March 16, 2023

The Family of Amir Locke Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Minnesota

(LOS ANGELES) – The family of Amir Locke, a 22-year-old Black man killed by Minneapolis police during a no-knock raid […]

February 15, 2023

Police Oversight Commission Challenges Use of ‘Gang Database’ in Chicago

Chicago’s new civilian police oversight commission challenged the Chicago Police Department’s  use of the so-called gang database in its first directive issued Jan. 26 during a community meeting at Olive-Harvey College.

February 1, 2023

Opinion: Can Journalists Use Illegally Hacked Data?

(BE’ER SHEVA, Israel) — Logging onto the website Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDOS), my eyes were drawn to the only […]

January 24, 2023

How a Former Marine Turned Hitman is Changing Lives for the Better

 In 1994, Self was arrested and booked on suspicion of possessing a silencer - a silencer used in the 805 freeway shooting of a San Diego orthopedic surgeon, Dr. William Shoemaker. This wasn’t any everyday run-of-the-mill unexceptional shooting; it was an attempted hit. Dr. Ronald Neufeld, a former medical partner of Dr. Shoemaker, enlisted the services and expertise of Self to kill his medical partner after taking out a $1 million life insurance policy on him. 

women boxing

December 12, 2022

Theater Offers a Road to Rehabilitation for Juvenile Detainees in Tuscany

(Pontremoli, Italy) – It was Saturday night in Pontremoli, Italy, and the local theater was packed. When the lights dimmed, […]

 

February 1, 2023

Opinion: Can Journalists Use Illegally Hacked Data?

(BE’ER SHEVA, Israel) — Logging onto the website Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDOS), my eyes were drawn to the only […]

January 13, 2023

The Wisdom of the Cat: Rehab According to the Pre-Domesticated Feline

(REDMOND, Wash.) — At the far end of an unremarkable strip mall in downtown Redmond, Wash., past an Irish pub, […]

Inglewood Oil Field

December 19, 2022

Los Angeles City Council To Phase Out Oil Drilling

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to ban the drilling of new oil and gas wells and will eventually shut down production of the drills currently in use. This ban comes after county residents in marginalized communities surrounding the area voiced concerns about the effects of oil drilling on their health. Activist groups and advocates for a healthier environment like Stand-LA, an acronym for Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling, and Black Women for Wellness, a Stand-LA coalition member, have led the charge.

December 13, 2022

The Queen Mary, A Historic Landmark Barely Holds On

(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) — Docked in the port of Long Beach, the historic RMS Queen Mary floats like a ghost […]

December 8, 2022

First New York Afro-Latina-Owned Independent Cinema Announces Expansion

In the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, sits a single-theater cinema founded by film producer Emelyn Stewart. After going […]

 
 
Inglewood Oil Field

December 19, 2022

Los Angeles City Council To Phase Out Oil Drilling

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to ban the drilling of new oil and gas wells and will eventually shut down production of the drills currently in use. This ban comes after county residents in marginalized communities surrounding the area voiced concerns about the effects of oil drilling on their health. Activist groups and advocates for a healthier environment like Stand-LA, an acronym for Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling, and Black Women for Wellness, a Stand-LA coalition member, have led the charge.

A sign that says "God Knows" sits atop a pile of debris before a row of wild bushes on a sunny day.

December 17, 2022

Fort Myers Beach Struggles with Solastalgia after Devastation from Hurricane Ian

(FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.) – When Hurricane Ian came rolling toward Fort Myers Beach, Florida in September, longtime resident Bonnie […]

December 12, 2022

NJ Residents Bump Heads In Climate Change Battle

(Long Beach Island, N.J.) – The path to clean and sustainable energy in New Jersey is no longer a thing […]

Chelsea Ernst discussing her nature and survival experience.

October 12, 2022

Q&A: How Nature Lover Chelsea Ernst Started a Nature School

Chelsea Ernst is the Co-Founder of Nighthawk Naturalist School, an experiential outdoor school that encourages people to connect with nature.

Picture of playground

October 3, 2022

Pueblo School District 60 Parents Concerned About Temperatures in their Kids’ Classrooms

Parents of elementary school students in Pueblo School District 60 are concerned that their kids' health and safety is at risk because classrooms don’t have air conditioning during above-average heat waves.  

 
 

January 24, 2023

Life Expectancy Between Two Chicago Neighborhoods Reveals Years of Systemic Racism

But the pride isn’t perfect, and neither is Chicago. Two neighborhoods, just nine miles apart, have vastly different tones. Englewood, a predominantly Black, impoverished neighborhood, and the Gold Coast, a mostly white, wealthy neighborhood, are separated not only by the towering steel skyscrapers of the Loop but also by a startling 30-year gap in life expectancy.

Inglewood Oil Field

December 19, 2022

Los Angeles City Council To Phase Out Oil Drilling

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to ban the drilling of new oil and gas wells and will eventually shut down production of the drills currently in use. This ban comes after county residents in marginalized communities surrounding the area voiced concerns about the effects of oil drilling on their health. Activist groups and advocates for a healthier environment like Stand-LA, an acronym for Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling, and Black Women for Wellness, a Stand-LA coalition member, have led the charge.

The departures in the Brussels airport

December 9, 2022

Residents of a Brussels’ Neighborhood Want Less Air Traffic and More Sleep

(BRUSSELS) – In 2018, Maria Gkountouma decided to rent an apartment in the eastern part of Brussels. She didn’t know […]

December 5, 2022

“High” COVID Cases Could Lead to Mask Mandate for LA County

Positive Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising at a significant rate and Los Angeles County has gone from low to medium risk in the last few days. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer says if the area reaches the CDC's “high” transmission and hospitalization categories, that a mask mandate will most likely be imposed.

November 17, 2022

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Announces Reimagined Winter Shelter Program

(LOS ANGELES) – The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is reorganizing its winter shelter program. LAHSA announced a reimagined augmented […]