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South L.A. clergy holds prayer service for synagogue shooting victims

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — They came in a show of solidarity. With the senseless shootings of Oct. 27 at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, still on everybody’s mind, dozens of African-American and Jewish worshippers gathered at First AME Church Nov. 1 for a Tree of Life Interfaith Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: ’92 riots were most destructive in history

This Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the civil unrest in Los Angeles. It was the most destructive and costliest race riot in U.S. history. The unrest began in South Los Angeles April 29, 1992, after a jury acquitted four white officers from the Los Angeles Police Department of using excessive force in the videotaped Read More…