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Attorney’s book takes on justice system

LOS ANGELES — Acclaimed civil rights attorney, author and advocate for social justice Benjamin Crump was the featured speaker at Loyola Law School Nov. 4, where he discussed his new book, “Open Season: The Legalized Genocide of Colored People.” Crump said that the often biased justice system continues to incarcerate black and brown people at Read More…

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With a simple tweet, April Reign launched a diversity movement

EXPOSITION PARK — April Reign didn’t mean to spark a movement. Reign, a writer, editor and a former attorney who frequently tweets about race, politics and pop culture, said she was compelled to tweet in 2015 watching the Academy Awards nominations being announced on national television and being disappointed about the lack of diversity in Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: With lies, Jussie Smollett makes real incidents easy to dismiss

Jussie Smollett has been arrested by Chicago Police and charged with felony disorderly conduct. It was three weeks ago that Smollett, star of the hit television show “Empire,” claimed that he was the victim of a racially motivated and homophobic assault by Donald Trump supporters. Smollett claimed he was walking back to his downtown Chicago Read More…