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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Organization seeks to empower African-American families

LOS ANGELES — Nineteen-year-old Kensha Bell was on his way to becoming another statistic.  Raised in Watts in a single-parent home, Bell had become involved in a gang and was drifting through life. However, at 16 he joined “See A Man, Be A Man,” a mentorship program for young black men, and found his purpose.  Read More…

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American Film Institute honors Denzel Washington

HOLLYWOOD — The American Film Institute presented the 47th Life Achievement Award to actor Denzel Washington June 6 at a gala tribute at the Dolby Theatre.  Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Antoine Fuqua, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson all paid tribute to Washington’s life and work Read More…

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Budget proposal adds funds for LAPD computers

LOS ANGELES — Police Chief Michel Moore said that extra money earmarked for new computers and digital technology in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposed budget will result in a significant boost to the percentage of time officers spend in the field. Garcetti’s proposed 2019-20 budget includes $14 million for new computers and other tech for the Read More…