The case of Hampig Sassounian has been a cause celebre within the local Armenian community for nearly 30 years. In 1982, Sassounian and an accomplice assassinated the Turkish consul general, in an act of revenge for the Armenian genocide.Sassounian was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in pr ... More >>
South African activist Simon NkoliIn the history of the world, gays and lesbians have always contributed to advances in many different societies. One such person is Simon Nkoli, the anti-apartheid, gay rights, and AIDS activist in South Africa.
"Nkoli's brilliance, as an anti-aparthei ... More >>
They're not pictured, but LAPD officers were on hand to keep Mayor Villariagosa safe during his visit to South Africa. Fortunately, the city can afford this kind of thing.Since being sworn in for a second term on July 1, Mayor Villaraigosa has made two international trips. And because the mayor i ... More >>