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The California Legislative Black Caucus Endorses Cecil Rhambo for Los Angeles County Sheriff
September 17, 2021
CLBC recognizes Mr. Rhambo as a respected community leader with a wealth of experience in law enforcement, protecting Los Angeles County citizens for more than 33 years. Mr. Rhambo is currently the Chief of LAX Airport. He has a strong track record of community policing and successfully reducing crime in Compton and South L.A. ... read more »
Residents Proclaim Community Pride at Redistricting Public Hearings
September 16, 2021
“Keep communities together” was repeatedly expressed by residents during the last two public hearings hosted by the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission. ... read more »
Panel Explores Lessons of South L.A.’s Struggles and Successes
July 29, 2021
South Los Angeles has changed considerably over the last few decades and those variations were the main topic covered during the panel discussion entitled, “Is South L.A. Forging a New American Identity?” ... read more »
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Mitchell Joins LA-Tech to Connect South L.A. Youth with Industry Careers
July 22, 2021
L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell announced a new initiative to connect 100 South L.A. youth to careers in the tech industry. ... read more »
Young Black Creative Debuts Pop-up Art Gallery
July 15, 2021
Expressing herself is rarely a problem for Shalandrea Houchen. In fact, her range of diverse experiences helps the young Los Angeles native to excel in several creative endeavors. Houchen not only boasts a background in acting, singing and modern dancing, but she also spent the last eight years managing the opening of successful restaurants in New York City.  It was in NYC that she discovered her gift for designing pop-up art installations by presenting What’s Ya Zodiac, an interactive gallery showcasing the 12 Zodiac signs. ... read more »
Kedren Health and FAME Sponsor Mobile Vaccination Clinic
April 15, 2021
Vaccinations are in store for the entire South L.A. population if the staff of Kedren Health Center has their way.  The organization vaccinated more than 500 people on April 10 at a mobile clinic stationed at First AME Church of Los Angeles. ... read more / view gallery »
The Los Angeles Public Library and Dynasty United Youth Association Team Up for A New Virtual Tutoring and Job Preparation Program for South L.A. Students Affected by COVID School Closures
September 15, 2020
The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) and the Dynasty United Youth Association (DUYA) come together to launch the virtual Accelerated Learning Program Service for South L.A. students in grades K-12. Students can access the free educational support program, Monday through Friday, noon to 8:00 p.m through June 5, 2021. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. ... read more »
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Visits Martin Luther King Jr., Testing Center to Provide Safety Kits for the Community
August 13, 2020
MLK Community Hospital continues to ensure the community has what it needs to fight COVID-19. ... read more »
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LAUSD Owes Black Students and Families More
August 13, 2020
The tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, and others have illuminated, yet again, the realities of systemic violence Black Americans have faced for centuries and continue to encounter daily. Much of the current attention is focused on law enforcement. But our public education system has its own racialized history of oppression. ... read more »
WATCH: L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas speaks about importance of testing COVID-19
August 12, 2020
The Martin Luther King Jr., community hospital is now operating at high-quality services to help an underserved community. United Health Care donated 10,000 COVID safety kits to the MLK outpatient center. Those safety kits contain hand sanitizers, masks, hand tools, toilet paper, and educational materials on how to stay safe during the Coronavirus. ... read more / watch video »
Mustard, Roddy Ricch, Jhene Aiko and Trey Songz Host Feed Your City Challenge in South L.A.
July 30, 2020
Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson was excited to be working with the Feed Your City Challenge. He mentioned how great it was to have Roddy Ricch and Mustard, who are both from the South L.A. community, help host and be hands on during the food drive. “Roddy Ricch and Mustard, they are both homeboys, they are from the community. They came up in our streets and they know how it is in the neighborhood,” says Dawson. He continues, “Once you put out the fall to give help, or get help, our community shows up. It just takes the right individuals to make the right call, set up the event, get volunteers and sponsors. LAPD is here, the fire department is here. Everybody steps up and we make it work. We make it do what it do.” ... read more »
WATCH NBC4 Report: Los Angeles Sentinel Closes Office Due to COVID-19 Diagnosis
July 18, 2020
LA County sets another daily record. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Thursday July 16, 2020. ... read more / watch video »
Single Black Mother of Three Murdered on Father’s Day, Community Responds with Open Arms
July 2, 2020
Heinous acts of murder widen the gashes of agony within the Black American community; the wounds never have enough time to heal. A recent homicide of 28-year-old Tajanae Nelson has left three little girls without a mother, as her family, along with the rest of the community, mourns and prepares for her homecoming. Tajanae leaves many loved ones behind and there are no words to describe the hurt in their hearts. ... read more »
Community Service Legacy of Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Continues Focus on the Underserved Even During Crisis
April 23, 2020
The late Brenda Marsh-Mitchell served as the first President of Mothers In Action. In honor of her 73rd birthday, Mothers in Action did exactly what Brenda had dedicated her life to doing---helping others. ... read more »
Displacement in Los Angeles The First Time
February 14, 2020
Some of the country’s most intense “battles” around gentrification - commonly defined as the renovation or reinvigoration of communities or areas thru the influx of new residents and businesses which leads to the displacement of long-term residents from those same communities or areas - are currently being waged in predominantly Black South L.A. neighborhoods such as Leimert Park, View Park and Windsor Hills.  ... read more »
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