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Rap artist XXXTentacion killed in apparent robbery
June 18, 2018
20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion has died in Miami, Florida as the result of a drive-by-shooting on Monday, June 18 Broward Co. Sheriff's Dept. said. ... read more »
Black Actor Detained at Glendale Mall Says He Was Wrongfully Profiled
June 15, 2018
Darris Love, 38, and his attorneys announced the filing of a legal claim against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, alleging that deputies identified him as a suspect in the burglary even though he and his girlfriend had been shopping at the mall during the crime and the ensuing chase last Wednesday. ... read more »
Alleged Homeless ‘Dumping’ by Sheriff’s Department Under Examination
June 15, 2018
The incident, which occurred on West 25th Street in San Pedro on Jan. 30, was shown by Buscaino on a large screen inside the council chamber and also posted to his YouTube and Facebook accounts. The councilman said the man was a "clear 5150 patient'' -- the term refers to an involuntary psychiatric hold -- and that the incident occurred a few blocks over the border from Rancho Palos Verdes, which is patrolled by the LASD. ... read more »
Waters Statement on Donald Trump’s Embrace of our Enemies & Hostility Toward our Allies
June 15, 2018
“Donald Trump loves to refer to himself as a ‘deal-maker,’ but in reality, his bluster on the world stage over the past week has only isolated the United States from our allies and played right into the hands of two of our most dangerous enemies, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... read more »
LA County Aims to Use Its Job Pool to Help Struggling Residents
June 15, 2018
Aiming to match people struggling to make ends meet with good-paying county jobs, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved pilot programs targeting economically disadvantaged communities as well as women interested in construction craft and apprentice jobs. ... read more »
LA County Invests $300 Million in New Voting System
June 15, 2018
Los Angeles County officials voted today to spend roughly $300 million on a major redesign of its voting system in anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, ... read more »
Deep Mourning Over Passing of Nigerian Reggae Legend
June 15, 2018
Born Ukeleke Elumelu Onwubuya, Ras Kimono, alongside his Massive Dread Band, won several awards and was prominent in the Nigerian music scene for his socially-conscious lyrics. ... read more »
Initiative to Split California Qualifies For Ballot
June 15, 2018
Draper, a venture capitalist, said he conceived the initiative out of a belief that "the citizens of the whole state would be better served by three smaller state governments while preserving the historical boundaries of the various counties, cities and towns.'' ... read more »
Bribery Caught on Tape Nails Ghana’s Senior Soccer Brass
June 15, 2018
Senior officers of the revered Ghana Football Soccer Association who took fat wads of cash to influence player selection in the national team became the unwitting stars of a new documentary by Ghana’s number one investigative journalist. The film opened this month in Accra. ... read more »
Organization Aims to Set up Stem Cell Research Facilities Across Entire U.S.
June 14, 2018
Members of the Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research (GIOSTAR), held a webinar this month, featuring one of the lead scientists in stem cell research and the organization’s Co-Founder Dr. Anand Srivastava, as part of an ongoing effort to spread the word about GIOSTAR’s Pixel for Cure campaign aimed at setting up 50 non profit stem cell centers across the country. ... read more »
Fraternity members suspended for video with racist slurs
June 14, 2018
Syracuse University suspended 15 members of a fraternity following the release of a video showing pledges using racial slurs and simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person, lawyers for the students said Friday. ... read more »
Ex-NAACP head, once known as Rachel Dolezal, denies fraud
June 14, 2018
Nkechi Diallo, formerly known as Rachel Dolezal, pleaded not guilty last week through her attorney to charges including welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance. Her next court date is now set for June 20.  ... read more »
NBPA, LA84 Announce $150K in Grants to Refurbish Local Basketball Courts
June 14, 2018
The National Basketball Players Association Foundation and the LA84 Foundation announced today that they are issuing a request for proposals to refurbish local basketball courts in underserved communities in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. ... read more »
NAACP & Airbnb Partner to Recruit Hosts in South Los Angeles
June 14, 2018
In addition to the targeted outreach, the NAACP and Airbnb have entered into a unique revenue sharing model. ... read more »
Local Krump Dancers Hit National Stage
June 14, 2018
Los Angeles dance duo, BDASH & KONKRETE, spoke to the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper about their experience as contestants in season 2 of NBC’S World of Dance.  ... read more »
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