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Taste of Soul Is Here!
September 8, 2022
Excitement is building throughout L.A. as people anticipate the 17th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival, set for Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Crenshaw Blvd., between Stocker St. and Obama Blvd. ... read more »
Inaugural Olivia Mitchell Youth Council Cohort Sworn in at City Hall
August 11, 2022
The City of Los Angeles has launched its first ever Youth Council, the inaugural endeavor of the Youth Development Department established in Summer 2021. This new program is named for Olivia E. Mitchell, longtime community activist and city employee. On August 5, the first cohort of Mitchell’s namesake program--which includes 30 young people between the ages 16 and 25--was introduced and sworn in at the City Council meeting. ... read more »
CITY COUNCIL APPROVES PLAN FOR PEACE AND HEALING CENTERS IN LA
July 7, 2022
 On Wednesday, June 29, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a plan by the Civil + Human Rights and Equity (LA Civil Rights) Department to launch Peace & Healing Centers in nine communities across the City of Los Angeles. The program will partner with community-based organizations to create physical spaces focused on environmental, social and economic healing in historically marginalized communities. ... read more »
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Highlighting Empowered Women Impacting the L.A. Criminal Justice System 
May 26, 2022
 Looking deeper into the city’s district attorney office, Black women are holding senior roles that influence the largest criminal justice system in the country. This is an important factor, due to the rate people of color are experiencing racially charged encounters in the current criminal justice system.  ... read more »
New Program Aims to Help Diverse Contractors Win Public Construction Contracts
May 19, 2022
A three-pronged Los Angeles regional program -- consisting of the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Metro, and the County of Los Angeles -- has been created to help small and diverse contractors in bidding and obtaining work on infrastructure development and other publicly funded construction projects.  ... read more »
AN OPEN LETTER FROM CONCERNED CITIZENS OF CD 10 
March 10, 2022
Concerned Citizens of the 10th District have been absolutely compromised when every district in the City of Los Angeles has a representative on the City Council except for us. Yes, 14 out of 15 leaves a mathematical answer to the question that many people in the city have been asking. How many districts are excluded from voting in the city? The answer is One district- and that district is the 10th District.  ... read more »
Garcetti and LABC Launch RAMP to Provide Equitable Access to Procurement Opportunities
February 23, 2022
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Business Council launched the Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement (RAMP) on February 18. RAMP, a portal which centralizes both public and private procurement opportunities, will address procurement reform and equitable access to contracting opportunities. ... read more »
Garcetti and LABC Launch RAMP to Provide Equitable Access to Procurement Opportunities
February 17, 2022
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Business Council launched the Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement (RAMP) on February 18. RAMP, a portal which centralizes both public and private procurement opportunities, will address procurement reform and equitable access to contracting opportunities. ... read more »
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Marina Torres is Looking to be the Bridge Between the Law and the People; Running for City Attorney of Los Angeles
October 28, 2021
Looking to embody the duties of the City Attorney of Los Angeles is Marina Torres, by bringing her own experience as a first generation Latinx woman and a member of the community. ... read more »
Lewes Beach Renamed to Honor Former Black Business Owner
October 19, 2021
An eastern Delaware town has voted to change the name of one of its Delaware Bay beaches in honor of a former Black business owner. ... read more »
Taste of Soul to Bring A ‘Day of Service & Soul’ to the Community
October 14, 2021
The drive-thru only event to give away free groceries, PPE supplies, and more ... read more »
L.A. Mayor’s House Vandalized
July 30, 2021
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's home in the Windsor Square area of Los Angeles was vandalized overnight. ... read more »
Music Producer’s `Racial Profiling’ Suit Against L.A. Tentatively Settled   
June 4, 2021
   A settlement has been tentatively reached with the  city of Los Angeles in a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by a Hollywood music producer who fought in court to have police body camera video made public to prove allegations he was racially profiled before his arrest, his attorney said today. ... read more »
Police Force Cutting into Family Ties: 23-Year-Old Targeted by an Order Given by His Uncle
May 20, 2021
On Tuesday, May 10, Attorney Carl Douglas, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Co-founder Melina Abdullah joined 23-year-old filmmaker Jamal Shakir to announce a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and LAPD police officer, Eric Anderson. The premise of the case sounded like many others, law enforcement using overly aggressive force to manage a peaceful protest, but for Shakir, the order for his attack came directly from a family member. ... read more »
Leimert Park Village is Reopening: Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas Says “All Hands on Deck”
May 20, 2021
The heritage and culture of Los Angeles flows through the veins of the Leimert Park Village community. Businesses that took root near historic Leimert Boulevard reflect the neighborhood’s progress and elevation.  In this quaint, Black artistic-mecca, comprised mostly of store fronts, restaurants and vendors in South L.A., there is a history pride for the community and culture. ... read more »
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