Spotlight

Karim Webb tastes the soul of the community

October 31 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-The annual October “Taste of Soul” event in South Los Angeles has two great things it promotes feverishly: good music and good food. The music, mainly powered by the KJLH teaming with Buffalo Wild Wings this year, was on point Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, with acts like 112, Mike […]

Showbiz!

Peace and love spurs Michael McDonald

October 30 Steven Lieberman 0

Former Doobie Brothers frontman, Michael McDonald, came out on stage at Downey Civic Theatre and the first thing he did was talk about peace, honoring our soldiers, and encouraging everybody in the audience to vote. Then he said that the first song of his performance would be one of his […]

Culture

Workforce diversity includes people with disabilities

October 30 Marie Lemelle 0

For 20 years, Marcell Bassett has worked full-time job in the Recovery Department at IKEA in Orange County.  IKEA, the world’s largest home furnishing company, was founded more than 60 years ago in Sweden. It may not seem remarkable to hold a job for two decades; however, for a person […]

NCAA

Trojans leaves Cal in their dust

October 28 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Where is the love for the USC Trojans? This team can run the football. The can throw it pretty well. And when they need to do so, the Trojans can play a bit of defense. So far, that formula has worked pretty well for the Trojans the last couple […]

NBA

Clippers Are Ready To Contend

October 28 Joey Thomas 0

The Los Angeles Clippers are as good as they have ever been. With a trio of healthy superstars in Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan, the Clippers boast enough fire power to take on any team in the NBA. Head coach and basketball president Doc Rivers resigned Sixth Man […]

NBA

Lakers excitement has returned

October 26 Joey Thomas 0

Being a Lakers fan has lost quite a bit of luster over the past five years or so. Since Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to back to-back-championships during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 NBA seasons, Los Angeles has become a hotbed for poor decisions and mediocrity. There was the 2011 implosion […]

Reel

Film ‘Loving’ shows us what love is

October 26 Joey Thomas 0

Director Jeff Nichol’s “Loving” is a rare film that depicts the injustice and brutality of racism without resorting to outwardly physical violence or attacks. “Loving” tells the true story of a hardworking white bricklayer Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton), and his pregnant African American girlfriend, Mildred (Ruth Negga). Richard loves Ruth, […]

Clippers

New locker room match Clippers’ vision

October 24 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Patti LaBelle said it best in her anthem-like hit “New Attitude.” Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a difference. Sometimes that can just come from a new way of thinking. Wholesale changes are not necessarily the answer all the time when it comes to getting the best […]

NBA

The Resurgence Of Nick Young

October 24 Joey Thomas 0

Nick Young wasn’t supposed to be on the Lakers at the start of the 2016-17 NBA season. After a few years of sub-par play and silly antics, Young was labeled a distraction by many around the league. Following a media blown fallout with prized rookie D’Angelo Russell, the USC standout […]

NCAA

Bruins memo: My name is Joe Williams

October 23 Dennis J. Freeman 0

PASADENA, CA-Last team with the ball wins the game. Well, almost. The first team to get to 50 points was more suitable in the Pac-12 Conference South Division game between UCLA and No. 19 Utah Saturday at the Rose Bowl. If you wanted to see a contest where playing defense […]

wnba

Candace Parker answers title bell

October 21 Dennis J. Freeman 0

For the Los Angeles Sparks, the road to the WNBA championship would begin and end with Candace Parker. It started with Parker making the full-time commitment to attend training camp and seeing this season all the way through. For Parker, that meant making sure her routine overseas, offseason basketball commitment that […]

Culture

Celebrating the best in Latino Heritage

October 19 Dennis J. Freeman 0

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a big deal. Recognition of the achievements and accomplishments of prominent Latinos, as well as those contributing to a better America under the radar as the Average Joe, has become something of a phenomenon recently. However, what Hispanic Americans have contributed to the makeup of […]

NFL

Win does Chargers’ hearts good

October 18 Dennis J. Freeman 0

SAN DIEGO-Maybe the San Diego Chargers should play the Denver Broncos more often. Judging by their 21-13 win at home last week against their AFC West wolfpack rivals, the Chargers looked like more of the role of the pitbull going for the death grip on the throats of the Super […]

wnba

Lynx get one ‘Moore’ game

October 17 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Sparks played Game 4 of the WNBA Finals as if something was owed to them. As a result, the Sparks were handed the keys to a 85-79 defeat at Staples Center. On a night the Sparks had a chance to close out the Minnesota Lynx to […]

Clippers

Clippers Still Lack A Key Piece

October 17 Joey Thomas 0

The Los Angeles Clippers boast a starting lineup that most NBA GM’s would kill for. With perennial All-Stars Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan, along with perhaps the NBA’s best shooter in J.J. Redick, the Clippers have been considered legitimate contenders to win the title for several years now. […]