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Black Lives Matter leader sues over arrest

LOS ANGELES — Although all charges against a prominent Black Lives Matter leader were dismissed in 2019, her attorney filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court Feb. 10, alleging that Melina Abdullah’s arrest at a meeting of the Police Commission in 2018 violated her civil rights. The suit against the city of Los Angeles, Read More…

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Black Lives Matter left out of women’s march

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of women attended the fourth annual Women’s March LA: Women Rising in downtown Los Angeles Jan. 18 to demand the next president have a clear agenda to advance women’s rights. Participants gathered in Pershing Square Square and later marched to City Hall for a series of speeches and musical performances. Organizers Read More…

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County Democratic Party endorses Gascón in D.A.’s race

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Democrats have endorsed former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón over incumbent Jackie Lacey, intensifying what’s expected to be a hard-fought race to determine who will serve as the county’s top prosecutor beyond 2020. Gascón, a former Los Angeles police officer who is seen as one of the most Read More…