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November 8, 2005 | Greg Braxton
Several local African American leaders launched a protest Monday over the use of the N-word on "The Boondocks," an animated series that premiered Sunday on the Cartoon Network. Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, Najee Ali of Project Islamic Hope and others said they would head a national letter-writing campaign urging network executives and "Boondocks" creator Aaron McGruder to eliminate the word from the series.
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May 28, 2007 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
A group of black community activists, including a former Eight-Tray Crips gang member, called Sunday for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to add more preventive approaches to his proposed strategy to fight gang crime. At a news conference held at a South Los Angeles street corner where a youth was recently gunned down, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, and former Crips member Melvin Farmer said Schwarzenegger's plan was "doomed to failure."
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February 28, 2009 | Tony Barboza
The mayor of Los Alamitos said he will resign after coming under fire for an e-mail depicting the White House lawn as a watermelon patch, saying the controversy over racism has made it difficult to lead the city. Dean Grose issued a statement Thursday saying that he is sorry and will step down as mayor at Monday's City Council meeting. But he will continue to serve as a council member until his term expires in 2010, city officials said.
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September 16, 2009 | Richard Winton and Ruben Vives
Sheriff Lee Baca called for an expedited investigation Tuesday into the fatal shooting of a man by L.A. County sheriff's deputies in Athens. Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said Baca has ordered that the investigation be completed within 90 days. Typically, such probes can take up to a year. The deputies from the Lennox station were near 120th Street and Budlong Avenue on Monday night in search of two men involved in a robbery, Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Cannon said. About 10 p.m., deputies saw two men who matched the description of the robbers in the 1200 block of Poindexter Street and tried to speak to them.
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November 23, 2005 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
Community activists plan to hold a protest today against KFI-AM (640) for what they contend is the local station's race-baiting in airing a popular afternoon talk radio show that has turned the execution of former gang leader Stanley Tookie Williams into entertainment.
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April 26, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and David Zahniser
A recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making racist remarks emerged weeks before he was to be honored by the NAACP in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People had been scheduled to give Sterling the group's lifetime achievement award at its May 15 banquet. At that event, the NAACP chapter also planned to give its first "person of the year" awards to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Rev. Al Sharpton, according to the organization's website.
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January 20, 2008 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't just that his fellow firefighters put dog food in his spaghetti at a fire station and watched him eat it, laughing. It was what happened in the months after former Los Angeles Firefighter Tennie Pierce reported the incident that led him to sue his department for racial harassment, Pierce and his lawyer said at a forum Saturday in Leimert Park. "As I've always said about this case, it's the retaliation, stupid," said lawyer Genie Harrison. "The dog food incident was really the catalyst.
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April 30, 2007 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
A handful of community activists gathered outside a fenced vacant lot Sunday to condemn the failure of commercial developers and government officials to rebuild businesses destroyed in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. "A lot of promises were made in 1992, 1993 and for years after to rebuild L.A....
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September 10, 2008 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
Inglewood residents turned out to protest at a City Council meeting Tuesday night about four fatal officer-involved shootings that have occurred since May. "To me it's a big issue when there's police shootings going on," Rodrigo Vazquez, 24, told the council as demonstrators passed out fliers that read "Stop killer cops." The council, which discussed the shootings in closed session, convened a day after the vice-chairman of the Inglewood Citizen Police Oversight Commission, who has been one of the department's harshest critics, announced that he was taking a leave of absence from the watchdog panel.
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July 17, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Youths who vandalized the Crenshaw district and who police say may be responsible for a Hollywood robbery rampage have “hijacked” the message of George Zimmerman verdict protesters, a community leader said. “It's almost a year and a half that organizations have been constructive and positive and have been trying to send the right message for justice and fairness, and all of a sudden you have people take it into their hands and taint that,” said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable.
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