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Will cryptocurrency level ‘paying field’ for the community?

Will cryptocurrency level ‘paying field’ for the community?

Black Americans are buying cryptocurrency in record numbers. According to a 2021 Harris Poll, only 11 percent of White Americans report owning cryptocurrency, while 23 percent of Black Americans and 17 percent of Hispanic Americans own the decentralized…

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LOCAL NEWS

Inglewood school reveals upgrades

Inglewood school reveals upgrades

New and expanded facilities to welcome students

Alumnae of St. Mary’s Academy were treated to an inspiring spring afternoon recently as the Inglewood school hosted two events: A “Belles ‘n Brushes Soiree” and an “SMA Campus Showcase.” The first was an outdoor sip and paint event, where Belles were instructed in painting scenic art; and the second was a tour of the latest completed…

New ‘Parks at Sunset’ shines on mental health support

New ‘Parks at Sunset’ shines on mental health support

Free activities available

A new program at LA County parks is helping to refuel the mental wellbeing and social connection of residents through free drop-in activities at sunset throughout the month of May. Through the “Parks at Sunset” program, residents can join activities at sunset including meditation, yoga, dance jams, and canvas painting for free and with no reservations.  The…

Community forum held for Los Angeles city attorney candidates

Community forum held for Los Angeles city attorney candidates

Addressing a range of issues

On May 12, nearly 100 people attended the Empowerment Congresses candidate forum with five of the candidates vying to be the next Los Angeles city attorney. “Empowered to Represent: A Forum Among Los Angeles City Attorney Candidates” was held at McCarty Memorial Church and moderated by KBLA Talk Radio commentator and author Tavis Smiley. The forum offered…

NATIONAL NEWS

‘Big Homecoming’ festival to pay homage to legacy of HBCUs

‘Big Homecoming’ festival to pay homage to legacy of HBCUs

The nation’s newest premier music and culture festival, The Big Homecoming, announced it will debut in Atlanta June 17-18. Billed as the first of its kind, the event will capture the unique energy and creativity of homecoming celebrations at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).  The two-day experience will…

Viola Davis red carpet jewelry supports #BlackisBrilliant 

Viola Davis red carpet jewelry supports #BlackisBrilliant 

When Viola Davis sported Matturi Fine Jewelry earrings at the premiere of Showtime Television’s hit show “The First Lady,” she paid more than a tribute to designer Satta Matturi. She wore the jaw-dropping pieces, ethically and sustainably sourced natural diamonds from Botswana, for RAD x De Beers Group’s #BlackIsBrilliant…

ANTELOPE VALLEY NEWS

Our Weekly Antelope Valley covers the northernmost portion of Los Angeles County, including the cities of Lancaster, Palmdale, Acton, Rosemond and California City. Coverage also extends to the cities of Santa Clarita and Valencia.

AV Children’s Choir at Playhouse

AV Children’s Choir at Playhouse

See ‘Once Upon a Dream’

The AV Children’s Choir will present an evening of choral music with “Once Upon a Dream” tomorrow, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Palmdale Playhouse, at 38334 10th St. East. The evening will feature beautiful melodies and soaring harmonies as the choir presents favorite classic Disney selections. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, students, military and…

Annual “Speakeasy’ fundraiser benefiting LPAC set June 4

Annual “Speakeasy’ fundraiser benefiting LPAC set June 4

Revisit the ‘Roaring 20s’

The Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC) Foundation will host its annual fundraiser, dubbed “The Speakeasy,” on Saturday, June 4, at 8 p.m. “Step back into the 1920s for an evening filled with frivolity, fun, and flair. Kick up your heels to the boisterous on-stage antics of Grammy-nominated California Feetwarmers while trying your hand at blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette for…

‘Tool Lending Library’ for do-it-yourselfers

‘Tool Lending Library’ for do-it-yourselfers

Available at Lancaster Library

The Los Angeles County Library has launched a “Tool Lending Library,” a program that provides the community opportunities to check out tools and maker items at no cost, officials announced. LA County Library is offering tool lending at five locations, including Lancaster at 601 W. Lancaster Blvd., with an inventory that includes hammers, wrenches, electrical cords, cookware, sewing machines, gardening…

‘Discovery Lab’ at Antelope Valley College

‘Discovery Lab’ at Antelope Valley College

Supporting electronics, avionics

Antelope Valley College (AV College) officials, faculty and staff, industry partners and other dignitaries recently celebrated the grand opening of the state-of-the-art Discovery Lab. The 35,466 square-foot building will support programs in electronics and avionics, welding, fire technology and the Aircraft Fabrication and Assembly program, also known as AFAB.  The AFAB program provides inexperienced students with entry-level skills for the…

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