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NAJEE’S NOTES: Community wins battle for Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Mission accomplished. A diverse coalition of community organizations united in what can only be described as an epic battle like David vs. Goliath. Goliath was the CMI Group, which announced publicly last month that it had agreed in principal to buy the historic Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The announcement was met with immediate shock and Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: Renaming a street in honor of Malcolm X

May 19 marked what would have been Malcolm X’s 95th birthday. The legendary human rights activist became a champion for social and economic justice and was the voice of resistance against a racist and unjust system in America. Malcolm X’s legacy as one of our nation’s greatest orators lives on in speeches. To ensure his Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: Community opposes purchase of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

By Najee Ali Contributing Writer Community residents of South L.A., along with a broad-based coalition of civil rights organizations and groups that are located in the Crenshaw area have announced their opposition to the proposal by CIM Group to purchase the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The announcement that the mall was being purchased was made Read More…