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2020 Census Reveals 2.9% Increase in L.A.’s Black Population
August 26, 2021
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. ... read more »
St. Mark UMC Dedicates Prayer and Produce Community Garden
August 11, 2021
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. ... read more »
Bryan, Durazo and Bloom Celebrate Homeless Hiring Tax Credit in Leimert Park
July 29, 2021
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). ... read more »
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LAPD Seeks to Increase Number of Black Officers
July 29, 2021
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. ... read more »
Panel Explores Lessons of South L.A.’s Struggles and Successes
July 29, 2021
South Los Angeles has changed considerably over the last few decades and those variations were the main topic covered during the panel discussion entitled, “Is South L.A. Forging a New American Identity?” ... read more »
Charles Drew University Receives Historic $50 Million Allocation
July 22, 2021
A historic moment occurred in the life of Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science with the institution’s receipt of $50 million to fund its own four-year medical degree program. ... read more »
Mitchell Joins LA-Tech to Connect South L.A. Youth with Industry Careers
July 22, 2021
L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell announced a new initiative to connect 100 South L.A. youth to careers in the tech industry. ... read more »
Bass Features Padilla and Jones-Sawyer at Virtual Town Hall
July 15, 2021
An array of timely topics were addressed at the “Fighting for Los Angeles” virtual town hall hosted by U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass on July 13.  Joining her for the forum were U.S. Senator Alex Padilla and State Assembly Member Reginald Jones-Sawyer. Fighting for Los Angeles, virtual town hall, U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass, July 13,  forum, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, State Assembly Member Reginald Jones-Sawyer, California, L.A. Sentinel, Cora Jackson-Fossett, ... read more »
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Biden Nominates Garcetti as Ambassador to India
July 15, 2021
President Joe Biden has nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of India. The White House made the announcement on July 9, following weeks of speculation in the local media about the potential appointment. ... read more »
Celebration of Life Held for Ronald E. Bishop
July 8, 2021
Family and friends celebrated the extraordinary life of Ronald Edward Bishop on June 22, with a spirited homegoing service.  The multitalented, internationally known musician passed away on April 11, at the age of 70. ... read more »
Bryan Takes Oath as New 54th District Assemblymember
July 1, 2021
As the 54th District assemblymember, Bryan will represent the neighborhoods of Baldwin Hills, Cheviot Hills, Crenshaw, Century City, Culver City, Ladera Heights, Mar Vista, Palms, Rancho Park, Westwood and sections of South Los Angeles and Inglewood.  ... read more »
Summerfield Family Award Scholarships in Memory of Murdered Son
July 1, 2021
The loss of a child is never assuaged, but Dwight and Patricia Summerfield tried to alleviate the pain by presenting $41,667 in scholarships to five college friends of their late son, Andrew Joseph Summerfield. ... read more »
Juneteenth Becomes Newest Federal Holiday
June 17, 2021
Black communities in greater Los Angeles and throughout the United States will observe Juneteenth with solemn memorials, spirited programs, singing and dancing, and a sense of jubilee. ... read more »
Ivie Named to State Commission on Judicial Performance
June 10, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed prominent Los Angeles attorney, Rickey Ivie to the Commission on Judicial Performance.  Newsom made the announcement on May 27. ... read more »
Kedren Health Vaccinates 1,000+ at Weekend Events in South L.A.
May 20, 2021
African immigrants and communities of color were among the recipients of the free vaccine ... read more »
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