Singer El DeBarge Making the Best of Second Chance

October 26 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman Beverly Hills, CA-He’s back. This time around El DeBarge isn’t taking things for granted. The charismatic R & B crooner is on the comeback trail. And he plans to make the most out of it. The former lead singer of the sibling group-DeBarge-El DeBarge is looking […]


President Obama Makes Election Landing in Los Angeles

October 25 Dennis J. Freeman 1

President Barack Obama touched down in Los Angeles on Friday, and he had a clear message to the Republican Party amid the thousands of people who came out to see him at University of Southern Californian’s Alumni Park. With mid-term elections right around the corner, President Obama is using his […]

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Dr. Tommie Smith: Still Running the Race of his Life

October 19 Dennis J. Freeman 2

By Dennis J. Freeman Forty-two years ago, Dr. Tommie Smith ran the race of his life, setting a world record and winning the gold medal in the 200 meters at the 1968 Olympics. Today, Smith is still running. This time around, Smith, through his foundation, the Tommie Smith Youth Initiative, […]

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Renter Scams Running Amok in Los Angeles County

October 19 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman Home renters beware. The scam artists are out there. You won’t know what they look like, but they’re somewhere in your neighborhood.  They’re lurking about in your local community seeking whom they can devour with their deceitful tactics, flattering lies and fraudulent practices. They don’t care […]


Lupus: Black Women’s Quiet and Deadly Enemy

October 14 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles-Louise Dodson broke into tears as she tried to describe what it is like to have lupus. Dodson has had lupus for 18 years. Most of those 18 years have been pain-free for Dodson. Lately, however, symptoms of the incurable disease, such as aches, muscle […]


Addressing Health Disparities of Boys and Men of Color

October 6 Dennis J. Freeman 0

 BY ROBERT PHILLIPS AND ANGELA GLOVER BLACKWELL  America is hemorrhaging talent. We can no longer waste the skills and dreams of countless young men and boys of color. That truth was echoed throughout a two-day national town hall in Los Angeles to address the health disparities facing boys and young […]