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Resurrection story inspires on Prophet's campaign trail
Resurrection story inspires on Prophet's campaign trail

The kids at Compton YouthBuild can be a tough audience. Many come from broken homes, flunked out of multiple schools, even spent time in jail. By the last day of Black History Month, some at the alternative school — which looks boarded shut from Compton Boulevard — had gotten their fill of talk about hope and perseverance. On this late Friday afternoon, though, a tall young man strode into their big multipurpose room and flashed a flawless smile. He looked a bit like the rapper Drake. Or so said a girl near the front, giggling. When the visitor began, "How many people here are familiar with Nickerson Gardens?" some of the students stopped mugging and poking one...

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