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6th Annual “Art & Jazz In The Rose Gardens”
7/19/2019 2:04:23 PM

Dysonna City Art Productions will celebrate it’s 6th Annual “Art & Jazz In The Rose Gardens” at Exposition Park. Since the community demonstrated much love in the fall, we are bringing you our FREE Summer Edition featuring an array of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. The event will include artists presenting live painting, live music, poetry reading, art vendors, wine tasting, Fashion Show and much more! We encourage you to bring your blankets and picnic baskets and spend the day with us. Featuring a Dysonna Garden Fashion Show Art...

Cameron Boyce Remembered
7/19/2019 2:00:09 PM

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D.   The world is mourning the loss of Disney star Cameron Boyce who passed away Saturday due to an ongoing medical condition. Boyce, 20, who starred in Disney’s Descendants franchise, was found unresponsive at his home and could not be revived by paramedics. Boyce grew up in front of the camera making his big screen debut in the 2009 horror film Mirrors. He rose to fame as the character of Luke Ross on Disney’s tv show “Jessie.” His “Jessie” co-star Skai Jackson remembered him on Twitter. She wrote: “I...

Jerry Lawson, Leader of a Cappella Persuasions, Dies at 75
7/19/2019 1:57:21 PM

By Andrew Dalton   LOS ANGELES (AP)—Jerry Lawson, who for four decades was the lead singer of the eclectic cult-favorite a cappella group the Persuasions, has died. He was 75. Lawson died Wednesday at a Phoenix hospice after a long illness, longtime friend and sometime Persuasions producer Rip Rense said. Lawson's smooth baritone led the group of five and later six singers, who were revered as the “The Kings of a Cappella” by their small but devoted fan base. Through 25 albums the Persuasions recorded rock, blues, gospel and pop songs, all with no...

‘Orange is the New Black' Leaves Legacy for Women of Color
7/19/2019 1:51:04 PM

By Leanne Italie   NEW YORK (AP)—Corrupt overseers, dilapidated conditions and brutality. Those are just a few of the prison issues “Orange is the New Black” took on as it turned one white woman's story of her unlikely life behind bars into a tapestry of roles for women of color. As the show nears its final season this month, some of its key stars reflect on how it transformed their lives. Uzo Aduba was ready to quit acting before she landed the role of Crazy Eyes. Laverne Cox kept her day job at a Manhattan drag spot until after the first season....

Mental Health Stigma Still Affecting African Americans
7/19/2019 1:39:27 PM

The NNPA is taking a closer look at the stigma of mental illness in the African American community. This is the first in a series. By Stacy M. Brown   Historically, seeking psychotherapy has been difficult for African Americans, said Dr. Viola Drancoli, a licensed clinical psychologist who wrote a master thesis about the barriers to seeking mental health services in ethnic minority communities. “It is not only a concept with European origin, but also a concept that does not fit the community-oriented, collective approach to healing and support that has been so helpful...

California Effort to Stop Surprise Hospital Bills Stalls
7/19/2019 1:37:53 PM

SACRAMENTO (AP)—A California proposal aimed at limiting high medical bills from emergency room visits stalled Wednesday, with the author saying opposition from hospitals was insurmountable this year. Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu said he'll continue working on the bill and try to bring it back next year. It's the latest attempt by a state Legislature or Congress to rein in exorbitant hospitals bills when patients need emergency care but have little say about what hospitals they are taken to. Chiu's bill would have capped what emergency patients pay at their copays...

LA COUNTY ARTS COLA COUNTY ARTS COMMISSION TRANSITIONS TO FIRST OFFICIAL LA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE
7/10/2019 11:13:43 AM

County Arts Commission now a County department LOCAL AGENCY ADVANCES ARTS, CULTURE, AND CREATIVITY FOR THE PEOPLE OF LA COUNTY The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, formerly the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, becomes an official, and new, County department. The agency’s longstanding work will continue uninterrupted, including grant funding for hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout LA County; commissioning works of art for public facilities and managing the County’s civic art collection; implementing the initiatives of the LA County Arts...

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Dave Bartholomew laid to rest
7/10/2019 11:12:22 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hundreds of family members, friends, fans and fellow musicians gathered in New Orleans Monday to bid farewell to rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Dave Bartholomew. A trumpet-shaped flower arrangement stood next to the open casket at the music-filled service at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, The Times-Picayune/ The New Orleans Advocate reported . Musicians who came to pay their respects included Robin Barnes, Kermit Ruffins, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Charles Moore, Irvin Mayfield, Ivan Neville and Dr. Brice Miller, the newspaper reported. Many...

California prepares for aftershocks, but big jolt not likely (For earthquake jump page) By John Rogers, Robert Jablon and Marcio Jose Sanchez
7/10/2019 11:09:25 AM

RIDGECREST (AP)—Two major earthquakes that hit Southern California last week should be a warning to people nationwide to prepare for natural disasters, the state's governor said as officials expressed relief that the damage wasn't worse. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Saturday that governments must strengthen alert systems and building codes and that residents should ensure they know how to protect themselves during an earthquake. “It is a wake-up call for the rest of the state and other parts of the nation, frankly,” Newsom said at a news conference on the state's...

Compton College to Cut Ribbon on New Building and Discuss Budget
7/10/2019 11:07:04 AM

The public is invited to the Compton Community College District (CCCD) Board Meeting and Budget Hearing on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in the Little Theater, located at 1111 E. Artesia Boulevard, Compton, CA 90221. The Board Meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. The Budget Hearing will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed 2019-2020 Compton Community College District budget. The budget is now on file and available for public inspection in the Compton Community College District CEO Office during regular business hours. The proposed budget is also available online at:...