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Judge Again Upholds $107 Million Judgment Against Record Producer
September 11, 2020
 A Los Angeles judge once again today upheld a $107 million judgment against imprisoned former rap mogul Marion ``Suge'' Knight and Death Row Records, which was awarded back in 2005.     Over the objection of Lydia Harris, the woman who obtained the original judgment and later agreed with Knight that it should be voided, Superior Court Judge David Sotelo said he would not reconsider his December decision to reinstate the judgment or his March decision to affirm that ruling.  ... read more »
Los Angeles County Health Department Disclosed Trends Indicating Significant Decrease in Community Transmission
September 9, 2020
Los Angeles public officials disclosed new information surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. County leadership acknowledged the progress in bending the curve, but they have a steadfast caution for any relapse. ... read more »
Video Director Seeks Court Confirmation as Shakur Video Owner
September 8, 2020
A Van Nuys video director is asking a judge to confirm he owns vintage footage in which he interviewed Tupac Shakur as part of a deal with Universal Music Group's predecessor to make a video of the late hip-hop star in the early 1990s.  ... read more »
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L.A. County Voters Urged to Join Citizens Redistricting Commission
September 8, 2020
Eligible Los Angeles County voters interested in having a say on how voting districts are mapped -- which can determine how much power various voting blocs have in deciding who runs the county -- can still apply to join the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission.  ... read more »
Suit Alleges Teacher Abused Boy Because He Was Black, Disabled
September 8, 2020
 A lawsuit filed against Los Angeles Unified on behalf of a Black boy with a speech and language impairment alleges he was verbally and physically abused by his white preschool teacher in 2019 and that the principal did nothing about it.  ... read more »
$10,000 Reward Offered in Fatal Florence-Firestone Shooting of 14-Year-Old Boy
September 8, 2020
Authorities today renewed their call for public help in apprehending the killer of a 14-year-old boy who was shot on his way to a market in the Florence-Firestone area. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has authorized a $10,000 reward for information in the slaying of Otis Rayjon Williams, who was gunned down while walking alone in an alley just south of 98th Street between Central and Pace avenues around 8:40 p.m. July 3. ... read more »
Garcetti Signs Order to Make City Services More Available Remotely Amid COVID
August 27, 2020
   Mayor Eric Garcetti said today that he signed an executive directive to make city services more accessible online and contact-free whenever possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic.     Garcetti said people can already pay bills online, and contact-free pickup services of materials from libraries is available, but ``this directive is a critical step to not only modernize government but to keep us safe as we open up city services, or the city services that have stayed open and that you depend on don't put you at risk.''  ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: “Detangling The Past” “World View”
August 27, 2020
We can all learn something new and we can certainly learn from past experiences to help us for the future. This would hopefully give us a smoother, better outlook  as we move through the day to day continuum of our lives. How can we unravel the past? Detangling what has happened is difficult, maybe impossible.  What happens to those who make things more difficult, when if they would stop and consider carefully the matters, they would be better positioned to guide a brighter future. ... read more »
Lyft Forms Partnership with Black Organizations to Provide Accessible Transportation
August 27, 2020
Ridesharing app Lyft announced an initiative that would provide 1.5 million rides to make transportation accessible to underserved communities. The company joined forces with 11 organizations including The National Urban League, Black Women’s Roundtable and the NAACP. ... read more »
Alzheimer’s Association Town Hall Discusses Alzheimer’s Through A Health Equity Lens
August 27, 2020
Researchers discussed the progress made in Alzheimer’s treatment along with the impact of COVID-19 on research. ... read more »
Dems Wrap Historic Convention: Harris Makes History, Obama Eviscerates Trump
August 27, 2020
“The one Constitutional office elected by all of the people is the presidency.  So, at a minimum, we should expect a president to feel a sense of responsibility for the safety and welfare of all 330  million  of us – regardless of what we look like, how we worship, who we love, how much money we have – or who we voted for,” Obama declared.   ... read more »
LA County announces launch of “L.A. vs. Hate” initiative to report and end hate by calling 2-1-1
August 26, 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA: Today, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the LA County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), and the Commission on Human Relations jointly announced the launch of the “L.A. vs Hate” initiative to report and end incidents of hate and hate crimes in LA County. This announcement comes as 211-LA continues to receive reports of hate – from January through July 2020, 256 total calls reporting hate, including 27 calls as a result of COVID-19 – and is part of a multi-year mission by the Board of Supervisors to end acts of hate in the County. ... read more »
Brandy emerges from her cocoon, conquers her demons on ‘B7’
August 26, 2020
When Brandy began crafting her newest album nearly three years ago, her intent was both benevolent and selfish. She wanted to give R&B fans the timeless music she’s been synonymous with, while also gain liberation from emotional bondage. She achieved her goal with “B7” — but she wasn’t prepared for the raw and emotional way the lyrics poured out of her during the creative process. It’s why, for the first time, the Grammy winner co-wrote every song on the album and co-produced the majority of the project. ... read more »
LeBron James And Anthony Davis Lead Lakers To A 2-1 Series Lead Over The Trail Blazers
August 23, 2020
LeBron James’ 38 point-performance in game three of the Lakers’ series over the Blazers led to a 116-108 victory on Saturday inside the Orlando bubble. After James scored just 10 points in the second game, he bounced back to give the Lakers a 2-1 lead in the series.  ... read more »
Suspect in Jam Master Jay killing pleads not guilty
August 21, 2020
A man eyed for years as a possible suspect in the 2002 fatal shooting of hip-hop pioneer Jam Master Jay pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Tuesday, and remained in federal custody where he is already serving a prison sentence for robbery.  Ronald Washington, 56, entered his plea remotely from Kentucky, while his attorney and the government’s lawyers appeared by teleconference because of coronavirus concerns.  Washington and Karl Jordan Jr., 36, face a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison, or the death penalty if convicted of murder in the death of Jason “Jay” Mizell, known professionally as Jam Master Jay.   ... read more »
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