviegoers who never got the chance to see the Broadway..

Fun, creative classes available for toddlers

Through Feb. 28

The city of Palmdale is now accepting registration for..

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Board votes in favor of new youth commission

Eye on foster care, juvenile justice

The Board of Supervisors voted this week to create a commission..

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Silent film festival set this month at The MAIN

Variety of events scheduled

A mix of laughter, horror and reflection will be on display in..

‘Fill-A-Bag’ book sale set tomorrow

Large selection of titles

The Friends of the Palmdale City Library will hold a Fill-a-Bag Book..

Cirque du Soleil now performing at Dodger Stadium

New show highlights urban sports

Cirque du Soleil returns to Los Angeles with “VOLTA,” under the Big Top..

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Initiative toward diversity in clinical trials announced

Aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities in cancer research

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) recently announced a groundbreaking..

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Paul Williams documentary on PBS for Black History Month

Iconic Los Angeles Architect profiled Feb. 6

PBS SoCal announced the debut of a new..

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Denita Willoughby elected chair of LA Chamber of Commerce

First Black woman in position

Denita Willoughby, vice president of supply management and support..

Sample ballots now in the mail

For the March 3 presidential primary election

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk..

Regina King, Mahershala Ali tapped to present Oscars

Show scheduled for Feb. 9

Continuing an Oscar tradition, last year's Academy Award-winning actors..

Majority of homeless women say they have experienced violence

One-third surveyed are African-American

A majority of Los Angeles homeless women interviewed..

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Film on Tulsa, Okla. race riot screens Feb. 8

At Museum of Holocaust

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust presents a screening of the..

Robey Theatre Company presents ‘Looking for Leroy’

Feb. 16 reading at LA Theatre Center

During Black History Month, The Robey Theatre Company..

Cannabis concentrates lead to heavy use among teens

New study from USC

A USC study on teen marijuana use suggests that dosage and type of use..

Jeanie Buss recalls father’s love for Kobe

‘A member of the family’

Lakers owner/president Jeanie Buss made her first public comments..

Tryouts open for museum’s annual Native Indian pageant

Rehersals begin Feb. 11

The Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park needs..

‘Rock the Art’ at Marie Kerr Park

Saturday, Feb. 1

The city of Palmdale will co-host a “Rock the Art: Share the Love” event..

Learn more about alcohol and drug prevention

Presentations Feb. 3 and 10

The Palmdale City Library, 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., will host two..

Wilk legislation could assist more freelance journalists

In response to controversial AB 5

State Sen. Scott Wilk (21st District) has coauthored two..

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Acclaimed movie ‘Harriet’ screened at Palmdale Library

Honoring Black History Month

The Palmdale City Library, 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., continues its..