Chinatown Fights Gentrification; LA Times Apologizes for Tupac Story

By The News Mar 28, 2008

LA Times: Bad Source, False Documents on Tupac Story Correction: a Los Angeles Times editor and reporter have apologized for a story that claims Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and his associate had knowledge of the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur that led to the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry in years to follow. The paper now admits that FBI documents used to corroborate their source’s story were fake. Los Angeles Times. Connerly Targets Affirmative Action in Five More States "Sixteen months after Michigan voters killed affirmative action in the public sphere, opponents of preferences based on race and gender are pushing five more states to ban the practice." San Francisco Chronicle. Chintown Unites Against Gentrification Chinatown residents, with the help of the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, are organizing against developers that want to turn the culturally rich neighborhood into a new boutique hotel district. The Villager. Puerto Rico’s Governor Indicted "Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá of Puerto Rico, charged in a federal indictment unsealed on Thursday with campaign finance violations, denied any wrongdoing and vowed to remain in office and fight the charges." New York Times.