Category: Los Angeles

Los Angeles Lawyer Arrested For Racist Outbursts Sues City For “Emotional Distress”

A Los Angeles man arrested for verbally harassing the city’s first Black councilman with racist messages has sued the city, claiming emotional distress, the Atlanta Black Star reports.

Wayne Spindler, a 46-year-old Los Angeles lawyer, repeatedly attended city council meetings to accost Council President Herb Wesson. He also allegedly harassed two other Black council members and made previous misogynistic, anti-Semitic remarks.

VIP screening of ‘Central Intelligence’ hosted by Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital

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LOS ANGELES – Russell Simmons’ media platform All Def Digital hosted their weekly comedy show w/ the addition of a private VIP screening for the upcoming Warner Bros. film Central Intelligence starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart at the TCL Chinese theater int he heart of Hollywood on Wednesday June 8.
The evening was hosted by comedian Tony Rock and welcomed celebrity guests Russell Simmons, Kenny Burns, Erica Mena, Miss California ’16 Nadia Mejia, Lil’Rell, Affion Crockett, Keith Carlos and more.
Central Intelligence releases nationwide on Friday, June 1

VIP screening of ‘Central Intelligence’ hosted by Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital

Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 1.40.08 PM
LOS ANGELES – Russell Simmons’ media platform All Def Digital hosted their weekly comedy show w/ the addition of a private VIP screening for the upcoming Warner Bros. film Central Intelligence starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart at the TCL Chinese theater int he heart of Hollywood on Wednesday June 8.
The evening was hosted by comedian Tony Rock and welcomed celebrity guests Russell Simmons, Kenny Burns, Erica Mena, Miss California ’16 Nadia Mejia, Lil’Rell, Affion Crockett, Keith Carlos and more.
Central Intelligence releases nationwide on Friday, June 1

Jury Recommends Death Penalty For Serial Killer Convicted In “Grim Sleeper” Trial

Jurors deliberated for more than five hours over two days before recommending that Lonnie Franklin Jr. get the death penalty. Adrianna Weingold reports.

Lonnie Franklin Jr., also known as the “Grim Sleeper,” will be sentenced to death, according to the Los Angeles Times.

A Los Angeles jury decided Franklin’s fate on Monday, capping the end to a thirty-year case.

Trap Kitchen LA Is Helping Ex-Gang Members Bring Peace To Their Streets

Tired of all the negative news about Black men in America? Here’s a story that will make you smile.

In South Central Los Angeles, a catering service started by two former rival gang members is helping create peace on their streets.  Malachi Jenkins, an ex-Crip, and Roberto Smith an ex-Blood, started Trap Kitchen LA in 2013 after the two-met through a mutual friend and agreed that it was time to quit the streets, FOX 11 reported

Obama says Democrats are good for American government

President Barack Obama smiles as he greets guests after arriving on Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Friday, April 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

President Barack Obama smiles as he greets guests after arriving on Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Friday, April 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama praised Democratic lawmakers for having his back through some politically tough votes and encouraged supporters to help elect more of them in November.

Things to know about the O.J. Simpson trial

In this Oct. 3, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson, center, clenches his fists in victory after the jury said he was not guilty in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in a Los Angeles courtroom as attorneys F. Lee Bailey, left, and Robert Shapiro, right, look on. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Myung Chun, Pool)

In this Oct. 3, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson, center, clenches his fists in victory after the jury said he was not guilty in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in a Los Angeles courtroom as attorneys F. Lee Bailey, left, and Robert Shapiro, right, look on. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Myung Chun, Pool)

LAPD investigates knife purportedly found at OJ Simpson home

This May 13, 2013 file photo shows O.J. Simpson listening to testimony at an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

This May 13, 2013 file photo shows O.J. Simpson listening to testimony at an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

Watch Lionel Richie being honored by John Legend and Tyrese (video)

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Lionel Richie was one of the elite pop stars of the late 1970 and 1980s, considered one of the golden ages of music of the modern era, where he ruled over the charts (first with the group the Commodores and then as a more successful solo act) alongside the likes of Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and the Police.

Watch Lionel Richie being honored by John Legend and Tyrese (video)

lionel

Lionel Richie was one of the elite pop stars of the late 1970 and 1980s, considered one of the golden ages of music of the modern era, where he ruled over the charts (first with the group the Commodores and then as a more successful solo act) alongside the likes of Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and the Police.

26 Georgians nominated for GRAMMY Awards

Yes, former President Jimmy Carter has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Find out which category.

Yes, former President Jimmy Carter has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Find out which category.

More than two dozen artists from the state of Georgia have been nominated for the 2016 Grammy Awards, which will be televised live from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, home of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers.