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Mark Ridley-Thomas
An Unprecedented Challenge Before Us
March 26, 2020
But this is just the beginning of what will be a long fight on multiple fronts. ... read more »
Lacey Wins Big, Wesson And Ridley-Thomas Headed for Run-Off
March 5, 2020
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, despite controversy surrounding her campaign, overwhelmingly won reelection to her seat. Lacey said she wants to create more transparency in the office so that people will better understand what her job entails. ... read more »
Bright Star and Bethany CDC Partner to Open New Charter School
March 5, 2020
With educational excellence being the driving force, a dream of a facility became a reality for Bright Star Schools, Bethany Baptist Church and the Baldwin Bethany Community Development Corporation.  ... read more »
Public Service Embedded in Ridley-Thomas’ DNA
February 20, 2020
When it comes to public service, Mark Ridley-Thomas has done it all. He’s served on the nonprofit, city, county and state levels. The only thing left is national office. ... read more »
Children’s Institute Breaks Ground in Watts Celebrating a New Landmark In the Community
February 14, 2020
Children’s Institue (CII) and its Board of Trustees welcomed the community to celebrate their latest development located in Watts. The groundbreaking ceremony held Thursday, January 30, 2020, was complete with a live band, BBQ luncheon and a virtual tour of the new building. ... read more »
Special Needs Network Hosts 11th Annual Christmas Care Exchange
December 19, 2019
Nation’s Premier Autism Awareness Organization Provides Toys, Family Resources & Photos with Santa to LA County’s Most Vulnerable ... read more »
Mark Ridley-Thomas Formally Kicks Off City Council Campaign
December 19, 2019
Firefighters and carpenters, members of the faith community and the arts community, local neighborhood activists and elected officials from throughout the region, and volunteers from every walk of life turned out Saturday, December 14 for Mark Ridley-Thomas’ official City Council campaign kickoff. ... read more »
Housing for Vets Built Through Humanity, Politics and Love
December 5, 2019
Groundbreaking ceremony for Casa De Rosas gives former vets and their families a second chance ... read more »
L.A. County Renews Reward in Compton Double Homicide
November 7, 2019
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended renewing a $10,000 reward in the Compton shooting, which was set to expire this week.    About 9 p.m. on May 15, 2016, 24-year-old Richard Williams was driving out of a 76 gas station in the 1200 block of South Wilmington Avenue with two friends -- 23-year-old Boston Farley and 26-year-old Brandon Upchurch - - when someone fired into their vehicle. ... read more »
Elected Officials, VIP Sponsors and Special Guests Get Their Taste of Soul On ‘The Shaw’
November 7, 2019
The prestigious group reveled in their opportunity to become one with the people in our community, sharing in some of the best food, music, and African American / multi-ethnic culture the city has to offer. ... read more »
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
October 24, 2019
West Coast’s largest family festival attracts thousands from L.A. area and beyond ... read more »
Los Angeles County Leaders Honor McNair as Tuskegee University’s First Female President
October 24, 2019
The Board of Supervisors presented McNair with a scroll commemorating her day of honor at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Downtown Los Angeles. ... read more »
Seven Ways California’s New ‘Rent Cap’ Law Would Affect You
October 3, 2019
The film – with sentimental flashbacks of a bygone era - centers on the ongoing gentrification in California’s largest city and how it has sapped the blackness out of The Fillmore neighborhood in San Francisco, once a thriving African-American political and cultural hub in the Bay Area. ... read more »
Leimert Park Heritage Festival Welcomes the World to its Home
September 12, 2019
Artists, artisans, exhibitors and vendors offered unique and exquisite one of a kind items from around the world, as well as locally sourced merchandise, food and services. ... read more »
Homelessness Spikes Up 12 Percent in L.A. County
June 6, 2019
    Homelessness in Los Angeles County spiked by 12% over the past year to reach an estimated 58,936 people, according to figures released today, with the region’s housing costs outpacing wages and forcing people onto the streets faster than authorities can find them shelter. ... read more »
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