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School board salutes black progress, achievement

LOS ANGELES – As a boy, school board member George McKenna attended segregated schools, drank from “colored” water fountains, sat in the back of the bus and suffered through several racial barriers while growing up in New Orleans. He also participated in the civil rights movement — including working with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Read More…

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Black Culture on display

Cultural artist Thomas Spears displays some of his artwork – including paintings of sports icons Serena Williams and Jackie Robinson – during the 23rd annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival at RAVE Cinemas 15 in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. One of the upcoming highlights of the 12-day festival is “A Conversation with Denzel Read More…

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Wesson says he has unfinished work to do

LOS ANGELES—While his opponents are competing to take his seat in the 10th City Council District race, it is business as usual for City Council President Herb Wesson Jr., who is letting constituents know there is plenty of unfinished work ahead. Wesson’s political platform mirrors his opponents, Delaney “Doc” Smith and Grace Yoo, meaning each Read More…