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Southland Celebrates Gay Marriage Ruling
July 2, 2015
Massive rallies were held in West Hollywood and other Southland cities last Friday to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. The day was historic, ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Protesters in Custody after Police Scuffle
July 2, 2015
Jasmyne Cannick of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles (pictured above) described Evan Bunch, 28 and Luz Maria Flores, 23 as “Black Lives Matter Los Angeles protesters (who) were arrested while trying to protest Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck at the kickoff of the Summer Night Lights Program.” ... read more »
Watts – 50 Years Later
July 2, 2015
Celebrity chef and motivational speaker Curtis Aikens Sr. speaks to a gathering of Watts residents about diabetes awareness during his mobile cooking session at the launch of “Watts Bridges.” Watts community comes together for launch of “Watts Bridges,” a wellness and job clinic featuring original Food Network celebrity Chef Curtis Watkins More than 150 residents in the greater Watts community took part in a day long free mobile health clinic and job fair during the launch of “Watts Bridges,” a non-profit program aimed at restoring economic opportunity and promoting healthy lifestyles. ... read more »
McKenna, Johns, education advocates convene for roundtable on black education in South Los Angeles
July 2, 2015
  George McKenna Recently, Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Dr. George McKenna hosted David Johns, director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, ... read more »
Bernard Parks Brings Illustrious Career of Service to a Close
July 2, 2015
After over 60 years of service to the residents of Los Angeles, Current City Councilmember and former Police Chief Bernard Parks is finally ready to retire   ... read more »
Mom Tells Judge She Feels ‘No Remorse’ For Killing 2 Kids Found In Freezer
July 2, 2015
Mitchelle Blair, 36, has never challenged allegations that she killed her 13-year-old daughter and 9 year-old son. ... read more »
Escaped North Carolina inmate back in custody
July 2, 2015
An inmate who authorities say escaped from a North Carolina lockup with the help of a prison employee has been recaptured, according to a state prisons spokeswoman. ... read more »
Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias
July 2, 2015
A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday June 24, preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists. ... read more »
What is Juneteenth?
July 2, 2015
Juneteenth occurs every year on June 19 and it marks the day slavery ended in the United States. ... read more »
Civil Rights Groups Support Measure to Fully Restore Protections Needed Under Voting Rights Act
July 2, 2015
The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 amends the Voting Rights Act. ... read more »
Diane Watson Speaks Out against Domestic Violence
July 2, 2015
The luncheon kicked off the fundraiser to develop a device that has the potential to save lives of those in abusive situations ... read more »
Doug E. Fresh and Bell Biv Devo Bring back the Old School at the BET Experience
July 2, 2015
Downtown Los Angeles was lit with excitement with an evening full of music and entertainment as classic rap icon Doug E. Fresh and 90s Rhythm and Blues group Bell Biv Devo performed all of their combined hits for the first night of the 2015 BET Experience located in LA Live’s Club Nokia. ... read more »
UCLA held White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
July 2, 2015
Recently, President Obama created the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans originally inspired by the Brown v Board of Education decision, helps Black students to improve reading and math proficiency, high school rates, and college completion. ... read more »
Signature Gathering Approved for Bottled Water Tax Initiative
July 2, 2015
Backers of an initiative that would tax bottled water containing any water collected in California have until Dec. 21 to gather enough signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot. ... read more »
Former NFL Player makes Documentary About His Brother
July 2, 2015
Fox Sports video editor and documentarian Byron Jackson had a passion for film recording. He used his filming skills to create a documentary series about his brother, ... read more »
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