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Unique art is part of the experience at ArtFEST

BALDWIN HILLS — As creative director of ArtFEST, the artistic counterpart to the Pan African Film Festival with which it shares space at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Allohn Agbenya is committed to presenting a one-of-a kind experience to the thousands of art lovers that attend.  The showcase of more than 100 artists from across Read More…

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Townhall focuses on tobacco use in black community

HAWTHORNE — Across the country, approximately 45,000 African Americans die each year from smoking-related diseases, which has emerged as the number one cause of death in the black community — surpassing fatalities from accidents, AIDS, diabetes, and homicide.  According to statistics, an estimated 1.6 million black Americans under the age of 18 will become regular Read More…

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Homeless agency to treat crisis like a natural disaster

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which oversees the region’s efforts to combat homelessness but has faced some questions over the speed and scope of its work, unveiled an operational strategy Feb. 18 that it says will mirror responses to natural disasters. Heidi Marston, interim executive director of the authority, said the Read More…