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The VSB Group Chat: Insecure Season 3, Episode 2, 'Familiar-Like' Recap The VSB Group Chat: Insecure Season 3, Episode 2, 'Familiar-Like' Recap

We’re slowly rolling through season 3 of Insecure with plenty of exposé and character development. So we are keeping the debate and discussion that Insecure inspires moving right along with it as a weekly discussion between Jouelzy and Panama Jackson.

Set It Off Has One of the Blackest Scenes in All of Cinema That Nobody Ever Talks About Set It Off Has One of the Blackest Scenes in All of Cinema That Nobody Ever Talks About

Set It Off is a movie I love watching. It’s such a nonsensical movie for so many reasons that it all blends perfectly, if you let the liquor tell it. It’s one of the greatest mediocre movies in the African-American Cinematic Theater canon. Once you add in the soundtrack, it really is iconic for so many reasons. But in…

10 Thoughts About Boyz n The Hood, Released 27 Years Ago Today, and Why It Still Matters 10 Thoughts About Boyz n The Hood, Released 27 Years Ago Today, and Why It Still Matters

On July 12, 1991, Boyz n the Hood hit theaters nationwide after early screenings in Los Angeles and New York City. As a 12-year-old living in Germany at the time who saw it while visiting relatives in Five Points, Ala., that summer, the movie changed a lot for me. Apparently, I wasn’t alone.

It Takes Heart to Fight: What Boxing Taught Me About White Supremacy It Takes Heart to Fight: What Boxing Taught Me About White Supremacy

Editor’s note: In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Samoan writer Rudy Mageo shares his story.

Aunt of Wakeisha Wilson, Woman Who Died in LAPD Custody, Throws Niece’s Ashes at Chief Aunt of Wakeisha Wilson, Woman Who Died in LAPD Custody, Throws Niece’s Ashes at Chief

In 2016, Sheila Hines-Brim’s niece Wakeisha Wilson died in the custody of the Los Angeles Police Department. During an emotional meeting Tuesday with the Los Angeles Police Commission, Hines-Brim threw Wilson’s ashes at Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck.

I Flew 1st Class for the 1st Time as an Adult. I Feel Like a Different Person I Flew 1st Class for the 1st Time as an Adult. I Feel Like a Different Person

I recently went out to Los Angeles on a company-paid trip to host an event called Urban by Nature. From Washington, D.C., that trip is about five hours. For this reason, I typically scramble to get a window or aisle seat, praying to never get stuck on a five-hour middle-seat journey into uncomfortableness.

You Know the Housing Markets Are Rough When Adults Are Paying to Live in Dormitories You Know the Housing Markets Are Rough When Adults Are Paying to Live in Dormitories

House prices these days are ridiculous, especially if you are a single professional living in a larger city.

VSB and The Glow Up Are Getting Urban by Nature in Los Angeles on March 29! Come Through! VSB and The Glow Up Are Getting Urban by Nature in Los Angeles on March 29! Come Through!

Hey, young world (who lives in the greater Los Angeles area or has lots of money and time to fly out to L.A.)! Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Do you hike, bike or like to go outside? Do you like free events? If the answer to any of those questions is yes and you’re going to be in L.A. on March 29, then you should…

Ava DuVernay and Los Angeles Mayor Create $5,000,000 Program to Diversify Lily-White Hollywood Ava DuVernay and Los Angeles Mayor Create $5,000,000 Program to Diversify Lily-White Hollywood

Flourishing filmmaker Ava DuVernay teamed up with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and launched a $5 million diversity program on Monday that will hopefully bring some much-needed color to the lily-white business of Hollywood.

10 Reasons Why Mr. Church Is the Most Magical Negro Who Ever Magically Negro’d 10 Reasons Why Mr. Church Is the Most Magical Negro Who Ever Magically Negro’d

In 2016, there was a whole lot of hubbub when the trailer for the Eddie Murphy-helmed movie Mr. Church hit the streets. It’s a movie based on a story by Susan McMartin and the time she spent with her own real-life Mr. Church. It looked like a film where Eddie was playing a pantheon-level Magical Negro. I didn’t see it…

Cops Get Away With Everything Cops Get Away With Everything

Speaking of cops who escalate things for no reason, remember the story of the off-duty Los Angeles police officer living in Anaheim, Calif., who pulled out his gun and fired it during a scuffle with a 13-year-old boy last year?

What Does It Mean to Have a ‘Gentrified’ Martin Luther King Jr. When Some Blacks Are the Gentrifiers? What Does It Mean to Have a ‘Gentrified’ Martin Luther King Jr. When Some Blacks Are the Gentrifiers?

My first real experience with the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. happened in 1980, just 12 years after his tragic assassination in Memphis, Tenn. I was a 14-year-old freshman at Loyola High School, a prestigious Jesuit all-boys school in Los Angeles built on the philosophy that rigorous academic training would…

#JailBedDrop: Los Angeles’ Fight Against a Multibillion-Dollar Jail #JailBedDrop: Los Angeles’ Fight Against a Multibillion-Dollar Jail

This Christmas Eve, JusticeLA is “dropping” beds outside shopping centers across Los Angeles County—from Inglewood to Calabasas—to encourage a public conversation about the fight for abolition. We are demanding an end to mass incarceration in the U.S. and our county’s investment in policing and jails.

Tyrese Says Anxiety Caused Him to Check Into Hospital After Day in Court Tyrese Says Anxiety Caused Him to Check Into Hospital After Day in Court

On Thursday, singer Tyrese (full name Tyrese Gibson) appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on allegations of child abuse brought against him by his ex-wife, Norma Gibson. And shortly after his court appearance, the singer checked himself into a hospital.

Spelman College: ‘We’ll Ever Faithful Be’ Spelman College: ‘We’ll Ever Faithful Be’

At the age of 3, I’m not sure if I knew about college or Georgia, but I knew that my dad had returned from his business trip “down South” with a new shirt for me with S-P-E-L-M-A-N on the front, and I definitely knew how to throw my hands up to the Los Angeles sun (and smog), don a chubby-cheeked smile and pose for…

City of Los Angeles Looks to Fully Decriminalize Street Vending as a Means of Protecting Undocumented Immigrants From Immigration Agents City of Los Angeles Looks to Fully Decriminalize Street Vending as a Means of Protecting Undocumented Immigrants From Immigration Agents

Walk outside a Hollywood, Calif., nightclub on any given night of the week and you are bound to come across a street vendor selling delicious-smelling hot dogs and sausages smothered in peppers and onions. The familiar tinkling of a bell attached to the end of a cart as it makes its way down your street lets you know…

White Woman Who Assaulted Black Man for Kneeling During Anthem Used N-Word, Attends California Baptist University: Report

The white woman who tossed a beverage on a black man for kneeling during the national anthem is a student at a Baptist university (as is her friend who filmed the encounter), and she has publicly used the n-word multiple times on social media, according to multiple reports.

Tyrese Being Investigated by Los Angeles Child Protective Services: Report Tyrese Being Investigated by Los Angeles Child Protective Services: Report

Tyrese Gibson, R&B crooner and actor best known for the Fast and the Furious film series, has an open case with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services after his ex-wife claims that he abused their 10-year-old daughter, spanking her so hard she could not sit.

Southwest Airline Passenger Forcibly Removed From Flight After Stating Dog Allergies Southwest Airline Passenger Forcibly Removed From Flight After Stating Dog Allergies

A Baltimore woman was forcibly removed from her Southwest flight headed from Baltimore to Los Angeles after she stated that she had a dog allergy.

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