William Covington


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West Adams shooting may lead to gang war

Jamaican gang leader among deceased

Two suspects were in custody Oct. 16 following a mass shooting that killed three people and wounded 12 others in the West Adams district of Los Angeles.

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Jefferson’s unsung heroes

Veterans remembered as historic high school celebrates centennial

True Story: Twenty years ago I was invited to a Christmas party given by a King Drew pharmacist who graduated from Crenshaw High School in the 1980s. The house was filled with medical professionals, as well as former alumni of Crenshaw and Dorsey. As one of the Crenshaw alumni who invited me introduced me to one of her former classmates, she jokingly pointed to me and said, “He went to Jeff.”

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A Trump White House

The possibility of a Trump presidency generates fear

According to a new poll released by Quinnipiac University, Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump are deadlocked less than a month before the Democratic and Republican presidential conventions.

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Palliative care unplugged

The death of a parent is an inevitable, normal biological process. However, due to modern science we are able to delay death by days, weeks and sometimes even years.

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The search for Fred Kawano

Our brother from the land of the rising son

Fred Kawano, now 93 years old, is a Nisei, a person of Japanese descent, born and educated in the United

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Walmart: An economic super power retrenches

The economic impact of the closure of Walmart that is expected to hit the Baldwin Hills Mall is bad and inevitable, according to Stuart Rosenthal, an urban economics professor at the University of Syracuse.

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Reality or myth? Following the lives of the ‘Three Wise Men’

Twenty three years ago during the Christmas season, I stood in amazement in Inglewood and watched thousands of people pass through the area over the course of the holiday season, which began the week of Thanksgiving and ran through the end of the first week of January.

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Youth lead new levels of protest

This is not your mama’s civil rights movement

Recently, in a repeat of actions reminiscent of college campuses 50 years ago, African American students have gathered in solidarity in an effort to change the learning institutions they attend, and these protests have gone viral. This week Our Weekly was able to interview an organizer at the center of the storm.

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Gangs, reality and mental illness

It's Monday morning at a Los Angeles facility referred to as Youth Guidance Center (YGC), a state-funded residential facility for at-risk youth.

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Discipline or excessive force?

Student, officer battle in South Carolina classroom

Steve Fuji closely studies the video on his laptop as he smokes his third cigarette and drinks green tea. The 77-year-old Japanese American is a sixth-degree black belt and teaches compliance techniques for the Orange and Los Angeles County probation departments, as well as a number of school district police agencies. Compliance techniques specialize in training officers to use pressure points to cause non-damaging pain that force compliance.

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