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Larry Aubry, advocate for social justice, dies at 86

LOS ANGELES — Longtime writer and civic activist Larry Aubry, a staunch champion for social justice for more than 50 years, has died. Aubry, 86, who was known for writing scathing and insightful commentaries that exposed corruption, wrongdoing and the inequalities facing African Americans, died at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood May 16. The Read More…

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L.A.’s first black councilwoman dies

LOS ANGELES — Rita Walters, the first black woman elected to the Los Angeles City Council, is being remembered by local politicians as a friend, a trailblazer and a consummate public servant. Walters died Feb. 20. She was 89. A longtime city library commissioner and a former teacher and member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: Davis steers New Frontier Democratic Club on right path

New Frontier Democratic Club President Mike Davis continues to lead from the front. The New Frontier Democratic Club is the oldest and largest African-American Democratic Club in the state. It is fortunate to have most of the region’s African-American elected officials as members. In 1960, the New Frontier Democratic Club was founded by a few Read More…