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Exclusive: Hip Hop Icon Kurtis Walker Recovering from Heart Transplant Surgery

A true legend, Kurtis Blow was just 20 when he became the first rap star signed by a major label. Mercury released "Christmas Rappin," and it sold more than 400,000 copies and became an annual classic. Its gold follow‑up "The Breaks" helped ignite a still‑spreading international "Rap Attack." He released 10 Albums over 11 years, including the self-titled "Kurtis Blow," "Party Time," "8 Million Stories," "AJ," and "Basketball."

Stay Home for the Holidays: Gov Tightens COVID-19 Rules

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media As COVID-19 case numbers climb, California has imposed tighter restrictions and ordered a ordered a statewide mask mandate, while...

55 Years After Riots, Watts Section of LA Still Bears Scars

BRIAN MELLEY | Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - There were no fires this time in Watts. There was no looting, no shooting and no...

Famed Architect Paul Williams’ Archive Goes to Getty, USC

By JOHN ROGERS | Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Before there was Frank Gehry there was Paul Revere Williams, who shaped the face of...

California DMV Resumes Driving Tests; Asks for Your Patience

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) began administering behind-the-wheel drive tests June 26, after a long suspension due...