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LAPD to institute new policy on police stops

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Residents are responding positively to a policy change implemented Oct. 15 by the Los Angeles Police Department regarding the controversial racial profiling of black and brown motorists by the Metro Police Division. Najee Ali, president of Project Islamic HOPE, said he was incensed after reading about the racial profiling data in Read More…

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Speakers compare opioid crisis to ‘80s crack epidemic

LOS ANGELES — Comparisons between the crack cocaine epidemic in the 1980s and 90s and the current opioid crisis were made by the keynote speakers at the fourth annual Community Coalition People Power event held June 8 at Los Angeles Trade Tech College. U.S. Rep. Karen Bass and CNN Political Commentator Van Jones discussed the Read More…

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Community Coalition unveils People First Platform

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Issues that continue to plague the community, including homelessness, over-policing, the high cost of cash bail, absentee landowners, education and gentrification, brought out hundreds of residents to attend the Community Coalition’s third annual People Power Convention at Los Angeles Trade Tech College June 9. On a Read More…