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Acclaimed director John Singleton dies

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, best known for helming the gritty South Los Angeles drama “Boyz n the Hood,” died April 29 after being removed from life support at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Singleton’s family announced earlier that they had made the “agonizing decision” to remove him from life support. By early afternoon, Singleton Read More…

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Mitchell bill preventing hair discrimination passes Senate

LOS ANGELES — A Southland lawmaker’s bill seeking to prevent workplace hair-grooming rules that discriminate against styles favored by black women and men passed the Senate floor April 22 on a unanimous vote. Introduced by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, SB 188 aims to “create a respectful and open workplace for natural hair” by Read More…