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LA Luxury Mall Latest to be Hit by Smash-and-Grab Thieves
November 29, 2021
A group of thieves smashed windows at a department store at a luxury mall in Los Angeles, triggering a police pursuit just days after high-end stores throughout the San Francisco Bay Area were targeted. ... read more »
Justifying Kyle Rittenhouse’s Killings in Kenosha: Lived Lessons of White American Justice   
November 25, 2021
The racial, indeed racist character of American justice, how it is conceived, carried out and justified, cannot be sensibly, seriously or honestly denied. We, as a people have lived with and resisted this kind of justice, in reality injustice, for centuries. ... read more »
Do You Have the Bug to Travel
November 25, 2021
Being couped up inside for the past couple of years many of us have been experiencing cabin fever and we cannot wait to get out. With the holidays knocking at our door, traveling is something that many of us are contemplating. ... read more »
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Lawyers for Cosby Accuser Seek to Limit Comedian’s Access to Medical Info
November 24, 2021
Lawyers for a Riverside County woman who filed a sexual battery lawsuit against Bill Cosby will get a hearing next month on their request to limit the extent the comedian’s attorneys can examine the plaintiff’s medical background. ... read more »
LAPD Creating Task Force on `Follow-Home Robberies’
November 23, 2021
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore announced today the agency will create a task force to investigate ``follow- home robberies,'' which have increased in frequency in recent weeks. ... read more »
Hundreds Protest Rittenhouse Acquittal Across U.S.
November 22, 2021
Law enforcement in Portland declared a riot Friday night as about 200 demonstrators protested the acquittal of a teen who killed two people and injured another in Wisconsin. ... read more »
NAACP Image Awards to be Held with Live Audience in February
November 22, 2021
The 53rd NAACP Image Awards will be held in-person Feb. 26 in Los Angeles with a live audience, the group announced Thursday. ... read more »
Civil Rights Groups Sue Feds Over Detention of Riverside County Man
November 22, 2021
Two civil rights groups today sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on behalf of a Riverside County man who allegedly was unlawfully transferred to an ICE immigration lockup for deportation proceedings even though he is a citizen. ... read more »
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LA County Seeks Landlords to Participate in Housing Voucher Program
November 22, 2021
Property owners who partner with Los Angeles County to accept Emergency Housing Vouchers for their rental units are eligible for up to $5,000 for new contract inspection repairs and $2,500 as a signing bonus for each unit leased to a voucher participant, the L.A. County Development Authority announced today. ... read more »
LA Police Commission to Consider Department’s Proposed 12% Budget Increase
November 22, 2021
The Los Angeles Police Commission tomorrow will consider a proposed budget increase of $213 million, or 12.11%, in the 2022-23 fiscal year, but the City Council and mayor have final approval. The increase would take the department's operating budget from $1.761 billion to $1.974 billion. ... read more »
Jackson to join Kenosha march to protest Rittenhouse verdict
November 22, 2021
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is scheduled to join his Rainbow PUSH Coalition and other groups on a march in Kenosha on Sunday afternoon to demand criminal justice reform following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse. ... read more »
Oklahoma governor grants clemency, spares Julius Jones’ life
November 18, 2021
Oklahoma’s governor spared the life of Julius Jones on Thursday, just hours before his scheduled execution that had drawn widespread outcry and protests over doubts about his guilt in the slaying of a businessman more than 20 years ago. ... read more »
Ranting and Raging Against Critical Race Theory: An Epidemic of Racist Reaction to Truth
November 18, 2021
In the midst of the pandemic of Covid 19 and the continuing pathology of oppression, there has emerged an epidemic of racist reactions to the truth of the real founding and functioning of the United States of America. ... read more »
Black Leaders: Redistricting Process Is ‘Rushed, Inconsistent, Incomplete’
November 18, 2021
African American leaders in California are keeping a close eye on the commission drafting congressional, state Senate, state Assembly and Board of Equalization voting maps. They are concerned about the outcome of the redistricting process. ... read more »
Racial Disparities in Kids’ Vaccinations are Hard to Track
November 16, 2021
In Michigan, Connecticut and Washington, D.C., white children got vaccinated at much higher rates than their Black counterparts. But in New York City, white children between 13 and 17 are vaccinated at lower rates than Black, Latino and Asian kids. ... read more »
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