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Vermont Avenue Post Office renamed in honor of Marvin Gaye

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A South Los Angeles post office has been renamed to commemorate the life of the “Prince of Soul” Marvin Gaye.  Members of the Gaye family, local elected officials, Los Angeles Postmaster Joe Zapata and community members gathered at the Vermont Avenue Post Office June 15 to celebrate the dedication. U.S. Rep. Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: Black filmmakers keep turning out quality product

The film projects of African-American directors are the talk of black America. Compton’s Ava DuVernay, director of the movies “Selma” and “13th,” has made a docudrama in four parts —- about the Central Park Five. “When They See Us” premiered on Netflix last week and continues to be one of the hottest topics across black Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: County settles suit in shooting death of unarmed teen

Anthony Weber, a 16-year-old unarmed African American, was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies Feb. 4, 2018. According to the L.A. County coroner’s report, Weber was shot 16 times with several bullets striking him in the back. The deputies alleged that after a short foot chase on 107th Street and Budlong Avenue Read More…