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‘A FITTING TRIBUTE:’ L.A. should create ‘John Lewis Square’ to honor rights icon, local activist says

LOS ANGELES — A local activist wants the city of Los Angeles to take immediate steps to honor civil rights icon John Lewis, who died July 17 at the age of 80. Earl Ofari Hutchinson, founder and president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, is calling on civic leaders to designate a public facility Read More…

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PAIN AND PROTEST: Angry, battle-weary nation mourns police killing of George Floyd

LOS ANGELES — As the city prepared for its fourth consecutive night under curfew orders, unrest over the death of a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis May 25 was starting to subside June 3. Although officials again called for a curfew to curtail violence and looting that began May 27 after Read More…

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Protesters burn flags in D.C. in response to Minneapolis killing

WASHINGTON — Multiple arrests occurred as hundreds of activists marched throughout Washington, D.C. for George Floyd and his supporters May 29. “We are standing in solidarity with our people in Minneapolis,” said event organizer Joella Roberts. “I want to remind you that the system that George Floyd was heading to was just as deadly,” she Read More…