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New report examines disparities of homeless population

LOS ANGELES — County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said a new report highlighting the elevated levels of homelessness among black Angelenos is a “critical first step” in addressing the disparities affecting the African-American community. Black people make up 9 percent of the population of Los Angeles County, but more than one-third of its population experiencing homelessness, Read More…

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Lawsuit planned in death of homeless black man-Family attorney to file lawsuit for $525 million

LOS ANGELES — An attorney representing the family of a 21-year-old African-American male fatally shot after a confrontation with a Walgreens security guard in Hollywood earlier this month announced a $525 million lawsuit against the company Dec. 11. Jonathan Hart was shopping with friends at the Walgreens in Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street Read More…

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COMMUNITY REPORT: Getting people off the streets one person at a time

“Lost. Hopeless. And homeless.” That’s how Je’Bre Byers described her life living on the streets, when I met her at a recent luncheon for the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. Before she reached her teenage years, she lost her parents. She ended up living with both her grandmother and godmother. But facing financial difficulties and unable Read More…