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Organization honors four leaders for Black History Month

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Foundation Center LA was filled to capacity Feb. 12 when the Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation honored four community leaders who have made significant contributions to the community. Honored were Leo D. Sullivan, president and CEO of Leo Sullivan Multimedia and creator of the interactive website Afrokids.com and AfroKidsTV.com; Jeanette Read More…

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Lawsuit filed in West Hollywood drug deaths

LOS ANGELES — The mother of a man who died at the West Hollywood home of Ed Buck in 2017 filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the prominent Democratic donor Feb. 26, while also accusing the District Attorney’s Office of failing to prosecute Buck because he is white. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges wrongful Read More…

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BLACKS IN CALIFORNIA 1930-1970: Local librarian helped chronicle L.A.’s black history

As an active participant in shaping the history of Los Angeles, Miriam Matthews came of age, attended college, and began working when the city’s African-American residents began making their political and cultural impact regionally and nationally. Today, Matthews is most remembered for her work preserving the history of black Californians’ contributions to the state and Read More…