South L.A.

A Gem In the City – Sims Library of Poetry

In the heart of Los Angles at first glance, it might be easy to miss, but Sims Library of Poetry is like a caterpillar that blossoms into a beautiful butterfly. The library is located at 2702 West Florence Avenue in South L.A.

Music Alert: NBRHDSRÉ

He’s original. Producer, artist and creator of NBRHDSRÉ, Sol, brings a sense of authenticity to music that enchants listeners with the instrumentation and impactful verses.

Young Black Creative Debuts Pop-up Art Gallery

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.

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

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.

LAUSD Owes Black Students and Families More

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.