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Posted inOpinion

EDITORIAL: Bass and Richardson make history

Karen Bass is the first woman and Black woman elected mayor of the city of Los Angeles. Rex Richardson is the first Black person elected mayor of Long Beach. Three U.S. cities with the largest numbers of Latino residents, New York, Los Angeles, Houston – all have Black Mayors. Besides Bass in LA, Eric Adams is mayor of New York and Sylvester Turner is mayor of Houston.

Posted inBusiness

COMMENTARY: Support legislation to help Latino small businesses

The National Retail Federation reported that three of the top ten cities for organized retail crime are in California: Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento. It’s no wonder, just this past May, California authorities recovered over $700,000 in stolen merchandise during an arrest of a suspect in connection with a smash-and-grab retail theft ring. These crimes are having devastating effects, particularly on small businesses. Latino small-business owners, who are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. are especially impacted.

Posted inOpinion

COMMENTARY: Nury Martinez should embrace Oaxacan culture

In this current political scandal, we have five prominent Mexican-Americans in positions of influence nearly unprecedented historically, given the racist legacy of a past LA dominated by Anglo Americans. If those present did not directly insult the Oaxacans, they at the very least entertained language disparaging them. Such Oaxacan peoples are among the most culturally resilient in world history – and yet intrinsically linked to the national identities of modern Mexican people and their American counterparts. This is the historic legacy bestowed upon those officials, too.