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Yasiel Puig’s Wildhorse Horse Children’s Foundation partners with the Mayor of Compton, Aja Brown to feed over 300 families in Community Food Distribution
July 9, 2020
MLB player Yasiel Puig’s Wildhorse Children’s Foundation partnered with the Mayor of Compton, Aja Brown to host the Compton Food Distribution at Gonzales Park. Families in the community needed resources in these trying times. Puig, and Mayor Brown did an outstanding job of calling out businesses to ban together and help people with goods. ... read more »
Farm Box Grab and GO Distributed over 3,000 Boxes to Residents in Compton
June 20, 2020
Farm Box Grab and Go Food Program distributed more than 3,000 boxes to residents in Compton. This was an eight-week partnership between First Five L.A., Best Start, Community Health Councils (CHC), and SEE-LA (Sustainable Economic Enterprise.) ... read more »
African American Neighborhoods Falling Behind in 2020 Census Count
June 18, 2020
L.A. County Board of Supervisors urge residents to complete the census during National Census Day of Action ... read more »
105-Year-Old Compton Woman Celebrates her Birthday in Style
June 18, 2020
Happy Birthday Matilda Roberts! ... read more »
The Heinous Murder of George Floyd and Race in America
June 4, 2020
As Vice-Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color — and more importantly, as a human being — I am appalled by the senseless killing of George Floyd. His death is another tragic reminder of the police violence that has devastated Black families and communities for decades. ... read more »
Lacey Wins Big, Wesson And Ridley-Thomas Headed for Run-Off
March 5, 2020
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, despite controversy surrounding her campaign, overwhelmingly won reelection to her seat. Lacey said she wants to create more transparency in the office so that people will better understand what her job entails. ... read more »
UCLA Anderson School of Management Honors Ice Cube
March 5, 2020
The UCLA Anderson School of Management honored rapper, actor and entrepreneur Ice Cube today with the 2020 Game Changer Award, which recognizes influential business leaders in media, entertainment and sports. ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris Visits Watts to Host Roundtable Discussion on Economic Injustice and Ways to Uplift the Community
February 27, 2020
As this was the first of many, this roundtable opened the door and created a new and stronger relationship with Senator Harris who promised to continue to work with everyone to accomplish the goals set forth and produce a job fair in the summer for residents.   ... read more »
Tonya Butler Appointed Chair Position at Berklee College of Music
February 6, 2020
She will be the first African-American and woman to hold the position. ... read more »
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 »
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