An ESPN columnist asserts that Kobe Bryant's charmed life--having a father who was an NBA player, growing up in Italy, going to a public high school in the Philadelphia suburbs, entering the "pampered" NBA himself and, yes, residing now in Orange County--makes him come off more like Rush Limbaugh th ... More >>
It's not every day you stumble across racially offensive blog fodder in your inbox...unless you work at the Weekly. Then, of course, it's most days. As if that little UCI scandal last spring didn't remind us that racist tropes of the Jim Crow era are still in vogue around here, we bring you...OC Bla ... More >>
The Legends the of Summer feat. Justin Timberlake and Jay Z Rose Bowl 7/28/13 "West Coast, are y'all ready for a legendary evening?!" exclaimed Justin Timberlake. "You all ready to party, Rose Bowl?" Jay Z asked to thunderous cheers. Indeed they were. For one night only, the self-anointed Legends ... More >>
Original interview footage and archival clips focus on the infamous Black Panther trial of 1971
Election Day is less than two weeks away and mailers are bombarding residents and irritating the shit out of postal carriers who deliver the daily bulk of junk. Predictably, in the wake of Anaheim's summer of social unrest, political action committees are pouring it on with tough on crime, law and o ... More >>
Twenty years after social unrest gripped the city of Los Angeles, a new report on 2012 security force killings of Blacks in the United States has one rapper, Jasiri X, asking if no justice is done, "Do We Need to Start a Riot?" in a song and video released this week. The lyrics are provocative to be ... More >>
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Trayvon Martin was walking back to his gated community in Sanford, Florida when volunteer watch guard George Zimmerman shot and killed the unarmed teen. The incident has sparked a national debate on whether race played a role in the killing of the 17-year-old black teen. Less than a month later, Ira ... More >>
As news continues to unravel daily surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin, a number of rappers have already recorded songs expressing their feelings about the 17 year-old African-American youth shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Chaka Khan and musical guests also went into ... More >>
Another singer has thrown her hat in the proverbial ring in support of fallen Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Chaka Khan re-recorded "Super Life" along with some of her famous friends.
The February 26 shooting death of an African-American youth named Trayvon Martin has ignited a nationwide outcry. Marches across the country, including Los Angeles, took place yesterday to demand justice and another round of demonstrations are slated for today. The 17 year-old was walking in a Sa ... More >>