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Proposed bill would set national police standards

By Jesse Jackson Sr. Guest Columnist Even as Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder of George Floyd, police 10 miles away fatally shot an...

‘Should all Minneapolis police officers receive the same sentence?

STREET BEAT Dr. Perry Crouch Los Angeles “Yes, because they were standing around when people were telling Derek Chauvin to take his knee off George Floyd’s neck....

Assembly candidate will focus on economic recovery

NAJEE’S NOTES By Najee Ali Contributing Writer The race to replace state Sen. Sydney Kalmager-Dove, who’s election last month left a vacancy in the 54th Assembly District,...

Has America come any closer to fulfilling King’s dream?

By Jesse Jackson Sr. Guest Columnist Last weekend marked the 53rd anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s assassination. Over half a century. Has America come...

In public’s eye, Floyd, not Chauvin, is on trial

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Contributing Columnist There are two deeply troubling warning signs in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in...

Income inequality is worse than you think

ON THE MONEY By John Grace Contributing Columnist As my father, who owned an upholstery shop, would say back in the day, “Let’s get down to brass...

‘Should the cash bail system be discontinued?’

STREET BEAT Ronda Dixon Los Angeles “Yes, because the system favors people who can post cash bail. I’m a criminal lawyer and I get people that may...

Learn to enlighten yourself

PASTOR’S CORNER By Rev. O.L. Johnson Religion Columnist “Churches face no greater challenge than overcoming biblical illiteracy, and the prospects of doing so are formidable because the...

A college promise available to everyone

COMMUNITY REPORT By Mayor Eric Garcetti Contributing Columnist For Daisy Alvarado, it was a dream opportunity: a paid internship at BMG, one of the world’s largest music...

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