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Lu Parker

Entries by Lu Parker

A Moment With One of the Chilean Miners

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2011 | 12:05 PM

I love moments that take my breath away, and lucky for me, one of those moments happened this week at an event in Los Angeles. It's no secret that I often attend events here in the city that honor many extraordinary men and women. I have met presidents, tons of...

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Hunger Is a Workaholic

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2011 | 12:50 PM

I am sad, and here's why. Just last week I learned about an alarming statistic. One out of every six children in the U.S. is at risk of hunger. (12.4 million children.) I also learned that many students leave school on Friday, and are hungry until they return...

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Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid in a Mad City

(5) Comments | Posted March 31, 2011 | 11:34 AM

Growing up is hard enough. Imagine having to worry about being shot at while walking the streets of your neighborhood. It was a reality for Kendrick Lamar. Now 23 years old, he's sharing his story of keeping an upbeat attitude in an often-dark place.

Born and raised in Compton,...

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Superman Reminded Me

(113) Comments | Posted September 25, 2010 | 9:36 AM

Many years ago before I was a journalist, I was a high school teacher. At the young age of 24, I was teaching 18-year-old Seniors in the public school system in South Carolina. It sounds so ridiculous now, but back then I didn't think twice about it. I was fresh...

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My Look at the Sick, Sad World of Puppy Mills (Video)

(37) Comments | Posted May 27, 2010 | 2:58 PM

For several weeks I've been working on an investigative story focused on puppy mills. What I discovered was appalling and sad. My exclusive story for KTLA revealed sick dogs, and dogs living in cages just large enough to turn around in. While the video is disturbing to watch, the information...

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16 on the Streets of LA

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 7:41 PM

She had sweaty palms. I was stressed out.

It's the best way to describe my first experience riding in a car with a 16-year-old behind the wheel. It happened recently, and even though I had offered my boyfriend's daughter the chance to drive my car for practice...

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My Confession and Plea

(13) Comments | Posted March 18, 2010 | 2:30 PM

I have a dirty little secret.

I have worn a mink coat. I thought it was a symbol of glamour and signified success. I was a fool. Fur is not a fashion statement. In fact, it signifies extreme cruelty! Did you know millions of animals are killed each year...

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