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Shaun King Visits Compton and Carson on Behalf of Bernie Sanders
January 9, 2020
Supporters of 2020 Presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders hit the campaign trail on his behalf a day before the opening of Sanders’ South L.A. campaign office.  On Dec. 29, Brooklyn-based activist and writer Shaun King, who focuses on civil and human rights, racial justice, mass incarceration, and law enforcement misconduct, visited Pastor Michael Fisher’s Greater Zion Church family in Compton before stopping by Bishop Jawane Hilton’s City on the Hill in Carson. King was joined by civil rights attorney Lee Merritt and Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer. ... read more »
Compton deserves to be healthy. This new campaign will help make that a reality.
December 12, 2019
There are lots of notable things about the city of Compton. It has a rapidly improving school system. It’s a stable, multi-racial community with a long history of African American empowerment and a growing Latinx population. Above all, Compton is a city where neighbors take care of each other. That’s the spirit behind a newly launched public health campaign, Compton Healthy, that aims to improve the health of the 100,000 people who call Compton home -- because despite the community values which make Compton so strong, there are troubling health trends that must be addressed.  ... read more »
Compton Hosts Historical Know Your Rights Legal Forum
December 12, 2019
On Saturday, Dec. 7, the City of Compton hosted a historical Know Your Rights Legal Forum at the Douglas Dollarhide Community Center featuring Compton Mayor Aja Brown, The Cochran Firm’s managing partner attorney Brian Dunn, civil rights attorney and O.J. Simpson defense attorney Carl Douglas and his partner Jamon Hicks along with Ivie, McNeil and Wyatt immigration attorney Margarette Mow. The two-hour-long panel was moderated by Compton City Attorney Damon M. Brown and featured the dos and don’ts of interacting with the police and immigration officers.  The forum is first of several criminal justice reform discussions the City of Compton plans to host to empower its residents. ... read more »
CDU and APLA Health Host Rare ‘Indoor Ground Breaking’ On New Health Facility
December 12, 2019
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) and APLA Health (APLA) officially announced plans to move forward on a new building located on the CDU campus that would house a new CDU Wellness Center and an APLA clinic during a symbolic “indoor ground breaking” ceremony on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Plans for the upcoming 10,000 square-foot facility were formalized with a signed agreement between the two organizations in February 2019. ... read more »
L.A. County Renews Reward in Compton Double Homicide
November 7, 2019
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended renewing a $10,000 reward in the Compton shooting, which was set to expire this week.    About 9 p.m. on May 15, 2016, 24-year-old Richard Williams was driving out of a 76 gas station in the 1200 block of South Wilmington Avenue with two friends -- 23-year-old Boston Farley and 26-year-old Brandon Upchurch - - when someone fired into their vehicle. ... read more »
Compton College’s Campus Community Mirrors Population It Serves
October 17, 2019
Compton College’s population of students, faculty and staff reflects the diversity of the residents that live within the Compton Community College District (CCCD) service area, which encompasses 12 cities includingthe communities of Compton, Lynwood, Paramount and Willowbrook, as well as portions of Athens, Bellflower, Carson, Downey, Dominguez, Lakewood, Long Beach, and South Gate. ... read more »
Compton Salute to Marie Hollis Attracts Hundreds
October 17, 2019
At a recognition program on Oct. 11, nearly 300 people came out salute her love and commitment to the city and celebrate her retirement as head of Concerned Citizens after 19 years of service. The crowd included elected officials, faith leaders, business executives and residents of the community. ... read more »
Compton Unified School District Launches Districtwide Career Program with eSports Video Game Tournament
September 27, 2019
The Compton Unified School District (CUSD), in partnership with the Carrot Group and the Los Angeles Chargers, will host its first-ever eSports High School Tournament between its four high schools – Centennial, Compton, Compton Early College, and Dominguez High Schools – to kick off a districtwide career program and strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) skills in schools.  ... read more »
Redeemer Church Partners with MLK Clinic to Raise Health Awareness in Compton
September 4, 2019
Church of the Redeemer and the Martin Luther King Community Medical Group have united to raise awareness about healthcare among residents in the South L.A. and Compton areas. ... read more »
Successful Measure S Bond Sale for Compton USD
August 26, 2019
Compton Unified School District successfully issued its Election of 2015 Series B bonds. The Series B bonds represents the second series of bonds under Measure S, authorizing the District to issuance up to $350 million in general obligation bonds.  ... read more »
Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory Offers Free Music Lessons for Youth
August 9, 2019
It’s no secret that when it comes to under-resourced communities in predominantly Black and Brown neighborhoods, arts and music education is usually lacking. But the program director of the Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory & Youth Symphony, Billy Mitchell, says it’s not because the programs don’t exist. ... read more »
Man Shot, Killed in Compton
August 2, 2019
Deputies responded to a gunshot victim call and found the victim with at least one gunshot wound to his upper body, the sheriff's department reported. ... read more »
Authorities ID Man Killed in Compton Shooting; Investigation Continuing

July 12, 2019
Awki Wilds, 41, of Compton died at a hospital after being wounded about 11:35 a.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Castlegate Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office and sheriff's department. ... read more »
Renowned Art Curator Naima J. Keith Brings Her Magic Touch to LACMA
July 12, 2019
Big, big things are happening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and one of the biggest is the recent addition of Naima J. Keith as its Vice President of Education and Public Programs. ... read more »
Ryan Twyman’s Family Speaks Out in the Wake of Recently Released Shooting Video
July 4, 2019
The family of an unarmed Black man shot by county sheriffs in Compton joined the Cochran Firm in a press conference June 20, in the wake of a recently released video documenting the incident. 24-year-old Ryan Twyman’s family said that the video made it clear that their loved one was murdered. What’s worse, they said, is the possibility that nothing will be done. ... read more »
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