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MLK Freedom Festival Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Reminds Us of the History of Leimert Park
January 16, 2020
Every year on January twentieth, the South Los Angeles community gathers to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lowriders, marching bands, and drill teams help make up the largest MLK Day celebration in the country. The parade brings residents together from across California before culminating with the Freedom Festival at Leimert Park. For 35 years, the Kingdom Day Parade has brought residents together along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Crenshaw Boulevard and neighboring streets to celebrate social progress, acknowledge our past and look towards our future. For four years, Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Herb Wesson, and Curren Price, who each represent sections of South L.A., have hosted the MLK Freedom Festival to activate Leimert Park and engage residents to create community solutions. Despite this long-standing tradition, many residents do not know the history and significance of Leimert Park and how it relates to the legacy of Dr. King. ... read more »
Celebrate the Holidays at Winter Wonderland in South LA
December 12, 2019
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in South Los Angeles. The tree is lit on Century and  Broadway, Spotify released their zillionth holiday playlist and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza has become a Winter Wonderland filled with holiday decorations and a melanated Santa Clause. December can quickly become a month-long sprint from store to holiday gathering and everywhere in between. Sometimes we can allow holiday stress to to define the holiday season. We try to budget for more gifts or try to squeeze in more holiday house visits than Mr. Claus himself, but our holiday memories are rarely about the stuff. The toys and gadgets, even those most desired, will gather dust before long. How many of these holiday gifts do we remember years later? Our strongest memories are connected to the people we love and as adults, children remember their family or community traditions more than any gift. Winter Wonderland is a remarkable opportunity to celebrate the simple things that make the holidays in South LA so beautiful and start or continue a family tradition and create life-long memories. ... read more »
Boy, 6, Taken from Foster Home in South L.A. Found Safe in Illinois
December 6, 2019
Police today said a 6-year-old boy who was taken from a foster home in South Los Angeles by his mother during a monitored visit was found Friday in Waukegan, Illinois, safe, unharmed and with relatives. ... read more »
Brotherhood Crusade Sets Goal to Raise $1M
December 6, 2019
Celebrating 51 years of service to the LA community, Brotherhood Crusade has set a goal to raise $1M. The amount is what the organization has determined necessary to sustain and build upon existing programs and services for at-risk youth in South Los Angeles and surrounding communities. ... read more »
Council President Asks Cannabis Head to Suspend Special Retail Applications
November 1, 2019
Amid questions about the fairness of the process and potential problems with the online application system, City Council President Herb Wesson announced today he has asked the Department of Cannabis Regulation to suspend processing of requests for specialized marijuana retail licenses. ... read more »
West Angeles COGIC Sells Some Property to Help Revitalize Crenshaw Corridor
October 3, 2019
West Angeles Church of God in Christ in the Crenshaw District announced Oct. 2, that it has sold some of its property so it can be used to beautify and revitalize the area, ... read more »
Trump’s Changes to Title X Program Would Hurt the Black Community’s Access to Family Planning
September 27, 2019
Recent efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the federal Title X family planning program could significantly impede access to essential preventive health services for low-income patients across the state of California and throughout the country. ... read more »
Sola Impact Launches The BeeHive
September 26, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, South Central opened its’ arms to The Beehive, the nation’s first-ever business campus for opportunity-zone (OZ) operated businesses. Here, some of the nation’s most underprivileged will now have to opportunity to meet and work with investors, business owners, and more under one roof. ... read more »
Judge Denies Temporary Guardianship Bid by Trio of Late Rapper’s Relatives
September 6, 2019
A judge denied a bid by three of Nipsey Hussle's relatives to be named temporary guardians of the slain rapper's 10- year-old daughter, but he set a trial for October on whether they should be made permanent guardians.  ... read more »
New City Task Force Cracks Down on Illegal Cannabis
September 5, 2019
The Mayor’s Office, L.A. City Council, law enforcement and local city departments announced a task force created to stop illegal distribution of cannabis. ... read more »
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Brings Community Art Therapy to South Los Angeles Youth
August 15, 2019
The 8-week Blue Shield Promise Community Art Therapy program was held in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, Challengers Clubhouseand Wellnest(formerly Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic). The project helps local youth deal with everyday trauma they face by using their creativity to help design a mural based on their hopes and aspirations. ... read more »
Brotherhood Crusade Promotes Energy and Water Conservation through Outreach and Awareness
August 1, 2019
Brotherhood Crusade is among 20 Los Angeles based organizations that is being supported by The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to promote energy efficiency and water conservation through outreach and awareness program and activities in the South Los Angeles communities. ... read more »
Clippers Introduce Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

July 26, 2019
The Los Angeles Clippers formally introduced their newly acquired power duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, with ever-excited team owner Steve Ballmer leading the cheers to welcome the pair. ... read more »
New Book Released on Early Life of John Mack
July 25, 2019
Everyone agrees that John W. Mack made a lasting impact on the city, especially in South Los Angeles. His role in advancing civil rights, social justice and economic equity for African Americans is documented in print publications, Internet entries, TV news archives and several YouTube videos. ... read more »
Two Boys, One Girl Wounded in South Los Angeles Drive-By Shooting
July 12, 2019
Two 12-year-old boys and a 16-year old girl were hospitalized this morning in unknown condition with gunshot wounds suffered in a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles, and the shooter was at-large. ... read more »
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