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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy Today

Written by Monday, January 23, 2017
By Anne Cheek La Rose What a glorious day it was to celebrate Dr King’s birthday and his legacy! Sunny, not a cloud in the sky and warm enough for no jacket. The celebration started in the morning with an ecumenical program at Faithful Central Bible Church, consisting of choirs, speeches and the most important ingredient of the day, our children –kindergarten to high school—giving their award winning speeches about Dr. King and his ideals.…

Chargers Move Stirs Passion for Football

Written by Monday, January 23, 2017
Today, I witnessed passion that I hope will continue for many years to come. I attended the private kickoff of the Los Angeles Chargers. Yes, L.A. now has two NFL teams who will play at the new Inglewood stadium when it opens for the 2019 season. If you thought it was exciting to have one NFL team back in L.A., imagine what it will feel like when both the Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams are playing in Inglewood. The passion I saw and heard from Chargers fans, much like that of Rams fans, was very encouraging. Whether it came…

Are You A Victim of Online Price Discrimination?

Written by Thursday, January 12, 2017
If you use the Internet at all, you’ve probably noticed that ads will often appear to reflect what interests you online. Try as you may to protect your privacy, companies are tracking your every move. Depending on what websites you’ve visited, what items you’ve purchased, your location, or what device you may be using, you may get different search results, and even different prices for the same items. Software developer Christian Bennefeld told CBS News…

Pat Means, Beloved Magazine Publisher, Dies

Written by Thursday, January 12, 2017
Pat Means, the beloved publisher and co-founder of Turning Point Magazine has died. Details of her death were not immediately available, however a family member said on Facebook that she passed away on January 8. Means also established the Annual African American Business Summit and Access to Success® Business Tour, and co-executive produced the Turning Point Business Minute Radio Program. Her aggressive “can-do” entrepreneurial spirit carried the company from its inception with a $2,000 investment…
By Veronica Mackey With just days left in the White House, President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech on Tuesday in Chicago, his hometown and the place that gave him his start in politics. Getting a ticket to the packed event was as challenging as his unlikely ascent to the White House. On Jan. 7, folks began lining up as early as 2am to improve their chances of getting in. On eBay, free tickets started…

Roof Sentenced to Death in S.C. Church Shootings

Written by Thursday, January 12, 2017
Dylann Roof, the convicted shooter of 12 victims—all African Americans—in the Emanuel AME Church massacre in Charleston, SC, was sentenced to death on Tuesday. The unremorseful 22 year-old and white supremacist maintained throughout his trial that he “had to” carry out the murders in order to save the white race. Acting as his own attorney, he insisted that he had no mental health issues and has always admitted to the shootings. He didn’t call any…
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…
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