Kiesha Nix named Executive Director of the LA Lakers Youth Foundation

July 23, 2015

 

By Dr. Valerie Wardlaw 

LAWT Contributing Writer 

 

Kiesha Nix is the new Laker girl in town and what a gem she is!  The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, the official... Read more...

Report: Pot legalization in California presents trade-offs

July 23, 2015

 

By LISA LEFF 

Associated Press 

 

A blue-ribbon panel says curtailing the illegal marijuana market in California should be the primary goal of legalizing the drug's... Read more...

Mitchell’s ‘Xmas-in-July’ Event celebrates 5th anniversary with Celebrity Santas and Special Gifts

July 23, 2015

 

LAWT News Service 

 

New e-readers and bicycles were given away to over a hundred families nominated to participate in State Senator Holly J. Mitchell’s 5th... Read more...

Film Review: ‘Southpaw’; Ex-Champ Mounts Comeback in Bittersweet Boxing Tale of Redemption

July 23, 2015

 

By Kam Williams 

 

Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) surmounted incredible odds en route to becoming the World Light Heavyweight Boxing Champ. After all, his prospects weren't exactly... Read more...

Friends and family call alleged Bland suicide ‘incomprehensible’

July 23, 2015

 

By Amen Oyiboke 

Staff Writer 

 

Twenty eight year-old Illinois native Sandra Bland was hired for a  job at PVAMU on July 10. She was leaving campus grounds when she... Read more...

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News

Homeless advocates interrupt luxury housing groundbreaking downtown

Homeless advocates interrupt luxury housing groundbreaking downtown

July 23, 2015   By Elizabeth Hsing-Huei Chou  City News Service      A lively protest by advocates for homeless and low- income people disrupted...

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Community

Supervisors vote for ‘living wage’ increase for contract workers

Supervisors vote for ‘living wage’ increase for contract workers

July 23, 2015   City News Service      Following its approval of a minimum wage increase in unincorporated areas to $15 by 2020, the Los Angeles...

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Sports News

The Houston Rockets decide to keep Patrick Beverley and Corey Brewer

The Houston Rockets decide to keep Patrick Beverley and Corey Brewer

July 16, 2015   By Nicholas A. Norman  Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times    As most expected, the Rockets decided to bring the...

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Arts & Culture

The Leimert Park Book Fair is around the corner

The Leimert Park Book Fair is around the corner

July 23, 2015   LAWT News Service      The LPVBF will recognize the significance of the 1965 Watts Rebellion with a panel discussion.  Noted...

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