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Wesson Expands “Destination Crenshaw” to Obama Blvd
February 28, 2019
Proposal will nearly double scope of project ... read more »
First-of-its-Kind Study Identifies Institutional Racism as Main Driver of Black Homelessness
February 28, 2019
LAHSA report shows how structural racism, discrimination, and unconscious bias in housing, employment, criminal justice, and child welfare policies have led to overrepresentation of Black people experiencing homelessness    ... read more »
AT&T and Brotherhood Crusade Launch Los Angeles Program to Support Diverse Filmmakers
February 28, 2019
The contribution is the first step in a larger campaign from AT&T to build a better tomorrow in Los Angeles communities, Believe Los Angeles℠.  ... read more »
Garcetti and OASC Hosts African American Authors
February 28, 2019
The African American Heritage Month observance continues with a closing ceremony at City Hall on Feb. 28 recognizing outstanding Black city employees. ... read more »
Report Finds One-Third of L.A. County’s Homeless Are Black
February 28, 2019
The report, which includes 67 recommendations, concludes that racism, discrimination and unconscious bias in public systems and institutions has contributed to homelessness. ... read more »
Wesson Expands ‘Destination Crenshaw’ to Obama Blvd
February 22, 2019
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson announced plans on Tuesday to expand the innovative Destination Crenshaw Project celebrating African American culture north to Obama Boulevard from its current terminus at West Vernon Avenue. ... read more »
L.A. City Council, LAPD Target Sex Trafficking with New Approach 
February 7, 2019
Councilwoman Martinez, the LAPD, and service providers are bringing the resources, strategies, and tools to the Operations-South Bureau to end sex trafficking.     ... read more »
L.A. City Council Addresses Government Shutdown
January 24, 2019
Elected officials, federal workers and union members gathered at LAX to address the government shutdown. ... 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 »
Nipsey Hussle and Ty Dolla $ign Headline Free #TimeDone Campaign Bringing Awareness to the Past Convictions Crisis
October 25, 2018
The smooth rhythms of L.A. natives rapper Nipsey Hussle, award-winning artist Ty Dolla $ign, and R&B Bay-area artist Goapele filled the speakers at the Greek Theatre on Sunday evening, Oct. 22 for the #TimeDone campaign’s free concert. The concert served as a launching pad to raise awareness of legal prohibitions on job and housing eligibility, other barriers that 70 million Americans living with a past conviction face after completing prison sentences.  ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson brings 1,000 job openings to South L.A.
October 18, 2018
During the event, hundreds of residents who attended had access to 40 employers and several were offered jobs on the spot. ... read more »
Dodgers Foundation Unveil 50th Dodgers Dreamfield in South L.A.
September 27, 2018
The completion of this Dreamfield marks the final step in the foundation’s commitment to create 50 fields in 15 years. ... read more »
Over 2,000 People Reclaim “People’s Lot” & Celebrate 7th Annual Power Fest
August 30, 2018
Free day of family fun, culture, activism and entertainment ... read more »
Rep. Bass Hosts More Than 100 For Congressional Conversation In South Los Angeles
May 10, 2018
Questions also focused on services for older residents, airplane noise, and the renovation of a local post office. ... read more »
City Council Spouses Serve as Strong Partners in Leadership
May 10, 2018
Fabian Wesson, Del Richardson Price and Karrie Harris-Dawson successfully balance marriage, family and careers ... read more »
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