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For $65, tourists get peek at Los Angeles gangland

January 24, 2010

Former gang member Alfred Lomas (in photo above) talks with reporters during a “LA Gang Tours” tour of Los Angeles. Only miles from the scenic vistas and celebrity mansions that draw sightseers from around the globe, but a world away from the glitz and glamour, a bus tour is rolling through the dark side of the city’s gang turf. Passengers paying $65 a head sign waivers acknowledging they could be crime victims as they put their fate in the hands of tattooed ex-gang members who say they have negotiated a cease-fire among rivals in the most violent gangland in America.

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Strategic leadership for the year 2010 and beyond

January 24, 2010

Working side-by-side for over two days, Minister Farrakhan met with an initial focus group of 12 to discuss revitalization strategies. Later they were joined by a delegation of approximately 30-40 influential religious leaders from across the country representing many different faiths including the African Methodist Episcopal, Baptist, Christian Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist Episcopal.

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Black journalist’s group to hold conference on African-American health and health care disparities

January 24, 2010

The conference will provide journalists the tools to effectively report on the impact of health, health policy and health care reform on communities of color. This annual conference has garnered the attention of headliners and newsmakers in the fight including former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund and Phill Wilson, Founder of the Black AIDS Institute.

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Mostly black New Orleans could pick white mayor

January 21, 2010

New Orleans’ black political base is one more victim of Hurricane Katrina. The storm decimated once-thriving black, middle-class neighborhoods, undercutting efforts by black candidates to raise money and build voter support.

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