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Local Community Rallies to Save The Serving Spoon, Raises Over $150,000

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By Dianne Lugo, Staff Writer Angela and J.C Johnson were sure they were going to be forced to close the doors of The Serving Spoon, the Inglewood restaurant that’s stood in the same shopping center since 1983. The cou…

Activists Pay LIVWRK’s CEO & Founder Asher Abehsera a Home Visit

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Stephen Oduntan, Staff A group of Crenshaw Subway Coalition protesters and activists affiliated with various organizations marched through a predominantly Jewish residential neighborhood on Sunday demanding that Asher…

And Holly Mitchell Makes the L.A Board of Supervisors “The Fab Five”

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Keith DeLawder, Contributor With a resounding victory in November’s general election, former State Senator Holly Mitchell is now representing the 2nd District on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. Mitchell, who def…

State’s Disaster Emergency Preparedness Effort Meets and Exceeds the Goals It Set

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Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌|‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌  Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced that the state’s emergency preparedness campaign, which was launched last…

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A Culture of Gangs & Violence Plagues L.A. County Sheriff’s Department

Stephen Oduntan A violent gang of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who call themselves “The Banditos” have planted weapons on victims to try and justify shootings of unarmed suspects, a deputy alleged in a recent…

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Ice Cube Faces Backlash After Meeting with Trump Administration  Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube is facing criticism after it was revealed that he met with the Trump administration to discuss their plan to addre…

NNPA President, Chavis, Launches New Public Broadcasting Show Chronicling Black Lives

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Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent With a soulful sound completed by thumping bass and a picturesque view of the wind blowing the American flag over the White House, civil rights icon and …

BLM Co-Founder Signs Multi-Year Deal with Warner Bros.

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Staff Co-founder and Executive Director of the Black Lives Matter Movement Patrisse Cullors has landed a T.V. production deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. The activist will focus on creating original progra…

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Tiger Woods Extracted from Mangled Vehicle in Los Angeles

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Golfing superstar Tiger Woods is reportedly in critical condition in a Los Angeles area hospital after a single-car accident on Tuesday, …

Redondo Beach Has Never Had a Black Member on the School Board. Will One of the Eight Candidates Running Change That?

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Stephen Oduntan This is where surf, sand and sun all shape its identity. This is Redondo Beach, the part of California where homebuyers looking for properties within walking distance of the ocean should expect to pay…

Life Expectancy of Black Males Drops by 2.3 Years Thanks to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Staff A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — through their National Center for Health Statistics — has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp drop in the country’s life expect…

Three Remaining Youth Prisons in California Will Close by July 2023

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Dianne Lugo Youth prisons in California are closing. For eighty years, California has used controversial facilities to incarcerate teenagers. Only three Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) prisons remain after longtim…

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Kawhi-less Clippers can’t outlast Celtics

Clippers guard Paul George (13) shoots against Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) as Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) looks on in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) …

Dodgers score in last inning to tie Giants, 1-1

THE GAME: The Dodgers rallied for a 1-1 tie in the seventh (and final) inning against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Stadium. PITCHING REPORT: Right-hander Walker Buehler made his first start of the spring and pitc…

Angels get a look at top two pitching prospects in loss to Reds

THE GAME: The Angels’ top two pitching prospects had scoreless outings in their first big league exhibition games, but the Angels lost to Cincinnati Reds, 7-5, in an eight-inning game on Tuesday night in Goodyear, Ariz. PITCHING REPORT: Right-hand…

Briefly: Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series; Iyanla Vanzant’s, ‘Fix My Life’ Series on OWN is Coming to an End; Netflix Set to Premiere New Gospel Series Executively Produced by Pharrell Williams…

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Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent The Los Angeles Dodgers are the champions of baseball in large part because of a masterful managerial job by Dave …

Michael Jordan Forms NASCAR Team, Secures Bubba Wallace as Driver

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Staff             Basketball legend Michael Jordan is the newest NASCAR team owner. The 57-year-old will oversee a NASCAR Cup Series team with the only Black, NASCAR top racer, Bubba Walla…

First Lady Heather Bourne

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First Lady Heather Bourne can do it all. She’s the author of the recently released, 31-day devotional book, “Look On The Bright Side,” producer and host of the show, “Eat, Move, Live,” a Second Baptist Church representative for their City of Hope…

First Lady Khalilah Tulloss

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When First Lady Khalilah Tulloss met Reverend K.W. Tulloss of the Historical Weller Street Baptist Church as a child, she never thought they’d end up married. But after reconnecting after a few years, the rest was history.  &…

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Two Pastors Merge Churches in Hopes of Healing Racial Divides

Staff A white pastor and a Black pastor in North Carolina have decided to merge their congregations in an attempt to lessen racial divides and create a stronger community on Sundays regardless of racial background. The two pastors, Derrick Hawkins and Jay Stewart recently released a book titled, “Welded: Forming Racial Bonds That Last” chron…
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People: “Bishop Charles Blake Says He Won’t Pursue Another Term”

For the last 13 years, he has led the nation’s largest African-American denomination and has been viewed as one of the country’s most powerful Black religious lead-ers. Last week, Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr. Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) announced that he would be stepping down from the role at t…
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Church News: Jawane Hilton Seeks Second Term

Lauding the development of new affordable housing, improved budget reserves, and attracting a $65 mil-lion athletic and academic facility to his city, Pastor Jawane Hilton is seeking a second term on the Carson City Council board. Hilton, a native of Carson, insist he has work that must be continued and completed on his watch. Having …
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Bishop Charles Blake Says He Won’t Pursue Another Term as COGIC’s Presiding Prelate and Chief Apostle

Staff       For the last 13 years, he has led the nation’s largest African-American denomination and has been viewed as one of the country’s most powerful Black religious leaders. Last week, Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr. Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) announced that he w…
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Briefly: Jay-Z Starts His Own Cannabis Brand; Pope Francis Appoints First African American Cardinal…

Jay-Z Starts His Own Cannabis Brand Rapper Jay-Z is expanding his entrepreneurial catalogue with a new line of cannabis products. The fresh brand, Monogram, comes after he was named chief strategist for cannabis company Caliva in 2019 as a new partnership with the California-based company. “We think this is a sea (of) change in terms of t…
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Leading Pastor Says Black Lives Matter Should Dialogue with the Black Church

Staff       Bishop Clarence McClendon of the Inglewood-based Place of Grace says that while he is grateful that the Black Lives Matter movement has thrust the mantra of black lives into the national conversation, he believes there needs to be dialogue between the black church and Black Lives Matter and he is hoping t…

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