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Patt Morrison for March 21, 2012




Civil rights leaders and residents of the city of Sanford attend to a town hall meeting to discuss the death of a 17-year-old unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin who was shot by a neighborhood watch captain on March 20, 2012 in Sanford, Florida.
Civil rights leaders and residents of the city of Sanford attend to a town hall meeting to discuss the death of a 17-year-old unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin who was shot by a neighborhood watch captain on March 20, 2012 in Sanford, Florida.
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The LAUSD has had to deal with a lot of not exactly academic problems recently, and LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy will answer our questions about it all. Also, one black family spent one year determined to buy only at black-owned stores. How hard was it? You have no idea, but you will after you hear from the author of "My Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy."