Category Archives: race

Fighting “Trump’s Deportation Machine”: Advocates hold community forum to educate undocumented and native-born citizens on potential LAPD policy update

Attendees of the community forum view an immigration timeline exhibit and add their personal immigration stories with sticky-notes

November 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Police Department is considering changing a 40-year-old policy that forbids officers from asking residents about their immigration status. The department is drafting recommendations and will submit them to the L.A. Police Commission later this year. read more

Citywide Sanctuary: Los Angelinos come out to support calls for an ordinance that protects undocumented residents

October 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES – About 300 people packed the basement auditorium of the Service Employees International Union building in Koreatown on Thursday to support a resolution that named L.A. a “city of sanctuary.” read more

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Angela Shelton: A Comedienne’s History with Race

September 17, 2016

left: Angela Shelton and Frances Callier

LOS ANGELES – “I identify as black,” says Los Angeles based writer, actor and comedian Angela Virginia Shelton. “I don’t mind being called African American because I think that’s polite and appropriate, but my personal position on it is that I’m not an immigrant. I say black and I always have because I’m an American.” read more

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