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MOTHERS IN MOURNING: Women call for a halt to shootings, road rage in South L.A.

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Three women who lost their sons to gun violence or road rage came together Sept. 6 to plead with the youth in South Los Angeles to stop the violence.  The mothers, joined by Chapter TWO, an organization that provides gang prevention and intervention services, and Project Islamic HOPE, as well as Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: Looking forward to a night of music at the Hollywood Bowl

One of the best African-American musical events in the nation and the current hot topic talk of music fans who reside in South Los Angeles is back for a third year. Black Movie Soundtrack III returns to the Hollywood Bowl Sept. 25, with Oscar-nominated Reginald Hudlin and Grammy Award-winner Marcus Miller serving as musical director Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: A little love for Matthew Cherry’s ‘Hair Love’

My family and I had the opportunity to join the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, under the leadership of its Los Angeles president Pastor William Smart, at Sony Pictures Aug. 12 for a day full of activities for the youth and a special advance screening of a short film titled “Hair Love,” which is playing in Read More…