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Rep. Karen Bass makes Biden’s list as potential VP candidate

LOS ANGELES — Add Rep. Karen Bass to the list of potential vice president candidates being considered by Joe Biden’s search team. Bass, who has represented parts of Los Angeles in the U.S. House of Representatives for a decade and has led the Congressional Black Caucus since last year, is one of the more recent Read More…

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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…