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LAPD and college students hope to build bridges, not walls

WESTCHESTER — As a young black man, Makeen Yasar, 21, wants to tackle the issue of police brutality head on.  A senior at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), for the past two years Yasar has worked to bring LMU students and officers from the Los Angeles Police Department together for an open dialogue, through which he Read More…

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Learning lab honoring black excellence in film scheduled for Feb. 18

LOS ANGELES – The African American Film Critics Association and the African Black American Film Society will sponsor a free learning lab celebrating black excellence in cinema at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the New York Film Academy Theater, 3300 Riverside Drive. The inaugural event, featuring two of the most successful creative forces in Hollywood Read More…

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Seminar focuses on reasons for black infant mortality

LOS ANGELES — The statistics are startling: Nationally, the death rate for black babies who die in infancy is twice as high as for white babies and more than 4,000 black babies die before their first birthday.  In Los Angeles County, the rate is three times higher. Black infant mortality was the topic of discussion Read More…