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Compton Pledge Delivers $1 Million to Residents
April 22, 2021
Launched in December 2020 with the support and administration of the Fund for Guaranteed Income (F4GI) and the Compton Community Development Corporation (CCDC), the Compton Pledge has already disbursed $1 million to support over 1770 recipients, including dependents. A total of $9.1 million will be distributed in recurring payments over the next two years.  ... read more »
Mayor Aja Brown Launches “Compton Pledge” Guaranteed Income Initiative Residents to Receive Recurring, Direct Cash Payments
November 5, 2020
Compton Mayor Aja Brown announced The Compton Pledge, a landmark guaranteed income initiative that will distribute recurring, direct cash relief to approximately 800 low-income residents for two years, starting in late 2020. Among city-led guaranteed income initiatives in the United States, the Compton Pledge will be the largest pilot, and is intentionally designed to challenge the racial and economic injustice plaguing both welfare programs and economic systems. It plans to reach irregularly or informally employed residents, immigrants of varied legal status, and the formerly incarcerated. ... read more »
Bakewell Brings Foot Locker to Compton
August 27, 2020
Foot Locker and community activist and real estate developer Danny J. Bakewell, Sr have come together to open Footlockers latest store in Compton, but this is no ordinary store. This is designed to be a community driven store, a store reflective of the very community they are in and a store that is committed to making a difference. ... read more »
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Community Leaders Come Together Against Racism and Discrimination Protesting Senate Bill 793
August 20, 2020
Community leaders gathered with hundreds of marchers to protest the discriminatory Senate Bill 793. The goal of SB793 is to ban the sale of flavored tobacco, prohibiting e-cigarettes and vaping; however, menthol cigarettes are also included in the band while excluding hookah.  A clearly racist and discriminatory exclusion. ... read more »
Compton Mayor Aja Brown and City Council Call on the State for Investigation on Compton Sheriff’s Deputies
August 6, 2020
Call follows allegations of violent sheriff’s gang known as “The Executioners.” On Tuesday, Compton Mayor Aja Brown called on state ... and the U.S. Justice Department to investigate whether deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Compton station have engaged in misconduct, ... read more »
WATCH: Compton Mayor Aja Brown speaks at the ‘ByeCOVID’ Juneteenth free testing event
June 27, 2020
Compton Mayor Aja Brown, Originals Nation and Trap Heals founder Damon Turner all partnered together to host “ByeCOVID,” a local initiative event where they provided free COVID-19 testing to Compton residents along with care packages to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The event serviced over 1,000 people who registered or pre-registered. It was great vibes of live music, food, art, and a group of ambitious volunteers to serve the community. There couldn’t have been a more innovative way to host this event. ... read more / watch video »
Percy (Master P) Miller and His Family Continue to Celebrate the Community
December 5, 2019
Miller’s Give Back with Love, Food And Fellowship at Thanksgiving—Twenty-one years of giving in Compton. ... read more »
Compton Mayor Aja Brown Withdraws from Congressional Run
April 5, 2018
“Today, I am announcing that I am withdrawing my candidacy to represent the 44th Congressional District. ... read more »
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Ava DuVernay hosts screening of “A Wrinkle in Time” for Compton youth titled, “A Wrinkle in Compton”
March 28, 2018
Magic, adventure, and excitement filled the air at Dollarhide Community Center where over 300 local middle school students arrived to watch a private screening of the new Disney film, “A Wrinkle in Time.” The event titled "A Wrinkle in Compton," was held in the City of Compton and hosted by the city’s very own Mayor Aja Brown and the film’s award-winning director Ava DuVernay. ... read more / watch video »
Disney Film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Comes to Compton 
March 8, 2018
Magic, adventure, and excitement filled the air last week at Dollarhide Community Center where over 300 local middle school students arrived to watch a private screening of the new Disney film, “A Wrinkle in Time.”  ... read more »
Miss Compton 2017 Partners with House of Blues ‘Give Music’ Program  
November 16, 2017
Since 1993, the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation has worked to bridge the success for youth through music by providing workshops and showcases to kick-start the musical careers of tomorrow’s future music industry leaders.  ... read more »
Compton Enters New Season With Millennial Mayor Aja Brown
July 13, 2017
Mayor Aja Brown’s smile illuminated the Douglas F. Dollar Hide Community Center as she was sworn into office for her second term on Friday, July 7. ... read more »
National Sports Beat (6/8-6/14/17)
June 8, 2017
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from end up coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
NHS Los Angeles Moves City of Compton Forward 
June 8, 2017
In late May, the Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Los Angeles County unveiled its Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) in the heart of the city of Compton. ... read more »
SCAQMD Conducts Town Hall Meeting in Compton on Special Air Toxics Monitoring
June 8, 2017
South Coast Air Quality Management District Chairman William A. Burke, Ed.D. and Board Member Judith Mitchell hosted a town hall meeting in Compton on Thursday evening to announce the agency’s plans to conduct special air monitoring near eight metal-finishing facilities in the Compton area. ... read more »
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