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South Los Angeles Goes for the Gold in Hosting 2015 Special Olympics World Games
July 30, 2015
A record crowd of fans watched 6,500 athletes from 165 nations march into the Los Angeles Coliseum for the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games on July 25. ... read more »
“Are The Lives Of Our Women Valued?”
July 30, 2015
When I googled black women killed by police or black women who died while in police custody, the number of faces that popped up on the screen made me cry. ... read more »
“Kawaida and the Current Crisis: A Philosophy of Life, Love and Struggle”
July 30, 2015
Part 1. Clearly, we, as a people, are in the midst of a deep social crisis, one not only in terms of the conditions of our community, but also in the context of this country. Indeed, at the heart of our crisis is the crisis in America marked by: its steady degeneration into conditions of sustained and self-justifying violence against the vulnerable, at home and around the world; its immoral and radically evil monopoly by a racial and class elite of wealth and power; its attempt to privatize and extract profit from every inch of public, personal and natural space; and its willingness to kill, torture, overturn countries and destroy the environment and world to do so. Also, there are the dominant society’s psychological insecurities and issues about everything from its safety to its sexuality; and its increased and open declarations and demonstrations of love for its dogs. And there is also the issue of delayed and impending economic collapse, propped up and papered over with new names for depression and system of failure, and unannounced loans on state and federal levels from people and countries it once conquered, colonized and caricatured. ... read more »
Krispy Krunchy Chicken to make first appearance at 10th Annual Taste of Soul
July 30, 2015
Louisiana-based Krispy Krunchy Chicken is a national, fast food restaurant that has recently made its way to the west coast. . ... read more »
WSCUC Notes Significant Change and Improvement at CDU
July 30, 2015
Dr. David M. Carlisle, President and CEO of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science(CDU) is delighted to announce the affirmation and commendation of WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) for the University’s recent significant progress and changes as a full-fledged university. ... read more »
KEY ANTECEDENTS TO THE WATTS REBELLION
July 30, 2015
A 1947 report, “The Problem of Violence: Observations on Race Conflict in Los Angeles,” by the American Council on Race Relations and the Haynes Foundation, focuses on racial tensions two decades before the 1965 Watts Revolt. “The Council and Foundation did not seek research and analysis so much as guidance, a way of thinking about the problem which offered some hope and genuinely useful application." Three neighborhoods with racial tension were chosen for observation—Watts, West Jefferson and Hollenbeck. Observations on Watts shed most light on factors culminating in the rebellion. Excerpts follow. ... read more »
‘Art of the Spirit – Myth to Reality’ At Museum of African American Art
July 30, 2015
The Museum of African American Art is pleased to acknowledge local artists who have received international acclaim for their artwork, in celebration of the museum’s upcoming 40-year anniversary in 2016 ... read more »
9th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair
July 30, 2015
Thousands of book lovers, families, and fans of all ages will converge on the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza for the 2015 Leimert Park Village Book Fair ... read more »
Seniors Targeted By Fake Landlords
July 30, 2015
Seniors should be skeptical of eye-catching photos of luxurious vacation properties posted online by scammers ... read more »
Local Educator Appointed National University Assistant Professor
July 30, 2015
Dr. Saul E. Lankster II, former three-term Compton School Board President and Civil Rights and the Law Adjunct Professor at California State University Long Beach, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Law for National University School of Professional Studies, ... read more »
July 30, 2015
Female LAPD Officer Sentenced to Jail for Assaulting Woman While on Duty ... read more »
This Week in Black History (July 30)
July 30, 2015
This week's facts about Black history figures. ... read more »
Family of Sandra Bland still seeks for answers after her funeral
July 30, 2015
On July 25 in Lisle, Illinois, 28 year-old Sandra Bland was laid to rest by her family and friends. Over 1,000 people attended her funeral at DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church. ... read more »
The Queen of Soul is coming to Los Angeles
July 30, 2015
All hail the Queen! The Queen of Soul that is. Yes, Aretha Franklin is making her way Los Angeles for her August 2 concert at Microsoft Theater (formerly L.A. Live Nokia Theatre). ... read more »
T.D. Jakes Moves Forward with Focus and Purpose
July 30, 2015
Positive movement surrounds Bishop T.D. Jakes. As a world-renowned preacher, best-selling author, and successful movie producer, Jakes touches millions of lives through television, radio, films and social media. ... read more / watch video »
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