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ICYMI: South LA voices and views at USC

Journalists, activists and city workers discussed past changes in South LA, and the changes that could come next.


Homecoming for Animo Inglewood alum running for state superintendent

Marshall Tuck helped found Animo Inglewood Charter High School in the early 2000s.

John Deasy speaks at a City Year event in 2013. | City Year

Students at South LA’s Manual Arts High react to superintendent’s resignation

LA Unified School District superintendent John Deasy’s resignation is an opportunity for a new leader.

The Shrine Auditorium in the 1920s | LA Public Library

#TBT South LA: The Shrine Auditorium

The grand building with its Middle Eastern-style architecture was built more than a hundred years ago.

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Luis Rodriguez named LA’s poet laureate

The Chicano activist grew up among LA’s gangs before becoming a writer.


Sign language in Spanish

A South LA mother with three deaf children started the “Deaf Latinos” group to help other Spanish-speaking families.

Jefferson High School

Judge orders classes back at South LA’s Jefferson High

Students had protested last summer over incomplete schedules.

"Church Mothers" stand outside the First AME Church in South LA, circa 1960. | USC Digital Library

#TBT South LA: Church mothers, circa 1960

LA’s oldest African-American church, the First African Methodist Episcopal, is still a cultural force in South LA.

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South LA voices with South LA views, Thursday at USC

A panel discussion at USC will bring together activists, journalists, residents and others to discuss views on South LA and the university’s role in the community.

Experts David Kim (center) and Dwight Jaffee (right) debate on housing with Richard Green moderating | Priyanka Deo/NeonTommy

Making rent just got harder

Rents are expected to keep rising across Los Angeles.


Joe Biden joins Eric Garcetti in minimum wage push

The Vice President and the Mayor of Los Angeles met with business owners at a baking company.

The Expo Line | Intersections

Metro to aid South LA businesses choked by construction

Mom and pop business suffering from Crenshaw/LAX line construction will get funding.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck speak about crime statistics at a recent conference held at the 77th Division station in South L.A. | Daina Beth Solomon

Assault, rape rates up in LA

Rates for assault and rape go up citywide while South LA crime decreases.

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Nonprofit Spotlight: Inside Out Community Arts


Arts education along with social and emotional learning for middle- and high-schoolers.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Worksite Wellness LA

WWLA's Physical activity presentation | Photo Courtesy of WWLA's Facebook Page

Delivering health services at worksites, and to workers and their families.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Esperanza Community Housing Corporation


Profiling organizations that are propelling positive change in South LA.

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Community Corner


Growing up queer in Watts: What happens when school is still not a safe place

Xochil Frausto shares her experiences growing up queer in Watts.

A South LA mural depicts the neighborhood's mixing of cultures. | Foshay School 7th Grade Photo Project

OPINION: South LA gentrification blues

Julieta Mendez responds to an LA Times article about “soaring home prices” in South LA.

Reporter Corps

Reporter Corps application deadline extended!

We’re looking for 18-24 year olds from South LA who want to report on their community. Apply today!


First person: College isn’t for us?

Skylar Endsley Myers compares her experience as a private-school student against her best friend Randall’s experience in South LA public schools.

Baldwin Hills Park

My Neighborhood: Baldwin Hills

Ryan Johnson takes us to where she grew up, Baldwin Hills, and talks with residents about problems with schools, diversity, and transportation challenges.

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