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L.A.’s first black councilwoman dies

LOS ANGELES — Rita Walters, the first black woman elected to the Los Angeles City Council, is being remembered by local politicians as a friend, a trailblazer and a consummate public servant. Walters died Feb. 20. She was 89. A longtime city library commissioner and a former teacher and member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Read More…

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Legislative Black Caucus discusses state of blacks in California

WESTWOOD — Statewide politicians, community leaders, scholars and advocates descended on UCLA Feb. 8 when the California Legislative Black Caucus held its State of Black California conference that facilitated a dialogue on policy issues affecting African Americans in California. The conference was hosted by Assemblywoman and Legislative Black Caucus Chair Shirley Weber and state Sen. Read More…

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NO LAUGHING MATTER: U.S. Rep. Karen Bass guests on ‘Daily Show With Trevor Noah’

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t fun and games that brought U.S. Rep. Karen Bass to “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” on Comedy Central Jan. 6. The Los Angeles congresswoman, who also serves as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, chose Noah’s nightly show to discuss what the Congressional Black Caucus does as well as current Read More…