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NextGen Bus Plan to Improve Transit System
January 16, 2020
Metro held online briefing to explain new initiative to change bus services throughout L.A. County ... read more »
No credit history? Here’s how to build one
January 16, 2020
Now is a good time to establish a good credit history. These accounts can help get you started. ... read more »
Captain Latasha Wells Amerson appointed Assistant Chief, L.A. World Airports Police Department
January 16, 2020
Captain Latasha Wells Amerson appointed Assistant Chief, L.A. World Airports Police Department ... read more »
MLK Freedom Festival Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Reminds Us of the History of Leimert Park
January 16, 2020
Every year on January twentieth, the South Los Angeles community gathers to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lowriders, marching bands, and drill teams help make up the largest MLK Day celebration in the country. The parade brings residents together from across California before culminating with the Freedom Festival at Leimert Park. For 35 years, the Kingdom Day Parade has brought residents together along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Crenshaw Boulevard and neighboring streets to celebrate social progress, acknowledge our past and look towards our future. For four years, Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Herb Wesson, and Curren Price, who each represent sections of South L.A., have hosted the MLK Freedom Festival to activate Leimert Park and engage residents to create community solutions. Despite this long-standing tradition, many residents do not know the history and significance of Leimert Park and how it relates to the legacy of Dr. King. ... read more »
Lucas Museum Acquires African American Film History Archive ‘SEPARATE CINEMA’
January 16, 2020
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, currently under construction in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, is thrilled to announce its recent acquisition of the Separate Cinema Archive, which documents African American cinema history from 1904 to 2019. Encompassing more than 37,000 rare items, the archive includes a major selection of original film posters, lobby cards, film stills, publicity material, scripts, an extensive reference library, and more. ... read more »
Destination Crenshaw is for South LA and by South LA
January 16, 2020
The dawn of a new decade marks a series of innovative projects and initiatives to look forward to. If the theme of 2019 was about fighting to keep South LA intact as outside developers encroached further into our community, the beginning of 2020 is about spreading a message of defiance through unity and Black ownership. ... read more »
SCLC Names Winners of MLK Essay & Oratorical Contest
January 16, 2020
Six middle and high school students emerged as winners of the 5th Annual MLK Essay and Oratorical Contest. ... read more »
The World Stage Celebrates Opening Newly Designed Space
January 16, 2020
Special concert featuring The Bobby West Trio on January 17 ... read more »
LOS ANGELES LINKS “Night of a Million Dreams”— A Celebration of The 2019 Leadership Institute
January 9, 2020
Over the past 67 years, the cotillion has been the culmination of a comprehensive program that embodies Los Angeles Chapter’s commitment to service and leadership development of youth. ... read more »
SCLC-SC Kicks-Off King Legacy Celebration
January 9, 2020
An array of signature events highlight the King Legacy Celebration sponsored by the Southern California Leadership Conference of Southern California throughout the month of January. ... read more / view gallery »
Year 2020 Better Life and Beyond!
January 9, 2020
Success On “The Way”... Ask Dr. Jeanette Parker™ ... read more »
The Benjamin Ballers are the Future of Basketball
January 9, 2020
Cori and Legacy Benjamin have a passion for basketball and show a distinct level of talent at the ages of 12 and 11 respectively. Their dream is to become the first female players in the NBA. ... read more »
The Big Giveback
January 9, 2020
On December 22, a coalition of young African American entrepreneurs joined together to host the first annual “The Big Giveback.” This free and public holiday event provided much-needed resources to hundreds of South Los Angeles youth with toys, bikes, food, games and much more.  ... read more »
Shaun King Visits Compton and Carson on Behalf of Bernie Sanders
January 9, 2020
Supporters of 2020 Presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders hit the campaign trail on his behalf a day before the opening of Sanders’ South L.A. campaign office.  On Dec. 29, Brooklyn-based activist and writer Shaun King, who focuses on civil and human rights, racial justice, mass incarceration, and law enforcement misconduct, visited Pastor Michael Fisher’s Greater Zion Church family in Compton before stopping by Bishop Jawane Hilton’s City on the Hill in Carson. King was joined by civil rights attorney Lee Merritt and Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer. ... read more »
June Bacon-Bercey, America’s 1st female TV meteorologist, dies at 90
January 9, 2020
June Bacon-Bercey was a pioneering meteorologist. She was the first African American woman meteorologist and the first woman television meteorologist in the US. ... read more »
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