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City Council Members Frustrated No Pot Shop Landlords Facing Civil Penalties
April 12, 2019
The comments came before the council approved a set of actions aimed at cracking down on illegal shops, including the formation of a working group comprised of the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Fire Department and other city departments to manage and direct enforcement efforts. ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle: A Legacy That Transcends Rap 
April 4, 2019
The murder of Nipsey Hussle is personal. It is personal to me. It is personal to a generation in looking at social media and news interviews, there was a clear message that his death was felt deeply and hurt immensely, and particularly for anyone who came into contact with him, no matter how brief the interaction.    ... read more »
New App Will Allow L.A. First Responders to `Get Help’ for Homeless
December 6, 2018
Get Help LA app will start in January, with the goal of eventually making it available to the general public. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Elected New Chairperson of Congressional Black Caucus
December 6, 2018
Bass takes news position, advocates for the Black Press and strengthening ties with Africa ... read more »
Behind the Taste of Soul: Meet the Chairs, Co-Chairs, Sponsors & Partners Who Continue to Make the Taste of Soul Family a Success 
October 18, 2018
For 12 years in a row, Taste of Soul has continued to provide all things soulful and be an economic driver in the Black community because of the chairs, co-chairs, partners and sponsors who support the event and its mission.      ... 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 »
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD’s New Police Chief, Michel Moore Tour South L.A.  
June 14, 2018
Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti chose Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michel Moore as the department’s new chief to replace retiring officer Charlie Beck. ... read more »
Koreatown Homeless Shelter Approved by L.A. City Council Committee 
May 24, 2018
A Los Angeles City Council committee today approved a Koreatown parking lot as a potential site for a temporary homeless shelter during a raucous early morning meeting attended by hundreds of people who filled the council chamber to capacity.  ... read more »
#BlackVotesMatter: Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Spearheads Maassive Voter Registration Push  
May 17, 2018
Prior to former Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ resignation in December 2017, he spent the past four years serving the South Los Angeles community by taking on the state’s homelessness crisis, mental health and environmental issues. Although he is no longer serving in the assembly, Ridley-Thomas continues to be a voice and face of the community. This time however, he is taking his voice to the polls by encouraging California residents to register to vote!  ... 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 »
Black L.A. City Councilmen United: Herb Wesson, Curren Price and Marqueece Harris – Dawson (Part 2)
March 7, 2018
Brandon I. Brooks, Managing Editor with the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and the L.A. Watts Times Newspaper sits down for an exclusive interview with three Black L.A. City Council members, L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson (10th district), Councilman Curren Price (9th District) and Marqueece Harris-Dawson (8th district) ... read more / watch video »
Harris-Dawson and Community Residents  to Build 1.1 Mile Outdoor Art Museum  on Crenshaw Blvd. 
March 1, 2018
In recognition that Black History should be celebrated every day, Councilmember seeks community engagement in planning of “Destination Crenshaw”, a 1.1 Mile Open-Air Art Museum celebrating the legacy of Black Los Angeles  ... read more »
Congressmember Karen Bass Holds Town Hall in South Los Angeles 
August 31, 2017
Rep. Karen Bass holds town hall to discuss community concerns, keeping the president accountable and the environment.   ... read more »
L.A. County Supervisors Advance Plans for Permanent Housing
August 24, 2017
Los Angeles County Board Supervisor Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas outlined the path for progress to ensure permanent housing for those who are experiencing homelessness, during a press conference on Tuesday, August 22. ... read more »
Council member Marqueece Harris-Dawson Hosts the Inaugural Caribbean Heritage Day
June 29, 2017
Councilmember Harris-Dawson gave a special presentation recognizing the significance of Caribbean heritage. During his presentation, Hollywood Carnival performers surprised the audience in stunning costumes and danced to Caribbean music. Lunch was provided by Derrick’s Jamaican Cuisine, a local South LA restaurant. ... read more »
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