This Week in Black History West Edition

Great Moments in Black History

July 9, 1893 Chicago physician Daniel Hale Williams, the nation’s first black cardiologist, performs the first successful open heart surgery at Provident Hospital, the nation’s first integrated hospital. Two years later, he co-founds the National Medical Association for black doctors. – For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org. 

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Judge refuses to dismiss Suge Knight murder case

LOS ANGELES — A judge Tuesday refused to dismiss the case against former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, who is charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run for allegedly running down two men in Compton in January, killing one. Defense attorney Thomas Mesereau — the latest in a string of attorneys representing Knight — argued Read More…

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Tanaka to claim he was following Baca’s order

LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to ban former Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka from telling a jury he was acting on behalf of his former boss when he allegedly helped develop a plan to derail an FBI probe into deputy misconduct at county jails, court papers obtained June 25 show. Read More…