Cora Jackson-Fossett

2020 Census Reveals 2.9% Increase in L.A.’s Black Population

The statistics were disclosed at a special meeting of the L.A. City Council Redistricting Commission on August 19. The commission is charged with using census data to recommend a redistricting plan that outlines the boundaries of council districts (CDs) and each area should be largely equal in population.

St. Mark UMC Dedicates Prayer and Produce Community Garden

Church aims to combat food insecurity by distributing free vegetables to South L.A. neighbors Fresh vegetables and herbs will be available throughout the neighborhood, thanks to the Prayer and Produce Community Garden sponsored by St. Mark United Methodist Church. The South L.A. congregation, headed by Pastor Gary B. Williams, dedicated the garden on August 7, and anointed the land as its contribution to the fight against food insecurity, also called food deserts, which refer to limited access to quality, affordable and healthy products. Church members and local residents were on hand to celebrate along with the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Oliver

Bryan, Durazo and Bloom Celebrate Homeless Hiring Tax Credit in Leimert Park

Groundbreaking $30 million budget initiative will assist homeless individuals and small businesses in California
Hot and Cool Café hosted Assemblymember Isaac Bryan (D-Los Angeles), State Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) to celebrate the groundbreaking California Homeless Hiring Tax Credit (HHTC).

LAPD Seeks to Increase Number of Black Officers

Top staff of the Los Angeles Police Department made an earnest plea for help with increasing the number of Black law enforcement officers during the African American Community Forum recently hosted by the agency.