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Black workers seeking more protection from discrimination

LOS ANGELES — Black workers here no longer want crumbs anywhere they can get them. They want their share of the economic pie. Representatives from the Los Angeles Black Worker Center mobilized dozens of laborers and construction workers for a rally at Exposition Park Sept. 8 to demand economic justice for black and brown people. Read More…

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Study on black unemployment ‘disturbing but nothing new’

COMPTON — Calling it a case of too little too late, Royce Esters, president and CEO of the National Association for Equal Justice in America (NAEJA), said a recent UCLA study on black unemployment in Los Angeles County didn’t reveal anything new. Similarly, his colleague, NEAJA Justice Advocate Jonathan Taylor said in a letter to Read More…

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Community groups declare state of emergency in South L.A. over police shootings

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Prominent community and labor organizations are calling for a state of emergency in Los Angeles while urging Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council to act with urgency to hold the Los Angeles Police Department accountable and address the disproportionate use of lethal force against black and Latino residents. Read More…