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May 3, 1992 | From Times Wire Reports
The speaker of the South Korean Parliament said Saturday the U.S. government should compensate Korean-Americans for damage done to their businesses in the Los Angeles rioting. Park Jyun-kyu, speaker of the South Korean National Assembly, urged the compensation after hearing that hundreds of businesses owned by Korean-Americans in Los Angeles had been lost or damaged, a government statement said. In response to the concern in South Korea over the rioting, U.S.
January 5, 1996
Local black-owned banks are urging African Americans throughout Los Angeles to participate in "Change Bank Day," scheduled for this Saturday. Carlton Jenkins, president of the Founders National Bank, said he and other bank officials are urging African Americans to switch their accounts to one of five black-owned banks or credit unions "to become more fully engaged in recycling their dollars in the spirit of the 'Million Man March.'
January 8, 1995
Gladys Owens Smith, 99, the great-granddaughter of Biddy Mason, a woman who was one of the first African Americans to own land in Los Angeles. Mrs. Smith was born to affluence based on her ancestors' ownership of Downtown real estate. But the wealth diminished as family members died, and Mrs. Smith worked for 50 years at various jobs, including millinery and floral designing and testing food recipes for the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner.
February 25, 1986 | BOB BAKER and PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writers
Like their countrymen half a world away, many Filipino-Americans in Los Angeles rejoiced today at the news that Ferdinand E. Marcos had resigned his presidency during the night and was at a U.S. air base, poised to leave the island nation he had ruled, sometimes harshly, for 20 years.
The Rev. Frederick Murph of Brookins Community AME Church on Wednesday became the second African American leader in as many days to say he will consider supporting secession by the San Fernando Valley, harbor area and Hollywood. Murph, who has criticized Mayor James K. Hahn for his failure to support Police Chief Bernard C. Parks for a second term, said he was forming an exploratory committee to present information about the secession movements to African Americans throughout the city.
November 28, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
Scholars and activists from the city's ethnic communities spoke on their perspectives last weekend at a symposium designed to identify obstacles to multiethnic coalition-building and prospects for cooperation.
June 5, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Hillman Foundation has announced the winners of the 2005 Sidney Hillman Awards in New York, honoring print and broadcast journalists and authors who investigate issues related to social justice and progressive public policy. This year's award winners are Jason DeParle for his book "American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare"; Sarah Karp for the article "Our Next Generation" in the Chicago Reporter; Peter G.
October 1, 1987 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
Sometimes, a big break sneaks up on you. Eleven years ago, Tenaya Torres was toiling at the lower end of the movie heap, getting small parts in films like "Pagans From Hell" and doing office work and diner jobs to keep afloat. One afternoon, she got a telephone message to go for an interview about a commercial. "They wanted to know how soon I could get there," recalls Torres.
March 10, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"When the revolution happened" are the first words we hear in "Shahs of Sunset," a new Bravo reality series about the Persian Americans of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills — six of them anyway, and their glimpsed families and supporting-cast friends. The revolution referred to is the one that took place in Iran in 1979, which helped create the sizable diaspora whose local chapter, sometimes called Tehrangeles, comprises the largest Iranian community outside of Iran. The novelty of the setting aside, we have been here before.
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