Prep Spotlight

L.B. Poly-Crenshaw Collision Course a Hitting Affair

August 31 Dennis J. Freeman 0

  LONG BEACH-Worlds collided when Long Beach Poly met up with Crenshaw High School at Long Beach’s Veterans Stadium to help officially kickoff the high school football season in a nonleague game. Known as the home of scholars and champions, Poly’s national reputation as one of the more storied football […]


Trojans Ready to Get It on

August 29 Dennis J. Freeman 0

USC still have a lot of talent on its roster, despite the defection of quarterback Matt Barkley and wide receiver Robert Woods to the NFL. Sophomore defensive tackle Leonard Williams is one of the key Trojans expected to have an impact on the season. Picked to finished third in the […]


Obama: “They Dared to Dream Differently”

August 29 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Calling back on the days of true grit and undeniable courage, President Barack Obama echoed the chambers of the hundreds of thousands of people who marched to Washington, D.C.  50 years ago, looking for redemption in the form of education, employment and fair housing. The March on Washington for Freedom […]


50 Years Later…King’s Dream Left Unfulfilled

August 28 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. That dream is still far from being achieved. Despite what Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says in that the country has changed, the fact of the matter remains that racism and inequality has not left the building. Race and the propaganda […]


Human Trafficking in Los Angeles County

August 27 D'Lita Miller 0

When most people hear the term “human trafficking,” they think of children being sold in other countries. This issue, however, is happening in our own backyard. Have you driven down Figueroa, Sepulveda Blvd, or maybe even Long Beach Blvd. recently? If so, you’ve had to have seen the children and […]


Obama Talk Equality with Black Faith Leaders

August 27 News4usonline News 0

On the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, President Obama was at the center of attention as he met with African American faith-based leaders. Among those in attendance included Bishop John Bryant (Senior Bishop, African Methodist Episcopal Church), Rev. Al Sharpton (President, National Action Network), Rev. […]


Monday’s Meditation: WNBA love

August 26 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Anybody that doesn’t love the WNBA didn’t watch the double-overtime thriller between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Tulsa Shock at Staples Center. The matchup between the two teams was every bit worth taking in and gives further credence why more people should tune in to women’s basketball. The […]


Dodgers whiff and miss against Red Sox’s Lester

August 25 Dennis J. Freeman 0

  LOS ANGELES-Two baseball titans collided Saturday afternoon at Caesar Chavez Ravine. Something had to give between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox. The Dodgers blanked the Red Sox in the three-game season opener at home. Round 2 went to the Red Sox. The hot-hitting Dodgers went […]


Why we still march

August 23 News4usonline News 0

50 years after the seminal event of the civil rights era, the work is still unfinished By Sherrilyn A. Ifill Constance Baker Motley, the great civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was not planning to attend the now-famous civil rights March on Washington 50 years ago this month. She […]


Pump Brothers Take the Fight to Cancer

August 23 Dennis J. Freeman 0

  BEVERLY HILLS-Dana and David Pump are on a mission to beat cancer. Cancer is what took away their father.  Cancer is a disease that has become the cause of death for millions of Americans and people worldwide. As I’ve witnessed personally through the steady health decline of an uncle […]


Kobe Bryant Makes Drew League Stand at Attention

August 21 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Welcome back, Black Mamba. NBA megastar Kobe Bryant is used to eye-gawking and jaw-dropping wherever he goes. So when the Los Angeles Lakers star and his wife Vanessa decided to come out and sit in on the Drew League championship game at King Drew Medical Magnet High School in […]



August 21 MelBTheThird 2

Los Angeles – The KHHT-FM Hot 92.3 Old School Funkfest at The Greek Theatre last Saturday was cooler than a polar bear’s toenails. I ain’t lyin. With the likes of legendary artists and musicians such as George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, The Original Lakeside, Confunkshun, Slave, and Jojo – you […]