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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 »
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 »
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