LA confronts riots effects then and now

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 its core, there are reminders that suggest much haven’t change. Employment opportunities are needed. Healthcare […]


The ‘Hunter Gatherer’ awakens AFI Fest

November 14 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Hollywood-A good film is hard to come by these days. That’s never an issue with the annual American Film Institute’s showcase film festival. The AFI Fest 2016 begins the onslaught of movies, shorts and animation worthy to considered for awards and platitudes all the way up to the Academy Awards. […]


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 […]


Justice served for Grim Sleeper

LOS ANGELES-It’s been a long time coming for Porter and Mary Alexander. Their daughter, Alicia “Monique” Alexander, was permanently taken away from them in 2005, the victim of a ruthless and callous murder. The sting of losing 18-year-old Alicia has not gone away. Even justice can’t make the anguish disappear. […]


Arresting ‘Death Alley’ gun violence

October 22 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Following gun laws in South Los Angeles is not a priority. Survival is at the top of the agenda. If you live, work or go school within the  parameters of South Los Angeles’s “Death Alley,” going a day without gunfire raining out of the sky is probably like celebrating […]


MLK Celebrating the Dream Luncheon

January 18 Thai Lee 0

In South Los Angeles finding a hospital that would exceed your expectations is slim to none. South Los Angeles is one of the most underserved communities in the nation. To have a first class hospital that the community deserves sounds like only a dream, that has officially come true. On […]


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 […]


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 […]