CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2002 |
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 |
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 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2009 |
Asian Americans in Los Angeles County turned out in record numbers for the 2008 general election thanks to a mobilization campaign targeting the fast-growing but underrepresented community, according to a new survey released Tuesday. Turnout for Asian American voters soared 39%, up from about 211,000 in 2000 to 293,000 in last year's presidential election, according to the survey by the Los Angeles-based Asian Pacific American Legal Center. Among the key findings of the report, 63% of Asian American voters supported Barack Obama for president and 90% expressed support for universal healthcare.
March 30, 2001 |
African Americans left traditionally black, central-city neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area and moved into newer, outlying suburbs in the 1990s--a pattern that continued from the previous decade and significantly diminished the overall black population in both Los Angeles County and L.A. itself. Tens of thousands of blacks left such cities as Los Angeles and Compton, and similar numbers poured into more northern and eastern suburbs such as Palmdale, Moreno Valley and Lancaster.
May 12, 1996
I was disappointed by "Riots' Effects Are Still Smoldering in Koreatown" (April 29). The article's overemphasis on the generation gap among Korean Americans suggested that the main reason first-generation merchants did not recover was due to miscommunication with the "1.5" and second generations. Hundreds of younger Korean Americans began working for their communities as a direct result of the civil unrest. We need to recognize their contributions and encourage their involvement. And to truly understand the problems of the first-generation Korean American merchant, we must dig wider and deeper, for the problems persist and the solutions lie far outside this population.
May 24, 2010 |
To his defenders, Mahmoud Reza Banki is the accomplished son of Iranian American parents, with degrees from UC Berkeley and Princeton and a business acumen that made him the logical person in the family to trust with more than $3 million. "My family is unusually generous to me, certainly beyond what is customary among U.S. families," Banki, 33, told federal authorities after they asked about the hundreds of thousands of dollars dropping into his bank account. Banki said the money came from his cousin Ali in Tehran.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1993 |
Shots were fired into the homes of two Hawaiian Gardens families this week, less than two months after one of the houses was firebombed in an apparent racial attack. Both families, tired of threats, taunts and racial graffiti, plan to move away, they said. No one was injured in the shootings. But to the two African-American families, it was a clear message. They are not wanted in this mostly Latino city, said Joyce Dennis, one of the victims.
February 20, 1985 |
Gung hay fat choy! The Chinese new year begins today, celebrated by many of the estimated 100,000 Chinese-Americans in Los Angeles County. As the year 4683, year of the ox in the Chinese lunar calendar, begins, several traditions are followed to clear out the bad luck of the old year and make way for the good luck of the new. Debts are paid, houses are swept clean and special foods prepared. Firecrackers are lighted to ward off evil spirits.