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Camouflaged Vaping Devices Are Hoodwinking Parents And Schools
September 20, 2019
In yet another twist for worried parents: Meet the vaping hoodie. This high school fashion mainstay — defined by a hood with drawstrings — is now available as a vaping device, ready to deliver a puff of nicotine (or marijuana) anywhere, anytime. Including in the classroom. ... read more »
“The Twinkle Box” Novel Becomes an Amazon Bestseller
September 12, 2019
Former probation officer, Larry Pye, ties his bizarre experiences into a number one bestselling novel, "The Twinkle Box". ... read more »
Harris, Colleagues to Lighthizer: No Trade Negotiations with Brazil Until Bolsonaro Protects the Amazon
September 6, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday joined Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) and 8 of their Democratic colleagues in urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to postpone any trade negotiations with Brazil until President Jair Bolsonaro fully enforces his country’s environmental laws and regulations to protect the Amazon from continued illegal deforestation. In the letter, the senators also called on Lighthizer to swiftly resolve the U.S.-China trade war which has disrupted global trade patterns and driven China to rely increasingly on Brazil for beef and soybeans. As a result, and in contravention of its environmental regulations, Brazil is clearing more of the Amazon for agriculture. ... read more »
Fires Engulfing West Africa Exceed Those of Brazil
August 30, 2019
According to NASA, which operates the Aqua satellite, over 67,000 fires were reported in a one-week period in June last year, as farmers employed slash and burn agriculture to clear land for crops. ... read more »
Equifax May Owe You a $125 Payment. But, Let’s Be Real, You’ll Get Much, Much Less
August 15, 2019
On June 22, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the outcome of a settlement with Equifax, one of the three major credit monitoring firms in the United States. ... read more »
PuffCuff for your Hair Puffs
July 11, 2019
Lash went natural in 2006 and spent five years looking for styling tools that wouldn’t pull or break her curls. With no luck finding anything, she decided to make a product of her own. What makes the PuffCuff work on curls is that it is not elastic. It’s a big, rounded clip that can be clamped around curly hair to hold it in place without tightening and pulling. The PuffCuff is clamped around gathered hair and with its comb-like bristles, curls expand into the clamp eliminating tension. It also comes in four different sizes for different hair lengths and puff sizes. ... read more »
District Attorneys Reach Settlement with Amazon to Prohibit Force-Fed Foie Gras Sales in California
December 7, 2018
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that Amazon.com Inc. has agreed not to sell force-fed foie gras in California under a consumer protection settlement reached with her office and the Monterey County and Santa Clara County district attorney's offices. ... read more »
Rep. Jimmy Gomez and Sen. Edward Markey Lead Bicameral Letter to Jeff Bezos Expressing Civil Rights Concerns about Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology
November 29, 2018
In letters sent to Amazon on July 26, 2018 and July 27, 2018, Rep. Gomez, Sen. Markey, the ACLU, and a bipartisan group of legislators conveyed their alarm about the efficacy and constitutional impact of Amazon Rekognition on communities of color. To date, Amazon has failed to provide sufficient answers to their specific requests on this subject. ... read more »
Oscar Nominee Angela Bassett Hosts Release Event to Celebrate Friend and Vocal Powerhouse Ledisi Hosts Book Release Event at The Grammy Museum
October 4, 2018
The Walk is a new inspirational book, where Ledisi uses her voice as she does with music to tell her heartfelt journey to living her best life.  Evoking emotions and drawing readers in page by page, The Walk is currently available via Amazon and takes readers through simple and optimistic ways the singer harnesses from her own life: personal and professional.  The Walk will guide readers in finding their own happiness with the premiere vocalist’s sage advice. See photos from this weekend's event below! ... read more »
Skirball Cultural Center Announces its Twenty-second Annual FREE Summertime Outdoor Concert Series
July 27, 2018
The Skirball Cultural Center announces the lineup for its twenty-second annual free summertime live music series, Sunset Concerts. This year’s artists showcase local and global influences from Malawian Nyanja Vibes, socially conscious R&B, psychedelic dream-pop, and Afro-Americana to experimental indie rock and Ethiopian funk. In addition to pioneering new sounds inspired by their own cultural identities and traditions, they utilize their art to bridge communities. Presented every summer since 1997 in the Skirball’s picturesque hillside setting, Sunset Concerts features both emerging and established talents, drawing music fans from across greater Los Angeles. ... read more »
Amazon’s HQ2 Moves In, Los Angeles’ Small Businesses Move Out
May 24, 2018
What many Angeleno small business owners are discovering – better late than never – is that HQ2 will wreak havoc on thousands of small businesses that make up the local fabric of our communities while giving unprecedented tax subsidies and corporate welfare to one of the richest companies in the world. ... read more »
Run-DMC sues Wal-Mart, Amazon for $50M
January 5, 2017
Run-DMC has filed a $50 million lawsuit accusing retailers of selling products that traded on the group's name without permission. ... read more »
Author Jasemine Knowles, from College Grad to Amazon Best Seller List
June 8, 2016
Award winning journalist and author of ‘Between Love and a Hardplace’ and ‘A Tease-Spoon of Love and Revenge gives advice to young black authors ... read more »
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