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ALL IS NOT WELL IN WATTS
October 22, 2020
Councilman Joe Buscaino recently replied to a series of articles by the undersigned setting forth facts demonstrating that Watts is and has been a politically neglected appendage of Los Angeles. Mr. Buscaino takes issue with that contention and responds that Watts has not been neglected and cites several recent projects to support his argument. At the outset, we need to express appreciation for Mr. Buscaino’s efforts for the people of his district and his willingness to debate the larger political issues relating to Watts in particular, and the city generally. Healthy debate always leads to positive results. That said, let us take a closer look at Watts. ... read more »
Tonya Butler Appointed Chair Position at Berklee College of Music
February 6, 2020
She will be the first African-American and woman to hold the position. ... read more »
Asst. Commerce Secretary Williams to Keynote at Watts Riots 50th Anniversary Ceremony
August 12, 2015
U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams will join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr., Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44), and others in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riots in Los Angeles. ... read more »
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This Week in Black History (August 6)
August 5, 2015
This week in Black History. ... read more »
Watts Re:Imagined Spearheads Rebirth of Famed Community
July 29, 2015
Fifty years after the ill-fated Watts Riots, pockets of improvement are appearing in the community. From new housing complexes to remodeled parks to enhanced public transportation, the progress indicates that a rebirth is taking place. ... read more »
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