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L.A.’s newest project? A youth development department

L.A.’s newest project? A youth development department

For seven years, L.A. youth organizations have pushed for the creation of a youth development department within the city. They’ve met with city council members and organized rallies with students across the county.   Now, it’s finally happening.  After months of...

Opinion: Is nanotechnology a solution to water pollution?

Opinion: Is nanotechnology a solution to water pollution?

Japan's plan to dump radioactive water in the sea has been one of the hottest topics on the internet. In 2011, an earthquake knocked down three nuclear reactors at Fukushima, and since then, 1.3 trillion tons of seawater has been used to cool down these damaged...

Rashida Jones to take over MSNBC, achieve milestone

Rashida Jones to take over MSNBC, achieve milestone

MSNBC, home to media brands like “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “Morning Joe,” is an American-based news channel that will face a change in their leadership as Rashida Jones succeeds Phil Griffin as the new MSNBC President. Jones, a senior vice president of MSNBC and...

The cowboys of East Compton

The cowboys of East Compton

COMPTON — Amid the dreary and distinctively urban landscape, visitors in East Compton recognize echoes from the past. A spur of gang related violence throughout the 90s stained the city’s reputation and led to the popularization of various stereotypes regarding...

A look into China’s Uighur concentration camps

A look into China’s Uighur concentration camps

Since April 2017, more than 2 million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, including ethnic Azerbaijanis, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Turkmens and Kyrgyz, have been forced into more than 85 identified camps within Xinjiang, an autonomous region in northwest China. The Chinese...

The story behind #istandwithpalestine

The story behind #istandwithpalestine

A ceasefire order between Israel and Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-Islāmiyyah went into effect the afternoon of May 20, after Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas officials had agreed to fight through the Egyptian proposal. So when did the conflict between...

The importance of Ramadan traditions

The importance of Ramadan traditions

Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic religion. It is celebrated as a remembrance to mark the first chapters of the Quran given to the Prophet Muhammad by Allah. In Islamic culture, a lunar calendar, which is based on the phases of the moon is traditionally...

Dancing breaks its way into the 2024 Olympics

Dancing breaks its way into the 2024 Olympics

After being postponed due to the coronavirus, the Summer Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will finally take place this summer from July 23 to August 8. Along with the announcement of the new date, the International Olympic Committee announced it has added six new sports to...