Big Boy's Block Party
Last night, Big Boy's Block Party at the Palladium, hosted by the venerable Power 106 DJ, featured a little something for everyone. Headliner Lupe Fiasco brought his loyal fanbase and politically charged lyrics. Backed by a six-piece band, the black-clad ... More >>
The family of Ronald Weekley, Jr., that Venice skateboarder tackled by police and punched by one cop in a take-down captured on video, has hired the same attorney who represents the parents of late teen shooting victim Trayvon Martin.
The attorney was introduced to the press yesterday during a news ... More >>
Just a few months after unarmed black teen Kendrec McDade was shot to death by Pasadena police officers -- we called him "the next Trayvon Martin" -- the Pasadena Police Department finds itself in familiar waters.
An ongoing probe into the investigative tactics of Detective Kevin Okamoto and Detect ... More >>
Skyy Fisher's podcast rant was the worst we've ever heard from a public official: In a matter of minutes, while talking to his friends on Pigzradio, Fisher managed to call the Compton superintendent a "bitch," Trayvon Martin a "faggot" and an alleged student sex-crime victim a whiny little liar.
Wi ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
Shortly after it was revealed that Mitt Romney's father was born in Mexico, a mysterious alter ego cropped up on Twitter: Mexican Mitt Romney (@MexicanMitt), who wears a huge s ... More >>
Could the Compton Unified School District get any sleazier?
A concerned father named Sergio gave us a call this afternoon and directed our attention to a horrendous interview that CUSD Board Member Skyy Fisher, elected last November, recently gave to a bunch of his former buddies on their podcast, ... More >>
When black Florida teen Trayvon Martin was shot dead by apparently crazed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman earlier this year, his parents -- Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton -- took on the sudden responsibility, like it or not, of becoming justice fighters against the greater evil of racism in ... More >>
The riots that were sparked on April 29, 1992 put L.A.'s burgeoning Korean American population in the spotlight.
It seems that for every generation there's a group of immigrants green-lit for no-holds-barred hatred, and Koreans in 1992 were it. John Lee covered the community and the riots for the L ... More >>
A 10-year Marine Corps veteran based in Southern California was under fire this week after he compared Trayvon Martin and his blackness to his practice targets on the range.
Staff Sgt. Suneel Mehta was apparently just finished with target practice last week at a range on base in Twentynine Pa ... More >>
As the investigation continues into 19-year-old Kendrec McDade's death by police gunfire on March 24, the scenario is looking worse and worse for the two Pasadena police officers who shot McDade.
Last Saturday, at a tense community meeting near the crime scene, Pasadena Police Chief Philip Sanchez ... More >>
Adam 12, the sometime DJ for President Obama's campaign fund-raising and a photographer as well, embarked on a project over the weekend to bring attention to the Trayvon Martin case.
He photographed several musical and cultural luminaries in hooded sweatshirts. (Teen Martin was unarmed and wearing ... More >>
As L.A.'s own Trayvon Martin case appears to be erupting in Pasadena, the radio station KJLH (102.3 FM) is hosting a town hall discussion about the Florida shooting tomorrow.
Some of the African American community's biggest luminaries will be there, and it's free and open to the public.
Here's the ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with AUDIO of the 911 call that led to Kendrec McDade's death by the bullets of Pasadena police.
It appears 19-year-old college student and former high-school football star Kendrec McDade really is the next Trayvon Martin.
Pasadena police announced today that a resident who c ... More >>
Update at 11:20 a.m. See LA Weekly contributor Ted Soqui's photos from Monday's march here. First posted at 7:09 a.m. yesterday.
A demonstration seeking justice for an unarmed 17-year-old shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida will kick off in downtown Los Angeles today.
The case of Tra ... More >>
Updated after the jump with further explanation from the Pasadena Police Department.
Originally posted at 9:45 a.m.
While the nation copes with the sickening murder of 17-year-old black boy Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watchman, we might have our own civil-rights battle to fight right here at ... More >>