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This Is What 'Straight Outta Compton' Opening Night Was Like Near Compton

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices

“Straight Outta Compton” debuted at No. 1 in theaters this weekend earning $56.1 million and received high praise perhaps n...

'Straight Outta Compton' Is a Stunning Surprise

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This is a movie that should appeal to a limited audience, but it is presented with such skill and with such compassion and heart that it should draw in huge numbers of persons wanting to see a real work of art.

How N.W.A. Biopic Intertwines With Suge Knight's Court Cases

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.14.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marion "Suge" Knight isn't a major character in the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton," but his presence looms large over the ...

6 N.W.A. Songs That Spoke About The Reality Of Being Black In America

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moments...

'Straight Outta Compton' Director Is 'Very Happy With The Accuracy' Of The Film

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.12.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The director of "Straight Outta Compton" says he's "very happy with the accuracy" of the movie that depicts the creation and even...

Gabrielle Union Is Ultra Chic In Sheer-Paneled Dress

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.12.2015 | Style

After all these years, Gabrielle Union still knows how to bring it. The stunning actress gave the phrase "business in the front, party in the bac...

The Last Kid

Bernard Wolfe | Posted 06.04.2015 | Education
Bernard Wolfe

The sun rises over Compton Avenue and lights up the buildings that make up the Nickerson Gardens Housing Project. A new coat of gold paint doesn't fool anyone. I'm on my morning jog, 111th Street to Compton to Imperial to Central Avenue.

Rebecca Klein

Schools Fail To Help Students Deal With Severe Trauma, Lawsuit Says | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

Peter P., 17, spent two months sleeping on his school’s roof after becoming homeless in April. When administrators at Dominguez High School learned ...

In California's 'Hip Hop City,' Mayor Looks 'Beyond Brooklyn'

Sara Warner | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

In some circles, that cautionary ambition has come to be known as "Beyond Brooklyn" -- loosely defined as a municipal alchemy involving social and financial capital, leadership and educational reform.

REPORT: Suge Knight Fatally Ran Over A Man With His Car

TMZ | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment

Suge Knight got into a fight on the set of a film project in Compton, and ran over a man and we're told the victim is dead. ...

David Lohr

Transgender Woman Shot To Death While Pounding On Door For Help | David Lohr | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

Los Angeles police on Friday were searching for the person who shot a transgender woman to death as she banged on the front door of a residence for he...

Nothing Stops Serena Williams Because She Doesn't Let Anything Get In Her Way

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 09.09.2014 | Sports

When we see Serena Williams dominating on the tennis court, it's easy to forget the obstacles she overcame to get there. "Nothing Stops Serena," a...

So Thankful to God and Earth for Blessings

Jarid Manos | Posted 03.31.2014 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

I have been given such a blessing of life; I damn sure am going to use it and make it count.

Richard Sherman and Black Male Achievement

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 03.23.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Not only is Richard an example of Black male achievement, he is also an example of defying stereotypes based on where you come from, what you look like, and succeeding no matter what other people think about you.

Inglewood Open Studios

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 02.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

When most people think about Inglewood, California, they usually don't think about the arts. Unfortunately, it was stigmatized in the 90s by Black gangster rap and hood films which gave it a tainted image, similar to Compton and South Central.

14-Year-Old Girl Gunned Down While Bicycling

Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

A 14-year-old girl riding her bicycle in Compton, Calif. was shot to death Saturday night. The victim, identified as Alicia Cassandra Gomez, suffered ...

The Magic of Us: Music Unites Brings the Power of Music to Los Angeles

Michelle Edgar | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Michelle Edgar

My goal was to make sure that music was accessible to students across the nation, despite their backgrounds. I believe that music is the one thing that really unites us all, that transcends all borders, and this was something I wanted to bring to life.

Forever 21 Seemingly Pulls Compton, NWA Shirts

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business

Forever 21's controversial Compton line of t-shirts are now straight outta sight on its website after causing a fury on Twitter. Sparks began ...

Doing More of What Works (and Less of What Doesn't)

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Karin Chenoweth

Like many other successful high-poverty schools with a high proportion of students of color, Laurel Street isn't doing anything wildly "innovative." Rather, they have clear goals for their students to be educated citizens and they believe every one of their students can at the very least meet state standards.

WATCH: The Compton Cricket Club Will Inspire You

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.24.2013 | Good News

"I went out there and swung the bat, hit the ball the first time, and when I made contact there was a feeling that came through that bat, that I kind ...

Pilot Inspires Compton Kids to Dream Big (VIDEO)

Toan Lam | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Toan Lam

Robyn Petgrave, founder of Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum (TAM), is using aeronautics to get at-risk youth in Compton off the streets and into the air -- educating, inspiring and empowering them to soar high and reach their dreams.

Latino, Black Leaders Unite After Alleged Hate Crime

The Los Angeles Times | Angel Jennings | Posted 01.29.2013 | Latino Voices

A coalition of Latino and black community leaders banded together on the steps of Compton City Hall on Monday, seeking to unite the city in the afterm...

The Line That Unites Us

Court Crandall | Posted 01.01.2013 | Entertainment
Court Crandall

So many things happened during those two weeks, it's hard to convey. Many heartwarming. A few heart-wrenching. All on film. In the end, due largely to the incredible generosity of one of our contestants, a line that started with one person touched an estimated 45 million people.

Big Willie Robinson, 69, King of the Street Racers

Steve Parker | Posted 07.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Steve Parker

"Big" Willie Robinson, founder and president of the International and National Brotherhood of Street Racers, died this past Saturday. He was 69.

I Will Be Forever Grateful

Karen Jordan | Posted 04.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Karen Jordan

There was one student who sat pensively most of the morning, but his question ended up riveting me the most. It still haunts me to this day: "Do you think it is possible to be a success in life if you don't come from a successful family?"