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Bruce’s Beach: (Finally) doing the right thing

“I think eminent domain is wonderful, if you’re building a highway, and you need to build, as an example, a highway, and you’re going to be blocked by a holdout, or, in some cases, it’s a holdout—just so you understand, nobody knows this better than I do, because I built a lot of buildings in […]

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Fundraisers for one of men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery shut down

Fundraisers for William “Roddie” Bryan, one of three men convicted last week of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, were shut down in recent days, reports NBC BLK. A spokesperson for GoFundMe said Thursday that the crowdfunding platform had removed three fundraisers for Bryan this week before any funds were raised. “GoFundMe prohibits raising money for […]

Georgia destroyed a Black neighborhood and now former residents want justice

Hattie Thomas Whitehead has fond memories of her childhood in Linnentown, a 22-acre neighborhood in North Georgia.  Born in 1948, Whitehead was among the fourth generation of families living in the all-Black neighborhood off Baxter and Church streets in Athens where a majority of the families owned homes, reports NBC News “We were happy children,” […]

Steph Curry first NBA player to endorse college athlete under new rules

It looks like Connecticut women’s basketball player Azzi Fudd is entering her first year with a bang. According to The Athletic/Afro Tech, the freshman guard has signed a name, image and likeness endorsement (NIL) deal with Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry. The historic partnership, announced Wednesday, lands Curry as the first NBA player to […]

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Bruce’s Beach: (Finally) doing the right thing

“I think eminent domain is wonderful, if you’re building a highway, and you need to build, as an example, a highway, and you’re going to be blocked by a holdout, or, in some cases, it’s a holdout—just so you understand, nobody knows this better than I do, because I built a lot of buildings in […]

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Palmdale remembers former member of city council

Antonio V. Sosa City of Palmdale officials were deeply saddened to learn that former City Councilmember Antonio V. Sosa passed away on Oct. 22.  Sosa was elected to the Palmdale City Council from 1976 to 1984 and held the Mayor Pro Tem position for part of his tenure. Before coming to Palmdale, he served with […]

Food insecurity on increase within Los Angeles County

Made worse during pandemic Food insecurity remains a significant public health concern in Los Angeles County and appears to have gotten worse during the COVID-19 pandemic, with communities of color being hit hardest, according to a new report from the county health department. The report—titled “Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County/Before and During the COVID-19 […]

Circuit court upholds state ban on high-capacity guns

Overturns controversial ruling A panel of 9th Circuit Judges on Tuesday upheld California’s ban on high-capacity magazines, saying the state restrictions on magazines that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition is a reasonable effort to reduce gun violence. The decision overturns an earlier ruling by a federal judge in San Diego who has […]

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