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Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas (above) made a $100,000 donation to USC that ended up with a nonprofit headed by his son Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (right).

 LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – After hiring and later firing former California Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-West Los Angeles) as a professor, USC has asked the U.S. Attorney’s Office to conduct a criminal investigation into a recent $100,000 donation from a campaign fund controlled by his father, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. 

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, 30, (above) was hired by USC as a professor of social work and public policy after abruptly resigning from the Assembly in December, saying unspecified health problems left him no choice but to step down as he needed `an extended period of time to recuperate.

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Raymond Bell & Tamara Lewis Host 2018 Emmy After Party 

By Gloria Zuurveen

Editor-in-Chief

LOS ANGELES—"Success breeds success." The one and only Raymond Bell is a prime example of such truth. On Saturday night, July 28, 2018, after two successful Emmy wins in 2010 and 2014 Bell was back again as a nominee for another EMMY Award. His first EMMY came in 2010 for “Outstanding Sports Producer” and in 2014 brought home another win for Light News Story-Single Report Category, “The Justin Carr” story. He is currently working on his next project as executive producer of CALLED UP: The Emmett Ashford Story Documentary about the first African-American umpire in Major League Baseball.

 

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Raymond Bell greets Maryum "May May" Ali, daughter of the legendary boxer, Muhammad Al, at his 2018 EMMY After Party held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the famous Brownstone Bistro on Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles.

 

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By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles

From The Guardian

LOS ANGELES—A rightwing group that had vowed to stage weeks of protests against California’s best-known African American member of Congress, Maxine Waters, was a no-show at its own demonstration as activists thronged to offer their support outside Waters’ district office in south Los Angeles.

 


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By Gloria Zuurveen

Editor-in-Chief

LOS ANGELES—Thousands filled seats at the North Campus of West Angeles Church of God In Christ on Tuesday, July 10 to pay their respect for a fallen giant, John Wesley Mack. The news of Mack’s death was swift and the community anticipated the overflow of love and admiration which were shown during his elaborate memorial services with an A-List that read like the Hollywood Reporter or PACE NEWS. We’ve covered Mr. Mack over the years as a leader and he like the Black community’s E. F. Hutton, when John Mack spoke the people listened.

 

Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson said John Mack became a trusted friend and mentor who ‘was there to share every special moment of my life, but also the tough times, too.’
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Former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton and incoming Chief Michel Moore were also among those who shared remarks at the service, along with Former Chief Beck. Photo by Ian Foxx

 

Family members of John Mack listen to a speaker during the funeral service for Mack July 10 at West Angeles Church of God in Christ. (Photo by Ian Foxx)

 

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                          Eric Garcetti

 

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Dr. Brandi C. Jones served as MC for the Public Meeting on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the Delta Sigma Theta 51st Farwest Regional Convention in Pasadena, CA at the Convention Center. 

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Rev. Dr. James Lawson 

Delta Sigma Theta signs at the Convention Ctr.

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(l-r) Beverly E. Smith, National President/CEO, U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu, Frances Ibeh, Farwest Regional Representative and Lydia Cincore-Templeton, Esq/ Farwest Regional Director at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 51st Farewest Regional Conference in Pasadena at the Convention Center.

 

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(l-r)- Esther Watkins and fellow Delta member in charge of publicity for the Farwest Regional Conference pose for the camera on Thursday.

 


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Siedah Garrett speaks during her acceptance speech a the Black Business Association 2018 Salute Black Black Music Month Awards Dinner in recognition of Black Music Month on Juneteenth, June 19, 2018.

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Zipporah Robinson singing “Man in the Mirror” which was co-written by Siedah Garrett and made popular by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.  


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(l-r) Earl “Skip” Cooper II and Siedah Garrett  

By Manny Otiko

| California Black Media

California's so-called jungle primary, which picks the top two candidates from either party, looks like it will produce a contest between a Democrat and a Republican after all. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was the winner of the primary followed by Republican John Cox, a Chicago native who now lives in San Diego. They were followed by former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, according to projected results.

 

By Gloria Zuurveen

Editor-in-Chief

LOS ANGELES COUNTY—Concerned that small community newspapers like PACE NEWS which was started more than 20 years ago and which is a legally adjudicated newspaper of general circulation in accordance with Government Code Sections 6000 and 6008, were being left out of more than $6 billion dollars in contracts which the County spends for good and services, I was on hand April 24, 2018, to show support for a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas for publicizing County contract opportunities.

 

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U. S. Senator Dianne Feinstein speaking with several African American leader during a round table discussion at Harold & Belle’s on Wednesday.  

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Dr. George McKenna, LAUSD School Board Member, joined a host of African American leaders during a luncheon with Senator Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday at Harold & Belle’s in Los Angeles.

A new report says Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity is hurting black America.

By P.R. Lockhart

From Vox

Black Americans are frequent users of technology, and have helped build social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram into the giants they are today. But they aren’t reaping the same economic benefits of the tech boom as white Americans, and low rates of black employment in the tech industry are a large part of the reason why.

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PACE NEWS, a small publication in LA, has given the black community a voice for more than two decades. The publisher of the independent weekly, Gloria Zuurveen, seeks to give readers the stories that create conversations and change one page at a time. Robert Kovacik reports for NBC4’s Black History Month: Life Connected Special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.(Published Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015)

 
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