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CDU and APLA Health Host Rare ‘Indoor Ground Breaking’ On New Health Facility
December 12, 2019
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) and APLA Health (APLA) officially announced plans to move forward on a new building located on the CDU campus that would house a new CDU Wellness Center and an APLA clinic during a symbolic “indoor ground breaking” ceremony on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Plans for the upcoming 10,000 square-foot facility were formalized with a signed agreement between the two organizations in February 2019. ... read more »
Scott Reflects on His ‘Incredible Ride’ at Macedonia Baptist
October 16, 2019
It’s been a more than eventful stretch for the Rev. Shane B. Scott, who serves as pastor of the historic Macedonia Baptist Church in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Remembering the Watts Revolt: A Shared Condition, Consciousness and Commitment
August 29, 2019
The Anniversary of the 1965 Watts Revolt occurs in the context of a larger history of Black struggle, sacrifices and achievements: the assassination, sacrifice and martyrdom of Min. Malcolm X; the Selma March; the Voting Rights Act; the founding of our organization Us and the African American Cultural Center; and the introduction of the Black value system, the Nguzo Saba, which became the core values of the pan-African holiday Kwanzaa and of Kawaida, a major Movement philosophy of life and struggle. ... read more »
L.A. County Woman Receives Governor’s Pardon
August 16, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom has granted pardons to seven people, including Susan H. Burton, a former inmate from East L.A. who now helps other women transition from prison to society. ... read more »
Tree of Life Church Goes Beyond the Walls to Practice Innovative Ministry
July 19, 2019
Ministry takes different shapes at Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church.  Under the leadership of Pastor Marcus Murchinson, the Watts congregation goes beyond the church walls to provide services to benefit the local community. ... read more »
Local Watts Teacher Receives Kinecta Teaching Grant
July 11, 2019
Each year, Kinecta Federal Credit Union hosts its Youth Scholarships and Teaching Grants for Growth program to provide financial support for students seeking higher education and to assist teachers with classroom instruction and projects. ... read more »
Counseling Center in Watts Provides Accessible, Affordable Therapy for All
May 16, 2019
Marianne Diaz’s 20-year counseling career began after a stint in jail for a gang-related arrest. At the time, she was hard and angry and she says the world made her that way. ... read more »
A Lost History, Seminole-Maroon Phil Wilkes Fixico Shares His Story of Self-Discovery
April 25, 2019
Recently the Los Angeles Sentinel spoke with Seminole-Maroon descendant Phil Wilkes Fixico regarding the truth behind African American and Native American heritage and his triumphant story of self-discovery.  ... 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 »
Both Applause and Outrage Follow Gov’s Decision to Halt Death Penalty
March 22, 2019
The move he has described as a “moral” decision sparked outrage across the state, particularly in some quarters of the state’s Republican establishment and among some victims’ families and a large number of county prosecutors. Many of them have been vocal advocates of capital punishment over the years.  ... read more »
Macedonia Baptist Church Salutes Pastor’s 7th Anniversary
February 20, 2019
The members of historic Macedonia Baptist Church will salute the Rev. Shane B. Scott’s seventh anniversary as pastor on Sunday, March 3, at 10 a.m., in the church’s sanctuary located at 1751 East 114th St., ... read more »
Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Releases Its 2018 Dodgers RBI Impact Report: 5 Years Strong
December 28, 2018
Since 2014, LADF has invested $4 million in local communities, including Compton, East Los Angeles, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, Northeast Los Angeles, South Los Angeles and Watts ... read more »
Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory and Youth Symphony Winter 2019 Session Begins!
December 28, 2018
The Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory (WWC) continues into its tenth year, serving youngsters from the South LA/Watts/Compton area. Beginners, intermediate and advanced students are welcome! (Ages 6 - 18)  Applications available on-line at: www.sappa.net ... read more »
Friends of Watts Towers Want Apology for Hooks’ Suspension
November 29, 2018
The Civil Service Commission revoked Watts Towers Art Center Director Rosie Lee Hooks’ suspension recently, however Friends of Watts Towers members say they now want an apology from the city and they are asking community members to join them in petitioning for one. ... read more »
Vote Yes On Measure W – It’s Good For Business and for the Black Community
November 1, 2018
At its core, we support Measure W because of its impact on empowering African-Americans and other communities of color in Los Angeles County – making business pay their fair share for the clean water that Black and brown residents are most likely, otherwise, to be deprived of. Measure W is a progressive tax that spreads the compliance burden equally with no groups paying more than their fair share. ... read more »
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