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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 »
It’s Time for Herb Wesson
February 13, 2020
We see L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson on TV and in the paper, most often addressing the day’s crisis and warding off threatened challenges in the 10th District or the city at large. Herb is now a candidate for the 2ndSupervisorial District of the county of Los Angeles.  I met Herb when he was an administrative assistant to Councilman Nate Holden.  I didn’t realize at that time that he started his career in the ounty of Los Angeles, working in the Personnel Dept.  It was there he met another employee of the county, Fabian, who would become his wife. ... read more »
Shaun King Visits Compton and Carson on Behalf of Bernie Sanders
January 9, 2020
Supporters of 2020 Presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders hit the campaign trail on his behalf a day before the opening of Sanders’ South L.A. campaign office.  On Dec. 29, Brooklyn-based activist and writer Shaun King, who focuses on civil and human rights, racial justice, mass incarceration, and law enforcement misconduct, visited Pastor Michael Fisher’s Greater Zion Church family in Compton before stopping by Bishop Jawane Hilton’s City on the Hill in Carson. King was joined by civil rights attorney Lee Merritt and Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer. ... read more »
Hotville Chicken Opens in Crenshaw Baldwin Hills
December 19, 2019
Hundreds of hungry South L.A. eaters crammed into Nashville's legendary Hotville Chicken, at their grand opening of their new West Coast location in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall, on Tuesday, December 17. ... read more / view gallery »
Why can’t South L.A. be 100% employed?
October 24, 2019
A trusted advisor once told me, “Never reach over a dollar to pick up a dime.” It’s a metaphor I’ve lived by as a social entrepreneur and president and CEO of talent development accelerator LeadersUp for the last five years. It reminds me not to play small if I want to make transformative impact, which leads me to ask: Why can’t South L.A. be 100 percent employed? ... read more »
Community Based Public Safety Solutions Are Working in South Los Angeles
October 17, 2019
The Community Safety Initiative was created to expand on proven crime and violence prevention strategies. ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris Dawson Brings Healing Circles to South L.A.
October 10, 2019
The Community Safety Initiative delivers mental health services in the form of Healing Circles to residents across South L.A., in conjunction with existing summer programs like Summer Night Lights. ... read more »
South LA Beauty Shops Become a Safe Haven for Reducing Depression for African American Women
June 20, 2019
Depression affects more than 12 million women in the United States annually, according to Mental Health America; and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, African American women are at the highest risk for experiencing major depression. ... read more »
Bass Legislation Leads to Marvin Gaye Post Office
June 20, 2019
The popular tunes of singer Marvin Gaye echoed throughout the dedication ceremony that added his name to the Dockweiler postal station in South L.A. Thanks to legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Karen Bass and passed into law by the U.S. Congress, the station at 3585 S. Vermont Ave. is now known as the Marvin Gaye Post Office, an action that pairs nicely with the Marvin Gaye stamp, which was issued in April. ... read more »
Los Angeles Sentinel and LeadersUp Lock Arms to Generate More Job Opportunities for African American Young Adults in South Los Angeles
June 20, 2019
Bakewell Media, owner of the Los Angeles Sentinel and LA Watts Times, in partnership with LeadersUp, a proven talent development accelerator, are teaming up to tackle the staggeringly high unemployment rate among mid-career African Americans, young adults and other people of color in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
South L.A. Churches Host Day Party for the Homeless
May 30, 2019
The visitors were transported by bus from various shelters and streets in South L.A. and Skid Row. ... read more »
3rd Annual TEC Leimert Entertainment and Technology Conference
April 25, 2019
Entertainment Industry Creatives Converge on Leimert Park Village for the 3rd Annual TEC Leimert Entertainment and Technology Conference The TEC Leimert conference brings music, film and technology influencers to South L.A. ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti Break Ground on New Bridge Housing in Council District Eight
April 18, 2019
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti broke ground today on a new emergency bridge housing facility that will provide beds for 100 homeless Angelenos at a time, and offer on-site supportive services to help them transition into permanent housing. The project will be the first of Mayor Garcetti’s “A Bridge Home” sites to open in South L.A. ... read more »
How the Mainstream Media Wasted No Time in Turning Nipsey Hussle’s South L.A. Mourners Into Savages
April 12, 2019
A lot of things have changed in Los Angeles over the past two decades but one thing that’s been constant is the presence of street gangs and the violence they inflict. Shootings take place pretty much every day in Los Angeles. They’ve never stopped. People get shot–some live, some don’t. What stopped was the local news reporting on them. So I was not surprised that there had been a shooting Thursday evening in South L.A.–not Watts–near the intersection of 103rd and Main streets that left four Black people shot and one dead. I was more surprised to actually hear about on the news. ... read more »
WATCH: Nipsey Hussle’s processional leaving Staples Center for the final “Victory Lap”
April 12, 2019
Nipsey Hussle's processional leaving Staples Center arena for the final "Victory Lap" in Los Angeles, Ca. ... read more / watch video »
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