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Statement on Mayor Garcetti’s Announcements During Ongoing Protests
June 4, 2020
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced last night that the City would cut the Los Angeles Police Department budget by $100-$150 million, responding to the demands of tens of thousands of Los Angeles residents who have protested and advocated this past week. By showing up together for Black lives, we have made this possible. ... read more »
Students No Longer Need SAT and ACT Scores for Admissions to UC Schools 
May 28, 2020
Last Thursday, the University of California’s (UC) Board of Regents voted 23-0 to end the use of the SAT and ACT tests in admissions for all California freshman applicants through 2024. ... read more »
Community Coalition Hosted the People’s Assembly to Encourage Unity to Fight Injustice Across Los Angeles
May 14, 2020
As we continue to persevere through uncertainties and shutdowns, the Community Coalition in partnership with several other community-based organizations gathered virtually to present The People’s Assembly on Race, Equity & COVID-19. ... read more »
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Councilmember Harris Dawson Joins Labor Leaders and LA Regional Food Bank to Provide Groceries to 5,000 Families
April 23, 2020
COVID-19 has taken an immediate financial toll on the City of Los Angeles. Many families are looking for ways to make ends meet and keep food on the table. Local organizations and elected officials have hit the ground to help residents access the food and resources they need safely. Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson partnered with the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to host a drive-through food pantry for more than 5,000 South L.A. Families. ... read more »
Weingart Foundation Grants $100,000 to Brotherhood Crusade, Community Coalition and InnerCity Struggle
April 16, 2020
Grants bring aid to the food and technology inequities in Los Angeles and surrounding communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Weingart Foundation granted $100,000 to Brotherhood Crusade, ... read more »
South LA Community Standing Together Against COVID-19
April 9, 2020
In just a few weeks, the coronavirus has completely changed life as we know it. This pandemic has also exposed the wealth and necessity of community-based organizations, and a need for a substantial social safety net. Every resident is feeling the devastating impact of COVID-19 within South LA and across the City of Los Angeles. This crisis requires elected leaders, residents, and community-based organizations to collaborate on solutions. The vital role of South LA nonprofits like Community Coalition and other resident led organizations is amplified during times like these. While many residents are rightfully focused on meeting the needs of themselves and their families, many feel a responsibility to help their neighbors and their community at large during this pandemic. ... read more »
Race Relations Coalition Moves Toward Office of Racial Equality in Los Angeles
October 3, 2019
A diverse group of L.A. City Council members, along with activist group Community Coalition, declared September embRACE LA Month, highlighting the importance of healthy race relations in the city. Now that the month-long conversation has been had, organizers of the event are hoping to move toward creating an Office of Racial Equality here. This, they said, would help strengthen inclusion for L.A.’s most marginalized communities, who often have the least access to resources. ... read more »
Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Fights For Census Equality
August 1, 2019
Infamously known as being the hardest-to-count county in the nation, Assembly member Reginald Bryon Jones-Sawyer, Sr. has come together with local groups and leaders to ensure Los Angeles County is accurately accounted for in the 2020 Census. ... read more »
WATCH: Congresswoman Karen Bass and Van Jones Speak at the People Power Convention
June 26, 2019
On June 8th, many South L.A. residents came together at Los Angeles Trade Technical College for the 4th annual People Power Convention hosted by Community Coalition. The convention is a mass organizing event where residents learn about educational equity, justice reinvestment, art activism, and unified voting power. ... read more / watch video »
Congresswoman Karen Bass and Van Jones Speak at the People Power Convention
June 19, 2019
On June 8th, many South L.A. residents came together at Los Angeles Trade Technical College for the 4th annual People Power Convention hosted by Community Coalition. The convention is a mass organizing event where residents learn about educational equity, justice reinvestment, art activism, and unified voting power. ... read more »
1992 UPRISING: MUCH MORE STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE
March 14, 2019
Mainstream media, in particular, tended to soft-pedal the long range outcomes of the 1992 uprising, i.e., “riots.”  Citing groups like the Community Coalition and Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, it emphasized some things had been accomplished. Few would disagree. However, the coverage represented a familiar glossing over of the lack of progress for fundamental change in South Central Los Angeles (SCLA). In 1992, even descriptions of participants themselves were often misleading- Blacks and Koreans were frequently referred to as the primary participants, actually, Latinos too were heavily involved and far more Latinos were arrested than Blacks.   ... read more »
Sentinel Exclusive: LAPD Chief Meets With Prominent Black Leaders After an Officer Involved Killing
December 13, 2018
In light of this event and in an effort to continue the promises he made when elected chief of LAPD, Michel Moore met with local Black leaders at the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper on Tuesday, December 11, to discuss the officer-involved shooting. ... read more »
New LAPD Chief  Shares His Policing Vision with South L.A. Black Leaders
June 21, 2018
Continuing his meet-and-greets around the city, new LAPD Chief Michel Moore stopped by the L.A. Sentinel on June 19 and heard about the pressing policing concerns from South Los Angeles African American community representatives. ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson Joins Community Groups to Urge State and Local Officials to End Cash Bail
May 17, 2018
New study from UCLA’s Million Dollar Hoods Project highlights the disproportionate Price for Freedom ... read more »
Righteous Outrage and Action Must Be Sustained
January 25, 2018
Since the civil rights era, there’s not been sustained outrage to high-profile incidents, or countless other similar incidents of police abuse. ... read more »
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