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To Discourage Distracted Driving, L.A. Kicks Off Competition
June 13, 2019
The safest driver will be awarded $20,000, with several other categories that will bring the winners $7,500 to $10,000. ... read more »
Fisher and Greater Zion Attract All Generations By ‘Keeping it Real’
June 12, 2019
The Rev. Dr. Michael J. Fisher has been a young pastor throughout his ministry at Greater Zion Church Family in Compton. As a young adult, he became the spiritual leader of the oldest Black church in the city, ... read more »
NBC4 Names Renee Washington Vice President of News
June 7, 2019
NBC4 announced today that Renee Washington has been named Vice President of News for the station.  Washington, who brings more than 20 years of broadcast television experience to the role, will report directly to Steve Carlston, President and General Manager of NBC4.  Washington will begin her new post immediately. ... read more »
CA Dem Party Race: Some Black Women Hurt But Ready To Mobilize After Kimberly Ellis Loss
June 6, 2019
The CDP held the vote for chair this past weekend during the state party annual convention themed “Blue Wave Rolling” at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. ... read more »
A Tradition of Organizing
June 6, 2019
As young student activists and organizers in Ohio and Los Angeles in the early 1970s, my parents were a part of a rapidly-growing movement within the Black community that sought to create the kinds of community institutions we knew we needed in order to prosper and thrive. ... read more »
Gang member sentenced for racially motivated LA fire bombing
June 6, 2019
Three apartments housed African American families, including sleeping women and children... ... read more »
Homelessness Spikes Up 12 Percent in L.A. County
June 6, 2019
    Homelessness in Los Angeles County spiked by 12% over the past year to reach an estimated 58,936 people, according to figures released today, with the region’s housing costs outpacing wages and forcing people onto the streets faster than authorities can find them shelter. ... 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 »
Softball Game Celebrates Transformation, Camaraderie, and Opportunity
June 6, 2019
Fagan mentions that for some, just being in the area is a tense feeling due to past gang-affiliations. “There were approximately 100 years of accumulated prison time playing in the softball game, but in contrast, there also was approximately 150 years of combined union workers experience playing as well.” ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Jaidin LaCount
June 6, 2019
Dorsey senior Jaidin LaCount has been playing on the varsity girls basketball team for four years. She helped the team put on a contending campaign this past season with a 16-7 overall record. ... read more »
LAUSD Parcel Tax Measure Defeated
June 6, 2019
The no votes on Measure EE led 52.24%-47.76% with 539 of 888 precincts, 60.7%, reporting, according to figures released by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. ... read more »
Art Comes Alive at St. Elmo Village 50th Anniversary
June 6, 2019
Founded in 1969 by the late Rozzell Sykes, the community center has become a cultural landmark for its enduring promotion of arts education through workshops and cultural events. In recognition of reaching the half-century mark, scores of supporters from throughout the city attended the street festival. ... read more »
Victim in Fatal Crenshaw Crash Had Stopped When She Was Rear-Ended
June 6, 2019
A female driver was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter by gross negligence following a crash in the Hyde Park area of South Los Angeles that claimed the life of a 30-year-old woman, police said. ... read more »
TCG Footwear Talks Transforming the Shoe Game with Unconventional Street Style Looks
June 6, 2019
In 2009, Thoroughly Crafted Goods (TCG) Footwear embarked on its journey of creating stylish shoes and accessories for men. After acquiring the footwear company over a year ago, father and son, Dr. Kerry Cox and Kyle Cox, have revolutionized the lifestyle brand by reintroducing a modern minimalist style of cashletic (casual and athletic) shoes. TCG Footwear is a company that prides itself in producing quality craftsmanship, style, and comfort in every shoe. These three values of quality, design, and comfort led to the inspiration behind TCG’s three pillars logo, which is placed on the back of every shoe. ... read more »
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at SMC Graduation June 11 Largest-Ever Graduating Class in Santa Monica College’s History
May 31, 2019
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be the 2019 commencement speaker at Santa Monica College (SMC). SMC’s 89th commencement ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at Corsair Field on the college’s main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica. ... read more »
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