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The National Action Network (NAN) Holds Town Hall Meeting on Gun Violence
July 28, 2016
Appalled by the rise of gun violence that continues to claim the lives of young black men as well as police in urban cities across the country, the National Action Network (NAN) held a community town hall meeting on July 18 to seek solutions. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Brings Together Black Families of Those Killed By the Police in Historic First
July 28, 2016
On Sunday, July 24, day 13 of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles’ 24-hour protest calling for the firing of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, the group brought together for the first time the families of those recently killed by the police or died while in police custody under suspicious circumstances for what the group called “Family Day.” ... read more »
The California African American Museum Presents ‘Rhythm Of Vision: The Artistry Of Overton Loyd
July 28, 2016
Loyd’s creative and artistic contributions to the P-Funk mythology were significant during the P-Funk band’s prime, and played a major role in the understanding and evolution of its fictional characters, themes and ideas. ... read more »
Young Adults from Compton Selected for Obama Inspired Leadership Program
July 28, 2016
Leaders Eighteen Youth from Compton, Los Angeles and Alaska will travel together to the Puget Sound region, Los Angeles, and Alaska during a two-week experience this August ... read more »
Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen #2 relocates
July 28, 2016
Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen first opened its Flagship location in 1999 at 202 E. Manchester Inglewood, CA 90302, its roots in the community go back several decades ... read more »
NOI’s Min. Tony Muhammad rallies for Unity, Justice and Peace!!
July 27, 2016
For more than two decades, Nation of Islam student Minister Tony Muhammad (Bro. Tony) has dedicated his life to helping bring peace to the streets of Los Angeles. ... read more »
Police Shootings Prompt An Open Forum In Pasadena
July 27, 2016
Recent police shootings locally and around the country prompted Pasadena community leaders, clergy and law enforcement officials to meet in an open forum to address the seemly rising violence throughout the country. ... read more »
BLM rejects Najee Ali apology
July 27, 2016
It is too late for apologies, declared members of Black Lives Matter and a political consultant who accused activist Najee Ali (aka Ronald Eskew) of verbally assaulting and threatening them during a Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC) meeting. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Los Angeles: Building Peace by Demanding Justice
July 27, 2016
Black Lives Matter LA stage two week sit in outside City Hall ... read more »
Retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey Speaks Out Against Senseless Killing of Black Men
July 27, 2016
In the past two weeks, Black America has been in an uproar about the recent killing of 37-year-old Alton Sterling who was tackled to the ground and shot several times by two white Baton Rouge police officers and 32-year-old Philando Castile who was shot and killed by a Minnesota officer while reaching for his wallet to show his identification. ... read more »
Twelfth Annual Books and Basketball Camp Returns to South L.A.
July 27, 2016
The 12th Annual Brotherhood Crusade Jim Cleamons Books and Basketball Camp will take place August 1 through August 5 at Augustus Hawkins High School, 825 West 60th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037. ... read more »
#BlackMoneyMattersLA Partners with OneUnited Bank to Re-Direct the Black Dollar
July 27, 2016
Saturday, #BlackMoneyMattersLA activists collaborated with OneUnited Bank to convey the importance of the black dollar and how to re-direct our purchasing power back to African-American businesses and communities. ... read more »
SoCalGas to Award Grants to Non Profits
July 21, 2016
Southern California Gas Co. is soliciting applications for its Environmental Champions Initiative, in which $500,000 will be doled out to nonprofit organizations with programs dedicated to cleaner air, energy and water conservation. ... read more »
Gardena Man Gets 40 Years for Child Sex Trafficking
July 21, 2016
A self-described "cross-country pimp" from Gardena was sentenced on Monday to 40 years in federal prison for forcing seven girls -- including one who was 13 years old -- to work as prostitutes. Laron Darrell "Birdd" Carter, 39, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips to pay more than $630,000 in restitution to six of his victims, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Following a five-day trial in April, a Los Angeles federal jury convicted Carter of seven counts of sex trafficking of a minor by force, fraud or coercion, and seven counts of transporting a child to engage in prostitution. The evidence at trial showed that the Crips gang member trafficked girls as young as 13 and subjected some of them to beatings, which included victims being punched in the face and whipped with a belt. Carter's "conduct in this case spanned a decade as he prostituted the seven minor victims from 2003 to 2013" and transported them from California to Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Washington, D.C., and Nevada, prosecutors wrote in a pre-sentencing memorandum filed with the court. The case stemmed from the 2013 rescue of a 16-year-old girl, who told investigators that she had been recruited by Carter to travel from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. When she arrived in Southern California, Carter forced her into prostitution, she said. Carter took the teenager to a hotel in El Segundo and advertised her services on backpage.com. The victim "ran away at one point, but she found herself lost with no money and returned," according to court documents. "When she returned, defendant beat her and whipped her with a belt for leaving," federal prosecutors wrote. After the victim was rescued, investigators located six other girls who had been coerced or physically forced into prostitution by Carter between 2003 and 2010. "Above all, this sentence assures no more girls will fall prey to this brazen and manipulative sexual predator for decades to come," said Joseph Macias, a special agent for Homeland Security Investigations in Los Angeles. "But the outcome of this case should also serve as a sobering warning to those engaged in the sex trafficking of minors about the severe consequences for those who commit such crimes." During the trial, the jury saw Facebook postings in which Carter described himself as a "cross-country pimp" who worked for "Pimpin' International." The jury also saw photos of tattoos with the "Birdd" moniker that victims were forced to get, prosecutors said. ... read more »
Garcetti: ‘LAPD to Get Extra Resources to Keep them Safe’
July 21, 2016
The Los Angeles Police Department will get extra resources to make sure its officers are safe and supported following the killings of three law enforcement officers and the wounding of three others in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mayor Eric Garcetti said on July 17. ... read more »


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