Lead Story West Edition

With a simple tweet, April Reign launched a diversity movement

EXPOSITION PARK — April Reign didn’t mean to spark a movement. Reign, a writer, editor and a former attorney who frequently tweets about race, politics and pop culture, said she was compelled to tweet in 2015 watching the Academy Awards nominations being announced on national television and being disappointed about the lack of diversity in Read More…

Lead Story West Edition

Voicing their opinions face-to-face, not in cyberspace

LOS ANGELES — It was an evening of stimulating conversation on Sept. 30 at the General Assembly in downtown when nearly 80 African-American women converged to talk about race, self-care and politics. The evening, titled “Black Girls Matter,” was hosted by Kimberly Foster, founder of the website ForHarriet.com, who felt that with the growing impersonality Read More…

Culver City Edition

School district hashtag contest pays for winners

CULVER CITY — As part of its continuing effort to involve parents, teachers, students and the community in the positive aspects of social media, the Culver City Unified School District and the Culver City Centennial Committee have announced $1,600 in awards through the district’s Hashtag Contest. Using the #Culverpride hashtag, teachers, students, parents and staff Read More…