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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…

Columnists Opinion

Los Angeles renters need to know their rights

By Karen Bass and Marqueece Harris-Dawson Guest Columnists It’s no secret that Los Angeles is in the midst of a housing crisis, accentuated by calculated misinformation campaigns about renters’ rights designed to take advantage of unsuspecting tenants in South Los Angeles. Single parents and their children are being offered seemingly large amounts of cash for Read More…