Kendrick Lamar is an undisputed leader of the new generation and the California State Senate made sure to recognize the Compton native for the positivity his music exudes to the youthful listeners.

Kanye West was the closing act of the Wango Tango 2015 festival in Carson, Ca. this weekend, thrilling audiences with his usual high-powered performance. The Chicago superstar not only brought the pyrotechnics, but he also debuted some new merchandise before his set to boot.

San Diego rapper Brandon “Tiny Doo” Duncan found himself facing life in prison after he and 14 other gang-affiliated persons faced conspiracy charges. Tiny Doo and another man had their charges dropped Monday (Mar. 16) after the prosecution couldn’t string together enough evidence against them.

Last year a pair of Covina Valley schoolteachers in California came under fire for allegedly hosting an overnight camping trip that wasn’t sanctioned by school officials. The women supposedly took five male students on the trip and heard a bevy of charges related to the alleged sex and drug-fueled orgy this past Monday (Mar. 2).

The ongoing Berkeley protests started out as a peaceful movement which quickly spiraled out of control thanks to police militancy.

The death penalty has been losing its nationwide support over the past decade and a federal judge added to long list of detractors by striking down California’s execution system down.

Karlesha Thurman, the 25-year-old college student shown breastfeeding her daughter during a graduation ceremony, has spoken out over the viral image. Thurman addressed the controversy surrounding the photo, and defended her actions despite the overwhelming praise she received for her actions.

California’s primary elections Tuesday (June 3) got a little help from the generous marijuana dispensaries of San Jose. About a dozen shops in the Silicon Valley gave out free or discounted weed to medical marijuana customers that brought in “I Voted” stickers.

Former NFL star Darren Sharper has walked into a heaping mound of legal struggle after rape accusations attached to his name began to swirl about. Earlier today, a report was published stating that Sharper and an accomplice admitted to raping two women back in November thus adding a new wrinkle to the slowly unfolding case.

Yoruba Richen has taken on what would be an ambitious task for any filmmaker by turning her lens on examining the presence of homophobia in the Black community and marriage equality. Her latest documentary, The New Black, opened Wednesday (February 12) at the Film Forum in New York, and she spoke at length about what […]

California has very strict cell phone laws when motorists are operating a vehicle and The Game being a staunch Golden State flag bearer in every rap that he writes, probably knows this.

The Hollywood allure wasn’t enough to save California from ranking #50 in America’s poverty polling. This marks the second year in a row the Golden State came up last in the cash flow department.