Articles by: lawavestaff

Federal Shutdown

10/01/2013 4:52 pm2 comments

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A federal government shutdown sparked by a dispute over Obamacare raised the ire of some area politicians today, although the local impacts were so far relatively minor. Federal courts in the Central District of California — which has responsibility for all federal litigation in Los Angeles, [...]

Read more ›

Film on women’s liberation movement screens at Laemmle Music Hall

09/30/2013 10:50 pm14 comments
Film on women’s liberation movement screens at Laemmle Music Hall

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Growing up Black and Jewish in the 1940s, Frances M. Beal overcame the racial and sexual pressures of the day to become a noted author and peace advocate. Her name may be unfamiliar to many, but she and other feminist figures will be the center [...]

Read more ›

Santa Monica plane crash

4:22 pm6 comments
Paul Gunther/CNN
Santa Monica plane crash
A hangar at Santa Monica Airport collapsed Sunday after a twin-engine Cessna Citation crashed into it. Investigators are waiting to examine the scene to determine how many people were on board.

By Independent / Wire staff SANTA MONICA — Authorities hope to gain access Monday to the fuselage of a private jet that crashed and burned at Santa Monica Airport, killing all aboard. At a news conference Monday at the airfield, Van McKenny of the National Transportation Safety Board said two [...]

Read more ›

Jenesse Center raises awareness during national domestic violence month

3:00 pm3 comments
Jenesse Center raises awareness during national domestic violence month

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer This month you may see young people in the community wearing a black eye or the words black Friday painted above their cheeks. It’s no cause for alarm; the youths are the so-called volunteer angels for the Jenesse Center, Inc., the innovative domestic violence intervention [...]

Read more ›

‘Michael J Fox Show’: What’s the verdict?

09/27/2013 3:13 pm0 comments
Fox returns

      By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — Michael J. Fox’s return to TV with NBC’s “The Michael J. Fox Show” is an exciting and inspiring move — there’s no argument there. But will his decision help boost NBC’s comedy slate to its once-untouchable highs? That’s a question [...]

Read more ›

LGBT Actors

2:56 pm0 comments

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Actors who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender continue to face discrimination and bias in the entertainment industry, despite supportive stances taken by fellow performers, according to a report released today by the SAG-AFTRA acting union. “We were pleased to see that our membership is overwhelmingly [...]

Read more ›

Ray Charles stamp unveiled at Grammy Museum

09/25/2013 6:04 pm2 comments
A limited edition postage stamp featuring the late singer Ray Charles was unveiled Monday during a ceremony at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live.
Gary McCarthy/Los Angeles Independent

  By Los Angeles Independent Wire Services A limited edition stamp honoring the late Ray Charles was issued Monday at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in a ceremony featuring the first public airing of his previously unreleased recording of “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.” Grammy winner Chaka Khan sang [...]

Read more ›

Paula Patton tries to finds love up in the air

5:52 pm1 comment
Paula Patton tries to finds love up in the air

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer “Baggage Claim,” prolific theater and nascent filmmaker David E. Talbert’s homage to the classic Hollywood screwball comedy features a more than attractive ensemble Black cast, but I think it could done with a little more satirical bite to elevate it from its glossy Essence love [...]

Read more ›

FIRST RECORDING STUDIO, A STATE-OF-THE-ART CULINARY ARTS CLASSROOM AND AN AUDITORIUM RENOVATION PROJECT

5:14 pm1 comment
New Culinary arts classroom Hollywood High

Photo by Gary McCarthy

 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) officials joined  students, staff, elected officials, community members and special guests to cut the ribbon on a new recording studio, a culinary arts classroom and an auditorium renovation project at Hollywood High School on Wednesday.   The Hollywood High School recording studio project converted [...]

Read more ›

Timberlake takeover

09/24/2013 5:19 pm0 comments
Justin Timberlake fans take over Hollywood blvd.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

Justin Timberlake is about to take over Hollywood and … if the triple threat’s latest hit is any indication … he’ll be using “Mirrors.” Timberlake … who follows in the footsteps of Sir Paul McCartney as part of Jimmy Kimmel’s end-of-summer concert series … is expected on stage next to the Hollywood Roosevelt [...]

Read more ›