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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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South LA’s District Square: Big plans and a long waiting game

The delayed development is still hoped to boost the local economy, if it can get built.

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Activist and political commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson talks racial tensions

Reporter Max Schwartz spoke with Hutchinson about the past and present state of race relations.

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A garden sprouts at South LA Library

“Renegade gardener” Ron Finley plans to grow an edible garden alongside the bookshelves at Vermont Square Library.

Jamar Nicholson, South LA teenager shot mistakenly by police, at a news conference Wednesday.

Claim filed in shooting of South LA teen

A teenager shot and wounded by police in South LA is suing the city.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: RISE Financial Pathways

Photo Courtesy of RISE Financial Pathways Facebook Page

RISE aims to generate economic activity that strengthens entire neighborhoods.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Cop Watch Los Angeles (CWLA)

Photo Courtesy of Copwatch Los Angeles Facebook

Cop Watch calls on community members to protest police brutality.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)

A protest organized by Strategic Actions for a Just Economy.

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

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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.

Jan Perry speaking with members of Reporter Corps South LA at City Hall.

Reporter Corps South LA members interview Jan Perry

On Councilwoman Jan Perry’s last day in office, after 12 years in office, she took a moment to speak with Reporter Corps.

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College journal: Swapping cardinal and gold for orange

Two college freshman from South LA chronicle their first days at Syracuse University.

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A night with Reporter Corps South LA

Reporter Corps South LA members present their work to the community at the 24th Street Theatre.

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First-person: “Dreaming Sin Fronteras” showcases search for identity

The performance last week resonated with an undocumented student living in South L.A.

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