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January 24, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Vowing to register 2 million new voters, the Rev. Jesse Jackson began a Southern registration drive at the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition expects to meet the mark by April 4, the 31st anniversary of King's assassination in Memphis, Tenn. Jackson said he will swing through all Southern states and encourage voters to elect candidates who support equal opportunity and economic justice.
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January 24, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Vowing to register 2 million new voters, the Rev. Jesse Jackson began a Southern registration drive at the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition expects to meet the mark by April 4, the 31st anniversary of King's assassination in Memphis, Tenn. Jackson said he will swing through all Southern states and encourage voters to elect candidates who support equal opportunity and economic justice.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2001
I am surprised that The Times would print Cynthia Tucker's Aug. 20 commentary, "Mfume's Ego Got in the Way." Her criticism of Kweisi Mfume's efforts to place minorities in prominent positions as being self-serving and leaving the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People vulnerable to charges of a shakedown is judgmental. Her use of the word "shakedown" is inflammatory. She even refers to the Rev. Jessie Jackson's work as a shakedown, and that sets the tone for the whole piece.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1990
Once again we're inured with Jessie Jackson's dogmatic love of rhetoric ("Why Then Embrace De Klerk?" Commentary, Sept. 27). By propping up Iraq President Saddam Hussein and trying to make a feeble comparison between two very different circumstances, Jackson shows his very selective racial preferences, i.e., anyone who is not white. Jackson states: "The world acknowledges that South Africa is a racist state." Jackson's mind is a "racist state," and I challenge him to show me one nation free of racism.
BOOKS
September 19, 1993 | Ethel Alexander
THE AFRICAN AMERICANS edited by Charles M. Collins and David Cohen, text by Cheryl Everette, Susan Wels and Evelyn C. White. (Viking Studio Books: $45.; 240 pp.) "The African Americans" takes its rightful place among the growing library of photo-documentary books recording the black community. Though it covers much of the same ground as other books, the vividness of the color and black-and-white pictures, layout and descriptive captions place it in the must-have category.
NEWS
March 5, 1987
Cal State Dominguez Hills will make its second appearance in the NCAA Division II basketball tournament, beginning regional play Friday at Billings, Mont., against the University of Alaska-Anchorage. The Toros, 22-7, who tied for the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. title and won the CCAA Tournament, made their only other appearance in postseason play in 1981, also at Eastern Montana. The other regional game matches Eastern Montana against Cal State Hayward. The winners play Saturday night.
SPORTS
November 28, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Iowa basketball Coach Tom Davis figures his team might as well just dive right in to the 1986-87 season. The 10th-ranked Hawkeyes begin their season tonight against host Alaska-Anchorage in the Great Alaska Shootout, which also drew second-ranked Louisville and 17th-rated North Carolina State. "It's a good field," Davis said. "It's what you look for in your openers. It's going to be a tough weekend for us." Louisville plays Northeastern, and North Carolina State meets Texas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2001 | BARBARA PERKINS, Barbara Perkins, a resident of Sylmar, was founding president of the San Fernando Valley Section of the National Council of Negro Women. She is community relations director at Valley College
Californians are struggling to understand how is it that at the beginning of the new millennium, in the age of advanced technology, we face a power--energy--crisis. In circles of conversation, the blame is being placed on those elected or appointed to be the gatekeepers. It seems to many of us that these folks have been asleep at the wheel. But there also exists today a "power" shortage of a different kind. When I was only 8 years old, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy I.
NEWS
April 28, 1985 | DEBORAH HASTINGS, Times Staff Writer
The Rev. Wilbur Johnson looked a little perplexed. He had never seen matzo balls before. "And what are we looking at here?" he asked, giving the firm, doughy circles a push with his spoon. Matzo balls, unleavened dumplings, were one of several traditional Jewish foods to which Johnson and other leaders of Pasadena's black community were introduced during a "post-Passover Seder" held last week as part of a continuing effort to unite the Jewish and black communities in the San Gabriel Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2008 | Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
Najee Ali, known as an outspoken critic of law enforcement, was sentenced to four years in state prison Monday after pleading guilty to trying to bribe a witness in his daughter's criminal case. The 45-year-old former gang member turned community activist tried to tamper with a witness in January outside his daughter's preliminary hearing in Alhambra, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. He was charged March 11 with attempting to intimidate and bribe a witness.
SPORTS
November 22, 1987 | Associated Press
Despite having three teams ranked in the top 20 in the preseason poll, the Great Alaska Shootout celebrates its 10th anniversary with perhaps its weakest field ever. Syracuse, coming off a 31-7 season and a last-minute one-point loss in the national championship game, is ranked No. 1. The Orangemen opened their season against North Carolina Saturday. Michigan, 20-12 last season, is ranked ninth, and Arizona, 18-12, is 17th.
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