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NEWS
August 28, 1993 | ANTHONY HAZLITT HEARD and MARK PLATTE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The stabbing death this week of a popular, 26-year-old Fulbright scholar by a band of angry black youths has served to unify disparate groups of blacks and whites in a powerful way, prompting new calls for an end to street violence. Acting President Pik Botha asked South African leaders Friday to join him in seeking peace, while leaders of the African National Congress offered their help to police in tracking down the killers of Amy Elizabeth Biehl of Newport Beach.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Miriam Makeba coughed, and someone immediately asked if the cause was Soweto smog. She smiled at this reference to her hometown's distinctively grimy air. That was one memory, she explained, that she didn't have to bring with her during 31 itinerant years of exile. "No, there's smog all over the world," she said. South Africa's greatest musical export came home last week.
NEWS
April 9, 1986 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Five black South African members of a dance and music troupe asked a federal immigration judge here for political asylum Tuesday, saying they would be imprisoned, tortured or killed if forced to return home. Since they arrived in the United States in 1980, the five have repeatedly denounced the South African government policy of apartheid and called for economic sanctions against Pretoria. "I'm not a politician; I'm a musician. But I am caught in the politics," Dingane Lelokoane said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1991 | Times researcher Cecilia Rasmussen
Events to commemorate the Jan. 15 birthday of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will take place throughout the city of Los Angeles this week. The holiday will be observed on Jan. 21. Wednesday Interfaith prayer breakfast--Dr. Cornel West of Princeton University will speak at an 8 a.m. prayer breakfast at Trinity Baptist Church, 2040 W. Jefferson Blvd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1985 | ROXANE ARNOLD and JACK JONES, Times Staff Writers
Seven Los Angeles black community figures Thursday began an anti-apartheid sit-in at the South African Consulate in Beverly Hills, saying they will remain until the consul general meets with them. Bishop H.H. Brookins of the African Methodist Episcopal Church told reporters that he and the others were there to pray for the 24 million "prisoners who must be set free" in South Africa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1994 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Samuel Paul--who was jailed six times, interrogated repeatedly and beaten by police in his native South Africa--voting for the first time was a bittersweet experience. He had fought for all South Africans, regardless of color, to have the right to vote. And now that day was here. But as he waited in line in front of the South African Consulate in Beverly Hills to cast his absentee ballot in the country's first all-race election, he felt lonely rather than jubilant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1989 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty-three Los Angeles high school and junior high students spent part of the first day of winter vacation in jail Monday after they were arrested at an anti-apartheid protest at the South African Consulate in Beverly Hills. Ranging in age from 14 to 17, the students turned out at 6:30 a.m., blocking the doors to the consulate, demanding its closure and calling for an end to South Africa's system of legal segregation and discrimination.
IMAGE
July 18, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
After passing by Dennis Hopper's towering sculpture of "La Salsa Man," guests at the July 10 reception for "Dennis Hopper Double Standard" shared memories as they perused the show at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA . With the sounds of "Don't Bogart That Joint" wafting through the air, new Museum of Contemporary Art Director Jeffrey Deitch and exhibition curator Julian Schnabel greeted VIP art collectors, Hopper's family and friends, celebrities...
NEWS
May 12, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Seven members of a revolutionary group protesting U.S. international and domestic policies have been indicted for setting off a time bomb in the U.S. Capitol in 1983 and committing seven other terrorist bombings here and in New York, officials said Wednesday. The indictment, announced by U.S. Atty. Jay B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1994 | JILL BETTNER and LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Ronald Kunene of Encino will make history April 26. So will his roommate, Sydney Skosana, their friend, Lebo Morake, and Lauretta Ngakane, who works in Burbank. All four are black South Africans. Born in a country that excluded them, and forced into exile to pursue an education and their professions, they will vote for the first time 10 days from now in South Africa's historic all-race election.
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