Blacks receiving low percentage of COVID vaccines doses

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — More than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Los Angeles County to date, but statistics...

10 candidates seek to replace Aja Brown as mayor

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer COMPTON — Mayor Aja Brown has opted to not seek a third term in office after publicly accusing the city’s law enforcement...

South L.A. woman marks 106th birthday with Zoom party

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — In 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote, the...

State official offers tips to keep children safe from COVID

By Marie Y. Lemelle Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the first non-travel case of coronavirus was confirmed...

Popular Inglewood restaurants find ways to stay open

By Ray Richardson Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — Nearly a year after stay-at-home orders crippled the Southern California economy, two of Inglewood’s most popular Black-owned restaurants are...

Communities unite to lobby federal officials on COVID

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Lynwood Mayor Marisela Santana believes the mostly Latino communities in Southeast Los Angeles County are being ostracized in...

WeHo plans car-free pilot program on Robertson

By Juliet Bennet Rylah Contributing Writer WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city will experiment with a car-free Robertson Boulevard on weekends this spring in an effort to...
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Entertainment

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Oyelowo’s ‘The Water Man’ to open 29th...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer The 29th Pan African Film Festival, considered America's largest and most prestigious Black film festival and largest Black History Month event,...

Spotlight is on nature in book about oak tree

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BOOK CORNER By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer “Tree” by Melina Sempill Watts, tells the story of 229 years in the life of a California live oak tree. Using...

‘Love Story’ co-stars get Walk of Fame honors

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Wave Wire Services HOLLYWOOD — Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring “Love Story” stars Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal were unveiled in a...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Ludacris gets schooled in new cooking show

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer Outside of being a hip-hop icon and accomplished actor with a prominent part in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, Chris “Ludacris”...

Author writes biography on religious leader Ellen G. White

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BOOK CORNER By Marissa Wells Contributing Writer “Ellen G. White: A Psychobiography,” by Steve Daily, chronicles the life and movement of Ellen G. White, the founder of...

BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: All-star cast to reunite for ‘The Best...

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By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer One of the most beloved romantic movie franchises is at long last getting a third installment. Only this time, the characters of...

Everytable, Post & Beam collaborate on new menu offering

By Sue Favor Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Everytable and popular South Los Angeles restaurant Post & Beam have collaborated on a new menu offering,...

Thrive Health Lab keeps clients moving with virtual workouts

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer VIEW PARK — When gyms and fitness centers were forced to close last March due to the coronavirus epidemic, people who...

Eased outdoor dining restrictions welcomed news in Inglewood

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — Gov. Gavin Newsom has loosened COVID-19 restrictions and moved the state back into a tiered system, allowing many industries to...

County explains disbursement of business relief funds

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The county has distributed nearly $100 million in grants to small, micro and nonprofit businesses that have been...

The Standard closes its West Hollywood hotel

By Juliet Bennett Rylah Contributing Writer WEST HOLLYWOOD — After more than two decades on the Sunset Strip, The Standard hotel in West Hollywood closed permanently...

LAUSD introduces online COVID-19 tracking tool

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Wave Wire Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District has announced the launch of “Daily Pass,” the first comprehensive system in the...

This Week in Black History

L.A. Sports Council lists top sports stories for 2020

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — While 2020 was generally a downer of a year, it was filled with exciting moments for Southland sports fans...

Black History Month spotlight on sports

By Ray Richardson Contributing Writer John Thompson stepped into the history books when he became the first African-American coach to lead an NCAA Division I men’s...

Tiger Woods’ golf accomplishments will never be equaled

SPORTS DIGEST By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer Tiger Woods spent last week as the host of the Genesis Invitational Golf Tournament, professional golf’s annual stop at the...

Dodgers enter spring training hoping for repeat

SPORTS DIGEST By Don Wanlass Contributing Writer For the first time in 32 years, the Los Angeles Dodgers open spring training this week as the defending World...