Susie Ling

Julius Parker – Monrovia’s Unsung Hero
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Julius Parker – Monrovia’s Unsung Hero

By Ralph Walker and Susie Ling Julius Parker came to live in Monrovia in 1933. Perhaps you did not know him. But at this “Home Going Celebration” at the Monrovia United Methodist Church on April 28, 2018, so many stories came out from the hundreds gathered. There was a long line of people who wanted…

‘Hurdles’ to Being Black in Duarte
Opinion

‘Hurdles’ to Being Black in Duarte

Larry Walls retired as LA deputy district attorney after almost three decades of service. After a very active professional life, he sat down to remember his “primitive years in Duarte that developed my character and personality.” His fascinating autobiography, Hurdles: Struggles of a Blackman in the Land of Milk and Honey, was recently released. On…