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L.A. DIGEST: Writer remembered through documentary

LOS ANGELES — Actor Charles Reese is holding a free screening of “I Am Not Your Negro,” a documentary about race in America, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2, at St. Elmo Village, 4830 St. Elmo Drive. The film is based on the writings of author James Baldwin, who describes the history of racism…

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Activist criticizes deputies in Union Station beating video

LOS ANGELES — A Southland civil rights leader requested that Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell suspend two deputies who arrested a black woman when she refused to move from a seat reserved for ticketed passengers at Union Station. “I was appalled and outraged, the deputies grossly over-reacted particularly after the woman indicated compliance to…

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