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NAJEE’S NOTES: Kaepernick has every right to protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem has prompted no shortage of outrage and criticism. In fact, it’s a leading topic of discussion nationwide. Much like when Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in protest at the 1968 Olympics, those who are the most vocal and vehement Read More…

Lead Story Obituaries West Edition

Longtime community activist Joe Hicks dies

LOS ANGELES — Funeral plans are pending for Joe R. Hicks, a longtime political and social commentator, Los Angeles community leader and civil rights activist who formerly headed the city’s Human Relations Commission and the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. His death was announced by Community Advocates Inc. He was co-founder and Read More…