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COMMUNITY REPORT: The black press keeps it real in the city of angels

By Mayor Eric Garcetti Contributing Columnist America is freer and fairer because of the black press. That truth has been undeniable ever since the first edition of Freedom’s Journal was published nearly a half-century before the abolition of slavery. “Too long have others spoken for us,” its editors wrote in the first issue in March Read More…

This Week in Black History West Edition

This Week in Black History

October 24, 1935 Langston Hughes’ play “Mulatto” opens in New York, becoming the first black-authored play to become a long-running Broadway hit. It holds the record for longest-running black-authored play on Broadway until Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” in 1959. For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.     Read More…