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Ryan Joseph Shot and Killed by Police
December 21, 2016
Members of the South Los Angeles community are outraged over the police shooting of 20-year-old Ryan Joseph ... read more »
The 10th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair Draws Thousands
August 24, 2016
More than 150 authors, writers, storytellers, poets, spoken word performers, vendors and exhibitors attended this year's fair ... read more »
S.W.A.G.V. is Helping to Save Lives
August 17, 2016
Sistas Working Against Gang Violence (S.W.A.G.V.) is on a mission to prevent young people from joining gangs ... read more »
Thousands Attend the 21st Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival
August 3, 2016
There was plenty of feet tapping and finger snapping during the weekend of July 30 and 31 when thousands of music lovers flocked to the 21st Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival to groove to a spicy brew of hot, cool and swinging jazz, blues, Latin and Brazilian sounds. ... read more »
Legendary Photographer Bill Jones Memoralized
July 20, 2016
Legendary photographer Dr. William Benjamin “Bill” Jones, who captured Hollywood’s most iconic and luminous African American celebrities for decades, was memorialized on July 14, 2016 at Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Compton Holds Rally to Protest Rash of Shootings
June 1, 2016
Due to a spate of shootings in Compton that have left 19 dead so far this year, a “Compton Watch: Take Back Our City” rally was held on May 26 in Gonzalez Park to address the recent rash of shootings. ... read more »
Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Joe Busciano Urge Gov. Jerry Brown to Fully Fund Prop. 47
March 9, 2016
In a unanimous vote led by Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson on March 1, the city council voted to urge Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers in Sacramento to fully fund Prop 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund (SNSF) in this year’s state June budget. ... read more »
35th Annual Black Doll Show Shines Light on the War against HIV/AIDS
December 17, 2015
On Dec. 12th, The William Grant Still Arts Center hosted a grand opening exhibit for “Trench Art Retrospective: The War Against HIV/AIDS-Women of the African Diaspora in the Trenches”, ... read more »
Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans Held at Loyola Marymount University
November 5, 2015
President Obama’s recently approved Educational Excellence for African Americans Initiative held a summit on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Loyola Marymount University to address issues impacting the academic success of African Americans. ... read more »
Smart and Final Holds Grand Opening in Compton
October 8, 2015
  The air was filled with excitement during the ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 1 at the new Smart and Final Extra store located at 280 S. ... read more »
Kamala Harris Addresses Truancy in New Report
September 3, 2015
School truancy has reached a state of nationwide crisis and California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, along with members of The Center for American Progress (CAP) announced a “call to action” by announcing CAP’s recent report entitled “The High Cost of Truancy.” The CAP report, ... read more »
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