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A life of service 

Earl “Skip” Cooper steps down from helm of BBA after 46 years

It’s official. Skip Cooper has stepped down from the Presidency of the Black Business Association (BBA), a position he held since 1972. Actually, the transition has already taken place, with his passing the baton to…

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“California Educators are the heart of our community. And why the California Teachers Association knows quality public schools make a better California for all of us.”


Ridley-thomas files lawsuit over back pay and benefits

Indicted in federal corruption case

Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who is now a Los Angeles City Councilman, is suing the city of Los Angeles over the decision to suspend his pay and benefits following his indictment in a federal corruption case. The lawsuit names City Controller Ron Galperin and alleges that Galperin’s decision was “unauthorized, unlawful and politicized.” It…

Inglewood Library hosts family movie

‘The Bad Guys’

On Saturday, Aug. 13, the library will present Family Movie Day: “The Bad Guys” (PG), at the Main Library, 101 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood. To avoid prison, a gang of notorious animal criminals pretend to seek being rehabilitated, only for their leader to secretly find that he genuinely wants to change his ways. Families are invited to…

Getty 25 celebrates Crenshaw 

Aug. 13 and 14 at the Baldwin Hills mall

The whole family is invited to Crenshaw Remembers where they can enjoy the community presence along with some free musical acts; performance art; healing workshops, salon conversations; and wellness activations from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14 on the upper east deck of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall. This event is free with an…


‘Black creators converge on San Diego for Comic-Con’

Comic-Con was held in San Diego from July 21 through 24. Due to health concerns over the spread of COVID-19, there hasn’t been an in-person Comic-Con for two years. This year, Black creators, publications and characters had a chance to shine on stage as they were the subject of…

Now is not the time to drop our guard on COVID-19

Health experts say that even as more people are vaccinated and boosted, the corona virus is here to stay. And they warn that future variants will likely keep medical practitioners and researchers on their toes as they work to keep both infections and the severity of infections down. Their…


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Kenan Thompson will host 74th annual Emmy Awards

Also received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Longtime “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson was announced this week as the host of the 74th Emmy Awards. “Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC –– my longtime network family –– makes it even more special,” Thompson said in a…

‘Monkeypox emergency’ in Los Angeles County 

Proclamation by Supervisor Holly Mitchell

Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell has issued a proclamation of local emergency for monkeypox to address the increasing number of cases in Los Angeles County. The proclamation is to bolster the county’s response to the monkeypox outbreak, Mitchell said in a statement released Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors was scheduled to vote to ratify the proclamation of a local…

County voters will determine if Board can remove Villanueva 

Ballot measure in November

As expected, the Board of Supervisors has voted to place a measure on the November ballot that would give the board authority to remove a publicly elected sheriff from office for cause. The board made the move on a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Kathryn Barger dissenting. If approved by voters on Nov. 8, the measure would give the board the…

Grand jury launches sheriff probe

Allegations of cover-up with LASD

A Los Angeles County criminal grand jury has opened an investigation into the sheriff’s department’s handling of an altercation in which a deputy knelt on the head of a handcuffed inmate for three minutes, sparking comparisons to the fatal tactics used by Minneapolis police against George Floyd. The altercation led to allegations of an attempted cover-up within the sheriff’s department,…