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Republican Stacey Dash Gets a Boost in Congressional Race

Conservative actress Stacey Dash, who announced last month that she is running for Congress in California’s 44th district as a Republican, appears to have received an inadvertent boost from the Democratic Mayor of Compton, Aja Brown.

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Compton Teachers Stage 2nd ‘Sick-out’ in a Week

On Friday, for the second time in a week, teachers in Compton failed to show up for work at 10 of the school district’s 37 campuses, according to teachers’ union president Patrick Sullivan. The school district claimed nine campuses were affected, as KPCC reported.

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Crooked Outta Compton: City Officials Pad Salaries

Compton mayor Aja Brown, along with council members Janna Zurita, Isaac Galvan, Yvonne Arceneaux, and Emma Sharif, have been padding their salaries, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office alleges, by remunerating themselves for commission meetings that last as little as one minute.

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L.A. Pol Slams ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Release

A former Los Angeles City councilman and LAPD officer blasted the timing of the release of Straight Outta Compton, saying that it exacerbates current tensions between citizens and police departments. According to CBS Los Angeles, Dennis Zine, who also helps

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Dr. Dre Giving Royalties from New Album to PAC for Compton’s Youth

A lot has changed for rapper, producer, and music mogul Andre Young, better known as Dr. Dre, who said in the 2001 track “Forgot About Dre” alongside Eminem, “you won’t get a crumb from me, ‘cause I’m from the streets of Compton.”

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Compton Vaccination Rate: 93.80% Beverly Hills: 78.33%

Elementary schools in the inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood of Compton have a far higher vaccination rate than schools in wealthy Beverly Hills, state data show. The rate in Compton is 93.80%, near the 2013-14 national median of 94.7%, with one school at 100%. In Beverly Hills elementary schools, the rate is a mere 78.33%, creating the conditions for an outbreak.

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Report: Suge Knight Rushed to Hospital After Pleading Not Guilty

Hip hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was rushed to the hospital early Tuesday morning following a reported panic attack at a Compton, California courthouse, where he had just pled not-guilty to two counts of murder. Law enforcement sources told TMZ