Articles by: lawavestaff

No more HATE8 in Califorina

06/28/2013 3:30 pm0 comments
Photo by Gary McCarthy
Thousands of people gathered at the intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards Wednesday evening to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court rulings that spelled the end of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 in California.

By Bill Mears CNN WASHINGTON — In a dramatic slap at federal authority, a divided Supreme Court Wednesday struck down a key part of congressional law that denies to legally married same-sex couples the same benefits provided to heterosexual spouses. The Defense of Marriage Act defines marriage as only between [...]

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BET Awards to take L.A. Live stage

06/26/2013 7:33 pm0 comments
BET Awards to take L.A. Live stage

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer It may be fitting that with the swearing-in of break-dancing Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti on the steps of City Hall Sunday evening that the crème de la crème of Black entertainment culture also descends on the entertainment capital for the three-day BET Experience this weekend. The [...]

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Bruckheimer, “Where is the bloody rum?”

06/24/2013 2:21 pm0 comments
Jerry Bruckheimer holding  Walk of fame star number 2501

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Jerry Bruckheimer — the man behind such blockbusters as “Top Gun,” “Beverly Hills Cop” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “National Treasure” franchises — received the 2,501st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring a producer whose films have generated more than $16 billion [...]

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Movie trailer: ‘The Frozen Ground’

06/21/2013 7:19 pm0 comments

  ‘The Frozen Ground’ is based on the true story of Alaskan detective Glenn Flothe (called Sgt. Jack Halcombe in the film). Halcombe sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen, a serial killer who has silently stalked the streets of Anchorage for more than 13 years. As [...]

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06/19/2013 8:13 pm0 comments

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer With Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti’s official swearing in ceremony less than two weeks away on July 1, there seems to be mostly optimism amongst Black opinion makers that it will be a good thing for the South Los Angeles community. That keys into major inner-city concerns [...]

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Well Done? Irv’s Burger’s

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Vacate? Doggone

Irv’s Burgers, a landmark on Route 66 in West Hollywood, Calif., for more than a half-century, was served a 30-day notice to vacate the premises by its landlord, according to Scott Piotrowski, an expert on Route 66 in Los Angeles County. It’s not certain when Irv’s last day of operation [...]

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Transgender beating in Hollywood- $25,000 reward offered.

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Hollywood Police captain Beatrice Girmala with pictures of suspects.

A $25,000 reward offered by the Los Angeles CityCouncil  for information leading to the arrest of the  of four men who seriously assaulted a transgender woman in Hollywood last month. The victim,  Vivian Diego a 22years old,  was assaulted while walking to the Metro transit station on Hollywood Boulevard @ Argyle [...]

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India, Lopez and Sheila E. rock out the Bowl for Playboy Jazz 35

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India, Lopez and Sheila E. rock out the Bowl for Playboy Jazz 35

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer The 35th Playboy Jazz Festival played to near capacity audiences Saturday and Sunday with more than 35,000 attending the event at the Hollywood Bowl. Comedian George Lopez made his debut as Master of Ceremonies, taking up the baton from Bill Cosby after his legendary 30-year [...]

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Ali, Malcolm X, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke: ‘One Night in Miami’ sets theatre pulses racing

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Ali, Malcolm X, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke: ‘One Night in Miami’ sets theatre pulses racing

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Imagine four towering iconoclastic figures coming together in one night to celebrate an event that literally and figuratively shook the world. The event was Cassius Clay’s mighty underdog victory against Sonny Liston on Feb. 25, 1964, to become heavyweight champion of the world. At the [...]

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Movie review: ‘Man of Steel’ lands with a thud

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Movie review: ‘Man of Steel’ lands with a thud

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer After all the considerable hype — six months of teaser trailers and images — uber film genius Christopher Nolan, writing compadre David S. Goyer and director Zack Snyder, did come up with a new twist on Superman. Firstly, they dumped John Williams’ iconic score for [...]

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