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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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