The Lens

Among those attending the 6th Annual United Negro College Fund Mayor's Masked Ball on March 18, 2017, was singer and actress Dawnn Lewis (second left), actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield, actor Dondre Whitfield and actor Michael Jai White (far right).

Soul Stroll

CAAM spotlights ‘No Justice, No Peace’

March 20 0

LOS ANGELES-The images say everything. There was pain. There was destruction. Desperation and overdue justice was thrown in the mix as well. There were no winners in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. April marks the 25th year […]

Women sound off about equal rights

March 10 0

LOS ANGELES-Women in red. Black women. White women. Latino women. Asian women. Professional and working-class women. Students and retirees. Women who showed up to attend a rally to celebrate International Women’s Day in front of Los […]

Why the NAACP Image Awards matter

February 17 0

PASADENA, CA-There’s power in the conquer and divide theory. But only if you give it life. The NAACP Image Awards has its hands full in the competition category during the month of February. The month […]

Nominees soak up NAACP Image Awards

January 30 0

LOS  ANGELES-The NAACP Image Awards got a grand kickoff with its annual nominees luncheon at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. With the exception of “Scandal” star Joe Morton and “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis […]

College Station


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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The Fastbreak



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 […]


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 […]


Peter Asher is still a musical force

September 15 0

SANTA MONICA, CA–When Gordon Waller passed away seven years ago, his long-time partner Peter Asher decided to carry the torch for the British duo that were famously known as “Peter & Gordon.” On Saturday at […] TV


Hard Count


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 […]


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 […]


‘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 […]

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Coaching staff could flip Chargers switch

Chargers CLICKR
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 […]

Chargers’ Anthony Lynn man of the hour

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January 18 0

CARSON, CA-The Los Angeles Chargers are moving about as fast as the moniker placed on the side of their helmets. In less than a month, the Chargers have dismissed former coach Mike McCoy, relocated their franchise into […]

Casey Hayward’s Pro Bowl spotlight

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December 21 0

One team’s loss is another team’s treasure. When the San Diego Chargers signed cornerback Casey Hayward to a multi-year contract in the offseason, the Green Bay Packers knew they let one get away. The Chargers knew […]

Raiders Nation casts shadow over Chargers

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December 19 0

SAN DIEGO-Raiders Nation run deep. So does the motto “Just win, baby,” spawned by the late Al Davis. That’s what the Oakland Raiders had in their hip pocket when they defeated the San Diego Chargers, 19-16, […]

Chargers’ season coming down to inches

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December 5 0

SAN DIEGO-Inches, not feet. That’s what the 2016 NFL season has come down to for the San Diego Chargers. A couple of inches higher on the arc of a pass intended for wide receiver Dontrelle […]

Video Vibes

MLB Dugout

Dodgers Win NL West and Earn Playoff Spot

September 20 0
Los Angeles— The Los Angeles Dodgers have confirmed a spot in the playoffs and are the National League West champions. They’re the first team to clinch a playoff berth in 2013. The boys in blue [...]

The Yard




Hitting the road aboard the Megabus

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 [...]

What’s to Like About the San Diego Zoo

August 7 0
SAN DIEGO-Like many people around the world scratching their itch in curiosity about the wild whenever they attend an enclosure full of God’s wonderful creations, I headed to the San Diego Zoo with my family [...]

Fantastic Flicks

Blake Griffin meets Kevin Durant at the rim during a recent encounter between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors. Photo by Williams Johnson/

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The Olympians


Mater Dei win Open Divisions

Prep Spotlight
March 24 0

Long Beach, CA -The California State Southern Regional Open Divisions Finals was a game of rematches. Mater Dei boys and girls basketball teams both took the victory to advance next week to state finals. The […]

500 Wins is Worth the Price

Prep Spotlight
February 11 0

LOS ANGELES-Coach Michael Lynch has hit 500 wins with the Price Knights basketball program. Lynch has been making noise in the CIF Southern Section for 19 years with  a record of 500 – 98 (83.6% […]

Carson Shuts Down Crenshaw

Prep Spotlight
November 24 0

Carson, CA- We always here the cliché that “defense wins championships.” The Carson Colts (9-3) used that saying  to shut down the Crenshaw Cougars (8-4),  23-7 in a CIF LA City playoff matchup. Carson’s defense […]

Bosco Walks All Over Crenshaw

Prep Spotlight
October 8 0

LOS ANGELES-St. John Bosco shakes off the Las Vegas dust and walks all over Crenshaw, 65-7. They had a game plan of an aerial attack and that took over fast so Crenshaw didn’t gain confidence. […]

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