• Selma: Not Your Traditional Civil Rights Movie

    By Davey D. Cook, Guest Columnist and Oakland-based Community Activist A few thoughts on the movie Selma: First and foremost go see it. Again, I repeat, go see the movie. It's powerful; it's moving; it's inspiring; it opens the doors for deeper and more critical conversations. At a time when the rewriting textbooks i

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  • POLA Discusses 10-Year Plan for Waterfront Projects

    By Ivan Adame, Editorial Intern The Jan. 26 community forum on the Port of Los Angeles’ proposal to cap its annual mitigation spending to 10 percent of its operating income provoked a heated response from the community. The forum, which took place at the Warner Grand Theatre, began with a presentation from POLA Executive Director Gen

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  • RLn ARTS Calendar: Jan. 27, 2015

    Feb. 6 Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Come out and participate in this three-day celebration of black history, from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 6, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8, at the Expo Arts Center in Long Beach. These events feature The Forgotten Images Collection, the Mamie Hansberry Art Collection Read More

  • RLn COMMUNITY Calendar: Jan. 27, 2015

    Jan. 30 Farmers Market San Pedro's Farmers Market will have farm fresh produce and craft vendors, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30, in San Pedro's Historic Waterfront District. Details: (562) 449-9299 Venue: San Pedro Waterfront District Location: 443 W. 6th

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  • RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: Jan. 26, 2015

    Jan. 26 110 Freeways Construction to Close Figueroa Street Overnight Figueroa Street closures will begin overnight from C Street to the John S. Gibson, Figueroa, Harry Bridges intersection from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Jan. 26 to Jan. 30, as part of a Port of Los Angeles interchange and roadway construction project in

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  • Former Head of LA Cultural Affairs Reflects on Winds of Change

    Adolfo Nodal Welcomes Normalization of Ties with Cuba

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor President Barack Obama’s announcement that he was going to normalize relations with Cuba was met with surprise—a surprise that was welcomed in some quarters. The mainstream press has by and large described the Cuban American respons

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  • ILWU March 2015

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  • The Art of Curating is on Display at the MOLAA

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer The Museum of Latin American Art is displaying Transformations, an exhibition that visually portrays the inspiring, life-changing stories of five community members. It showcases the museum’s permanent collection in a fresh and inspired way. The exhibition is the creation of the museum

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  • LB Fire Chief Appointed President of the LAAFCA

    LONG BEACH — Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee recently was appointed president of the Los Angeles Area Fire Chiefs Association. Comprised of 31 fire departments within Los Angeles County, the association focuses on regional training, grants administration, legislative advocacy and Firefighter safety and survival. Chief DuRee's one-year term beg

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  • Artists React to Charlie Hebdo Massacre

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer In order for art to be worthwhile, it must have something to say. And, when you have something to say, you risk infuriating extremists or even the occasional thin-skinned observer. As the world reflects on the attack on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters, Harbor Area artists responded to the mass shooti

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