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Darralynn Hutson

Jamie Foxx hosted the 2018 BET Awards on Sunday night.; Credit: Michael Buckner/REX/Shutterstock

BET Awards and BETX Celebrate Black Royalty

Expecting life-changing experiences from the BET Awards in 2018 is like expecting Kanye West to make sense. It’s just not that kind of party. Unlike other recent award shows that screamed solidarity between performers and attendees, this year's Black Entertainment Network Awards and its three-day festival, BETX, displayed the unabashed culture of celebrity and wealth obsession. That said, black royalty in Hollywood is worth celebrating, and this was its big night....
Aja Brown; Credit: Courtesy Aja Brown

Compton Mayor Aja Brown Drops Out of Congressional Race, Days After Stacey Dash Withdraws

Compton Mayor Aja Brown has announced that she is dropping out of the race for the 44th Congressional District in South Los Angeles. Her statement comes just days after former actress and conservative political commentator Stacey Dash withdrew her candidacy. “I am excited and blessed to announce that my husband of fourteen years and I are expecting our first child,” Brown said....
Candidates Nanette Diaz Barragán

Three Women of Color — 2 Democrats, 1 Republican — Are Fighting for 44th Congressional District Seat

The primary election for a South Los Angeles congressional seat, featuring three female candidates of color at various ends of the political spectrum — the well-connected incumbent, the mayor of Compton and a businesswoman who helped found Latinos for Trump — has become one of California's races to watch. Conservative political commentator and former actress Stacey Dash dropped out of the race on April 2....
Stephen Murray

Is Massive Jetliner Noise Coming to Unsuspecting L.A.? (VIDEO)

Communities in San Francisco, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix and now Los Angeles are having major noise issues with the implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) that guides in jetliners using satellites instead of air traffic controllers. Residents are filing complaints, planning rallies and holding strategic meetings, all to......
Joshua Ledet; Credit: Courtesy of the artist

American Idol Finalist Joshua Ledet Is Huge in Indonesia

Growing up in Westlake, Louisiana, modern-day soul crooner Joshua Ledet dreamed of showing his vocal skills to the world by being a competitor on American Idol. Westlake is a small town in the Calcasieu Parish of Louisiana, with a population of about 4,500. “I used to tell my friends in......
Freckles the Writer; Credit: Photo by Fidel Gonzalez

Freckles the Writer Could Be R&B's First Lesbian Star

Chicago-bred songwriter turned artist/producer Freckles “The Writer” is ready for her close-up. Having worked as a writer with mentors R. Kelly and Babyface, Tanya “Freckles” White has been preparing for this moment most of her music career. “I went from one musical genius to another genius working with R. Kelly......