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Frederick D. Tinsley 1940-2016  
September 29, 2016
Frederick (Fred) Tinsley, double bass player in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, passed away on September 19. ... read more »
Bill Nunn, actor in “Do the Right Thing,” dead at 63
September 29, 2016
Bill Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the "Spider-Man" movie franchise to such Spike Lee films as "Do the Right Thing" and "He Got Game," has died. ... read more »
R&B Songwriter/Producer/Artist Kashif Dies at 59
September 29, 2016
Six-time Grammy-nominated musician produced hits for Whitney Houston, George Benson, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Kenny G, Melba Moore and more   Multifaceted R&B-Pop musician Kashif passed away from undetermined causes in his Playa del Rey, ... read more »
Great Streets Program Extended to Entire City 
September 28, 2016
The Great Streets grant program, which is aimed at improving the walkability of city streets, has been increased to $2 million for its second year, up from the $180,000 offered the previous year, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced last week. ... read more »
City Reaches Agreement to Buy Rail Yard 
September 28, 2016
An agreement to pay $59.3 million for a piece of Union Pacific Railroad property in Glassell Park that has long been considered key to the city's Los Angeles River restoration goals was announced last week by city officials. ... read more »
State Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case Against Two Former Long Beach Residents Convicted in Human Trafficking Case 
September 28, 2016
The California Supreme Court refused last week to review the case against two former Long Beach residents convicted in a human trafficking case in which a young woman was tattooed with the moniker used by one of the men. ... read more »
Councilmember Herb Wesson proposes reward for Marine killed in South L.A.   
September 28, 2016
Tuesday, September 19, a candlelight vigil was held for 19-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine Carlos Segovia-Lopez who was shot in the head last week, after leaving his girlfriends home in South L.A. ... read more »
Trial set for police officer who shot mentally ill man
September 28, 2016
In the wake of police shootings in North Carolina and Oklahoma, a trial is scheduled in Virginia for a white police officer who shot and killed a mentally ill black man. ... read more »
School administrators paint over Black Lives Matter mural
September 28, 2016
School administrators paint over Black Lives Matter mural ... read more »
UVM student government: Black Lives Matter flag stolen
September 28, 2016
The student government at the University of Vermont says a Black Lives Matter flag that had been flying at its Burlington campus has been stolen. ... read more »
Funeral held for unarmed man shot by Tulsa officer
September 28, 2016
Hundreds of mourners packed a church for a funeral honoring an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer. ... read more »
Burke Bill Reducing Barriers to Reproductive Health Care Becomes Law
September 28, 2016
The Direct Access to Reproductive Health Care Act eliminates referral requirements ... read more »
After Recent Police Shootings, NNPA Declares a State of Emergency in the Black Community 
September 28, 2016
The recent extrajudicial killings of three Black males, including a 13 year-old boy, have sparked protests across the country, and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has now declared a state of emergency in Black America. ... read more »
Coco’s Lip Smacking Cupcakes to make first appearance at 11th annual Taste of Soul  
September 28, 2016
Self-taught baker Nicole Green went from selling cupcakes on the corner of her family’s home to owning her own bakery in a matter of years. ... read more »
SMC Grad and Veteran Awarded ‘Smart’ Scholarship By U.S. Department Of Defense 
September 28, 2016
Officials at Santa Monica College said they are “pleased to announce” that SMC grad and Santa Monica native Jonathan Eady has been awarded a Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service by the U.S. Department of Defense. ... read more »
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