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Watts Reimagined team brought residents together to commemorate 50 years of Watts Rebellion.

Fifty years after Watts Rebellion, residents commemorate in vacant lots

During the commemoration, the Watts Reimagined team brought people together in an abandoned lot on 103rd Street and Central Avenue.

Fifty years since the Watts Riots, the community has undergone many changes. One of them being more healthy food options. | Photo by Tiffany Walton

Watts fresh food markets respond to community needs

Healthy food options are sprouting in Watts. The riots that occurred in Watts in 1965 left the community without stable and reliable restaurants and other food establishments. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Watt’s Riots, the community continues to rebuild and grow. One of those things growing is a farmer’s market, an […]

Lynn Manning, founder of Watts Village Theater Company, dies at 60.

Watts Village Theater Company founder dies

Lynn Manning, co-founder and artistic director of Watts Village Theater Company, died of liver cancer Monday at 60.

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South LA teacher earns national acclaim for ethnic studies advocacy

The push to make ethnic studies a staple within the California education system received nationwide attention when a South Los Angeles teacher was named Social Justice Activist of the Year.

Teacher Jay Davis helps students frame their photo for an assignment on riots. | Photo by Anna-Cat Brigida

Teaching to avoid riots

High school teacher Jay Davis incorporates lessons on civil unrest in Los Angeles into his media arts class to improve the conditions that often lead to riots.

No stranger to awards: ISLA staff display recognitions from the Society of Professional Journalists.

LA Press Club recognizes Intersections for South LA reporting

Intersections was a finalist or winner in nine categories at the LA Press Club awards June 28.

Ferguson protesters reach the site where Ezell Ford was killed last August. | Daina Beth Solomon

OPINION: Why Latinos need to speak out for Black lives

Community Coalition’s Alberto Retana calls for solidarity between Black and Latino communities all around the country.

Erin Aubry Kaplan with her father, Larry Aubry. Kaplan covered the 1992 Riots, while Aubry covered the 1965 Riots. | Jenna Pittaway

Reporting on social change, 50 years after Watts

#WattsRevisited sparked discussion on how to remember the 1965 riots, and how to find stories about the future.

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South LA schools follow state-wide graduation trends

Dozens of South L.A. schools have increased their graduation rates, following a trend in California schools.

La Faye Baker practices a car stunt. | Photo by Anna-Cat Brigida

South LA stunt pro sparks opportunity for protégés

La Faye Baker, one of Hollywood’s only Black stuntwomen, encourages girls to leap into film.

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New name game: South LA or SOLA?

Ten years ago, “South Central” became “South LA.” Could “SOLA” be next?

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South LA residents march to protest neighborhood oil drilling

Residents take to the streets on a day when oil well operators are slated to clean the site.

#EmergingUS is set to launch in two months. (Heidi Carreon/Neon Tommy)

Immigration documentary explores meaning of ‘American’

Jose Antonio Vargas discusses his film “Documented” and the upcoming #EmergingUS digital magazine.

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Nonprofit Spotlight: A Place Called Home (APCH)

APCH members run in the 2014 Jive Live New Year's Race. | APCH Facebook

Profiles of South L.A. organizations that are propelling positive change.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum (MCLM)

Photo Courtesy of the Mayme A, Clayton Library & Musuem

For more than 40 years, Dr. Clayton amassed a collection of African-American literature, manuscripts, films, and ephemera.

Nonprofit Spotlight: RISE Financial Pathways

Photo Courtesy of RISE Financial Pathways Facebook Page

RISE aims to generate economic activity that strengthens entire neighborhoods.

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Community Corner

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.

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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.

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A big brother lost to violence

After spending time silent about the death of her brother, Theresa Olsteen wrote about the impact of loosing a family member to violence.

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Redefining environmentalism in South LA 

By gardening and keeping lights low, a family in Watts challenges mainstream notions of “environmentalism.”

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My neighborhood: Manchester Square

Watch Skylar E Myers’ audiovisual slideshow about her neighborhood in South Central LA.

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