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It’s time for Congress to change marijuana laws

As a career prosecutor and former attorney general of California, I saw firsthand how counterproductive marijuana laws exacerbated the problem of mass incarceration in my state and in our country — leading to the disproportionate criminalization of black and brown people in particular. The fact is, marijuana laws have not been enforced in the same Read More…

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Kaiser supporters arrested at Labor Day rally

HOLLYWOOD — Police arrested 31 supporters of Kaiser Permanente workers for failure to disperse as they blocked an intersection near its Los Angeles Medical Center Sept. 2 in a Labor Day act of civil disobedience, authorities said. Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, attended a 10 a.m. rally at Los Angeles City Read More…

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SALUTE TO A DREAMER: Thousands pay tribute to MLK Jr. during Kingdom Day Parade

LOS ANGELES — Carol Roberts had the privilege to march alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other legendary leaders in the civil rights movement such as Andrew Young, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Julian Bond. “He stood for equality amongst all men, no matter what your nationality, your age, your sexual orientation,” Roberts said Read More…