California

An unidentified middle schooler was arrested Saturday, then admitted to a local hospital for evaluation following an alleged emailed to a school administrator threatening to…

WASHINGTON-The Department of Justice has changed its policy towards medical marijuana in California and is vowing to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries. This is a reversal of policy for the DOJ, who previously left medical marijuana dispensaries in California under the jurisdiction of the state. Beer Industry Fights To Keep Marijuana Illegal In California Montel […]

California correction officers are harshly retaliating against prisoners who are striking to protest inhumane prison policies, according to recent reports. Officers are allegedly denying visits from lawyers and family members, and are denying some inmates their medication. Families of inmates have been denied visits to Pelican Bay, according to Jay Donohue of the Prison Hunger […]

COSTA MESA, CA — A former model who was convicted of killing her husband, dismembering his body parts, and then cooking and eating them in 1991 is currently asking for parole. Omaima Aree Nelson is asking for parole for the second time after being denied in 2006. Prisoner Accused Of Threatening To Eat Obama KTLA reports: […]

SAN DIEGO — Federal officials said Thursday they’ve busted a drug trafficking ring involving Mexico’s most powerful cartel and members of an Iraqi immigrant community in the U.S. who were caught selling illegal drugs, assault rifles, grenades and homemade explosives. About 60 people from the Iraqi community were arrested after a six-month investigation carried out […]

CALIFORNIA — Organizers and inmates in California are rallying on Monday against the state’s prion system for poor living conditions and other practices they say amount to systematic abuse and torture. The rally comes after inmates in four of the states prisons waged a hunger strike that lasted nearly a month long in protest of […]

LOS ANGELES- — A reporter for KABC-TV channel 7 in Los Angeles was shot with a BB gun during a live  newscast last week. Leanne Suter, who was standing near a highway when she was reporting on a story, was shot with a BB gun and it was caught on video. The Huffington Post Reports: […]

FULLERTON, Calif — Fullerton Police officers tased and beat Kelly Thomas, a mentally unstable homeless man to death in an incident that was caught on video. KABC reports: “They kept beating him and Tasering him. I could hear zapping, and he wasn’t even moving,” said Turgeon. “He had one arm in front of him like […]

OAKLAND, Calif. — Tyler Thompson is an unlikely star in the world of Chinese opera. The black teenager from Oakland has captivated audiences in the…

Civil Rights groups in California are fighting to protect Black representation amid redistricting of the political map. Los Angeles is emerging as an important political zone for minorities in the state. Many civil rights groups opposed the California ballot measures, arguing that the reforms could actually harm communities of color by making it too difficult […]

CALIFORNIA — More than 1, 700 California prisons, held in maximum isolation units, have gone on a hunger strike in protest of their penance, which is met with no explicit crime. The strike began with inmates in the Security Housing Unit at Pelican Bay State Prison. Your Black World Reports: Their isolation, which can last […]

In an echo of the billboards that were placed in Manhattan earlier this year targeting African-American women, a Latino pro-life group will launch an anti-abortion campaign on Friday targeting Latinas.  The conservative group Latino Partnership For Conservative Principles is launching its anti-abortion crusade in California to coincide with a related conference — but the announcement […]