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Calif. Schools To Teach Students About ‘Significance’ Of Obama Presidency

A bill authored by a Pasadena lawmaker that encourages schools to teach about the historical significance of Barack Obama becoming the nation’s first African-American president is now California law.

08/26/2014

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LA Co. Fire Department Welcomes First-Ever Black Female Battalion Chief

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has named its first-ever African American female battalion chief.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/22/2014

Sgt. Jeretta Sandoz is a 20-year LAPD veteran who has previously served as a mediator for the department. (Photo courtesy Facebook/VOTE Jerretta Sandoz for 2013 League Director)

LA Police Union Elects 1st African-American Director

The union representing Los Angeles police officers has elected its first African-American board member.

11/26/2013

KNX On Your Corner

KNX On Your Corner: Calif. African American Museum

For a better appreciation of the spirit of South Los Angeles, it’s worth checking out the California African American Museum at Exposition Place.

10/18/2013

(L-R) Efren Marquez and Jeffrey Aguilar have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a series of hate crimes against a Compton family, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. (credit: LASD)

2 Gang Members Plead Guilty In Compton Hate Crimes

Two Latino gang members Thursday pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes connected to a reportedly racially motivated New Year’s Eve attack in Compton.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/17/2013

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Racist Graffiti, Death Threats Target Black Students At Agoura High School

Racist graffiti targeting African American students was discovered on walls at Agoura High School over the past few days.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/15/2013

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Black Family Claims Disneyland Character Refused To Touch Their Kids

An African American family sued Disneyland after the actor who portrayed the White Rabbit character from “Alice in Wonderland” allegedly refused to hug or touch their children because of their skin color.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/06/2013

(L-R) Efren Marquez and Jeffrey Aguilar have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a series of hate crimes against a Compton family, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. (credit: LASD)

2 Latino Men Arrested For Alleged Hate Crimes Against African-American Family

Two Latino men suspected of being in a gang have been arrested for allegedly directing a series of hate crimes against an African-American family in Compton.

01/25/2013

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Songwriter, Recording Artist Bettina Bush Launches Honor Your Heroes Campaign

Award-winning songwriter, recording artist and host Bettina Bush stopped by KCAL9 Friday to tell viewers about the Honor Your Heroes campaign and why it was created!

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/21/2012

Actress Stacey Dash (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Black-on-Black Racism During The Presidential Campaign

While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?

10/15/2012

a 70s era campaign poster featuring Mervyn Dymally. (credit: CBS)

Former Congressman, Lt. Governor Mervyn Dymally Dies At 86

Mervyn M. Dymally, former Lieutenant Governor of California, passed away Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 86.

10/07/2012

A bystander got her lips busted during a wild brawl outside Silverado High School. (credit: CBS)

Riots Break Out Between Black, Latino Students At Victorville School

Students at a high school in Victorville said violent fights have been breaking out between African-Americans and Latinos for the past two days.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/28/2012

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Opinion: The Unreported Racism Of The 2012 Election: 0% Of African-Americans Support Romney

The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.

09/11/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

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NAACP Wants Malibu Teacher Put On Leave For Allegedly Slapping Student

A ninth-grade student at Malibu High says teacher Jennifer Gonzalez slapped her in the face six times because she forgot to bring a notebook to class.

06/08/2012

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