Fate of California’s Death Penalty Debated
September 3, 2015
The fate of California's death penalty was argued in a Pasadena courtroom Monday, as an appeals court panel heard arguments over a ruling by a federal judge in Orange County who found the system is so ``dysfunctional'' that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. It was unclear when the three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will issue a decision, but its ruling could have a lasting impact on whether the state will ever execute another prisoner. In July 2014, U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, issued a 29-page ruling overturning the death sentence of Ernest Dewayne Jones, who was sentenced in Los Angeles in 1995 for the killing three years earlier of his girlfriend's mother. ... read more »
California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders
September 3, 2015
California agreed Tuesday to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer. ... read more »
Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast
September 3, 2015
An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said last Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness. ... read more »
Clippers Get Fined for Jordan, Snubs Channel Deal for Streaming Service
September 3, 2015
The return of DeAndre Jordan came with its own consequences, costing the Clippers a $250,000 fine for violating NBA rules. Despite the financial set back, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer recently turned down a $60 million deal with Fox Sports Regional Sports Network Prime Ticket Channel. ... read more »
Multicultural Artist Diana Shannon Young To Be Featured at Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival
September 3, 2015
The 7th Annual Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival will feature the artistic works of multicultural artist Diana Shannon Young, September 5 through 7. ... read more »
Lagrant Communications Celebrates 25th Year Anniversary
September 3, 2015
Multicultural Communications Agency Celebrates Major Milestone With a Series of Cultural and Educational Events Throughout the Year ... read more »
The Memorial Foundation Launches Campaign To Honor The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And His Inspiring, Landmark Speech; I Have A Dream
September 3, 2015
On the 52nd anniversary of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington, The Memorial Foundation, the builders of the Martin Luther King, ... read more »
Carson Residents Rally Behind New Stadium
September 3, 2015
Stepping up their campaign to bring NFL football to Carson, city officials and other supporters rallied last week in front of the proposed site of a stadium that could house the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, ... read more »
Blacks ‘Left Behind’ in New Orleans Recovery
September 3, 2015
As Gulf Coast residents and policymakers celebrated the recovery of the Crescent City on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, advocacy groups challenged the narrative of a resilient and better New Orleans by launching KatrinaTruth.org, ... read more »
Kamala Harris Addresses Truancy in New Report
September 3, 2015
School truancy has reached a state of nationwide crisis and California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, along with members of The Center for American Progress (CAP) announced a “call to action” by announcing CAP’s recent report entitled “The High Cost of Truancy.” The CAP report, ... read more »
Book Club Booted from Wine Train for #LaughingWhileBlack
September 3, 2015
A group of mostly Black women who were thrown off the Napa Valley Wine Train last Saturday for laughing too loudly, have received the corporate apology they were seeking, ... read more »
Emily’s List Makes False and Improper Claims Against Senator Hall
September 3, 2015
Black female Congressional leaders slighted by organization ... read more »
Gang Member Sentenced to 29-Year Prison Term for Christmas Day Killing
September 3, 2015
A gang member who pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter for his role in the 2010 Christmas night killing of a woman in front of her 3-year-old daughter in South Los Angeles was sentenced last Thursday to 29 years in state prison. ... read more »
Bull’s Derrick Rose Faces Rape Allegations
September 3, 2015
Chicago Bulls All-Star point guard Derrick Rose is being sued by a former girlfriend. ... read more »
P.O.W.E.R Community Fair Provides Public with Tools for Success
September 2, 2015
The West Angeles Community Development Corporation hosted the P.O.W.E.R community fair on August 29, bringing a host of community vendors, corporations and small businesses together to provide the public with helpful health, ... read more »
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