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Protests continue over charges against BLM activist

LOS ANGELES — The effort to have misdemeanor charges dropped against prominent Black Lives Matter activist Melina Abdullah will continue Feb. 7 with a morning rally outside the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. On Feb. 5, dozens of community activists and supporters stood outside City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office demanding that he drop the Read More…

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Black Lives Matter demonstrates outside Hollywood Walgreens

HOLLYWOOD — Sherlyn Haynes’ only child, Christopher DeAndre Mitchell, was killed by a Torrance police officer weeks before Christmas. On the evening of Dec. 23, Haynes held a poster with Mitchell’s picture at a rally with hundreds of protesters led by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles in Hollywood. “It’s like I’m dying inside,” Haynes said Read More…

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Destination Crenshaw project unveiled in South L.A.

By Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writer CRENSHAW — Residents were given a preview of what a new and revitalized Crenshaw Boulevard will look like once the Crenshaw Rail Line construction is completed Dec. 8. Eighth District City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson invited residents, local elected officials and other dignitaries to look at renderings and her planners Read More…