Mandela remembered by Southland

12/06/2013 2:14 pm2 comments
Mandela art in Hollywood

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Southland elected officials mourned the death today of former South African President Nelson Mandela, but hailed him as global icon in the fight against oppression and inequality. “President Mandela’s struggle and sacrifice taught us that injustice and oppression must be extinguished no matter where it may [...]

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LA Residents Protest McDonald’s in Solidarity with Fast Food Workers Striking Over Low Wages

12/04/2013 4:55 pm0 comments
Move on McDonalds

Photo by Gary McCarthy

(Move on McDonalds Hollywood video)   On Thursday, December 5, fast food workers across the country will go on strike, demanding that their employers – McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Papa John’s, and Subway – stop paying their employees poverty wages and starting paying a living wage [...]

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Grand Challenge

11/15/2013 12:56 pm0 comments

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles region would be powered exclusively by renewable energy and get water from local sources under ambitious goals that UCLA researchers said today they hope to accomplish by the year 2050. More than 70 faculty and staff from departments and institutes campus- wide will [...]

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Jenesse Center raises awareness during national domestic violence month

09/30/2013 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Michael Jackson statue not a thriller outside London soccer stadium

09/22/2013 3:53 pm4 comments
Michael Jackson statue not a thriller outside London soccer stadium

The Brits may count themselves as some of the most ardent Michael Jackson fans — tragically, London’s The 02 Arena was to be the site of his farewell tour — but some lovers of the national game might beg to differ. On Thursday, Premiership club Fulham, F.C., which plays at [...]

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Pope: ‘Never again war!’

09/03/2013 3:18 pm0 comments
New Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio

By Daniel Burke CNN   By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor Follow @BurkeCNN (CNN) — As President Obama rallies support for a military strike on Syria, Pope Francis condemned chemical weapons and called for an international day of fasting and prayer to press for a peaceful resolution to Syria’s [...]

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Bounce TV to premiere MLK documentary to commemorate Washington march

08/24/2013 6:03 pm4 comments
Bounce TV to premiere MLK documentary to commemorate Washington march

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Among this week’s 50th anniversary celebrations of the march on Washington, immortalized by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, fledgling 24/7 African-American broadcast network Bounce TV has scored a coup with a 1970 documentary that has never been shown on television [...]

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Margaret Pelligrini, onetime Munchkin, dies

08/09/2013 1:42 pm2 comments
Margret Pelegrini 

Photo Gary McCarthy / Los Angeles Indepent

By Alan Duke CNN Margaret Pelligrini, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the original production of “The Wizard of Oz,” died Wednesday, the Munchkins spokesman said. She was 89. Pelligrini played the flowerpot Munchkin and one of the sleepy head kids in the classic 1939 film, according to spokesman [...]

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