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Minority firefighters claim racial discrimination in lawsuit

LOS ANGELES – Members of a Los Angeles Fire Department unit are suing the city alleging that the department is essentially an “all-white boys club.” The plaintiffs are six male members of the Fire Prevention Bureau. In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs allege they have been subjected to discrimination, harassment and retaliation because of their ethnicity. Read More…

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L.A. DIGEST: Leimert Park celebrates Kwanzaa

LEIMERT PARK — A celebration and candle lighting ceremony marked the start of the seven-day African-American festival of Kwanzaa Dec. 26. A series of Kwanzaa celebrations at the African American Cultural Center began with an Umoja (Unity) Celebration and Candle Lighting Ceremony, which included music, cultural expressions, refreshments and Umoja (unity) statements from community leaders. Read More…