Category : West

West / California - 1 year ago

Compton voters to decide on two marijuana measures

COMPTON — Legal sales of marijuana in California began this month, but the city of Compton still bans dispensaries and other marijuana businesses. However, that could change soon. On Jan. 23, the city is having a special election on marijuana. Under...

West / California - 1 year ago

Mary J. Blige gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — On her 47th birthday, nine-time Grammy-winning singer Mary J. Blige received a star Jan. 11 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “When I was a little girl growing up in the projects, I just loved to sing, and I wanted to sing because it set me...

West / California - 1 year ago

Inglewood officials welcome new senior center

INGLEWOOD — Somewhere around the turn of the 21st century, senior citizens here were told they would be getting a new senior citizen center. On Jan. 12, the day finally arrived. With much fanfare and several hundred people in attendance, along with l...

West / California - 1 year ago

All Peoples Celebration Inspires on MLK Day

By Edward Henderson Photos by Sterling Miller  Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in San Diego is jam packed with events, galas, luncheons and breakfasts. While the volume can be overwhelming, the spirit of each event sets one apart from the other. With...

West / California - 1 year ago

Black Hollywood turns out for Image Awards

PASADENA — The top African American entertainers were on hand Jan. 15 for the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards. The big splashdowns came on the red carpet with Halle Berry, Kerry Washington, Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya, Tracee Ellis Ross and Jurnee Sm...