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Grammy-Winning Producer Hit-Boy Reflects on the Past Year, His Growth and His Vision for 2020 and Beyond
February 20, 2020
With his Grammy win and a new album, the world for Hit-Boy remains full of opportunity and advancement. ... read more »
Staples Center Will Host Public Memorial for Kobe Bryant on Feb. 24
February 6, 2020
Staples Center will host a public memorial for Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, and the seven other victims killed last month in a helicopter crash on Feb. 24, according to the L.A. Times. ... read more »
Nation Rocked with the Tragic Loss of Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant Amid 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Celebration
January 30, 2020
The Grammy’s, while side-swiped by the news, would carry on in his honor at the Staples Center, the epicenter he made his home for more than 20-years. ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle to be Honored During Sunday’s Grammy Awards
January 23, 2020
Rapper Nipsey Hussle will be posthumously honored during Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony with a musical tribute featuring John Legend, Meek Mill and others, The Recording Academy announced today. ... read more »
Destination Crenshaw is for South LA and by South LA
January 16, 2020
The dawn of a new decade marks a series of innovative projects and initiatives to look forward to. If the theme of 2019 was about fighting to keep South LA intact as outside developers encroached further into our community, the beginning of 2020 is about spreading a message of defiance through unity and Black ownership. ... read more »
Notable Deaths of 2019
December 26, 2019
This year, we said goodbye to amazing men and women, who left lasting legacies with their work, talents and time… ... read more / view gallery »
South LA Cafe Brings Out Community Leaders at Grand Opening of Community-Focused Coffee Shop
December 26, 2019
There are so many talented, innovative entrepreneurs in our communities, but the lack of resources hinders us from moving forward. SLAC is setting the blueprint of what African Americans should continue to strive for in the city of Los Angeles. There is a lot of gentrification going on, and black people get pushed out of our neighborhoods: it's a crucial time for us to start investing in the community, and taking control of our destiny. ... read more »
How We Can Attack Systemic Racism
December 19, 2019
Earlier this year, I toured Vector90, the late Nipsey Hussle’s tech incubator in Crenshaw. I met a 14-year-old from Noblesville, Indiana, just a few hours south of my hometown of South Bend, who’s interested in coding. But he also told me about being called racist slurs at his school—in 2019. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Makenzie Carter
December 5, 2019
Senior hitter Makenzie Carter is co-captain of the View Park girls’ volleyball team and senior class president. She has played on the varsity squad for all four years.   ... read more »
West Coast Hip-Hop Unites at the Welcome to the West Festival
September 26, 2019
At the time of entrance, the building was filled with smiles and an essence of kinship; safe to say, everyone was there for the music. ... read more »
Public Safety Program Helps Youth Find Positive Alternatives
September 26, 2019
Following historic lows in gun violence, the month of May saw an alarming spike in violent crime. Unwilling to accept the rise in violence, including the murder of South Los Angeles’ beloved Nipsey Hussle, Counclimember Marqueece Harris-Dawson launched a robust effort to address the root causes and effects of gun violence in South L.A. Traditionally, the summer tends to display an increase in violence. This summer program meets residents where they are with the resources they need to deal with trauma and intervenes to prevent youth from joining gangs and continuing cycles of violence. ... read more »
Judge Denies Temporary Guardianship Bid by Trio of Late Rapper’s Relatives
September 6, 2019
A judge denied a bid by three of Nipsey Hussle's relatives to be named temporary guardians of the slain rapper's 10- year-old daughter, but he set a trial for October on whether they should be made permanent guardians.  ... read more »
Earle’s On Crenshaw Partners with the Community for Saturday Car Show 
September 5, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019, was the fifth neighborhood car show at renowned restaurant Earle’s On Crenshaw. What began as a mural unveiling in tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle, developed into a recurrent event for families and Black owned businesses to connect every last Saturday of the month. ... read more »
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Brings Community Art Therapy to South Los Angeles Youth
August 15, 2019
The 8-week Blue Shield Promise Community Art Therapy program was held in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, Challengers Clubhouseand Wellnest(formerly Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic). The project helps local youth deal with everyday trauma they face by using their creativity to help design a mural based on their hopes and aspirations. ... read more »
SoCal NOMA Prepares Young Students of Color to Break Barriers in the Architecture Industry
August 1, 2019
According to Reuben E. Jacobs, former events coordinator for NOMA’s southern California chapter (SoCal NOMA), it was about 12 years ago that the organization’s leaders decided that “they really needed to do something to bring the next generation into architecture and urban planning.” Thus was born Project Pipeline, a national initiative to introduce young people of color to the field. NOMA tasked its chapters across the country to organize camps with the purpose of educating youth on the basics of architecture. ... read more »
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