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Civil Rights Leader: Next LA Schools Chief Must Be African-American ‘Student Sensitive’

Southland civil rights leaders were expected to urge Los Angeles school board officials to appoint a new superintendent that will be “sensitive” to the needs of African-American students.

10/17/2014

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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

Four of 24 men being honored next month with the nation's highest military honor. (credit: Pentagon)

President Obama To Honor Soldiers Who Were Overlooked Due To Racial, Religious Bias

For some of the men, the recognition will come more than 70 years after their acts of bravery and heroism.

02/21/2014

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Protesters, Including Man Dressed As Santa, Arrested At Walmart Rally In Ontario

Shoppers hunting for bargains at Walmart stores across the Southland and the nation could see several protests Friday.

11/29/2013

A black student is arrested at a USC party. (credit: Christopher Jones/USC)

LAPD Meets With USC Students Over Allegations Of Racial Profiling

USC students filled a campus auditorium Tuesday, voicing frustration and demanding answers from police and campus security after a party’s shutdown Sunday morning ended with six students arrested and allegations of racial profiling.

05/07/2013

A black student is arrested at a USC party. (credit: Christopher Jones/USC)

USC Minority Students Allege Racial Profiling By LAPD After House Party

Some USC students say they were unfairly targeted Sunday morning when LAPD officers broke up a party and arrested several students.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/05/2013

A Compton family has reportedly been forced to relocate after racial threats were made at their home on 153rd Street. (CBS)

Compton Leaders Demand Hate Crime Charges For Gang Members

Civil rights activists and other community leaders called for hate crime charges on Monday against gang members suspected in attacks on a Compton black family and threats against other black residents.

01/28/2013

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Push For Mandatory Black Boxes In Cars Raises Privacy Concerns

A proposal from federal regulators to require automakers to install devices that record driving data has some privacy advocates wondering exactly how the information might be used.

12/10/2012

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‘Black Friday Creep’: Shoppers Hunt For Bargains Before Carving Turkey

Retailers opened early on Thanksgiving in the hopes of encouraging some shoppers to burn off that extra plate of stuffing by hunting for big bargains the day before Black Friday.

11/22/2012

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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

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Lead Levels Trigger Expanded Recall Of ‘Red Vines’ Black Licorice

State health officials are warning consumers to avoid eating a popular line of licorice candy products that may contain levels of lead exceeding state standards.

09/07/2012

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Woman Accused Of Pouring Hot Coffee On Nursing Assistant Because He’s Black

A woman pleaded not guilty Monday to a hate crime charge for allegedly pouring hot coffee on a black nursing assistant at UC Irvine Medical Center.

08/20/2012

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Report: LA County Deputies More Likely To Mistakenly Shoot Blacks, Latinos

The number of so-called “state of mind” shootings has jumped from 10 in 2005 to 15 in 2010, with black and Latino youth more likely to be misidentified as being armed.

09/23/2011

Domingos Oliveira, 50, of Spring Valley (courtesy La Mesa Police Department)

Dad Gets Prison For ‘Dead Or Alive’ Bounty On Daughter’s Boyfriend

Domingos Oliveira even went so far as to have his daughter sign a death contract granting him the right to kill her and any man she dated who was black.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/02/2011

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Judge Reprimanded For ‘Offensive’ Ku Klux Klan Joke

A veteran Superior Court judge reportedly said “people don’t have a sense of humor any more” after being admonished by a state review board.

03/16/2011

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