Color Struck by ‘ Dark Girls’

November 26 Thai Lee 0

Since the beginning of time, we have fought against others, each other and ourselves. What exactly is the battle? Colorism. Could it be perpetuated by the notorious Willie Lynch letter, created to control slaves and make them envy each other by separation of color? What about the media or the […]


Historic Black Art Celebrated With Recognition

November 23 News4usonline News 0

SAVANNAH, GA.–The Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies at the SCAD Museum of Art is the recipient of a 2014 National Preservation Honor Award, a recognition that celebrates the best of preservation annually. Presented on November 13 at the 2014 Richard H. Driehaus National Preservation Awards in Savannah, […]


A Day of Charity for Clippers

October 29 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-There is an old saying that says charity begins at home. Well, the Los Angeles Clippers have been pretty good on that front in taking care of communities that support them in and around the Los Angeles area. Saturday, Oct. 26, was no different for the ballclub as members […]


A Loss of A Community Friend

October 13 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Sometimes you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. Well, the city of Los Angeles lost a community treasure in Harold Hambrick Jr. Hambrick, who passed away recently, was one of those guys, working quietly behind the scene, always making sure stuff was done right. He was the glue […]


St. Mary’s College President Honored as Leader in Education

October 12 News4usonline News 0

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter, has presented Tuajuanda C. Jordan, president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, with its Torchbearer Award. Jordan was honored during the coalition’s 25th annual Torchbearer Awards Breakfast held Sept. 27 at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md. Each year the […]


Court School to the Classroom

September 22 News4usonline News 0

Bill Would Help Incarcerated Kids Stay Enrolled If there is one group of students with the most to gain from staying in school, it is those minors transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. Yet of the roughly 42,000 youth who attend California’s juvenile court schools each year, only 20 […]


Inglewood’s Real-life ‘Equalizer’

September 18 Thai Lee 0

Denzel Washington may be “The Equalizer” in the expected Sony Pictures blockbuster film (Sept. 26), but there is a real-life hero operating under the radar somewhere nestled inside a suburb of Los Angeles helping people learn how to defend themselves. In “The Equalizer,” Washington’s character (Robert McCall) goes through a […]


Republicans Win First Congressional Chess Tournament

WASHINGTON— Members of the newly formed Congressional Chess Caucus competed in the first Congressional Chess Tournament to promote the game’s educational benefits, and they had a little help from some of the nation’s top junior chess players.  Students from the Young Stars – Team U.S.A. program helped coach congressional representatives throughout the match. […]


Federal Enforcement is Key to Brown Legacy

Fifty years ago—a decade after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka—there still had been little real progress in desegregating the nation’s schools. In 1964, only 2 percent of black students were attending formerly all-white schools in the states of the former Confederacy, according to a […]


Our Elementary View of Education

February 4 News4usonline News 0

Matt Amarai, New America Media, Commentary The other day on Yahoo I saw this article: 5 Most Regretted Jobs. I knew what was coming next. Four of the five jobs don’t require a college degree: mechanic, bank teller, delivery driver, and cashier. Most people who have these jobs aren’t in love […]



September 8 MelBTheThird 0

   My seven-year old son shouted early Saturday morning that he wanted to go the Queen Mary.  So by being the best bomb-diggity mommy I am, we got dressed and proceeded to the I-710 Freeway. Now let me explain, my son Jaylen is not your average handsome and smart little […]