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ACLU Files Federal Lawsuit Over Trump Election Commission Secrecy

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit today over the lack of transparency by President Trump’s election commission. The lawsuit charges the commission with failing to comply with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which is designed to ensure public accountability of all advisory committees. “The commission held its first meeting without notice or making it open to the publ ...

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Writer, Speaker, Health and Fitness Expert Shares Her Journey Through Europe

Linda Mundell is a writer, speaker and health and fitness expert. A certified fitness instructor since 1993, with a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, she taught and managed Jazzercise classes for more than 20 years in Central Ohio and most recently Culver City. Currently employed by the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Mundell is a college representative for the Ventura, Oxna ...

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New NNPA Chair talks about the Every Student Succeeds ACT

By Lynette Monroe (Program Assistant, NNPA/ESSA Media Campaign)Dorothy Leavell, the newly-elected chairwoman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), said that she wants the NNPA to be the principal source of information for the Black community concerning the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The NNPA is a trade group that represents more than 200 Black-owned media com ...

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Soccer coach arrested for committing lewd acts on former teen player

THOUSAND OAKS, CA -- Former high school soccer coach Vincent Thomas, 47, was arrested for performing lewd acts on a minor. The youth played on his soccer team. According to authorities, a female came forward and claimed that Thomas and her had a relationship that included sex. Police immediately launched an investigation. The female stated that she was between 14-16 years of age. Authorities issued a search ...

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Mermaid Statue Donated to Ventura by Russian Migrants

The Russian mermaid statue at Soter Point in Ventura, California, was donated by Alec and Tatyana Benke to the city of Ventura in 2009, and placed at Soter Point in collaboration with Samuel Povar and Andy Soter. Alec Benke and his wife Tatyana emigrated from Kazakhstan to the United States and the mermaid statue is a symbol of their love for their new country. The statue stands on a base created by Alec. W ...

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Chyna and Maia: Is there a double standard for shaming and exploiting Black women on social media?

By Jasmyne A. Cannick Special To California Black Media PartnersIn the span of one week, two Black women were viciously demoralized and exploited on social media. One got caught up in his feelings and used his white privilege to publicly shame his baby momma while the other exploited a drug addiction and mental state for hood glory. And like a bad car accident that it hurts to look at—America couldn’t turn ...

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