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Nigeria faces one of its worst cholera outbreaks in years
September 15, 2021
Nigeria is seeing one of its worst cholera outbreaks in years, with more than 2,300 people dying from suspected cases as Africa's most populous country struggles to deal with multiple disease outbreaks. ... read more »
SoCal Man to Plead Guilty in Cross-Border Kidnapping Case
September 7, 2021
A Los Angeles-area man is expected to plead guilty this morning to a federal charge for his alleged involvement in a ring that collected ransom from people whose family members had been kidnapped in Mexico. ... read more »
Rosario 5 hits, HRs inside and out of park, Indians beat KC
August 31, 2021
Amed Rosario became the first player on record to go 5 for 5 with five RBIs, an inside-the-park homer and a drive over the fence, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Tuesday night. ... read more »
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Black US Farmers Awaiting Billions in Promised Debt Relief
August 31, 2021
Now the government wants to make amends by providing billions of dollars in debt forgiveness for farmers of color as part of the pandemic relief package. But a judge has put the money on hold in the face of lawsuits filed by white farmers claiming that the program is unfair — reverse discrimination. ... read more »
Jury Reaches Verdict in Trial of Man Charged in Police Officer’s Killing
August 31, 2021
``I guess you guys have everything down -- smoked my cousin, smoked the cop. ... I mean, what else do you guys want? I shot another cop,'' Mejia said during that interview, which was first played in court in June 2017 at a hearing in which he was ordered to stand trial. After less than two hours of deliberations, jurors reached a verdict today in the trial of an alleged gang member accused of killing a family member in East Los Angeles and then opening fire on two Whittier police officers, ... read more »
`America’s Got Talent,’ Sports Helps NBC to Ratings Victory
August 31, 2021
The two-hour Tuesday ``America's Got Talent'' episode was the most-watched prime-time program between Aug. 23 and Sunday, averaging 6.809 million viewers, while the hourlong Wednesday episode was third, averaging 5.79 million. An ``America's Got Talent'' episode has been the most-watched prime-time program seven times in the 11 weeks it has aired this summer. ... read more »
R&B star R Kelly jurors summoned for sex trafficking trial
August 9, 2021
After several delays, the first phase of the sex trafficking trial of R&B hitmaker R. Kelly started Monday with jury selection in New York City. ... read more »
LA County Moves To Orange Tier, But Rules Won’t Change Until Monday
March 31, 2021
Los Angeles County was officially in the less- restrictive orange tier of the state's COVID-19 business-reopening blueprint today -- but it will wait until Monday before easing economic restrictions, and some rules will be stricter than state guidelines. ... read more »
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Congresswoman Waters wins reelection to U.S. House in California’s 43rd Congressional District
November 4, 2020
Known to many as “One of the most powerful women in American politics today,” Congresswoman Maxine waters continues to look for ways to represent the men, women, and children of underrepresented communities on a national level in the 2020 elections . ... 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 »
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 »
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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