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Absence of leadership has made the pandemic worse

By Jesse Jackson Sr., Guest Columnist Donald Trump’s ignorance and incompetence have cost American lives in the pandemic. Now his failure of leadership will add to the...

ON THE MONEY: What the doctor did not order: the Great Depression

By John Grace, Contributing Columnist Let me begin by acknowledging all of the front-line workers for your courage and dedication in occupations that pose a variety...

‘Is $600 a week too much for unemployment insurance?’

STREET BEAT Rick Porter Gardena “No. It’s the same amount from the previous stimulus plan and it should be maintained because people should be allowed to survive...

The right to vote is the centerpiece of democracy

By Jesse Jackson Sr., Guest Columnist Aug. 6 is the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. If the constitutional amendments passed after the Civil War —...

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: A strong case for Biden and Bass

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Contributing Columnist There is one meeting, among many, I’ve had over the years with U.S. Rep. Karen Bass that always stands out. Some...

NAJEE’S NOTES: The Karen Bass that I know

By Najee Ali, Contributing Writer Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, will announce his selection for vice president next week and...

PASTOR’S CORNER: The wisdom of counting to 10

By Rev. O.L. Johnson, Religion Columnist One of my favorite television shows is “All in the Family,” not because I agree with Archie Bunker’s political views,...

‘Should the government issue a second stimulus check?’

STREET BEAT Antonia M. Routt Los Angeles “I think it would be absolutely important to receive an additional stimulus check since initially we believed the pandemic would...

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: LAPD’s optics in South L.A. still look awful

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Contributing Columnist Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the formation of a new community safety bureau within the Los Angeles Police...

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SPORTS DIGEST: Fans aren’t pleased with performances of Lakers, Dodgers

By Don Wanlass, Contributing Writer The year 2020 has been horrible for sports, shutting down most of the games we watch for amusement every night and...

Rx REPORT: The truth about face masks and COVID-19

By Marie Y. Lemelle, Contributing Writer Face masks have become part of our daily attire and protection against the spread of COVID-19. Medical experts predict that...

Head of foreign press group Lorenzo Soria dies

From City News Service LOS ANGELES — Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that annually presents the Golden Globe Awards, has died...

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Trump will come after Biden’s VP pick

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Contributing Columnist There was not a single moment during the 2016 presidential campaign that one or another Republican Party operative group didn’t...