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District Attorney Jackie Lacey to seek second term

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Feb. 4 that she will seek a second term. Lacey — the county’s first female and first black district attorney — was elected in November 2012 to replace her former boss, Steve Cooley. She was sworn in Dec. 3, 2012, for a four-year term. Read More…

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‘Gateway to Freedom’ explores Underground Railroad

NEW YORK – (NNPA) – A new account of the long fabled “Underground Railroad” provides an intimate look at how railroad “conductors” helped thousands of blacks reach freedom, boldly defying the Fugitive Slave Law, inflaming the Southern slave states and contributing to the secession crisis of the middle 1800s. In “Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden Read More…