When anyone insinuates that cops are racist, they’re said to be willfully painting with too broad a brush. Sure, there might be a few bad apples, but the fact that police officers stop, arrest and kill black people in disproportionate numbers doesn’t mean that all police officers target black people. If you’re going…
There was something about Melvin Flemings that seemed off.
Just how many times must a student tell you that your school has a race problem before you believe her?
Citizens and community leaders are applauding the selfless actions of a California police officer following the cop’s heroic takedown of an unarmed, already restrained teenage girl after the girl threatened the safety and well-being of an entire school body by standing still and talking.
A creepy-looking California couple were arrested after authorities said they found 13 of their offspring, including seven adults, malnourished and chained to beds in their suburban home Sunday.
My first real experience with the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. happened in 1980, just 12 years after his tragic assassination in Memphis, Tenn. I was a 14-year-old freshman at Loyola High School, a prestigious Jesuit all-boys school in Los Angeles built on the philosophy that rigorous academic training would…
Here’s a lesson for everyone: If you see a huge spider, maybe don’t try to set it on fire because apparently, spiders will stop, drop and roll their way into setting your apartment on fire. And that’s just what happened to a Redding, Calif., man, after he attempted to torch a venomous wolf spider in his home.
Now that the Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn net neutrality rules, California lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday that seeks to make sure the internet remains open and free for users in their state.
While everyone was celebrating the ushering in of recreational weed in California on New Year’s Day, another largely overlooked law went into effect that will make a huge difference in wage disparities for women and people of color.
Confession: I’m grasping onto every single feel-good Christmas story with everything I have while I can. It’s not over until the new year rings in.
Somebody gon’ learn a big lesson real soon. A high school student from Elk Grove, Calif., has stepped in a heaping mound of dog shit after a racist video she recorded went viral on social media.
This Christmas Eve, JusticeLA is “dropping” beds outside shopping centers across Los Angeles County—from Inglewood to Calabasas—to encourage a public conversation about the fight for abolition. We are demanding an end to mass incarceration in the U.S. and our county’s investment in policing and jails.
I want to know whose grandparents are these. Mostly so that they can be my grandparents, too, since they seem to be in the giving mood after police say they were busted with 60 pounds of marijuana they insisted was for “Christmas presents.”
May God grant me the serenity to accept the news cycle I cannot change, the courage to call out the evil asshats I can, and the wisdom to know when to use a semicolon and when to just end the sentence (copy editors: I’m still working it).
The city of Pasadena, Calif., recently released bodycam footage of an early November police stop at a gas station during which a 21-year-old was beaten bloody and suffered a broken leg..
Well-known white supremacist troll Chuck C. Johnson somehow found himself on a plane with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and snapped her pic in some kind of weird, stalkery behavior.
There are a few albums in my life that have held pivotal roles: De La Soul’s De La Soul Is Dead, A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders, N.W.A.’s EFIL4ZAGGIN and Outkast’s Aquemini, to name a few. Another of those pivotal albums, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, was released on Dec. 15, 1992, exactly 25 years ago today.
I’m not sure it’s possible to create a viral video better than the one of the California man jumping out of his car to save a bunny rabbit from the raging wildfires. It feels too saccharine—too perfect—to even be scripted, as it contains every element necessary for social media sharing and bouts of spontaneous…
A California family had to say goodbye to their 13-year-old daughter over the weekend when the teenager was taken off life support Friday after attempting to take her own life.
On Sunday, Nov. 19, Charles Manson, the man who inspired a mass killing and is often referred to as “Original Recipe Richard Spencer,” was called home to be spit-roasted in the eternal damnation of hellfire after a fruitful life filled with hate, bloodshed and forehead-swastika-carving.