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NAJEE’S NOTES: Black Lives Matter may have helped, not hurt, Lacey

Black Lives Matter’s L.A. Chapter leader Melina Abdullah may have helped Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey win re-election with one of the dumbest and irresponsible acts of activism in Los Angeles history. On March 2, a day before the primary election, Abdullah led a crowd of about 30 Black Lives Matter activists in Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: Karen Bass hosts national black leadership summit

More than 1,000 black leaders from across the nation attended a national black leadership summit held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., hosted by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Once I received my invitation, I made my reservations immediately to get to D.C. Bass is a dear friend. We have Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: 6-year-old’s death leaves family mourning

The day after Christmas is the day that thousands of children can be found throughout South Los Angeles playing with their new toys. Not for Dayvon Taylor, a 6-year-old South Los Angeles child who was beaten to death allegedly at the hands of Tyler Martin-Brand, his mentor who was working as a supervisor at Normandie Read More…