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L.A. County Board of Supervisors Launch STAY HOUSED L.A. COUNTY
September 17, 2020
Stay Housed L.A. County is a partnership between the county of Los Angeles, legal aid groups and community-based organizations to provide emergency support to tenants in need. ... read more »
Sip & Sonder—Not Your Average Coffee Shop
September 17, 2020
Co-owners Amanda-Jane Thomas and Shanita Nicholas have created a hub for the community to get a cup of coffee and more. ... read more »
Inglewood Park Cemetery Launches “City Of Angels” Photo Contest
September 17, 2020
Contest is open to all at historic cemetery. Two $500 first place prizes will be awarded. ... read more »
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The Los Angeles Public Library and Dynasty United Youth Association Team Up for A New Virtual Tutoring and Job Preparation Program for South L.A. Students Affected by COVID School Closures
September 15, 2020
The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) and the Dynasty United Youth Association (DUYA) come together to launch the virtual Accelerated Learning Program Service for South L.A. students in grades K-12. Students can access the free educational support program, Monday through Friday, noon to 8:00 p.m through June 5, 2021. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. ... read more »
Premier Los Angeles Black Business Expo Announces Its First VIRTUAL Event
September 11, 2020
“Success Post-COVID-19: Navigating Our New Next” is this year’s theme for The Los Angeles Black Business Expo. Hundreds of our community’s most influential business leaders, business owners and consumers will join the Expo online, which returns on Saturday, September 12, 2020.   ... read more »
Empowered Residents Provide Safe Passage
September 10, 2020
This is the second year Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson has incorporated Safe Passage into his South Los Angeles Community Safety Initiative (SLACSI, a broad community health and safety program.  ... read more »
Bakewell Media launches ‘ Taste of Soul’s Support a Black Business Campaign’
September 10, 2020
Taste of Soul is more than a family festival, it is also an economic empowerment festival designed to spotlight our Black businesses in and around South Los Angeles. Although the COVID-19 pandemic canceled all events for 2020—our support for these businesses is never canceled. To that end, Bakewell Media has launched the ‘Support a Black Business Advertising Campaign.’ ... read more »
byteCares Partners with LA Promise Fund to Support Oral Care for Students, Families and Faculty in South Los Angeles
September 10, 2020
byte, the world’s fastest growing doctor-driven direct-to-consumer invisible aligner company, has announced a partnership with the LA Promise Fund through its byteCares program, benefiting schools in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Amid the Epidemic of Police Shootings and Racialized Violence Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Hosts Leadership Dialogue
September 10, 2020
In response to an increase in shootings of unarmed Black men and women, including the recent shooting of Dijon Kizzee in South Los Angeles, and subsequent protests against the racialized violence endured at the hands of law enforcement towards communities of color, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, in collaboration with the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles (INLV), led a leadership level virtual dialogue on Racism, Policing, the Pandemic + Beyond. ... read more »
500 Foster Families and South L.A. Residents Receive Care Packages From Operation Love Giveaway at Los Angeles Southwest College
September 10, 2020
Nearly 500 South Los Angeles foster families with young children and college-age youth received free meals, groceries and diapers at an Operation Love event held last week at Los Angeles Southwest College. ... read more »
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Travels Across Second District to Distribute 10,000 Masks Throughout COVID-19 Impacted Communities
August 27, 2020
Due to the disproportionate effects of COVID-19, the need for assistance in Los Angeles has taken over certain communities. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas answered the call for help; in the past several weeks, he’s been traveling and delivering PPE to essential workers within his district.   ... read more »
LA Council Votes to Initiate Process of Making Juneteenth City Holiday
August 27, 2020
Juneteenth is not recognized as an official federal holiday, although on June 19 of this year the U.S. Senate passed a resolution seeking to make it a federal holiday. ... read more »
Local Legislation Actively Listens to the Voice of the Future for Guidance into a Healthier World
August 20, 2020
The event entitled “Let’s Talk About it” represented the yearn for growth within the minds of community leadership. They recognized through these historical waves of events there will be trauma and possible turmoil among young hearts, which could create a slanted perspective in adulthood. The best solution is to talk through what is being processed in real time. ... read more »
Fighting to Bring Jobs to South LA Residents
August 20, 2020
The age-old adage “A good Job can save a life” rings especially true during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of people across Los Angeles have lost their jobs while thousands of people have lost their lives. COVID-19 continues to threaten the health and economic vitality of South Los Angeles neighborhoods. The need for secure permanent employment is heightened even more as California grapples with mountains of requests for unemployment benefits. ... read more »
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