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Brotherhood’s Christmas in the Neighborhood/Navidad En El Barrio
December 16, 2021
On Saturday, December 11, The Brotherhood Crusade held its annual “Winter Wonderland: Christmas in the Neighborhood/Navidad En El Barrio” event, where people in the community lined up in their cars on Crenshaw Blvd. ... read more »
LA City Council Approves New Council District Borders to Be In Effect Jan. 1
December 10, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council today approved the  new borders for the city's 15 council districts, which will go into effect on  Jan. 1.  ... read more »
Community Build Supports PlayLA Youth and Adaptive Sports Launch
November 11, 2021
Community Build, Inc. partnered with PlayLA on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Algin Sutton Park to launch the City’s Youth and Adaptive Sports Program.  Children and young adults enjoyed a day of sports adapted fun to meet varying mental and physical abilities and had the opportunity to meet some of L.A.’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.  Community Build donated 100 food boxes and sponsored swimwear for Inclusion Matters’ aquatics programs. ... read more »
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Western Ave Redesign Project
November 4, 2021
In high spirits, over 50 South LA families donned costumes on a cloudy day for a Halloween Bike Ride to draw attention to the newly formed Western Avenue Redesign Project (WARP).  ... read more »
Taste of Soul to Bring A ‘Day of Service & Soul’ to the Community
October 14, 2021
The drive-thru only event to give away free groceries, PPE supplies, and more ... read more »
Why Redistricting Matters to You
September 30, 2021
Here is a year after one of the most impactful racial reckonings since the Civil Rights Movement. Here is the crossroad, a partisan split on the road strewn with masks, vaccines, and misinformation. Here is the largest humanitarian crisis our city has ever seen. ... read more »
Newsom Mobilizes Black Vote Ahead of Election
September 9, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom organized labor, community, and elected leaders across South Los Angeles to recognize Black worker contributions to the American Labor Movement on Labor Day at the headquarters of the African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation Project (AAVREP). ... read more »
LA City Council Adopts Anti Racist Framework in the City of Los Angeles
August 25, 2021
Los Angeles City Councilmembers unanimously voted to adopt an antiracist framework in the City of Los Angeles, calling the motion a long overdue response to generational inequities that perpetuate racial disparities across City services and the region at-large. ... read more »
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1,500 Underserved Youth Receive Loaded Backpacks from Mother In Action’s 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Giveaway
August 19, 2021
Mothers In Action’s highly anticipated 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Supply Giveaway efforts did not disappoint.  ... read more / view gallery »
Summer Movie Nights in South LA Parks
July 15, 2021
Join in on the Summer Park activities for South LA youth and families coordinated by the office of Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson ... read more »
How to have a fun and fabulous South LA Summer!
July 8, 2021
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson opens two new pools and organizes summer park activities for South LA youth and families. ... read more »
South L.A. gets to Double Dip
June 24, 2021
Celebrating the 2021 swim season with two new pools at Algin Sutton and Van Ness Recreation Centers ... read more »
L.A. Councilmembers Outline Community Benefits of City Budget Reinvestment
March 11, 2021
Change is coming to the L.A. city budget in the form of reallocating resources. While some people attribute the budgetary adjustment as a reaction to cries of “defund the police,” key drivers on the Los Angeles City Council insist that the modification is simply a matter of addressing the needs of the community. ... read more »
Investing in South LA  
March 10, 2021
L.A. City Councilmember, 9th District, Marqueece Harris-Dawson explains why Black and Brown Councilmembers representing predominantly communities of color take the safety and the funding of our communities very seriously. The Council remains focused on prioritizing meaningful investments in disadvantaged communities and communities of color and broader discussions and actions around public safety. ... read more »
What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the State of America if he were alive today?
January 14, 2021
Dr. King’s belief in non-violence as a moral and political basis for achieving the “Dream” he envisioned did not include a passive or patient acceptance of a lower place in society. He knew this would be a multi-generational quest for our freedom, and prophetically told us that we would eventually get to the mountain top even if he were unable to be there with us. ... read more »
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