• Sports

    Ameer Webb’s juco path to U.S. champion

    SACRAMENTO, CA-Ameer Webb doesn’t want to be known as an average sprinter. He wants to be the best in the world. On Day 4 of the 2017 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, Webb took [...]
  • Dodgers

    A Dodgers’ home run party on a special night

    LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Dodgers were the first team in Major League Baseball history to integrate. So it is fitting that the ballclub that brought us Jackie Robinson, would salute other African Americans considered to [...]
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    Clippers re-branding now includes Jerry West

    LOS ANGELES-The Golden State Warriors’ loss is the Los Angeles Clippers’ gain. Thanks to  the basketball savviness of Jerry West, the Warriors made it to the NBA Finals the last three seasons. West is now [...]
  • Spotlight

    Unconventional fits Sy Smith’s music and style

    LOS ANGELES-Sy Smith doesn’t want her creative juices to ever get stale. That’s probably the chief reason why her  musical sound defies conventionality. Smith’s music is anchored in futuristic soul. She can do the neo-soul thing. [...]

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Lamp-Feeney: the Chargers beef brothers

May 4 0

CARSON, CA-The hysteria of the 2017 NFL Draft is over. Now it’s time to get to work. That means first round draft pick (No. 7 overall) wide receiver Mike Williams, second and third round draft […]

Chargers go bold with Mike Williams pick

April 28 0

ANAHEIM-OK. Scoring points just came a bit easier for the Los Angeles Chargers. Melvin Gordon. Keenan Allen. Hunter Henry. Dontrelle Inman. Tyrell Williams. That’s a whole lot of offensive weaponry. Now throw in the mix […]

Chargers are now enbedded in LA

March 31 0

Change is not always easy. But the Los Angeles Chargers are making it work. For the first time in over five decades, the Chargers will be playing in a home not called San Diego. During […]

Coaching staff could flip Chargers switch

February 23 0

New stadium. New philosophy. New logo. New coaching staff. Everything is new for the Los Angeles Chargers these days. The Chargers coaching staff could have the right mix of NFL minds to get the team […]

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NFL

Chargers rookies get baptism by fire at mini-camp

May 13 0

SAN DIEGO-The overcast afternoon at Chargers Park wasn’t enough to dim the enthusiasm coming from Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn about what he saw on the first official day of the  team’s rookie min-camp. Lynn, […]

NFL

Tom Brady’s Super Bowl playground

February 6 0

Now who is the Bad Man? Matt Ryan just proved that he will never be that guy. Tom Brady reminded all of his that he is that guy. For Brady, the New England Patriots’ 34-28 […]

NFL

Chargers ready for the fight for LA

January 13 0

Just like that, Los Angeles has two NFL teams. Just like that, the name in front of the Chargers went from San Diego to Los Angeles. And just like that, the Chargers, if you view their new […]

NFL

‘Hard Knocks’ a reality for LA Rams

December 13 0

Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson is somewhere smiling. The Los Angeles Rams pulled the trigger on the Jeff Fisher era, finally giving the veteran coach the boot. But was it enough to stop […]

NFL

All Jameis (Winston) does is win

December 5 0

SAN DIEGO-Jameis Winston doesn’t have the turbo skates that Michael Vick used to have. He just gets the job done. Winston is not the chiseled Statue of Liberty Superman that Cam Newton has become. He […]

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles under heavy fire from the San Diego Chargers defensive unit.

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Clippers re-branding now includes Jerry West

June 21 0

LOS ANGELES-The Golden State Warriors’ loss is the Los Angeles Clippers’ gain. Thanks to  the basketball savviness of Jerry West, the Warriors made it to the NBA Finals the last three seasons. West is now […]

D-League team is new day for Clippers

May 16 0

CULVER CITY, CA-If there has been something missing from the Los Angeles Clippers the past couple of seasons, it has been a virtual absence of the youth movement. The Clippers have been reliant almost exclusively […]

Utah closes Clippers’ postseason chapter

May 1 0

LOS ANGELES-Chris Paul needed help. He got very little. If there was one area of concern that stood out during the NBA first round playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz, scoring points from anyone […]

Clippers’ choice: Win or go home

April 26 0

LOS ANGELES-There are no other options left. Win or go home. Life in the postseason without Blake Griffin hasn’t been kind so far to the Los Angeles Clippers. If they blink too long, the Clippers […]

Clippers restore order in Game 2

April 20 0

LOS ANGELES-The past few seasons, the Clippers had bad luck in the playoffs due to injuries to superstars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.  This season, the dynamic duo are both healthy and still the Clippers […]

The Fastbreak

NBA

Lakers reboot is becoming a reality

May 22 0

When it comes to the NBA hierarchy, the Los Angeles Lakers have been used to sitting on that perch right along with the Boston Celtics. The Lakers and Celtics are both looking to reclaim the […]

NBA

Clippers cruise to star-less Cavs win

March 20 0

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Clippers were gift-wrapped a 108-78 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Shortly before the start of the game, the Cavaliers announced their star players would not be playing in […]

NBA

Clippers-Warriors rivalry in need of upgrade

February 24 0

Ok. Let’s just put it out there. The Golden State Warriors are the best team in basketball. That’s not rocket science. They may not match their record-breaking regular season mark of 73-9 they set last […]

NBA

Bruins, Trojans flex basketball muscles

December 7 0

The USC Trojans took down the BYU Cougars in the first ever Hoophall LA tournament on Saturday, moving themselves to a perfect 8-0 on the season. It has been a great start thus far for […]

NBA

Grizzlies bang-bang Clippers

November 17 0

LOS ANGELES-Same old pesky Memphis Grizzlies. They don’t change. They scratch. They claw. They get under your skin with their physical play. They intimidate you with their dependable frontline soldiers in the the form of […]

NBA

Clippers Are Ready To Contend

October 28 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 […]

In the Spotlight

Unconventional fits Sy Smith’s music and style

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LOS ANGELES-Sy Smith doesn’t want her creative juices to ever get stale. That’s probably the chief reason why her  musical sound defies conventionality. Smith’s music is anchored in futuristic soul. She can do the neo-soul thing. [...]

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Performance

The Verdi Chorus: 34 years of good music

April 29 0

The Verdi Chorus continues their 34th season with their spring concerts entitled “All’s Fair in Love and War” at the acoustically-sound First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 29 and 30. Their Founding […]

Performance

Pat Metheny wows with UCLA performance

September 22 0

LOS ANGELES-Jazz guitar virtuoso and living legend, Pat Metheny, was the chosen one to kick-off the 2016-17 season for the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA’s acoustically-sound Royce Hall on Thursday. He was […]

Performance

Beyonce pour out her ‘Lemonade’ on LA

September 18 0

LOS ANGELES-There was excitement brewing at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night.  No, it wasn’t Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw throwing a no-hitter. It was Beyonce and her “Formation World Tour” hitting a two-hour home-run on the […]

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Film

“Divines” a film debut worth the buzz

November 28 0

HOLLYWOOD-The choices we make can either help us or derail us. The AFI Fest 2016 showcase of films, animation and movie shorts had plenty of good theatrical releases for people to view during its annual […]

Film

Bradford Young unveils a new ‘Arrival’

November 23 0

LOS ANGELES-There is a lot of buzz going around with the new hit film “Arrival,” starring Amy Adams and Forest Whitaker. The sci-fi thriller, a Paramount Pictures film, has grossed over $45 million so far. […]

Film

Amy Adams stirs aliens revival in ‘Arrival’

November 11 0

“Arrival” is an exceptional science fiction film that doesn’t rely on the played out destruction and chaos that alien movies typically fall victim to. Director Denis Villenueve did a wonderful job adapting Ted Chiang’s 1998 […]

Film

Film ‘Loving’ shows us what love is

October 26 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 […]

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Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Executive Director Nichol Whitman has blue fever at the Dodgers 3rd Annual Blue Diamond Gala, which was held Thursday, June 8, 2017. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

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Absinthe’s comedy venture is for gown ups

Showbiz!
May 12 0

It was Cirque du Soleil meets burlesque meets risqué comedy show when Absinthe arrived from Las Vegas and opened up downtown under the tent at LA Live. Produced by Spiegelworld and now playing for six […]

A peep into the NAACP Image Awards

Showbiz!
February 20 0

PASADENA, CA-Denzel. Tracee. Laurence. Taraji. Janelle. Terrence. The 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards highlighted some of the best in black filmmaking today. With “Tracee Ellis Ross’ show “Black-ish” winning four NAACP Image Awards, “Taraji P. […]

PAFF moving along nicely at 25 years

Showbiz!
February 14 0

LOS ANGELES-The Pan African film Festival (PAFF) has hit a whole new threshold: 25 years. Every year, the festival seems to get better and better with the quality of films being shown as the African Diaspora […]

Denzel graces Santa Barbara Film Festival

Showbiz!
February 4 0

SANTA BARBARA, CA-Talk about making a big splash. The second day of the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) turned out to be a good night for legendary actor Denzel Washington. This generation’s “Sidney […]

Paul Anka: no introduction necessary

Showbiz!
December 7 0

Internationally-famous singer/songwriter Paul Anka will need no introduction when he takes the stage at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on December 10 and 11 to sing all of his hits and holiday favorites. In […]

Soul Stroll

LA confronts riots effects then and now

News
May 3 0

LOS ANGELES-As much as things change, some things remain the same. When you drive through South Los Angeles these days, some 25 years after the monstrous race-tinged eruption that shook the city and the nation to […]

Maxine Waters rocks L A Press Club forum

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April 19 0

LOS ANGELES-Don’t mess with auntie. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) mean a lot of things to a lot of people. For her constituents in the 43rd District, which encompasses a large swath of South Los Angeles, […]

The Trump-California collision course

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April 12 0

It’s on. California. Trump. State’s rights versus federal authority. This brewing legal battle between the Golden State against the potential overreach of the federal government is soon coming to a town near you. The locked […]

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NCAA

Sweet Sixteen is UCLA’s calling card

March 21 0

LOS ANGELES-Well, that was easy. Now comes the hard part for the UCLA women’s basketball team: UConn. The Bruins turned the first and second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament into a walkthrough clinic of defense, […]

NCAA

Bruins’ NCAA win is Canada’s takeover

March 19 0

LOS ANGELES-Size. Speed. Strength. Strategy. Those kind of things kind of matter in the college basketball postseason. The UCLA have plenty of those attributes and it was too much for Boise State to handle. The first round […]

NCAA

UC Davis dances on UC Irvine’s missteps

March 13 0

ANAHEIM, CA-Not too many people gave UC Davis men’s basketball team an ounce of a chance to bring down UC Irvine in the Big West Tournament. When you looked up at the crowd attending the […]

NCAA

Time for 49ers to go dancing

March 13 0

ANAHEIM, CA-Long Beach State women’s basketball coach Jody Wynn was besides herself after seeing her team pull off a 56-55 nail-biting win against UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Tournament final to advance to […]

NCAA

Heat turned up in Big West tourney

March 10 0

ANAHEIM, CA-The action was fast. The tempo was somewhat furious as the first action of Big West Tournament men’s basketball saw the top four seeds stave off the competition for the right to battle for […]

NCAA

Uncertainty turns into clarity for USC

March 6 0

LOS ANGELES-No, not a whole lot of people saw this coming. USC men’s basketball coach Andy Enfeld said as much during a postgame press conference following the Trojans’ regular season wrap up against Washington at Galen […]

MLB Dugout

A Dodgers’ home run party on a special night

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June 23 0
LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Dodgers were the first team in Major League Baseball history to integrate. So it is fitting that the ballclub that brought us Jackie Robinson, would salute other African Americans considered to [...]

Dodgers give opponents the Kershaw treatment

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May 30 0
“If there’s a guy with the game on the line, I still trust him,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts chimed-in about Logan Forsythe’s walk-off hit. “It takes a lot of mental strength to strike out four times, [...]

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Escape

Hitting the road aboard the Megabus

Escape
May 30 0
LOS ANGELES- It’s that time of year again. Barbeque, picnics, plenty of sunshine, a couple of months of vacation days and an over abundance of  planned family reunions. Traveling to those family jaunts can be [...]