Whither Hussle & Flow?; Howard’s Marksist Evolution; Census Brings Distinction for OC; LAX’s Big Number; Why White Matters

Condolences to family, friends and community members feeling the loss of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was born Ermias Joseph Asghedom and made a mark with more than music under his adopted moniker in South LA. It’s been a while since gang-related crime has gripped the city’s consciousness and prompted the sort of discussion that has been touched off by Hussle’s murder. The shooting was taken by some as the latest indicator that the bad old days that started with the advent of crack cocaine and had a 20-year run on the streets of SoCal might be creeping back into action.…

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