Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: The black press keeps it real in the city of angels

By Mayor Eric Garcetti Contributing Columnist America is freer and fairer because of the black press. That truth has been undeniable ever since the first edition of Freedom’s Journal was published nearly a half-century before the abolition of slavery. “Too long have others spoken for us,” its editors wrote in the first issue in March […]

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Matt Johnson was right for the L.A. Police Commission

By Mayor Eric Garcetti Contributing Columnist Some people run from challenges, others rise to them. Matt Johnson is the kind of leader who turns adversity into strength and always places service before self. That’s why, in 2015, I named him to our Police Commission. In the midst of an important national discussion about the future […]