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If you can’t make it to the MLK Museum in Washington DC on Monday, Jan. 16 to honor the slain civil rights leader, there are plenty of ways to pay your respects to the man who helped end racial segregation laws in public places 60 years ago. The City of Inglewood will host its 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Monday. The day will kick-off at 9:00 a.m. with a commemorative…

We Have a Dream

Written by Thursday, January 12, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech is one of the most celebrated in American history. In fact, the speech is considered the oratory centerpiece of King’s career as a civil rights leader. While the speech actually contains 1,667 words, most only remember small segments. There is the part when Dr. King shares his vision for the kind of America that includes everyone: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. I…

City of Inglewood 2016 Year In Review Video

Written by Wednesday, January 11, 2017
2016 was one of the most dynamic and exciting years in the history of the City of Inglewood was founded in 1908. Sometimes, in the rigamarole of daily life, the details get "lost in digitization" and can often be taken for granted. The 2016 Year In Review video produced by the City of Inglewood is a beautiful reminder of the epic run and transformation this community has undergone in the last 5 years. Make sure…

Kamala Harris Sworn in as U.S. Senator

Written by Thursday, January 05, 2017
By Veronica Mackey The new Congress convened on Tuesday with a bold Republican agenda. With both the House and Senate controlled by the GOP, and the election of Republican President-elect Donald Trump, many policies enacted under the Obama Administration are expected to be reversed. Seven new senators and 52 new House members were sworn in. With four of the new senators being women, the Senate will now have a record number of women serving —…
On Monday, January 16, 2017 the City of Inglewood will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. This year’s memorial of Dr. King’s legacy will mark Inglewood’s 34th annual commemoration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. King. Each year, the City celebrates with speeches from elementary, middle and high school students, inspiring keynote speakers, moving gospel choirs, a family festival and renewed commitments to “advance the dream.” “Inglewood’s Dr. Martin Luther…

Hard to Say Goodbye to Obama

Written by Thursday, January 05, 2017
President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address to the country on January 10 in his former hometown of Chicago, where he gave his victory speech 8 years ago. There will be many tears (maybe some will be his) as we say good-bye. Aside from the fact that Obama is the nation’s first African American president—an epic feat in itself—is the reality that his heart has always been with the people. And although he did not accomplish everything he set out to do, his achievements were extraordinary in light of what and who he had to work with. Actually, it’s…
With a little over two weeks left before Donald Trump becomes president, millions of Americans are bracing themselves for what could be the end of their health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The big question is, “What exactly, will Trump and Republican lawmakers do to replace this coverage?” Dismantling Obamacare is the top priority for the majority of lawmakers as they return to work this week. Sixty votes are needed in the…
While recent rains remind Californians how precious water is, one water agency in the South Bay is campaigning for resources to make ocean water suitable for personal use. West Basin Municipal Water District is among the more than a dozen agencies hoping to get approval to launch a desalination project. Currently, San Diego County is the largest producer of drinking water which comes from the ocean—50 million gallons a day. Poseidon Water built the operation…

What You Can and Cannot Do in California in 2017

Written by Thursday, December 29, 2016
It’s a new year, so take the time to learn about the new laws that help protect and expand rights of Californians. RIDESHARING SERVICES Background checks for Uber and Lyft drivers: Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft will have to conduct more expansive background checks. Companies are now prohibited from hiring drivers with convictions for violent crimes, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, domestic violence, or sex offenses. Companies found to violate…

10 Financial Resolutions for 2017

Written by Thursday, December 29, 2016
Are you among the millions who resolve to earn, save, or invest more money in 2017? If so, here are some strategies from WalletHub.com to help you get there. Learn how you can raise your credit score, stick to your budget, increase your earnings and more. 1.Thoroughly Review Your Credit Report Thanks to the increased availability of free credit scores, most people have a good sense of their credit standing these days. Too few of…

2016 a Year of Building up Inglewood

Written by Thursday, December 29, 2016
As 2016 comes to a close, we find Inglewood developing into a destination city, which will include the new Rams stadium, a hotel, entertainment venue, housing, retail and office space. It may not be apparent now, amid all the construction going on. But before we know it, Inglewood will be welcoming thousands of visitors to football games at the new stadium. Thousands will be riding to and through Inglewood when the new Metro trains begin operating, with two stops in the city. Families will be moving into new homes in the Hollywood Park Tomorrow complex and at the old Daniel…

2016: The Year That Was. . .

Written by Thursday, December 29, 2016
By Veronica Mackey Shocking and unbelievably long. From exploding cell phones to the reality that there will be a President Trump, 2016 has been everything except boring. We thought the presidential election would never end. Billed as one of the nastiest campaigns in recent history, the Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton contest concluded on Nov. 8. And despite proof that the Russians hacked into the Democrat’s data base to help Trump win, Trump’s own emotional…

Have A Meaningful Christmas This Year

Written by Thursday, December 22, 2016
If I were to ask various people what Christmas means to them, I would most likely get several different answers. Some would say it is all about Jesus being born to become Savior of the world . Others would say it’s about giving gifts, helping the needy, getting together with loved ones and having a festive meal. All of these answers are right. As Christmas approaches, my wish is that you fully appreciate the significance of the holiday, whatever it means to you. We all have good intentions when the holidays come. We want to experience joy with our loved…
Thousands of homeless men, women and children will be welcomed for a hearty Christmas brunch on Christmas morning. Concurrently, The Midnight Mission will host Santa’s Village where thousands of homeless and near-homeless children will be able to select toys of their choice and meet Santa Claus. The brunch will take place on Christmas Day, December 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or until everyone is served, at The Midnight Mission, 601 South San Pedro…

Inglewood a ‘Must-See’ for Holiday Lights

Written by Thursday, December 22, 2016
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the lights, nativity scenes, and Santa and his crew. And Christmas in L.A. wouldn’t be the same without seeing a stunning display of homes all decked out for the holidays. The annual tradition of “light seeing” is back, and there is no shortage of places to go. And even with fake snow (i.e., sheets of cotton) covering the dry lawns, there’s a hint of winter wonderland in the air.…
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