January Special!
StubHub Center Changing to Dignity Health Sports Park in 2019
12/19/2018 9:01:51 PM

By Staff Reports   CARSON—The L.A. Galaxy and Chargers won't be playing at StubHub Center next year. As of Jan. 1, the stadium on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson will have its name changed to Dignity Health Sports Park, thanks to a sponsorship agreement announced Thursday by AEG, the company that built and manages the facility. Dan Beckerman, CEO of AEG, said in a statement the company looks forward to working with Dignity health "to amplify our efforts to make a positive and lasting difference for our fans." "Sports has the power...

Rosanell Eaton, Queen Mother of Voting Rights, Dies at 97
12/19/2018 9:00:37 PM

By Stacy M. Brown   Considered a Queen Mother and a leader in the struggle and movement for freedom, justice and equality, Rosanell Eaton proved a true matriarch to many civil rights leaders—especially when it came to the fight against voter suppression. Eaton died on Saturday, Dec. 8, in her home in Louisburg, North Carolina. She was 97. “Ms. Rosanell Eaton was the 97-year-old matriarch in our four-year successful court fight against voter suppression, from 2013 to 2016,” Rev. Dr. William Barber, the architect of the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement,...

NAACP Poll Reveals How Black Voters Cast Their Ballots
12/19/2018 8:59:30 PM

By Staff Reports   With voter fraud and voter suppression the talk of the midterms, the Advancement Project at the NAACP national office joined with the African American Research Collaborative to provide the first comprehensive analysis of how Black voters voted this cycle and why. Released in November, the poll of mid-term voters, conducted by the African American Research Collaborative – in collaboration with Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions – examined African American voters across various competitive elections to determine how this electorate engaged...

HUD Report: L.A. County Has Second-Highest Homeless Population of U.S. Regions
12/19/2018 8:58:23 PM

By Staff Reports   LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles County had the second-highest number of homeless residents of any region in the country this year, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The data was taken from point-in-time counts conducted in January, which found the Los Angeles region had 49,955 homeless residents, behind only New York City, which topped the list with 78,676. L.A. also had one of the highest number of unsheltered homeless living outdoors, in abandoned buildings or other locations not suitable for...

Ribeiro Sues Fortnite Creators, Alleging Misappropriation of ‘Carlton Dance'
12/19/2018 8:57:16 PM

By Staff Reports   LOS ANGELES—Actor Alfonso Ribeiro sued the makers of the popular Fortnite video game Monday, claiming one of the victory celebrations available for the game's characters is the "Carlton Dance" made famous by Ribeiro on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." "Through its unauthorized use of Riberio's highly popular signature dance in its smash-hit, violent video game, Fortnite Battle Royale, (Epic Games Inc.) has unfairly profited from exploiting Ribeiro's protected creative expression and likeness and celebrity without his...

California Chief Justice Gives up Republican Party Label
12/19/2018 8:55:56 PM

By Sudhin Thanawala   SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—The chief justice of the California Supreme Court said Friday she gave up her Republican Party affiliation over concerns about increasing political polarization and incivility in the U.S. Tani Cantil-Sakauye said in a telephone interview that she switched her voter registration to “no party” preference after the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Her decision was first reported Thursday by the news site, CALmatters. Cantil-Sakauye told The Associated Press she had been considering...

#IAintFromNowhere Anti-Gang Violence Movement Gets Pro-Safety Lift in New Billboard Campaign
12/19/2018 8:54:41 PM

Los Angeles—Billboards throughout Los Angeles went up this weekend to raise awareness around gang violence and its impact on America’s youth and communities. Through a partnership with local activist, Wilma Galathe, Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) is donating 13 (digital/traditional) signs that will highlight the Mark L. Tyree II Movement for Positive Change & Unity #iaintfromnowhere campaign. Gang violence remains a serious problem in Los Angeles, where tragic outcomes are not limited to gang members and violence can impact entire communities – a reality Wilma Galathe...

Federal Judge Rules Health Care Overhaul Unconstitutional
12/19/2018 8:47:56 PM

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar   WASHINGTON (AP)—A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act “invalid” on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now. In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled Friday that last year's tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundation from under “Obamacare” by eliminating a penalty for not having coverage. The rest of the law cannot be separated from that provision and...

Tainted Romaine Lettuce Traced to at Least 1 California Farm
12/19/2018 8:46:59 PM

By Matthew Perrone   WASHINGTON (AP)—U.S. health officials have traced a food poisoning outbreak from romaine lettuce to at least one farm in California. But they cautioned Thursday that other farms are likely involved in the E. coli outbreak and consumers should continue checking the label before purchasing romaine lettuce. The Food and Drug Administration said 59 people in 15 states have now been sickened by the tainted lettuce. That's seven more cases than previously reported, but regulators said they are fairly confident that the lettuce which first triggered...

Tyler Perry Pays Off $400K Worth of Layaways
12/12/2018 7:42:15 PM

By Staff Reports ATLANTA (AP)—Customers at two suburban Atlanta Walmart stores received a holiday surprise when they found out actor Tyler Perry had paid for their layaway items. Perry, who intended the gift to be anonymous, confirmed the move in a video posted Thursday to Twitter. He spent $434,000 on items at a Walmart in East Point and another store in Douglasville. That covered all but one penny of the balances. In the post, Tyler said customers only had to pay one cent to get their purchases. He says he knows people are struggling and he's just “really, really...