Carmelo Anthony Invests in Tech-Savvy Kitchen Startup
Aug06

Carmelo Anthony Invests in Tech-Savvy Kitchen Startup

Fresh out of signing a $125 million contract with the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony is investing that money wisely, as he recently announced his stake in a smart kitchen startup company based out of San Francisco. The Orange Chef Company, which offers different technologically advanced tools to improve nutrition, features Internet-connected kitchen appliances like the Prep Pad, a wireless scale that calculates a certain food’s nutrition content, and the iPad Cutting Board, which offers a cutting surface that is equipped to mount an iPad for tutorials and recipes.

Housing Still Too Expensive For Many Angelinos
Aug05

Housing Still Too Expensive For Many Angelinos

Rent is becoming too expensive for many Angelenos—and could possibly explain the noticeable decline in rent growth this year.

The typical price for an apartment in Los Angeles County hit $1,471 in the second quarter, according to real estate data firms Reis Inc. And it is even higher in Orange County with rent prices reaching $1,611.

Laphonza Butler Becomes Power Force In Role As Head of SEIU
Aug05

Laphonza Butler Becomes Power Force In Role As Head of SEIU

Very few doubted Laphonza Butler would be reelected to her second term as the President of the Service Employees International Union: United Long Term Care Workers (SEIU ULTCW) in 2013, and her track record into her new second term suggests SEIU members were right to do so.

One on One: Viola Davis
Aug05

One on One: Viola Davis

Born into poverty on a Southern plantation, Viola Davis “escaped” her environment by acting, writing scripts and skits—which paid off handsomely for the two-time Tony Award winner and Oscar, SAG and Golden Globe nominee, who also holds a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Honored by Time as one of the most influential people in the world in 2012, Davis is known for her brief but strong performances in “Traffic,” “Antwone Fisher,” “Doubt,” “Eat Pray Love,” her stint on TV series “City of Angels” and her turn as maid Aibileen Clark in “The Help.” This month the 48-year-old plays James Brown’s mother in “Get On Up” and next month will star in Shonda Rhimes new ABC show “How to Get Away with Murder” premiering September 25.

Stylist Finds Self-Love in Aftermath of Medical Nightmare
Aug05

Stylist Finds Self-Love in Aftermath of Medical Nightmare

Apryl Brown was like many women. She grew up in Los Angeles among good friends, good family, and eventually established a thriving career as a hair stylist, before giving birth to two beautiful daughters. She had everything she needed to be happy—except for one thing..

“When I get me some money,” she says of her old mantra, “I am going to get me some butt.”

Blacks Angered Over Obama’s Stance On Immigration
Aug05

Blacks Angered Over Obama’s Stance On Immigration

The recent influx of unaccompanied children into the U.S. from Central American countries besieged by gangs, drugs and abject poverty has reignited a national debate on the United States broken immigration system.

First Ladies High Tea
November will mark the 20th Anniversary of our Annual First Ladies High Tea, honoring the contributions of female leaders and women of faith to the Los Angeles community. For more information, visit www.firstladieshightea.com
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