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50 Years After the Watts Riots, the Original Black Lives Matter Protest

Rep. Janice Hahn | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Rep. Janice Hahn

The Watts Riots took place fifty years ago, but I remember them vividly. I was thirteen years old, and on the morning of August 12, 1965, I woke up at Pepperdine University where I stayed the night for church camp.

New MLK Hospital: Delivering On a Promise

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 07.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

The new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital officially opened its doors to the public. It is a milestone moment and one that must be celebrated. It comes on the heels of the historic Supreme Court decision that enshrines the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land.

Kindred Spirits: South L.A. and Chernobyl at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

Lisa Adams | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Lisa Adams

This is my fourth year attending the Los Angeles Film Festival, produced by Film Independent and hosted by L.A. Live Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles.

How One-On-One Tutoring Is Creating Possibilities For LA's Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Anastassia Olmos | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact

For the nonprofit School On Wheels, change begins when people focus on what they can do to help. “We can’t end homelessness, but we can help a...

Why Latinos Should Speak Up for Black Lives

Alberto Retana | Posted 05.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Alberto Retana

It's time that we, as Latinos, boldly speak out in support of justice. If we are to truly deal with racism in America impacting Latinos, we need to understand what is happening right now with Black America.

This Group Is Fulfilling More Than Just The Basic Needs Of LA's Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Anna-Catherine Brigida | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact

Demonque Williams exited the foster care system at age 18 in 2010 with nowhere to go and no one to turn to. Now 22, he still does not have a stabl...

Here's What Happened When A Troubled Liquor Store Also Started Selling Fresh Produce

The Huffington Post | Jordyn Holman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact

This story first appeared in Intersections South L.A., a publication of the Annenberg Media Center, on December 1, 2014. A store stayed true to...

This Exercise Craze Is Giving Low-Income Women A Chance To Prioritize Their Health

The Huffington Post | Daina Beth Solomon | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact

This story first appeared in Intersections South L.A., a publication of the Annenberg Media Center, on October 30, 2014. “She used to be fat!...

Anna Almendrala

'It Was A Good Day' For Rap Fans Everywhere | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

GARDENA, CALIF. -- Today was a good day for rapper Ice Cube and A Place Called Home, an after-school youth center in South Los Angeles. Thanks to ...

NRA Video Promotes Ted Nugent's Fave Hobby: Shooting Feral Pigs From Helicopters

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Seeing what a feral hog hunt actually looks like, and knowing that he's a cheerful promoter as well as participant, Nugent's "joke" about gunning down "South Central" residents now has a dark visual resonance.

How One Father Got His Son Out of a Gang

Jim Calio | Posted 09.23.2013 | Crime
Jim Calio

Jerry had grown up in South Central, was steeped in gang lore and knew the appeal of the gangs to young boys who came from broken homes. But he never in a thousand years thought that his own son would run with the gangs.

NRA's Ted Nugent Jokes About Gunning Down South Central LA Residents Like Feral Hogs

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Why is it that National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent gets away with joking about machine-gunning South Central Los Angeles residents from a helicopter, equating them with the feral hogs he likes to hunt in the same manner?

Join South Central Farmers in Remembering the Violent Eviction of June 13, 2006

Tezozomoc | Posted 06.11.2013 | Los Angeles

Time: Thursday, June 13. Meet at 7:00 pm for remembrance and vigil. Location: Martin Luther King Blvd. and Long Beac...

The Most Important Neighborhood In LA?

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 05.31.2013 | Los Angeles

Weeks after the primary election, a faded "Jan Perry for Mayor" sign still hangs outside Laura Hendrix's art gallery in Leimert Park Village in South ...

Old Skool Los Angeles: When Everybody Did the Hustle

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Linnie Frank Bailey

'Hustling' was more than just a song and dance in L.A.'s working class neighborhoods. It was also a way of life, and hustling was a term commonly used to describe doing whatever it took to bring in additional income.

Henry Watson Returns To Florence & Normandie

AP | JOHN ROGERS and AMY TAXIN | Posted 06.25.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Henry Keith Watson remembers April 29, 1992, as if it happened just last week. History won't allow him to forget it. It was a day that...

Loss of Two USC Students From China and Their American Dream

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 06.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Noel Irwin Hentschel

How many more senseless violent crimes will it take to realize that children in our inner cities are dying? Generations are being lost but it is preventable, if we demonstrate that we care and we take action.

Schools Must Pull Kids in, Not Turn Them Away

Robert Ross | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education
Robert Ross

For each day that a young person is suspended from school, his or her educational attainment experiences a setback.

An Unsafe School Is No School At All

Larry Strauss | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

I'm pretty sure that if students at a suburban high school ever found themselves in the kind of danger in which South L.A. students routinely find themselves some state of emergency would be declared.

RENEWing LA Through CicLAvia

Joel Epstein | Posted 12.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The partnership between RENEW and CicLAvia is a natural fit -- two critical parts of the solution to LA's epidemic of obesity and diabetes.

Rep. Maxine Waters: The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell!

Wendy Carrillo | Posted 10.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Carrillo

Waters took a stab at Congressional leadership who have caved to the unrealistic demands of the Tea Party -- demands that don't reflect the values, issues or concerns of a vast majority of Americans.

Vacuous Verdicts

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Linnie Frank Bailey

Perplexing verdicts, such as from the Casey Anthony case, are a frequent occurrence for Americans, Angelenos included. We accept that they are just part of our judicial system and hope that one day justice will be served.

Summertime Living Is Easy

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Linnie Frank Bailey

Let's face it -- this is the summer of 'staycations.' However, as bad as things are, the dog days of summer don't have to be spent lamenting your dismal finances and wishing you were in St. Thomas.

Neighboring Downey Distances Itself From Bell Scandal By Firing City Attorney

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In light of Bell residents' recent outrage over the city's salaries, Downey's city council voted yesterday to sever ties with their city attorney Ed L...

Own a Piece of Art History: Mark Bradford Merchant Posters

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Born in Los Angeles and raised in his mother's hair salon in Leimert Park, Mark Bradford learned at an early age the rudimentary tools of his art: calligraphy, signage, and handicraft.