Congresswoman Maxine Waters

HACLA Joins U.S. DOT Assistant Secretary to Celebrate ‘RAISE Up Watts’ Grant Funding

On Tuesday, August 8, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Christopher A. Coes (U.S. DOT) met with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) executives, local authorities and community members to celebrate the recently awarded grant funding for the “RAISE Up Watts: Catalyzing Connectivity through Active Transportation” project in Los Angeles.

ABWP’s 41st Gala Sets Standard for Virtual Charitable Events

The 41st annual Association of Black Women Physicians’ event, themed “Regal and Revolutionary: 40 Years of Boldly Advocating for Health Equity and Justice,” featured speakers as varied as Congresswoman Maxine Waters and actor-comedian Chris Tucker.

California Hawaii State NAACP Honors Maxine Waters

The California Hawaii State Conference NAACP hosted its 10th Annual Legacy Hall of Fame Ceremony at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles on June 25, honoring Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

Maxine Waters Misses Anniversary Due to COVID

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who played a critical part in quelling the emotions during the 1992 L.A. uprising, was unable to participate in the city’s 30th anniversary programs.  Just prior to the festivities, Waters tested positive for COVID-19 and still remains in quarantine.  

Remembering Miss Edna Hortense Smith’s 100-Year-Old Legacy

Edna Hortense Smith was born in Chipley, Florida on September 21, 1921, and celebrated her 100th birthday with her family and friends in Hawthorn, CA, where she was a resident.  She was a teacher in Florida before moving to California, where she continued her career in education. Ms. Edna was a former graduate of Pepperdine University and was a special education teacher for LAUSD.  She was also a WATTS librarian and an income tax specialist. Ms. Edna had over 17 grandchildren. She was cared for by her grandchildren, Di Laudia and CDell Sims.  She loved to watch CNN news daily