Opinion

Mall sale sparks diverse community considerations

By Tisha Greene Guest Columnist The announcement of the pending sale of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall to LIVWRK Development earlier last month was met with...

Voter suppression is socially unjust and a civic indignity

By Jesse Jackson Sr. Guest Columnist In this critical election, Americans are busting all records for early voting and voting by mail. Yet, more than 700,000...

Elect officials who will commit to stopping police killings

By Ben Jealous Guest Columnist Millions of Americans have turned out in big cities and small towns to protest the killings of unarmed civilians — often...

Health care, civil rights and the Supreme Court

By Ben Jealous Guest Columnist The Republican Party’s rush to fill the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat before the election is a terrible threat to Black...

Black mothers deserve equal access to care

By Felica Jones Guest Columnist Expecting Black mothers in California now face two simultaneous battles: potential exposure to COVID-19 and long-standing inadequate prenatal and maternal health...

Examining the myths and lies around poverty

By Jesse Jackson Sr. Guest Columnist “The poor will always be with us,” say the cynics. No doubt, some will always be wealthier than others. We wouldn’t...

David’s prayer for humility

PASTOR’S CORNER By Rev. O.L. Johnson Religion Columnist I’m always amazed at how ancient scriptures have application in today’s society. A case in point is found in...

Black dance in L.A. deserves community support

By Starlett Quarles Contributing Columnist The Lula Washington Dance Theater has been a cultural and artistic staple in Los Angeles for more than 30 years. From...

Poor air quality adds to health inequities for people of color

By William D. Smart Jr. and KW Tulloss Guest Columnists Injustice against California’s Black and brown communities has been insurmountable this year. Whether it be the wrongful...

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Plans to widen freeway delayed over home removal plan

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Hollywood neighborhood council opposes homeless ‘camping’ law

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Lakers rebuild roster for another championship run

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Monica chosen 2020 ‘Soul Train Awards’ Lady of Soul

By Bill Vaughan Entertainment Writer Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur Monica will be honored at the “2020 Soul Train Awards” headed our way Nov....