Thurgood Marshall lecturer
Noted Martin Luther King Jr. historian to speak
Claybourne Carson, professor of History, Stanford University and director of the school’s Martin Luther King Jr., Research and Education Institute is the 2012 Thurgood Marshall lecturer April 4 from 5:30-9 p.m. at UCLA. The free lecture will be held in Sunset Village-Covel Salons ABCD & Terrace. Selected in 1985 by the late Coretta Scott King to edit and publish the papers of her late husband, Carson has devoted most his professional life to the study of Martin Luther King Jr., and the movements King inspired. Carson was a senior historical adviser for the 14-part, award-winning, public television series on the Civil Rights Movement entitled “Eyes on the Prize” and co-edited the “Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader” (1991). Reservations to attend can be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (310) 825-4023.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today reestablished a $10,000 reward for information leading to whoever fatally shot a 26-year-old Long Beach resident and left him lying in the street.
Supervisor Don Knabe, who recommended reinstating the reward, which had expired, called the shooting “heinous.”
Lashown Fils was killed on Jan. 11, 2012, at 3:55 a.m. in the 200 block of West 14th Street.
Daniel Lee Jones, a native of Dekalb, Texas, passed away on Thursday, May 2, in Inglewood. He was 71.
He was born to Leonard Clevland Jones and Ida Mae Bailey on Jan. 17, 1942, the third of seven children.
Jones attended Booker T. Washington elementary and high schools. He was active in the high school band and choir.
After graduation, Jones moved to Los Angeles and attended Los Angeles City College and UCLA.
California State University, San Bernardino, police on Saturday shot to death an unarmed Black graduate student who suffered from a bipolar disorder. The student was shot during a fight with police inside a campus building.
Elgin Olu Stafford, 23, who was last seen leaving his residence in the 20000 block of Campaign Drive in Carson at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, remains missing, according to authorities. Stafford has no known medical or psychiatric issues, but had recently been exhibiting erratic behavior. He is African American, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 145 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo of a bonsai tree on his right shoulder, and a birthmark near his left thumb. He was wearing a dark jacket, multi-colored pants and a black shirt.
NEW YORK—Memorial services were still pending for John A. Payton, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. and tireless advocate for justice, equality and opportunity. Payton died late Thursday at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore after a brief illness. He was 65.
Payton was the seventh leader of LDF, the nation’s first and preeminent civil rights law firm.