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Compton United Offers Help To Residents During Pandemic
May 14, 2020
On Saturday, May 9, Compton United joined Mayor Aja Brown, Councilmembers Michelle Chambers and Tana McCoy in distributing much-needed supplies to residents during the coronavirus pandemic. With events staggered throughout the day in different parts of the city that is home to 100,000 people, residents were able to get diapers, food, hand sanitizer, water, and more for free. Los Angeles Councilmember and candidate for Supervisor Herb Wesson brought hundreds of Mother’s Day gift bags to each of the three events that took place at Gonzales Park, Compton Career Link, and Burrell-MacDonald Park.  Dr. Alan-Michael Graves, Director of National Programs of the Good Plus Foundation, donated thousands of diapers to the event.  ... read more »
Mayor Aja Brown Endorses Mike Bloomberg for President, Hosts Presidential Rally in City of Compton
February 6, 2020
Compton Mayor Aja Brown and city Councilmembers Emma Shariff, Tana McCoy and Michelle Chambers all sign on to support Mike Bloomberg for president in 2020 elections. ... read more »
City of Compton Election Results
June 6, 2019
The City of Compton held its elections for District 1 and 4 for council district seats on Tuesday, June 4. As of press-time, Michelle Chambers took home the victory winning the election, defeating incumbent Janna Zurita by a large margin of 65 percent of the votes for the District 1 seat. ... read more »
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Compton Mourns the Loss of 14-Year-Old Semaj Miller
August 13, 2020
Hundreds gathered at Compton City Hall on Thursday to celebrate the life of young basketball prospect, Semaj Miller. The 14-year-old was gunned down in South Los Angeles on July 29. ... read more »
Compton Mayor Aja Brown and City Council Call on the State for Investigation on Compton Sheriff’s Deputies
August 6, 2020
Call follows allegations of violent sheriff’s gang known as “The Executioners.” On Tuesday, Compton Mayor Aja Brown called on state ... and the U.S. Justice Department to investigate whether deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Compton station have engaged in misconduct, ... read more »
Senate Bill 793: What’s worse…the tobacco policy or the puff?
July 31, 2020
On July 23, Greater Zion Church Family head pastor, Michael Fisher, hosted a Facebook Live conversation via Zoom which discussed the topic of criminalizing menthol. ... read more »
20 Years After Disbanding its Police Department, Compton Leaders and Residents Fed Up with Sheriff’s Take to the Streets
June 18, 2020
At the time, the $12.3-million contract with the city of Compton was the most expensive among the 41 cities patrolled by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Led by then-Mayor Omar Bradley, the five-member City council voted 4-to-1 in July 2000 to disband the Compton Police Department in hopes of getting a handle on the high homicide rate that had gripped the city and kept residents indoors in fear of their lives. ... read more »
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Congresswoman Waters and Assemblyman Gipson to Chair 49th Annual Watts Summer Festival Commemorating the 1965 Civil Unrest
February 26, 2015
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Assemblyman Mike Gipson ‘Watts Phoenix 50’ to organize local activities and events The Board of Directors of the annual Watts Summer Festival (WSF) announced today that U.S. ... read more »
Diane Edith Watson: The Iconic Living Legend of Los Angeles Politics
February 11, 2021
Diane Edith Watson has lived a full life and shows no signs of slowing down.  On the morning of our interview, the 87-years-young legendary political icon had already been on the phone with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was coordinating her pink and green wardrobe for the inauguration of her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sister, Kamala Harris, and had already spoken with a cadre of Washington D.C. leaders, all in the hopes that the retired congresswoman was feeling up to making the journey to the January Presidential Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.  ... read more »
Supervisor Holly Mitchell Takes Historical Seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
December 10, 2020
For years, the members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors were known as “The Five Kings,” a title used to describe the powerful all-male Board of Supervisors, which remained that way until 1982 when Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke shattered the glass ceiling and became the first woman and the first African American to be elected to the Board of Supervisors. ... read more »
Black Women’s Political Organization Holds Holiday Gala
December 19, 2019
LAAAWPAC hold Inaugural Awards Gala. Honors 8 with ‘Black Excellence’ award. ... read more »
Pat Harvey, Queen of Broadcast Journalism, Marks 30th Year of Reporting News in L.A.
October 31, 2019
Veteran television anchor reflects on memorable career and her love of giving back to the community ... read more »
Chargers Renovate Watts/Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club
May 2, 2019
The Los Angeles Chargers helped create an athletic field and teen resource center at the Boys and Girls Club Watts/Willowbrook Clubhouse. Franchise owner Dean Spanos, wide receiver Travis Benjamin, and defensive tackle Justin Jones visited the Boys and Girls Club for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the new facilities. ... read more »
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