Thursday, May 28, 2015
Educating Our Children is a Community Affair
Written by Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte 25 March 2011
In what appears to have been a carefully orchestrated performance, the Board of Education voted last Tuesday, to give away seven of our schools (new and existing) to outside (private) charter agencies ... read more >>
California's Budget: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Written by Holly J. Mitchell, California State Assembly 47th District 24 March 2011
I have been in Sacramento as a legislator less than four months. I ran for office because, as head of one of the state's largest child care service providers and as a single mother with a child in public ... read more >>
"A Bright, Shining Lie"
Written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga 24 March 2011
Recently, the Georgia-based Radiance Foundation brought its anti-abortion billboard campaign to Los Angeles. Launched during the weekend celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, the billboards ... read more >>
The fear of fear
Written by Jeorald Pitts 17 March 2011
Beneath the fear of success and failure is the fear of pain. The most motivating factor in human action is the desire to avoid pain, and do what promise us pleasure. Fear is the primary emotion that prevents ... read more >>
An Anniversary Worth Celebrating
Written by Karen Bass, U.S. Rep. for 33rd congressional district 17 March 2011
This week will mark one year since the Health Care Reform bill was enacted, making quality health care more accessible and affordable for all Americans. Before President Obama, before this legislation, ... read more >>
Former Assemblywoman Gwen Moore
Written by Former Assemblywoman Gwen Moore 17 March 2011
State's Lifeline Program Should Catch Up to TechnologyOur success in the 21st century economy is dependent on thinking about, building and using 21st century technology. Similarly, equality of opportunity ... read more >>
An Open Letter to Governor Jerry Brown: Smart on Crime Solutions to the Budget
Written by Aqeela Sherrills 11 March 2011
Dear Governor Jerry Brown,In 1992, several key organizers in the Watts Community, including myself, organized a peace treaty between warring gangs in Los Angeles that changed the quality of life in our ... read more >>
Honor Our Women
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 11 March 2011
Wellington's RoadIt's Women's Month and that means it's time to pay extra attention to the women in our lives. All of us, men, women, and children, have a woman in our lives that has had some form of influence ... read more >>
Is "Homie Love" Real?
Written by Jeorald Pitts/Lil Tone 11 March 2011
Can you give someone something that you do not have? To have reallove for someone, first you have to "really" love yourself. Most people agreethat when someone really loves themselves, they try to put ... read more >>
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: Thank you!!!
Written by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa 11 March 2011
Education reform has always been a cornerstone of my administration. This week I've visited several schools and witnessed the positive impact that reform and providing students with new approaches to learning ... read more >>
At Least We're Not Dying from AIDS: a Retrospective
Written by Michael Hinson 11 February 2011
At Least We're Not Dying from AIDS: a RetrospectiveBy Michael HinsonMonday, February 7, 2011 was National Black AIDS Awareness Day, a day of reflection about HIV disease in Black communities all around ... read more >>
Black is...
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 10 February 2011
...a color like no other,With a depth unseen,Smooth and luxurious,Bold and undeniable,It's all the colors,Tumbling into another,Mixing and making,A rich and new distinction,Misunderstood, yet always,Wanted ... read more >>
Nothing Succeeds Like Success, and Success Is Within You
Written by Jeorald Pitts/Lil Tone 10 February 2011
 I know from some people's vantage point, success seems far outside the realm of possibility. However, the way you view life is essentially a barometer of your expectations, based on what you've been ... read more >>
We Should Leave No Community Behind
Written by James E. Clyburn 10 February 2011
Congressman James E. Clyburn A Commentary by Congressman James E. Clyburn (SC-06)Assistant Democratic Leader, U.S. House of Representatives In my home state of South Carolina, Orangeburg County is home ... read more >>
The Social Network: It Can Be Your Best Friend- Or Worst Enemy
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 03 February 2011
 Wellington's RoadBefore putting your name, info and birthday in the required box, ask yourself: "Am I really ready to be part of the social network?" It's a question I wish people had asked themselves ... read more >>
Black Girl, Black Woman
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 20 January 2011
Wellington's RoadShe walks with a defined attitude. With a strut and switch unmatched. Clear on her perspectives. And solid on her intentions. Never in doubt of her power. She can move mountains. Get a ... read more >>
He's Fine, He's in Jail
Written by Tony R. Wafford 14 January 2011
 Recently, I had breakfast with a dear friend to talk about a number of different things I was working on and to catch up on the things she was doing. After we talked a little about work, I asked what ... read more >>
Parents should represent for their children
Written by Jeorald Pitts 14 January 2011
 Having good parents as role Models and teacher is critical for our children. It's important to understand that children are born wanting to do the right thing. It's up to the adults in their lives to ... read more >>
Martin Luther King Day of Service
Written by Patrick A. Corvington and Aaron S. Williams 14 January 2011
 Many may view the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. solely through the lens of civil rights. For the two of us the centerpiece of his message is the power of service and volunteering to ... read more >>
An Urgent Movement for Justice
Written by Benjamin Todd Jealous 14 January 2011
 President Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP on the release of the Scott Sisters and John White. Thank you for your kind consideration. During the past two weeks, in response to successful ... read more >>
Under a Light Post
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 January 2011
Wellington's RoadI stand on the corner,Looking for recognition,Do I exist?Can you see me? Your cars see me,Blazing neon lights,Piercing my soul,Lighting my misfortune. be here,Cold and bare,Wearing ... read more >>
If You Really Believe in Them then Help Them
Written by Tony R. Wafford 30 December 2010
If You Really Believe in Them then Help Them By Tony R. Wafford You're not going to believe this one. All of those self-proclaimed great Americans who raised all that hell, saying the nerve of those Muslims ... read more >>
Are you a Goal Getter?
Written by Jeorald Pitts/Lil Tone 30 December 2010
Are you a Goal Getter? Happy New Year! This is the time of year a lot of us start setting goals and New Year resolutions. We get inspired moments, but a few weeks later, we allow many "Ifs", "ands", and ... read more >>
Learning About Learning
Written by Jeorald Pitts / Lil Tone 27 December 2010
Learning about learning People come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors, with different personalities and perspectives. We also come with different styles of learning. Being aware of and learning ... read more >>
Historic Reforms Enacted by Obama in 2010
Written by Marc Morial 27 December 2010
Historic Reforms Enacted by Obama in 2010Marc H. Morial President and CEONational Urban LeagueAs we close out the year, this is a good time to take a look back at some of the big events of 2010 that will ... read more >>

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Events Calendar

Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash