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Retired professor discusses black, Mexican solidarity

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — As Los Angeles celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, retired African-American history professor Ron Wilkins is on a mission to publicize the little-known history of solidarity between African Americans and Mexicans that he says dates back for centuries. “Believe it or not, there is a long and shared history Read More…

Columnists Opinion

President continues to use race as a diversion

President Donald Trump has a knack for diverting attention from his failures, often using race as the vehicle. So when Sen. John McCain came out against the cruel Graham-Cassidy Republican health care bill Oct. 6, guaranteeing its well-deserved crash, Trump went speeding down the racially divisive low road. At a virtually all-white campaign rally in Read More…