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L.A. considers its own Civil Rights Commission

Unemployment for black workers in Los Angeles is 16% — three times the national average. That figure is disturbing, especially since black workers earn only three-quarters of what Caucasian workers earn, with the wage gap even wider for black women. Also, employment in the city’s public sector — the backbone of L.A.’s African-American middle class Read More…

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L.A. DIGEST: UCLA black law students host gala

BEVERLY HILLS — The Black Law Student Association at UCLA will host its annual gala, beginning with the red carpet at 6 p.m., April 4 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd. This year’s theme, “Champions of Change,” highlights the success of several community members. The event also will establish the first endowed scholarship for Read More…

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County paramedic program marks 50 years

LOS ANGELES — Andre Raya went jogging on a cold night before his heart almost stopped. Though Raya reached his home after exercising in the Fairfax District, a tickling sensation nauseated him.     Raya brushed off the symptoms, took a shower and went to bed. The next day he grabbed a hamburger from Johnny Read More…