Politics West Edition

Legislative Black Caucus discusses state of blacks in California

WESTWOOD — Statewide politicians, community leaders, scholars and advocates descended on UCLA Feb. 8 when the California Legislative Black Caucus held its State of Black California conference that facilitated a dialogue on policy issues affecting African Americans in California. The conference was hosted by Assemblywoman and Legislative Black Caucus Chair Shirley Weber and state Sen. Read More…

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SALUTE TO A KING: County dedicates grove of trees in memory of King

By Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The county commemorated the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago with a ceremony March 31 in the Baldwin Hills where a grove of trees was planted in honor of King. Several prominent Los Angeles officials and leaders, led by county Supervisor Read More…

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Men told to defy gloomy statistics at Empowerment Summit

CARSON — African American men were told to ignore the stereotypes and defy the statistics during the 2017 Empowerment Summit at Cal State Dominguez Hills Sept. 23. In the keynote address, Hollywood producer and motivational speaker DeVon Franklin told the men in attendance: “Don’t buy into the media’s hype about black men. So many times Read More…