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Brotherhood Crusade Teams Up With Mookie Betts in Thanksgiving Grab and Go Drive-Thru 
November 24, 2022
The Brotherhood Crusade partnered with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and Acts Inspired by Mookie (AIM) to host a Thanksgiving Grab and Go drive-thru at the Algin Sutton Recreation Center.   ... read more »
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library Welcomes South Central Spits Fire! to Eighth District  
October 13, 2022
Poets from some of L.A.'s most underserved, yet resilient neighborhoods came together for a free community event.  ... read more »
Congratulations, Councilmember Heather Hutt! 
September 8, 2022
A huge crowd witnessed history when Heather Hutt was appointed to represent the L.A.’s 10th Council District on Friday, Sept. 2.    The Los Angeles City Council voted 10-2 for Hutt to serve as interim council member, making her the first woman and the first Black woman to hold the position.  ... read more »
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Cal Attorney General Wants FDA Standards for Menthol Cigarettes Finalized
August 25, 2022
Last year, a version of the ordinance that exempted menthol cigarettes was opposed by Black council members Mark Ridley-Thomas, Marqueece Harris Dawson and Curren Price. They argued that studies have found Black Americans are the racial/ethnic group most likely to use menthol cigarettes and are 25 times more likely than White Americans to do so. ... read more »
SEIU 2015 Rallies in Support of Higher Wages for Home Health Care Workers
April 21, 2022
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 2015, representing over 400,000 nursing home and home care workers, gathered in front of the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration on April 19,  to advocate for higher pay and better working standards for their members. Hundreds of workers showed up to shout the rallying cry for the day, “It’s time for $20!” ... read more »
Grant Funds Now Available for South LA Community Organizations
March 10, 2022
Los Angeles Council District Eight has officially launched the CD8 Community Based Organization Grant Fund. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Votes To Seek Law Banning Bicycle Assembly On Sidewalks
February 9, 2022
The Los Angeles City Council voted on Feb. 8 to instruct the City Attorney's Office to draft an ordinance that would prohibit people from assembling or disassembling their bicycles in the public right-of-way. ... read more »
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 »
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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 »
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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