Fresh Hopes, Familiar Disappointment Follow Gov. Newsom’s Call for New DNA Testing in Kevin Cooper Case 

On Friday, Feb. 22, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered new DNA tests in a 35-year-old quadruple murder case involving African-American death row inmate Kevin Cooper. Newsom's decision could lead to the overturning of Cooper's 1985 conviction in the killing of a rural Chino Hills family and their 11-year-old house guest. The case has the potential, some political watchers say, to divide Californians.

The 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts FestivalCongratulates Guy Nativ's SKIN, One of PAFF 2019's Short Films, on Winning the Oscar for Live Action Short

The 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival is proud to announce that one of the short films in this year’s festival, SKIN, directed by Guy Nativ, won the Oscar for Live Action Short on Sunday evening. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences designated PAFF as an official qualifying film festival for live action and animation short films.

Harrell Leads Clippers Past Mavericks

In the Clippers first home game since the NBA’s mid-season All-Star break, the Clippers face the Dallas Mavericks as they try to hold on to their current playoff spot. Coming into the game the Clippers have won 6 out of the past 10 games, while the Mavericks came into this game winning only 3 of their last 7 games. 

Black Historic Inspirations to Overcome

“You will go through many trials and obstacles in life and I want to tell you it’s not because of your heart but the color of your skin. But just like people before your time, you will overcome.” My grandmother told me that randomly one day when I was young, but I never really understood the severity in what she said.

TRAVEL: Miami & Romantic Winter Vacations

Because love is always in season, it’s a great time to take a trip and start or rekindle a romance. All kinds of couples are heading to Miami, exchanging -10 degree weather for 80 degree+ temps. Share a balmy climate with someone you love, warm your bodies and your hearts with a romantic winter vacation.