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LAUSD board sets June special election for parcel tax

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously Feb. 28 to place a parcel tax before voters on the June ballot in hopes of generating hundreds of millions of dollars for local schools. The board’s move came on the heels of a teachers’ strike that ended with the district Read More…

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New report examines disparities of homeless population

LOS ANGELES — County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said a new report highlighting the elevated levels of homelessness among black Angelenos is a “critical first step” in addressing the disparities affecting the African-American community. Black people make up 9 percent of the population of Los Angeles County, but more than one-third of its population experiencing homelessness, Read More…

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EVERY VOICE LIFTED: Los Angeles salutes BeBe Winans, three others for African- American Heritage Month

LOS ANGELES — Gospel singer BeBe Winans basked in the applause for his stellar music career on the City Hall’s south lawn, hoping to inspire as much as he is celebrated. “It is important for me to continue to take what God has given me and tell everyone that you were born with a purpose, Read More…