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Owners of Malik Books rebound from COVID-19

BALDWIN HILLS — When the coronavirus hit last March and people were mandated to shelter in place, Malik Books, an independent, black-owned bookstore located in the heart of the black community on the second floor of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, had to close its doors just like most businesses. Malik and April Muhammad worried Read More…

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Community claims victory in shopping center battle

BALDWIN HILLS — Black community leaders took a victory lap this week in response to the news that CIM Group, a Los Angeles-based real estate developer, had dropped its bid to buy the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. “CIM has concluded that the community, the mall, and CIM are best served by us stepping aside,’” CIM Read More…

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CIM Group backs out of plans to buy Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

LOS ANGELES — Developer CIM Group has backed out of plans to buy the iconic Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping center, following pressure from black community leaders who argued the purchase represented gentrification and was a threat to South L.A. and its economic interests. A virtual community meeting to discuss next steps for the mall Read More…