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Spanish Language Daily La Opinión on Its Coverage of LA City Council Scandal

Following criticism from the Oaxacan community, the paper's editor says its coverage of the scandal has sought to capture all voices.

Imaging a Multi-Racial City After a Political Earthquake

Black, Latino and Indigenous writers and community activists share their views on the scandal in Los Angeles and how the city can move beyond the impasse.

‘Sadness, Disappointment, Anger’ — Indigenous Oaxacans Fight for Identity, Representation

Racist remarks by LA's Latino leadership cut to the core of efforts to promote greater civic pride among Indigenous Oaxacans, says one veteran organizer.

Nury Martinez and the Unmaking of the ‘Great Mexican City’

Author Richard Rodriguez says the political scandal rocking LA obscures a deeper question about how the city imagines itself now and in the future.

‘We Consider This Hate Speech’ — LA Ethnic Media Respond to Leaked Audio

Editors with Indigenous, Latino and Black papers in the city say remarks by council members have undermined their "moral standing" on issues of race.

On Latest LA City Hall Scandal, Democrats It’s Time to Meet the Moment

In one single instance, the worst fears of Blacks in Los Angeles were confirmed in graphic detail: the top Democratic leaders of the city are anti-Black.

San Francisco Names Street to Honor ‘Grandpa Vicha’

The killing of Vicha Ratanapakdee in 2021 became a rallying cry for advocates denouncing the rising tide of anti-Asian hate.

‘The Dirty Underbelly of American Life’ – Victims of Hate Share Their Stories

Two racially motivated attacks, one in Texas and another in California, highlight the increasingly complicated dynamics of hate in America.

Japanese American Artists Pay Homage to Ancestors Incarcerated at Internment Camps

Eighty years after the incarceration of 126,000 Japanese Americans at internment camps, Sansei Granddaughters, a group of women artists pay homage to their ancestors.

Oakland Police Step Up Surveillance After Killing of Beloved Dentist

Police in Oakland, CA are planning to increase their presence in the city's Chinatown and Little Saigon neighborhoods amid a surge in anti-Asian attacks.

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