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It All Starts with a Coffee Shop: Gentrification Beyond the Numbers
December 13, 2018
Windsor Hills and View Park have always been a shining Black light in Los Angeles. It’s where Black doctors and lawyers aspired to live when they weren’t welcomed in Bel-Air or Brentwood, where Ray Charles, Meghan Markle, and Ike and Tina Turner lived. It was the gold standard for Black people, a gleaming refuge lost to most in the sprawl of Los Angeles. ... read more »
U.S. Department of Labor Provides Continued Assistance to California Counties Recovering from 2017 Wildfires
December 11, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor announced additional incremental funding for a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the California Department of Employment Development to assess workforce needs in response to wildfires that affected the state in October and December 2017. ... read more »
City of Los Angeles Has Collected $100 Million in Taxes From Airbnb Hosts and
December 6, 2018
As the city continues to discuss regulations to legitimize short-term rentals in Los Angeles, Airbnb announced its host community has remitted more than $100 million in transient occupancy taxes to the City in just over two years. This represents 10% of the more than $1 billion in taxes Airbnb has remitted on behalf of its host community around the world. ... read more »
Three Charged in Shooting Deaths of Two 15-Year-Old Boys
December 6, 2018
Three people are facing capital murder charges stemming from a May 13 gang-related shooting in South Los Angeles, in which two 15-year-old boys were killed and two other teens were wounded, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today. ... read more »
Pimp Sentenced to 281 Years to Life for Human Trafficking of Minors
December 6, 2018
Roberts -- a "third-strike'' defendant, who had prior convictions for robbery and attempted robbery in the 1990s -- was arrested in August 2015 following an investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department's South Bureau Human Trafficking unit and the Long Beach Police Department. ... read more »
Statement from Councilmember Harris-Dawson Regarding Potential Hate Crime in South LA
November 29, 2018
Four swastikas were painted over the images of women Black Panthers on the historic Crenshaw Wall, a two-block-long work of art in the heart of the Crenshaw community.   This is yet another example of dangerous, racist sentiment and actions that are beginning to characterize this period of time, and we are not immune to it in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Survey: California Homebuyers Can’t Always Get What They Want
November 29, 2018
A competitive housing market and low housing affordability is forcing California homebuyers to make compromises in their home purchases, including price, size, location and school quality, according to a survey released today by a Los Angeles-based Realtors group. ... read more »
Friends of Watts Towers Want Apology for Hooks’ Suspension
November 29, 2018
The Civil Service Commission revoked Watts Towers Art Center Director Rosie Lee Hooks’ suspension recently, however Friends of Watts Towers members say they now want an apology from the city and they are asking community members to join them in petitioning for one. ... read more »
L.A. Black Worker Center Launches Citywide Survey to Demonstrate the Importance of Public Sector Jobs to the African American Community
November 29, 2018
For millions of Black families in the U.S., working in the public sector has long provided a dependable pathway to the middle class. Approximately one in five Black adults work in such fields as the government, teaching school, delivering mail, driving buses and working at hospitals. Blacks are about 30 percent more likely to have a public sector job than non-Hispanic Whites, and twice as likely as Hispanics. ... read more »
17-Year-Old Female Wanted in Fatal Baldwin Hills Stabbing
November 26, 2018
Los Angeles police are reportedly searching Friday for a 17-year-old girl in connection with the stabbing death of a man in an alley behind a Baldwin Hills apartment ... read more »
Los Angeles Nonprofits Receive Over $1 Million in Economic Development Grants from Bank of America to Stimulate Business and Neighborhood Revitalization
November 19, 2018
Bank of America announced $1,124,000 in economic development grants given to 52 nonprofits that help stimulate local business and neighborhood revitalization in communities across Los Angeles. Nonprofits receiving the funds provide services ranging from affordable housing and community development resources to small business support and arts and culture programs that stimulate the local economy. ... read more »
America’s Water Infrastructure Act To Fund Up To $35 Million Towards West Basin’s Harbor South Bay Water Recycling Project
November 8, 2018
America’s Water Infrastructure Act, the comprehensive infrastructure legislation passed by Congress in the fall and signed by the president on Oct. 23, will allow West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) to access an additional $35 million in federal funding for its Harbor South Bay Water Recycling project. ... read more »
Tiffany Haddish Tests Her Hot Streak with ‘Nobody’s Fool’
November 2, 2018
A year after her breakout role in "Girl's Trip,'' Haddish is indeed busy. Up next is the Tyler Perry written-and-directed comedy "Nobody's Fool,'' which pairs her with Tika Sumpter. They play sisters, with Whoopi Goldberg as their mom. Once Haddish's character gets out of jail, they discover that Sumpter's boyfriend is catfishing her. ... read more »
Members of Inglewood Gang Targeted in Drugs, Weapons Crackdown
November 2, 2018
Over the course of its investigation, task force members working with the Inglewood Police Department executed controlled purchases through which they acquired firearms, cocaine, ecstasy and meth, according to prosecutors. ... read more »
Pan-African Studies at Cal State LA celebrates 50 years
November 2, 2018
More than 200 faculty, staff, students and supporters gathered in the Golden Eagle Ballroom on Oct. 29 for the Department of Pan-African Studies 5th Annual Black Community Honors Dinner, an evening that looked back on the department’s history and recognized the contributions of individuals who have committed their lives to the liberation and empowerment of the Black community. ... read more »
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