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How the Mainstream Media Wasted No Time in Turning Nipsey Hussle’s South L.A. Mourners Into Savages
April 18, 2019
A lot of things have changed in Los Angeles over the past two decades but one thing that’s been constant is the presence of street gangs and the violence they inflict. Shootings take place pretty much every day in Los Angeles. They’ve never stopped. People get shot–some live, some don’t. What stopped was the local news reporting on them. ... read more »
Don’t Trust An “A”
April 18, 2019
Wellington's Road ... read more »
Heather Hutt Talks About Her New Role as State Director for Senator Harris
April 18, 2019
A California, particularly a Los Angeles native, Hutt has spent her life and career fighting for the residents in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Momentum Builds for Public Banks: Los Angeles City Council Endorses AB 857
April 16, 2019
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), who is a joint-author of the Public Banking Act, responded, saying: “Californians from the grassroots to the halls of power are weary of a corporate banking system that doesn’t work for them. Wall Street needs people-powered competition, and a public bank for public good is the right place to start. Council President Herb Wesson has been a bold champion of public banks for many years, and I couldn’t be more grateful for his leadership and the support we’ve seen from so many others across the state.”   ... read more »
WATCH: Nipsey Hussle’s processional arrives at Angelus Funeral Home
April 12, 2019
Nipsey Hussle processional arrives at Angelus Funeral Home (4-11-19) ... read more / watch video »
Nipsey Hussle, Gun Violence and the Big Business of Weapons
April 12, 2019
Guns contributed more than $52 billion to the U.S. economy and generated over $6.8 billion in federal and state taxes in 2018, according to a new WalletHub study that compared the economic impact of guns on each of the 50 states to determine which among them leans most heavily on the gun business, both directly for jobs and political contributions and indirectly through ownership. ... read more »
David G. Brown Editorial Cartoon
April 11, 2019
READ MORE / VIEW CARTOON » ... read more / view cartoon »
Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo provides rare glimpse at African American cowboys, cowgirls
April 11, 2019
The main event – playfully named “The Greatest Show on Dirt” — is the rodeo itself. ... read more »
Magic Johnson Steps Down As Lakers President Of Basketball Operations
April 10, 2019
As the Lakers faced the end of their season and their sixth straight failure to obtain a playoff spot, another startling announcement was made moments before that game was to commence. Shortly after Luke Walton’s last routine pregame press conference for the season on Tuesday, Johnson called for an impromptu press conference where it was assumed that many things would happen. Shockingly, what did happen was that his announcement that was stepping down from his role as president of basketball operations for the Lakers. ... read more »
State Leaders Kick Off $100.3M Census Push With Call to Ethnic Media, CBOs to Help Get Word Out
April 4, 2019
“California is determined to ensure we achieve a complete census count. We’ve started early and are committing more resources than any other state on a robust outreach and engagement effort to reach all Californians,” said Ditas Katague, Director, California Complete Count – Census 2020. “Our collaborative partnerships throughout the state will make a difference in 2020, which may be the most difficult Census count yet for California.” ... read more »
Thirty High School Seniors Awarded $1.2 Million in Scholarships From Edison International
April 4, 2019
Sixty-three percent of the 2019 seniors will be first-generation college students ... read more »
Sprouts Farmers Market Hiring for New Los Angeles Store
March 29, 2019
Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, announced it will soon finish construction on its new store in Los Angeles, Calif. to meet the growing local demand for fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. ... read more »
Both Applause and Outrage Follow Gov’s Decision to Halt Death Penalty
March 22, 2019
The move he has described as a “moral” decision sparked outrage across the state, particularly in some quarters of the state’s Republican establishment and among some victims’ families and a large number of county prosecutors. Many of them have been vocal advocates of capital punishment over the years.  ... read more »
Billy James Releford, Sr. Inspired Many Lives
March 22, 2019
Dreaming “Big Dreams” in Wagoner, Oklahoma was no easy task for a young man living during that time.  Billy graduated from Lincoln High School in Wagoner in 1957.  The incomparable work-ethic instilled in him by his father, the unwavering love of his mother and the life lessons from Aunt Rosie, who affectionately called him “Tunny Boy”, created the fire and the desire to succeed in life.  These family lessons became the foundation for self-reliance and self-determination. ... read more »
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