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MLK Freedom Festival Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Reminds Us of the History of Leimert Park
January 16, 2020
Every year on January twentieth, the South Los Angeles community gathers to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lowriders, marching bands, and drill teams help make up the largest MLK Day celebration in the country. The parade brings residents together from across California before culminating with the Freedom Festival at Leimert Park. For 35 years, the Kingdom Day Parade has brought residents together along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Crenshaw Boulevard and neighboring streets to celebrate social progress, acknowledge our past and look towards our future. For four years, Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Herb Wesson, and Curren Price, who each represent sections of South L.A., have hosted the MLK Freedom Festival to activate Leimert Park and engage residents to create community solutions. Despite this long-standing tradition, many residents do not know the history and significance of Leimert Park and how it relates to the legacy of Dr. King. ... read more »
City Council Restricts L.A. Housing Land to Affordable Units
December 12, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council voted today to allow only affordable units to be built on city-owned land slated for housing. ... read more »
Race Relations Coalition Moves Toward Office of Racial Equality in Los Angeles
October 3, 2019
A diverse group of L.A. City Council members, along with activist group Community Coalition, declared September embRACE LA Month, highlighting the importance of healthy race relations in the city. Now that the month-long conversation has been had, organizers of the event are hoping to move toward creating an Office of Racial Equality here. This, they said, would help strengthen inclusion for L.A.’s most marginalized communities, who often have the least access to resources. ... read more »
City Sues FAA Over LAX Flight Plans
July 1, 2019
Accusing the FAA of persistently failing to address the negative impacts of overflights of aircraft headed to LAX, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today he is suing the agency, ... read more »
City Attorney Feuer Challenges FAA Changes to Flight Pattern Over Mid-City/Central LA in Federal Court of Appeals
June 28, 2019
City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office, on behalf of the City, is suing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. Court of Appeals, challenging the FAA’s recent changes to procedures that affect incoming aircraft flying over mid-City and central Los Angeles on their way to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The FAA’s changes allegedly were done without proper environmental review or public input and represent the latest example of FAA’s persistent failure to address noise and other negative impacts from aircraft overflights in those areas.  ... read more »
Mid-City Festival Celebrates Culture and Diversity
June 13, 2019
Held on Washington Blvd., between Vineyard and Rimpau, the daylong celebration featured a cultural smorgasbord of performers, artists and vendors representing the diversity of the neighborhood.  The Mid-City Neighborhood Council (MINC) united with Council President Herb Wesson, the Ebony Repertory Theatre and Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art to host the free event. ... read more »
Mothers In Action’s Green Event Great Success!!!
March 28, 2019
The free drive-thru, organized collection event arrived just in time for local residents to begin their spring cleaning. ... read more »
Mothers In Action Gears Up For Another Great Thanksgiving Feed 
November 15, 2018
Ward Villas becomes the hub for a day of giving back to our elders, love and a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.  ... read more »
Bakewell Media Presents the 13th Annual Taste of Soul
September 27, 2018
Bakewell Media presents the 13th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival, in partnership with Mothers in Action and produced by the Los Angeles Sentinel on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10am-7pm on historic Crenshaw Blvd. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Delivers Fifth State of the City Address
April 16, 2018
Mayor Garcetti touches upon the most salient and pressing issues facing Los Angeles in his State of the City Address. ... read more / watch video »
Mothers In Action & Taste of Soul Team-Up with Local Organizations to Host 5th Annual South Los Angeles Community Recycling/Clean Up Event
March 22, 2018
The free recycling event will be held in front of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper from 9:00am- 12:30pm and waste disposal ends at 3:00pm. ... read more »
Wesson, Price And Harris-Dawson Fighting Together For A Better Los Angeles
March 8, 2018
“The three of us have one major goal,” Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson told the Sentinel in a recent interview about his relationship with fellow African American City Council members, Curren Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson and their collective effort to help underserved constituents.  ... read more »
L.A. Council President Wesson Challenges Feds on Marijuana Laws
January 11, 2018
Los Angeles Council President Herb Wesson recently responded on the city’s behalf, to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session’s announcement that he has rescinded the Cole Memo, a document aimed at ensuring that the Federal Government takes a hands-off approach to states that have made marijuana sales and use legal. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Committee Told Public Bank for Pot Industry Could Cause Legal Headaches
December 21, 2017
Because marijuana is still a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level, accepting deposits from cannabis businesses could violate the Banking Secrecy Act ... read more »
Bethany Baptist Holds Thanksgiving Giveaway
November 22, 2017
More than 120 families received a complete dinner at the annual Thanksgiving Giveaway sponsored by Bethany Baptist Church of West Los Angeles and the Baldwin Bethany Community Development Corporation. ... read more »
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