Guests shared stories about long lives spent in the ever-changing neighborhoods of Watts and South LA.
Cal State Northridge history professor Josh Sides discusses the weight of place names ten years after South Central became South LA.
The library’s social justice archives are attracting a record number of visitors.
More from Intersections
June 24, 2014 By Alexis Mason | Reporter
Advocates say South LA needs to dedicate additional resources to mental ill treatment.
June 18, 2014 By Andrea Martinez | Reporter
Domestic workers continue to grapple with wage theft and other injustices.
June 16, 2014 By Neon Tommy
With a new Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital set to open, South LA is experiencing a number of changes to health care access.
June 11, 2014 By Logan Heley | Contributor
Belizeans and Belizean-Americans live all over L.A., but Joan and Sisters Restaurant still makes its home in South LA’s Little Belize.
June 5, 2014 By Alex Shultz | Reporter
The 112-year-old West Adams home is having a second life after locals helped restore the building.
June 3, 2014 By Daina Beth Solomon | Editor
Angelenos from South L.A. and around the city turned in handguns, shotguns, rifles and assault weapons in exchange for Ralph’s gift cards.
June 2, 2014 By Mikella Wickham | Reporter
A Latino punk band from South L.A. sets out to defy stereotypes.
May 29, 2014 By Michael Nystrom | Neon Tommy Reporter
South LA’s new Northgate Gonzalez Market is helping spur healthy eating habits along with programs like Jamie Oliver’s mobile teaching kitchen.
May 27, 2014 By Andy Vasoyan | Reporter
Bombassmuzik has changed with the times to offer a variety of “lifestyle” merchandise, but music is still the focus.
May 26, 2014 By Joey Wong | Reporter
South LA schools are giving children a place to play during the summer.
May 23, 2014 By Daniel Carr-Crawford | Reporter
Residents hope that the Crenshaw District’s Marlton Square, abandoned and run-down for decades, can make a comeback.
South LA in the News
Intersections’ Nonprofit Spotlight series profiles organizations propelling positive change in South LA.
RISE aims to generate economic activity that strengthens entire neighborhoods.
Bienestar provides LGBT support services for the Latino community in South LA.
Xochil Frausto shares her experiences growing up queer in Watts.
Reporter Corps member Miguel Molina writes a tribute poem to Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Reporter Corps South LA members present their work to the community at the 24th Street Theatre.
Skylar Endsley Myers compares her experience as a private-school student against her best friend Randall’s experience in South LA public schools.
Mario Narciso speaks with his neighbors about parks, safety, and community.