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Council names intersection after Nipsey Hussle

LOS ANGELES — The City Council adjourned its regular meeting April 12 in memory of Nipsey Hussle after approving a motion to rename the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in the slain rapper’s honor. The 33-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper — whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom — was fatally shot March 31 in Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Dispelling the thug image of black males

There are two stories that regularly make the rounds about men like Nipsey Hussle. The one story that should be routinely told, pointed to and held up for all is the colossal refutation of the gangster and thug image much of the public holds of men such as Hussle. Yet, this never gets more than Read More…

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Nipsey Hussle remembered as beacon of light

LOS ANGELES — A massive “Celebration of Life” memorial service is being planned for slain West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle at the 21,000-seat Staples Center, according to the late rapper’s family. The service will start at 10 a.m. April 11. Tickets for the service, which were free and available via axs.com mobile app, reportedly sold out in Read More…