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With a simple tweet, April Reign launched a diversity movement

EXPOSITION PARK — April Reign didn’t mean to spark a movement. Reign, a writer, editor and a former attorney who frequently tweets about race, politics and pop culture, said she was compelled to tweet in 2015 watching the Academy Awards nominations being announced on national television and being disappointed about the lack of diversity in Read More…

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Organization creates violence prevention model for youth

MAKING A DIFFERENCE LOS ANGELES — Growing up, Nason Buchanan had many positive role models who taught him invaluable life skills that helped him to adapt to anything that life threw at him.  However, nothing could have prepared him for the loss of his mother, two brothers, and cousin to gun violence in 2002. It Read More…

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County expecting increase in homeless numbers

LOS ANGELES — County officials stressed the need to continue spending hundreds of millions of dollars on fighting homelessness and pointed to economic hardship as a key driver of the problem, as they prepared to send preliminary data on a point-in-time count to federal authorities. “As we see dramatic upswings in the number of homeless Read More…