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Next Dimension University Commencement & Award Ceremony
    Join Dr. Raymond Watts, Randall Cunningham, Dr. Deborah Smith Pegues, DrJean Perez, Yolonda Adams, Fred Hammond, and many more at The West Angeles Cathedral for the Next Dimension University Commencement & ... read more / view event »
Dr. Rickey Grundy passes away at 56
August 1, 2015
Sadness enveloped the Los Angeles faith community upon learning of the passing of Dr. Rickey Grundy, a multi-talented, award-winning musician, composer, director and producer. Grundy died on July 27 at the age of 56. ... read more »
Free Health Services at Back-to-School & Family Health Fair in Compton
Free health services, including Tdap shots for 7th graders and various immunizations for infants, children and youth to age 18, will be provided at the Back-to-School & ... read more / view event »
Community Day
Free clothing, free shoes, health information and more will be available at Community Day at Bethany Prayer Temple Holy Church Saturday, August 8, from 10am-2pm. The church is located at 612 West 95th Street, ... read more / view event »
Watts Rebellion 50th Anniversary Commemoration
Watts Rebellion 50th Anniversary Commemoration, and a report on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a so-called “right to work” lawsuit, characterized by unions as a “union- busting maneuver” are featured on August 6 at 7pm meeting of the Freedom Socialist Party. ... read more / view event »
Conquer The Overlook 5k Run/Walk
Are you fit? Do you like a physical challenge? Then you might want to consider Conquer The Overlook 5k Run Walk at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook on August 22. ... read more / view event »
South Los Angeles Goes for the Gold in Hosting 2015 Special Olympics World Games
July 30, 2015
A record crowd of fans watched 6,500 athletes from 165 nations march into the Los Angeles Coliseum for the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games on July 25. ... read more »
“Are The Lives Of Our Women Valued?”
July 30, 2015
When I googled black women killed by police or black women who died while in police custody, the number of faces that popped up on the screen made me cry. ... read more »
“Kawaida and the Current Crisis: A Philosophy of Life, Love and Struggle”
July 30, 2015
Part 1. Clearly, we, as a people, are in the midst of a deep social crisis, one not only in terms of the conditions of our community, but also in the context of this country. Indeed, at the heart of our crisis is the crisis in America marked by: its steady degeneration into conditions of sustained and self-justifying violence against the vulnerable, at home and around the world; its immoral and radically evil monopoly by a racial and class elite of wealth and power; its attempt to privatize and extract profit from every inch of public, personal and natural space; and its willingness to kill, torture, overturn countries and destroy the environment and world to do so. Also, there are the dominant society’s psychological insecurities and issues about everything from its safety to its sexuality; and its increased and open declarations and demonstrations of love for its dogs. And there is also the issue of delayed and impending economic collapse, propped up and papered over with new names for depression and system of failure, and unannounced loans on state and federal levels from people and countries it once conquered, colonized and caricatured. ... read more »
Krispy Krunchy Chicken to make first appearance at 10th Annual Taste of Soul
July 30, 2015
Louisiana-based Krispy Krunchy Chicken is a national, fast food restaurant that has recently made its way to the west coast. . ... read more / watch video »
WSCUC Notes Significant Change and Improvement at CDU
July 30, 2015
Dr. David M. Carlisle, President and CEO of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science(CDU) is delighted to announce the affirmation and commendation of WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) for the University’s recent significant progress and changes as a full-fledged university. ... read more »
KEY ANTECEDENTS TO THE WATTS REBELLION
July 30, 2015
A 1947 report, “The Problem of Violence: Observations on Race Conflict in Los Angeles,” by the American Council on Race Relations and the Haynes Foundation, focuses on racial tensions two decades before the 1965 Watts Revolt. “The Council and Foundation did not seek research and analysis so much as guidance, a way of thinking about the problem which offered some hope and genuinely useful application." Three neighborhoods with racial tension were chosen for observation—Watts, West Jefferson and Hollenbeck. Observations on Watts shed most light on factors culminating in the rebellion. Excerpts follow. ... read more »
‘Art of the Spirit – Myth to Reality’ At Museum of African American Art
July 30, 2015
The Museum of African American Art is pleased to acknowledge local artists who have received international acclaim for their artwork, in celebration of the museum’s upcoming 40-year anniversary in 2016 ... read more »
9th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair
July 30, 2015
Thousands of book lovers, families, and fans of all ages will converge on the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza for the 2015 Leimert Park Village Book Fair ... read more »
Seniors Targeted By Fake Landlords
July 30, 2015
Seniors should be skeptical of eye-catching photos of luxurious vacation properties posted online by scammers ... read more »
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