Category : California

West / California - 1 month ago

2019 Annual March for The Dream: Walk With Me

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento will join cities around the country next week in celebrating the life and legacy of late civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thousands are expected to participate in two local marches on Monday, January 2...

West / California - 1 month ago

For LaTisha Nixon, latest death is more than deja vu

WEST HOLLYWOOD — LaTisha Nixon’s trip to Los Angeles was supposed to be a commemoration of what would have been her son Gemmel Moore’s 28th birthday. Instead, it turned into her worst nightmare all over again.  Moore was found dead at the home of Ed...

West / California - 1 month ago

Kamala Harris comes to town promoting her new book

Senator does not address rumors about running for president LOS ANGELES — U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris visited the Wilshire Ebell Theatre Jan. 13 as part of her whirlwind tour to promote her memoir, “The Truths We Hold,” and a children’s book, “Superhero...

West / California - 1 month ago

Martin Luther King Day: 4 Ways to Honor His Legacy

‘Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr.’ This newly opened photography exhibition features images of Dr. King’s Gandhi-inspired pilgrimage to India in 1959 and the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in which he was honored for his nonviolent crusade against...

West / California - 1 month ago

Report: Kamala Harris to Announce Run for President

(NNPA) – Kamala Harris is running for President. The California Democrat, who promised reporters that she’d ponder the decision over the holidays, is now expected to make a formal announcement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. CBS News Radio...

West / California - 1 month ago

L.A. DIGEST: Bass to speak at empowerment summit

WILLOWBROOK — U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, the new chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, will be the keynote speaker at the 27th annual Empowerment Congress Summit beginning at 8 a.m. Jan. 19 at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, 1731 E...

West / California - 1 month ago

CHEERS!

Kelly Lytle Hernandez, a professor of history and African American Studies at UCLA, has been awarded the 2018 John Hope Franklin Prize for best published book in American Studies. The book, “City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Huma...

West / California - 1 month ago

Life on the picket line: One teacher’s story

LOS ANGELES – It’s another frigid day on the picket line for English teacher Lynn Walton, who’s tightly wrapped in a ski cap, scarf, gloves and a thick jacket to ward off the brutal weather that’s belted Southern California in recent days. Bitter we...