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June 4, 2001 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Republican Party needs Shannon Reeves more than he needs the GOP--and that is the key to his power. He's smart. He's 33, ambitious, combative. He's a small businessman. And as the recently elected secretary of the California GOP, Reeves is the most prominent African American Republican in California. In the age of Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Clarence Thomas and J.C. Watts, black conservatives may have lost some of their novelty.
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MAGAZINE
July 20, 2003
It's really wearisome hearing excuses about why heavily populated minority communities, such as in Oakland, are unable to pull out of their crime and dysfunctional morass ("Listening to Oakland," by Scott Duke Harris, July 6). No one is forcing blacks to sell crack cocaine, no one is forcing black and Hispanic youths to adopt a gang culture, no one is forcing blacks to have an astronomical out-of-wedlock birth rate, no one is forcing black and Hispanic students to look at achievement as selling out or to look at dumbing it down as keeping it real.
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MAGAZINE
July 20, 2003
It's really wearisome hearing excuses about why heavily populated minority communities, such as in Oakland, are unable to pull out of their crime and dysfunctional morass ("Listening to Oakland," by Scott Duke Harris, July 6). No one is forcing blacks to sell crack cocaine, no one is forcing black and Hispanic youths to adopt a gang culture, no one is forcing blacks to have an astronomical out-of-wedlock birth rate, no one is forcing black and Hispanic students to look at achievement as selling out or to look at dumbing it down as keeping it real.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2003 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
As the only African American among California Republican Party leaders, Shannon Reeves sets his brethren squirming when he shouts about racism in its upper ranks. "We can't just sweep it under the rug," Reeves told party loyalists Saturday at a San Bernardino dinner. For weeks, fellow Republicans have urged him to keep quiet about his charges of bigotry in the state GOP boardroom. Reeves has refused.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2003 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
As the only African American among California Republican Party leaders, Shannon Reeves sets his brethren squirming when he shouts about racism in its upper ranks. "We can't just sweep it under the rug," Reeves told party loyalists Saturday at a San Bernardino dinner. For weeks, fellow Republicans have urged him to keep quiet about his charges of bigotry in the state GOP boardroom. Reeves has refused.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
NAACP Threatens Boycott of Dr Pepper: The civil rights organization said it wants the company to put blacks in senior management positions. Leaders of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People asked Dallas-based Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Cos. to schedule a meeting on the issue. If an agreement to address the complaints is not reached by Feb. 17, the national NAACP board will be asked to urge blacks not to buy Dr Pepper and other soft drinks produced by the company, the group said.
NEWS
June 4, 1998 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tired but exhilarated Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. was all over national television Wednesday, reveling in his victory over 10 opponents in the Oakland mayoral race. The unofficial final count Wednesday gave Brown 59% of the vote. He needed just 50% plus one to avoid a runoff. His closest rival, urban planning professor Ed Blakely, had 15% of the vote; Shannon Reeves, who runs a nonprofit economic development group, had 7%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2003 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
An article distributed in 1999 by a California Republican Party official suggesting that the country would be better had the South won the Civil War has created controversy within the party and led to accusations of bigotry on Saturday. The article, "What if the South had Won the Civil War?" was included in an online newsletter sent by Bill Back, now vice chairman of the state party. Written by conservative commentator William S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2003 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
A California Republican Party leader has called on the highest-ranking African American in the state GOP to stop "parading" his race by complaining about "how awful it is to be a black Republican." In an angry letter distributed to GOP activists statewide, Randy Ridgel, a member of the party's Board of Directors, responded to an accusation by fellow board member Shannon Reeves, who is black, that Republicans have treated African Americans as "window dressing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of the Western Regional NAACP accused the media Monday of giving excessive coverage to the allegations that Michael Jackson sexually molested a 13-year-old boy, and they announced the launching of a study to assess the media's coverage of African Americans. "Our primary concern is that Mr. Jackson is being tried and convicted in the press," Shannon Reeves, West Coast director of the NAACP, said at a news conference. "We're not going to stand by any longer and allow this to happen."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2001 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Republican Party needs Shannon Reeves more than he needs the GOP--and that is the key to his power. He's smart. He's 33, ambitious, combative. He's a small businessman. And as the recently elected secretary of the California GOP, Reeves is the most prominent African American Republican in California. In the age of Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Clarence Thomas and J.C. Watts, black conservatives may have lost some of their novelty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1992 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Department of Education has concluded that a racially hostile environment has existed at the Centinela Valley Union High School District for the past several years and that administrators have not done enough to address the problem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2003 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
A California Republican Party leader has identified himself as a "detestable, insensitive racist" in a sarcastic letter that thanks the top African American in the state GOP for serving as "black window dressing." The letter by retired white rancher Randy Ridgel, a member of the party's Board of Directors, responds to complaints by state GOP Secretary Shannon Reeves, who is black.
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