Join Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and the Council District Eight team for South L.A.’s Fifth Annual It’s Lit! holiday celebration on Saturday, November 19, at Century Boulevard and Broadway Avenue. It will be a day of music, community talent, snow play, and fun! ... read more »
The Los Angeles Sentinel strongly encourages all of our community to get actively involved and make sure that we VOTE. And in the upcoming primary election, it is Karen Bass who the Los Angeles Sentinel strongly endorses as the next Mayor of Los Angeles.
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As Community Coalition’s inaugural chief strategy officer, Smith will develop initiatives to support South L.A. residents - especially Black and Brown Angelenos - in overcoming systemic and institutional barriers in education and other areas. He will also assist in guiding outreach efforts and launch the group’s new National Center for Community Organizing. ... read more »
We call on the City of Los Angeles to direct a $1 billion dollar investment over the next two years towards poor and working-class families hit hardest by COVID, and develop a formula targeting 80% of the resources towards communities hardest hit by COVID. Those funds should be accountable to the people so that we see results for dollars spent. ... read more »
The voice of South L.A. was amplified by community leaders on March 10, at the “Making Los Angeles Whole” round table discussion. They spoke candidly about the means of a financial arrangement for the anticipated $1 billion dollars coming from federal assistance. ... read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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