Making a Difference West Edition

ICYO gives inner-city youth a chance to perform

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: In the summer of 2009, DaQuan Robinson, 15, was worried. His summer music program was canceled and the young bass player could not imagine going the entire summer without playing.  Determined to not let that happen, he reached out to Charles Dickerson, who was a conductor at the program.  Dickerson agreed to Read More…

Community West Edition

New report examines disparities of homeless population

LOS ANGELES — County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said a new report highlighting the elevated levels of homelessness among black Angelenos is a “critical first step” in addressing the disparities affecting the African-American community. Black people make up 9 percent of the population of Los Angeles County, but more than one-third of its population experiencing homelessness, Read More…

Lead Story Local News Mayor Eric Garcetti West Edition

Mayor orders LAPD unit to reduce number of vehicle stops

LOS ANGELES — An elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department has been ordered by Mayor Eric Garcetti to reduce the number of vehicle stops it conducts in response to calls from activists and an investigation by the Los Angeles Times that claims officers pulled over a disproportionate number of African Americans. On Feb. Read More…