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Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Awarded $1.1 Million to Support Healthier and Stronger Communities in SoCal
January 30, 2020
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Awarded recently $1.1 million to 12 community-based organizations across Southern California during a City Hall Meeting Thursday, January 22, 2020. ... read more »
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 »
Transformational Development Builds Community at the Intersection of the 110 and 105 Freeways
November 28, 2019
On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, nonprofit Clifford Beers Housing, along with the Annenberg Foundation, The City of Los Angeles, and American Family Housing, held a groundbreaking celebration for Isla Intersections. Isla will provide 53 apartments for individuals who have experienced homelessness, with 10 of these reserved for homeless military veterans. ... read more »
Public Safety Program Helps Youth Find Positive Alternatives
September 26, 2019
Following historic lows in gun violence, the month of May saw an alarming spike in violent crime. Unwilling to accept the rise in violence, including the murder of South Los Angeles’ beloved Nipsey Hussle, Counclimember Marqueece Harris-Dawson launched a robust effort to address the root causes and effects of gun violence in South L.A. Traditionally, the summer tends to display an increase in violence. This summer program meets residents where they are with the resources they need to deal with trauma and intervenes to prevent youth from joining gangs and continuing cycles of violence. ... read more »
The Evolution of Bakewell Media’s Taste of Soul Festival
August 29, 2019
For 14 years, Los Angeles has enjoyed the annual Taste of Soul Family Food Festival on Crenshaw Blvd. The day-long festival presented by Bakewell Media boasts over 350,000 visitors just last year alone. Taste of Soul has become an institution in the Crenshaw community and draws people from L.A. and beyond, coming to enjoy live music and entertainment on more than five stages, delicious food from hundreds of vendors and shopping – including blocks and blocks of art, jewelry, clothing, beauty products as well as a plethora of free community services. The festival is family-friendly and known for being one of the largest and safest events in Southern California. Originally founded by Bakewell Media CEO Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. in 2005, Taste of Soul has grown exponentially over the years, and Mr. Bakewell says he can’t believe it’s been 14 years since its beginning. ... read more »
South Los Angeles City Councilman  Marqueece  Harris-Dawson Declares Intersection Of Crenshaw Blvd. And West Slauson Ave. As  Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square 
April 11, 2019
South Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced that the heartbeat of the South LA community, the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue, would be named in honor of one of it's own, Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Pres. Herb Wesson Honors ‘Black Panther’ Oscar Winners Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler
March 29, 2019
Carter and Beachler, who won Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, respectively, are the first African Americans to win in their category. ... read more »
Proposed Broadway and Manchester Corridor Investment Project a part of the Redevelopment of South East L.A.
January 31, 2019
The project will transform 2.8-miles of Manchester Ave and Broadway, located in South Los Angeles, into a safe and vibrant street. ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson authorizes 53 positions to repair sidewalks on Crenshaw Boulevard
January 24, 2019
Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion to authorize 53 positions to repair and/or replace sidewalks and curbs in South L.A. ... read more »
First AME – L.A. Hosts FAMU Marching ‘100’
December 31, 2018
More than 200 members of Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Marching “100” performed outside of First AME Church of Los Angeles on Dec. 30, prior to their scheduled January 1 performance in the Tournament of Roses Parade. ... read more »
A Christmas Story—What Does Christmas Mean to You? 
December 20, 2018
This season takes on different meanings depending on who you ask…  ... read more »
Over 4,500 Residents enjoy Fourth Annual Winter Wonderland South L.A.
December 20, 2018
The event provided free toys, music, refreshments, and snow for residents across South Los Angeles ... read more »
First Renderings Released for Destination Crenshaw –a 1.3-Mile-Long Outdoor Art and Culture Experience Celebrating Black L.A.
December 13, 2018
The first renderings were released today for Destination Crenshaw, a 1.3-mile-long outdoor art and culture experience celebrating Black Los Angeles under development along Crenshaw Boulevard. ... read more »
LAPD Investigating Swastikas Painted on Crenshaw Mural
December 6, 2018
Community meeting scheduled for Friday ... read more »
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