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Owners of Malik Books rebound from COVID-19

BALDWIN HILLS — When the coronavirus hit last March and people were mandated to shelter in place, Malik Books, an independent, black-owned bookstore located in the heart of the black community on the second floor of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, had to close its doors just like most businesses. Malik and April Muhammad worried Read More…

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Psychologist discusses toll injustice takes on Black people

LOS ANGELES — Police brutality, daily protests, systemic racism, unemployment, looters destroying property, COVID-19, stay-at-home-orders, the murder of George Floyd by a police officer, black men (Malcolm Harsch and Robert Fuller) found hanging from trees. The list is seemingly never ending. All of these recent violent events targeting Blacks have happened within a short span Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Police officers need to do their duty and intervene

In Los Angeles, a police officer makes like a young Mike Tyson and wails away on full video on a non-resisting, compliant homeless man. In Minneapolis, the world is shocked by the video of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin choking the life out of a non-resistant, compliant George Floyd. In Buffalo, New York, an Read More…