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Emma Sharif Elected Mayor of Compton
June 3, 2021
In a runoff election held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Councilwoman Emma Sharif was elected Mayor of the City of Compton.  Sharif who defeated newcomer Christian Reynaga by almost 10% of the vote is replacing Mayor Aja Brown who after 8 years decided not to seek re-election. ... read more »
‘Two Distant Strangers’ Wins an Oscar- Watch the Trailer
May 13, 2021
'Two Distant Strangers' Wins an Oscar- Watch the Trailer ... read more / watch video »
COMPTON — ‘TWO DISTANT STRANGERS’ IN THE HISTORY BOOKS!
May 13, 2021
Compton’s Travon Free and the Six Feet Over team took home an Oscar stepping into the history books as the first African-American filmmaker to win in the live-action short category. ... read more »
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Tanisha Hall Founder of White Hall Arts Academy Revamps HeARTBeats Virtual Arts Program for Virtual Classes Nationwide
April 1, 2021
As the nation continues to pivot to make room for pandemic safety precautions, the White Hall Arts Academy (WHAA) does its best to keep student learning and evolving through music. Relaunching its acclaimed Music4LA program, now called HeARTBeats Virtual Arts Program, the WHAA is opening its doors virtually to students across the nation. ... read more »
‘THEM’ — A NEW TERROR ANTHOLOGY SERIES. I DIDN’T SAY HORROR — DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?
March 11, 2021
The series focuses on an African-American family who moves to an all-White Los Angeles neighborhood during The Great Migration. ... read more »
Compton School District, Health Group Partner for Mass Vaccination Sites
February 4, 2021
The partnership is the first of its kind in Los Angeles County, and will result in the ability to vaccinate tens of thousands of Compton residents once community vaccination begins. Compton Unified is the first school district in the state to establish schools as mass vaccination venues, according to the district. ... read more »
COMPTON MAYOR AJA BROWN SPEAKS ABOUT NOT RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION
January 28, 2021
The Los Angeles Sentinel has confirmed that Mayor Aja Brown did not file papers to run for reelection. With no incumbent running the filing date is extended for 5 more days. “I look forward to providing a smooth and comprehensive transition, including welcoming the next mayor this summer, and sharing the infrastructure we built to aid in their success,” Brown wrote in a statement to the press regarding her decision. ... read more »
Sen. Steven Bradford Commits to Building Upon Weber’s Legacy as Next Black Caucus Chair
January 7, 2021
Last week, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) elected Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) chair of the group comprised of African Americans serving in State Legislature. Bradford, 60, who is the longest serving member in the caucus and the only African American member in the California Senate, is succeeding the CLBC’s outgoing chair Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego). ... read more »
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Woman-Owned Local Business Adds Over 50 Flavors of Zest to an American Classic Refreshment
December 31, 2020
Found in the heart of Compton, CA, stands an oasis that provides a refreshing moment for the collective community. The Pucker Up Lemonade Company’s storefront sits happily alongside other small businesses, but there is something different about this community watering hole.  ... read more »
Iconic Actor and Noted Athlete Tommy ‘Deebo’ Lister, Found Dead in Marina Del Rey Residence
December 17, 2020
Known for his iconic character “Deebo” in the Cube Vision production series “Friday” Tommy Lister died on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Lister lived a colorful life, crossing entertainment lines as a pro-wrestler to a noted actor, the 275-pound performing artist was known as the “Gentle Giant,” to all his fans and loved ones. ... read more »
Supervisor Holly Mitchell Takes Historical Seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
December 10, 2020
For years, the members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors were known as “The Five Kings,” a title used to describe the powerful all-male Board of Supervisors, which remained that way until 1982 when Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke shattered the glass ceiling and became the first woman and the first African American to be elected to the Board of Supervisors. ... read more »
Gipson and Compton Community Celebrate Newest Green Space
November 19, 2020
$3 million State Investment pivotal to Compton Creek ‘Alondra Gateway Community Park’ environmental project ... read more »
Breast Cancer Awareness Still Up Front in Compton Despite COVID
October 29, 2020
The VIRTUAL walk began with a swag parade, in which almost 500 people lined up in cars ... read more »
Manhunt for Shooter of Deputies Misidentifies ‘Dark Skinned’ Compton Man as Suspect
September 17, 2020
33-year-old Compton native, Darnell Hicks, had no idea why his phone was blowing up Sunday night.  Like every Sunday, he was working the swing shift as a client aide at a South Centra L.A.  transitional housing program, when all of a sudden, he started receiving back-to-back text messages and social media notifications.  Darnell could hardly believe what he was reading--that he was wanted in the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in a patrol SUV at the Compton Willowbrook rail station. ... read more »
SAG-AFTRA STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF JOSIE HUANG
September 14, 2020
SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement regarding the arrest of KPCC journalist Josie Huang on Saturday:   This past Saturday, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies tackled, held down, handcuffed and arrested SAG-AFTRA member Josie Huang, a public media journalist with radio station KPCC. Huang was visibly credentialed as a working journalist and verbally identified herself as a member of the press. She had done nothing to warrant questioning much less arrest. ... read more »
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