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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 »
Laundry of Love: Day of Homeless Service in Watts
September 27, 2018
Just For You Laundry opened their doors to homeless individuals and families to allow them the complimentary use of washers and dryers. ... read more »
LA County Department of Mental Health Unveils a New Evidence-Based Strategy for Improving Mental Health in Urban Neighborhoods
Volunteers and community leaders will gather to announce a new work in progress as they transform a blighted vacant lot into a vibrant community garden.  DMH initiated this pilot project in response to a new peer-reviewed study showing the mental health of residents in urban neighborhoods can be dramatically improved by simply cleaning up and “greening” blighted vacant lots. ... read more / view event »
Woman Struck And Killed By Hit-And-Run Motorist In Watts
August 2, 2018
A local 60-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run motorist ... read more »
Local Bike Club Aims to Improve Vulnerable Communities Through Riding, Maintaining Bikes
July 12, 2018
Members of the East Side Riders Bike Club said their one part of their mission is to provide opportunities to vulnerable kids in South Los Angeles by steering them in a new direction. The ten year old volunteer organization has been doing work in South L.A. and Watts that focuses on keeping kids off drugs and from gangs through recreational activities, specifically bike riding said president John Jones III via his website esrbc.org. But just as important as keeping youth away from destructive activities, is the other part of their mission, to steer kids toward activities that help them enrich the communities in which they live. ... read more »
Joe Adams, Longtime Manager of Ray Charles Dies at 94
July 6, 2018
Known as the 'man behind the man', Adams was instrumental in Charles' rise as a cultural icon. ... read more »
Miracle’s Young Adult Entrepreneur Program Added to L.A. County’s Parks After Dark Agenda
Miracle’s YAEP classes commence the following week in the Watts Computer Learning Center equipped with 20 state of the art Workstations. Students will learn the building blocks of entrepreneurial success and leave with a preliminary business plan that includes entry strategies, management team building, marketing and finance as their deliverables at the end of the 9 month program. ... read more / view event »
Women Building Social and Health Equity
May 3, 2018
I recently joined a gathering of Black women leaders in Sacramento to discuss the well-being of Black women in California. It was a pretty amazing feeling to be in a roomful of women leaders from across the state—elected officials, ... read more »
Educator, CEO, and Reigning Mrs. California Pens Inspiring Book to Encourage Girls
May 3, 2018
Her first Children’s Book, Beauty Is, is inspired by her belief that beauty is undefined. Beauty Is, is a rhyming children’s book that takes you on a journey to find beauty and as with most adventures, you often find your answer right where you began. In the day and age where looks are altered and filtered, Beauty Is helps children see the beauty in everyone.   ... read more »
L.A. Clippers Unveil Playground at 107th Street Watts Elementary School
March 8, 2018
L.A. Clippers guard Patrick Beverley along with Scooter and Yael Braun and the Clippers foundation raised money to donate a new soccer field and basketball court for students at 107th Street Elementary School in Watts, CA. ... read more / watch video »
L.A. Clippers Unveil Playground at Watts Elementary School
February 1, 2018
The L.A. Clippers Foundation, along with Clippers guard Patrick Beverley and the Yael and Scooter Braun Family Foundation unveiled a new playground at 107th Street Elementary School.  ... read more »
In Partnership with Habitat for Humanity: A New Homeowner’s Journey
October 12, 2017
The process took seven years to be “ready”, with family and friends contributing in creating the sweet equity by donating hours to building the new home, in an effort to support self-efficiency in the family. ... read more »
Former Olympian Celebrates 25 Years Since Olympics
August 17, 2017
This month, Young celebrates 25 years since his undaunted accomplishment. ... read more »
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