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NAJEE’S NOTES: Community wins battle for Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Mission accomplished. A diverse coalition of community organizations united in what can only be described as an epic battle like David vs. Goliath. Goliath was the CMI Group, which announced publicly last month that it had agreed in principal to buy the historic Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The announcement was met with immediate shock and Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: Renaming a street in honor of Malcolm X

May 19 marked what would have been Malcolm X’s 95th birthday. The legendary human rights activist became a champion for social and economic justice and was the voice of resistance against a racist and unjust system in America. Malcolm X’s legacy as one of our nation’s greatest orators lives on in speeches. To ensure his Read More…

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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…