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A Timeline of the George Floyd Protests in L.A.
June 4, 2020
The death of 46-year-old Minneapolis-resident George Floyd has sent ripples of protests calling for action against police brutality in not only Minnesota, but all over the country. ... read more »
Bill Cosby Supports Protestors, Rips Tactical Gear Wearing Cops 
June 4, 2020
Imprisoned comedian Bill Cosby has spoken out the police murder of George Floyd, a handcuffed African American man who died a short time after police officers were filmed pressing their knees into his neck and body for nearly nine minutes.   In a statement released by his publicist Andrew Wyatt, Cosby cited the continued police killings of African Americans and the racially-motivated slayings of Black people, including his son, Ennis.   ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University’s COVID-19 Testing Site Offers Timely Community Services
June 4, 2020
The GIS team led by Dr. Paul Robinson, discovered that as recently as March, COVID-19 cases were predominantly centered in the more affluent areas of Los Angeles County. ... read more »
America On Fire
June 4, 2020
All 50 of the United States have seen protests and more than 10,000 people have been arrested, cities have enacted curfews and several states and the District of Columbia have called up the National Guard following the Memorial Day death of George Floyd at the hands of police [last Monday] in Minneapolis. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that Derek Chauvin, the officer accused of causing the death of George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes, has been charged with second-degree murder and three other former officers who were on the scene - Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao - have been charged with aiding and abetting murder. ... read more »
A New America Stands Up Against Racism
June 4, 2020
A new multi-cultural America spoke out and stood up against over 400 years systematic racism against African Americans and in response to the killing of George Floyd; included in the long list of Blacks murdered by the hands of police officers or entitled citizens. ... read more »
Fed Up
June 4, 2020
When I saw the National Guard line the streets of Downtown LA, it stirred up a lot of emotions for me as a Black Angeleno. Having lived through the 65’ Watts Rebellion, the LA Uprising in 92’ and now the unrest we are witnessing after the public murder of George Floyd - I know that this fight is not new for us; it cuts across generations and is a sustained outcry for Black humanity to be seen, valued, and respected. ... read more »
Statement from the Executive Publisher on Death and Protest of George Floyd
June 4, 2020
Statement from the Executive Publisher on Death and Protest of George Floyd ... read more »
Wes Unseld, Hall of Famer and NBA champion in DC, passes away at 74
June 4, 2020
Wes Unseld was an undersized NBA center known more for his bruising picks, tenacious rebounding and perfectly placed outlet passes than any points he produced. He thrived in his role as a workmanlike leader. ... read more »
Wesson Attends Black Lives Matter Protest to Help De-Escalate LAPD Response
June 4, 2020
Wesson decided to come to the scene after seeing video of hundreds of police officers surrounding the protestors. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Statement on the Murder of George Floyd
June 4, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement on the murder of George Floyd of Minneapolis, MN. George Floyd was an unarmed African American man who died in police custody after Minneapolis police officers forced him to the ground and one officer pinned his knee on George Floyd’s neck for five minutes. ... read more »
Report: Black COVID-19 Patients in California Hospitalized 2.7 More Times Than
June 4, 2020
Lockhart made this chilling observation while talking about the growing body of evidence that is confirming that more minorities and disadvantaged people are getting infected, being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19 than White, middle class and wealthier Americans. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Orion Peters
June 4, 2020
As his teammates can count on him to make big plays, his classmates count on him for assistance in math. Inglewood High School Junior Orion Peters helped the Sentinels football team to a 10-1 overall record and a 5-0 record in the Pioneer League. Peters recently committed to Washington State University. ... read more »
Black Youth Are Central Force in California George Floyd Protests
June 4, 2020
Outspoken, courageous, and committed, these young African Americans have become, by default, the anchors in a mass movement sparked by the brutal murder of George Floyd in Minnesota. Although they are diverse group of Black youth – by political identification, education, where they are from in the state, and more – they are all uniquely equipped to articulate and bear witness to the racial and economic injustices that a multiracial coalition of Californians have now made their cause. ... read more »
Mourning and Mayhem: California Reacts to the Brutal Killing of George Floyd
June 4, 2020
Protestors and pastors across California as well as angered citizens and politicians — including Gov. Gavin Newsom — have all responded to the violent death of an unarmed Black man in Minnesota. ... read more »
Rep. Bass: This is our moral moment
June 4, 2020
This is our moral moment - the Congressional Black Caucus will be introducing legislation to address laws that shield police officers from ever being accountable for excessive force. We will also address the structural conflict of interests of relying on DAs to charge officers from police departments they work with every day. Abusive law enforcement officers should lose the privilege of being an officer.  ... read more »
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