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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 »
Reward Renewed Re Compton Man Gunned Down in SUV with Family
July 1, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a $10,000 reward today for information leading to whoever gunned down a 22-year-old man as he rode in an SUV with his brother and other family members in Compton. ... read more »
Fisher Passes Away, Organized 1st Black Church in Compton
June 19, 2019
When it comes to spiritual leaders, the Rev. Dr. W. Jerome Fisher had few equals. A master teacher, powerful preacher, supreme administrator and friend of the people are just some of the descriptions that marked his long ministerial career. ... read more »
My First Father’s Day: Redeeming a Legacy of Loss
June 14, 2019
Growing up, my family didn’t celebrate Father’s Day. My parents divorced, after nine years of marriage, when I was six-years old. My father was distant during the marriage, ... read more »
City of Compton Election Results
June 6, 2019
The City of Compton held its elections for District 1 and 4 for council district seats on Tuesday, June 4. As of press-time, Michelle Chambers took home the victory winning the election, defeating incumbent Janna Zurita by a large margin of 65 percent of the votes for the District 1 seat. ... read more »
101 REASONS TO VOTE FOR JANNA ZURITA ON JUNE 4, 2019
May 30, 2019
While Fox News Network is trying to do a number on our local council member, lest we not forget what rather views, news and propaganda Fox News Supports. While we know that Fox News is in desperate need of viewers and is proliferated with paid ads, we must not forget that they do not mean our community well and are pushing sensationalism to the detriment of the Compton community. ... read more »
Teacher at Compton’s Dominguez High School Uses His Unique Story To Get Students Talking About Trauma and Creating Solutions to Battle PTSD
May 30, 2019
After a near-fatal attack, Vincent McLeod, a teacher at Compton’s Dominguez High School uses his traumatic experience to help students deal with their experiences. Through STEM education he uses his truth to relate to students and help them naturalize post-traumatic stress disorder  (PTSD). ... read more »
Congresswoman Barragán Hosted Town Hall Meeting on Compton Potholes
May 3, 2019
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) hosted a community town hall regarding residents’ concerns over the growing number of potholes in Compton. During the town hall, Rep. Barragan questioned panelists from the state, county and city regarding funding sources, including Measure “P” and the progress of street repairs in Compton and Unincorporated Compton. Although street repairs are the responsibility of state and local officials, it is among the top issues reported to our office. As a result, constituents received some transparency on sources of funding and spending, and were also given the opportunity to ask questions about the status of repaving their roads. ... read more »
Follow up to ‘FBI Aims to Build Relationship with Los Angeles’ Black Community’
April 25, 2019
A few nights ago, I had a terrible nightmare. In my dream, a casual conversation with a law enforcement agent resulted in my employment as an informant. In desperation, I screamed, “Oh no, what have I done? Will I have to kill and sabotage my people now? Black Lives Matter help me! Please get me out of this mess.” ... read more »
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