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Local representatives take part in congressional sit-in

LOS ANGELES — Some Southland legislators were among dozens of Democrats taking part in a sit-in at the House of Representatives June 22, bringing congressional activity to a halt while they demanded a vote on a gun-control measure in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. “The American people are sick of silence,” Read More…

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Black films with religious themes are making money

Black Christians shocked Hollywood last September. “War Room,” the mainstream, prayer-themed film starring unknown black actors, dethroned the hit biopic, “Straight Outta Compton,” at the box office over Labor Day weekend. But that was no fluke. Black Christian entertainment has been broadening its appeal for years. Veteran entertainment journalist Jawn Murray, who powers his own Read More…