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Congresswoman Karen Bass and Van Jones Speak at the People Power Convention
June 19, 2019
On June 8th, many South L.A. residents came together at Los Angeles Trade Technical College for the 4th annual People Power Convention hosted by Community Coalition. The convention is a mass organizing event where residents learn about educational equity, justice reinvestment, art activism, and unified voting power. ... read more »
Softball Gold Medalist Gives Back with Summer Program
June 13, 2019
Over 100 girls from South Los Angeles came out to start off the 8-week summer program that will teach them the ins and outs of softball, along with life lessons on teamwork and dedication. As a former softball player for UCLA, Watley also gives college softball players an opportunity of mentorship as the coaches of the 27teams. Partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, The Natasha Watley Softball League (NWSL) continues to provide its no-fee softball summer program at parks throughout Los Angeles for girls ages 8 to 15.  ... read more »
Victim in Fatal Crenshaw Crash Had Stopped When She Was Rear-Ended
June 6, 2019
A female driver was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter by gross negligence following a crash in the Hyde Park area of South Los Angeles that claimed the life of a 30-year-old woman, police said. ... read more »
Man Indicted for Nipsey Hussle Killing
May 23, 2019
A 29-year-old man pleaded not guilty today to a grand jury indictment charging him with the March 31 killing of Nipsey Hussle and the wounding of two other men in front of the rapper’s clothing store in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Son, Father Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in South L.A.
May 17, 2019
The suspected shooter was identified as Kody Lewis Cox, 27, who is believed to have fatally wounded his father Arthur William Cox, 55, before killing himself, according to the LAPD and Los Angeles County coroner's office. ... read more »
Youth Theatre Program Underfunded, Undersourced and Nearly Forgotten: Young Artists Use Their Talent and Voices to Fight Back
May 3, 2019
Education Ensemble launches its inaugural production written, performed, and produced by youth artists from South Los Angeles. These young people are able to do so thanks to a scholarship from the Hollywood Fringe Festival and several donors. “Resonant: Student Voices Anthology” is a series of 10-minute plays on issues youth are most concerned about. Nearly five-years in the making, it covers a variety of topics including, police brutality, self-harm, bullying, LGBTQ+ visibility, trauma, poverty, and voice. Each part of the collective is a winner of the Young Writers Project of Hollywood and as a whole conveys the fears, love, and passions of Generation Z. ... read more »
Advocate for Incarcerated Women to Receive Honorary Doctorate from CSUN
May 2, 2019
It took six visits to prison before Susan Burton found the support she needed to break the incarceration cycle. Determined to help other women like herself, she founded A New Way of Life Reentry Project in South Los Angeles in the late 1990s. ... read more »
How the Mainstream Media Wasted No Time in Turning Nipsey Hussle’s South L.A. Mourners Into Savages
April 18, 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. ... read more »
Neighborhood Says goodbye to Hip-Hop Legend and Community Giant
April 18, 2019
The city of South L.A. honors slain rapper Nipsey Hussle with Grand Memorial ... read more »
Farrakhan salutes Nipsey Hussle
April 10, 2019
Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan paid his respects to the late rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle at the memorial outside of the hip hop artist’s The Marathon Clothing store located in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
South LA Teachers Participate in Environmental Institute
March 22, 2019
Dr. Erango Kelbisow (right), science teacher at Middle College School in South Los Angeles, blows CO2 into a cup causing the acid base indicator in water to change color as his colleague teacher Dayna Haray from the same school watches. This process mimics acidification caused by increased CO2 in the air related to climate change. Both teachers were participating in the first of three eight-hour sessions in the Environmental Teacher Institute held at LADWP headquarters in downtown. ... read more »
$70M Magic Johnson Park Renovation Breaks Ground
March 14, 2019
The project, slated for completion in Fall 2020, includes a 20,000-square foot state-of-the-art community events center. ... read more »
L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson Honors Black Trans Woman for International Women’s Day 
March 14, 2019
Annual Award recognized leaders who are survivors in the City of Los Angeles.  ... read more »
Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove’s Bill to Protect Children with Autism Moves Ahead in the State Legislature with Bipartisan Support
March 1, 2019
Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove’s (D-Los Angeles) bill, AB 189 (Kamlager-Dove) that would designate autism professionals as mandated reporters passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee  with unanimous support. The bill now heads to the Appropriations Committee. AB 189 clarifies that all Qualified Autism Service Practitioners (QASPs) are considered mandated reporters under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). Mandated reporters are people who are required by law to report known or suspected child maltreatment. ... read more »
Drew League Basketball Clinic Volunteer Featured In Award-Winning Social Media Campaign
March 1, 2019
Washington was featured in an I Serve LA video as part of a social media campaign encouraging the Cal State LA community to track their service hours. I Serve LA is a university-wide service-learning initiative, which provides thousands of volunteers to serve with community-based organizations across the Greater Los Angeles area. ... read more »
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