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Los Angeles cops cleared in death of homeless black man
December 7, 2016
Three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot a black homeless man on Skid Row last year will not face criminal charges, according to a report released Thursday by the district attorney. ... read more »
Man arrested in ex-NFL player’s death; sheriff defends probe
December 7, 2016
The Louisiana man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was jailed on a manslaughter charge as a sheriff angrily defended the investigation ... read more »
Locals Voice Support for Dakota Pipeline Protesters
December 7, 2016
Pastor William Smart, president/CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles, noted the similarity of the pipeline protest to past and current civil rights protests by African Americans. ... read more »
District Attorney Jackie Lacey Ready For Second Term
December 7, 2016
Re-elected in June with no opposition, District Attorney Lacey plans to crack down on child abuse and drugs. ... read more »
The Brotherhood Crusade Honors Chris Paul
December 7, 2016
The Brotherhood Crusade honored the Chris Paul Family Foundation with their 48th Annual Pioneer of African American Achievement Award. ... read more »
Memorial Service for Mrs. Harriett Mack
December 7, 2016
Celebration of the life of Harriett Mack ... read more »
NO-BURN ALERT: MANDATORY WOOD-BURNING BAN IN EFFECT TOMORROW FOR RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTH COAST AIR BASIN
December 5, 2016
All Indoor and Outdoor Residential Wood Burning Prohibited Due to High Air Pollution Predicted for Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6, 2016   The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has issued a residential no-burn alert effective Tuesday, ... read more »
Historical marker commemorates ‘Buffalo soldiers’ in Vermont
December 3, 2016
A new historical marker on the site of a long-closed Army base is commemorating the Vermont basing of a regiment of African-American service members known as Buffalo Sold ... read more »
Council renames street section to honor civil rights leader
December 3, 2016
The City Council has voted unanimously to rename a two-block street section in north Omaha for a local civil rights leader. ... read more »
SCAQMD Issues Dust and Ash Advisory Due to Strong Winds in the Southland
December 2, 2016
This advisory is in effect through Saturday morning, Dec. 3. SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available. ... read more »
Education Secretary King calls for end to paddling students
December 1, 2016
Education Secretary John B. King Jr. is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he said would be considered ``criminal assault or battery'' against an adult. ... read more »
Baton Rouge council approves settlement with protesters
December 1, 2016
The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved a settlement Tuesday paying activist DeRay Mckesson and other protesters arrested during summer demonstrations over the shooting death of Alton Sterling. ... read more »
Bernard LaFayette Jr. Wins Gandhi Award
December 1, 2016
Bernard LaFayette Jr., whose memoir “In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma” was released in paperback earlier this year, has been awarded the 2016 Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace. ... read more »
Access Granted: Alpha Esquires Introduces South L.A. Students To Careers In Tech
December 1, 2016
For the past year, Jordan along with over fifty African American males from South Los Angeles have been learning invaluable life skills through Alpha Esquires, an after school program which is led by members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. ... read more »
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