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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 »
Curating Connections and Communities through ‘Kolor Society’, A Social Club for the African Diaspora 
March 14, 2019
After organizing TEDxCrenshaw in 2015, local residents began asking Zaneta J. Smith where they could find events similar to this in the South Los Angeles area. ... read more »
Community Leaders Urge the L.A. Police Commission and City Officials to End Stop and Frisk Policy in South L.A.
February 7, 2019
According to the Los Angeles Times article, Metro officers stop African American drivers at a disproportionate rate. ... read more »
Lakers Co-Owner Jesse Buss Holds Thanksgiving Dinner for South L.A. Students
November 29, 2018
On the eve of Thanksgiving, Lakers co-owner Jesse Buss hosted an enchanted Thanksgiving dinner with celebrity servers at Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen for South Los Angeles students and their families. ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle and Ty Dolla $ign Headline Free #TimeDone Campaign Bringing Awareness to the Past Convictions Crisis
October 25, 2018
The smooth rhythms of L.A. natives rapper Nipsey Hussle, award-winning artist Ty Dolla $ign, and R&B Bay-area artist Goapele filled the speakers at the Greek Theatre on Sunday evening, Oct. 22 for the #TimeDone campaign’s free concert. The concert served as a launching pad to raise awareness of legal prohibitions on job and housing eligibility, other barriers that 70 million Americans living with a past conviction face after completing prison sentences.  ... read more »
Everytable Opens Its Sixth Store in Compton
October 4, 2018
The Compton store, the largest Everytable store to date, gave away 500 meals last Wednesday. ... read more »
Over 2,000 People Reclaim “People’s Lot” & Celebrate 7th Annual Power Fest
August 30, 2018
Free day of family fun, culture, activism and entertainment ... read more »
Rising NFL Star Jaydon Mickens Comes ‘Out The Mud’ to Give Back
July 12, 2018
Rising NFL star Jadon Mickens of the Jacksonville Jaguars returned to his inner-city L.A. roots, along with S.E.A and Young Money APAA Sports, to present “Out the Mud”, a free youth football camp /mentorship effort for kids (ages 8-14)at Rancho Cienega Park’s Jackie Robinson Stadium (AKA Dorsey High), in South L.A. on Saturday, July 7.  ... read more »
Local Bike Club Aims to Improve Vulnerable Communities Through Riding, Maintaining Bikes
July 12, 2018
Members of the East Side Riders Bike Club said their one part of their mission is to provide opportunities to vulnerable kids in South Los Angeles by steering them in a new direction. The ten year old volunteer organization has been doing work in South L.A. and Watts that focuses on keeping kids off drugs and from gangs through recreational activities, specifically bike riding said president John Jones III via his website esrbc.org. But just as important as keeping youth away from destructive activities, is the other part of their mission, to steer kids toward activities that help them enrich the communities in which they live. ... read more »
‘eSi Pitch’ Event Held on LA84 Campus
May 31, 2018
In an effort to bridge the opportunity gap in the tech sector, local company eSportsInstruction.com hosted an event to help urban innovators and resources connect. Utilizing Skype, CEO’s from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Canada convened on Saturday, May 20,on the LA84 campus in South L.A. ... read more »
Young Scores High Marks in Education and Law Enforcement
May 3, 2018
The career path of Ann E. Young has come full circle. Starting out as a teacher for six years, she switched to law enforcement for 35 years and then returned to education instructing college students. ... read more »
Filmmaker & Actress Christina Cooper Aims to Inspire Younger Generation With L.A.-Based Film
April 5, 2018
The film shows how the people around you can have a negative impact on your life. ... read more »
After young Black man is gunned down in South L.A., Black teens jailed while white teen out on bail
November 23, 2017
It is expected at a future hearing that the DA’s office will move to have the two juveniles tried as adults thus paving the way for bail to be set depending on the judge’s discretion. ... read more »
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