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Blacks in California – 1900-1940: Brave activists accelerate fight for social justice

LOS ANGELES – It was the dawn of the 20th century and blacks in Los Angeles and across the nation were stepping up their fight — sometimes putting their lives on the line — to become first-class citizens in the land of freedom and opportunity. Few Californians personify this crusade better than Sadie Chandler Cole. Read More…

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Stars shine at black film critics awards program

LOS ANGELES – The blockbuster superhero film “Black Panther” took top honors at the 10th annual African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) awards program recently, an event attended by scores of celebrities, filmmakers, movie critics and stargazers. The superhero film accepted awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Song during the annual program that Read More…

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Activists contradict WeHo death investigation

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Activists are complaining about what they called a lack of progress into the investigation of a black man who was found dead in the apartment of prominent Democratic Party donor Ed Buck last month. West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station acting Capt. William Moulder delivered a status report to the West Hollywood City Council Read More…