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Beron Thompkins in class at the Black Male Youth Academy. | Photo courtesy of the Social Justice Learning Institute

An ex-gang member on curtailing South LA’s recidivism rate

BLOOM (Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men) creates a positive and productive future for young Black males in South L.A.

South L.A., moments before the tornado swirled in earnest, caught on tape by an onlooker. |ABC7 screenshot

Tornado tears through South LA, ripping five roofs and spooking all

While minor, the tornado still inflicted damage — and caused not a small bit of surprise.

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Lark Galloway-Gilliam, South LA health activist, dies at 61

The founder of Community Health Councils led notable campaigns for health and healthcare in South LA.

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

From Watts 1965 to #BlackLivesMatter

Many journalists, academics and activists are asking: What has changed?

(Kevin Tsukii | Intersections South LA)

Photos: Thousands take to South LA streets for CicLAvia 2014

Bikers and walkers turned out to enjoy the mild weather and upbeat vibe in South LA.

Daphne Bradford invites Mayor Eric Garcetti to watch her students tackle coding projects. | Willa Seidenberg

South LA tech mentor contender for national STEM award

Daphne Bradford, the pioneering educator behind Mother Of Many, is recognized for helping high schoolers get excited about technology.

Vendors at the Los Angeles Street Vendors Campaign rally chant "Si se puede." | Emily Goldberg

LA moves closer to legalizing street vending

A framework for citywide street vending regulations has been approved.

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

Ferguson protest marches through South LA

Protestors highlighted local ties to incidents in Missouri, declaring “Ferguson is everywhere.”

Volunteer Carmen Abalos enjoyed a healthy snack during a break.

Healthcare fair comes to South LA

Hundreds receive health coverage and learn about recent legislation at Let’s Get Health South LA.

A packed house turned out at City Hall to discuss plans for the Budlong drill site. | Matt Tinoco

Community seeks environmental study for South LA oil site

The oil drilling site at Jefferson Boulevard and Budlong run by Freeport McMoRan has plans to expand.

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Timeline: South LA protests of the Ferguson decision

An hour-by-hour breakdown of the response on social media to a no-indictment decision in Ferguson.


LA marches from Leimert Park to Downtown after Ferguson decision

“Hands up, don’t shoot, hands up, fight back,” chanted protesters.


LA PRESS CLUB AWARD WINNER: The godfather of LA’s Black comedy scene is plotting his comeback

Michael Williams is battling a series of personal traumas to bring African-American comedy back to LA.

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Nonprofit Spotlight: Esperanza Community Housing Corporation


Profiling organizations that are propelling positive change in South LA.

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: Inside Out Community Arts


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

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Community Corner


My Neighborhood: Martin Luther King & Western

Mario Narciso speaks with his neighbors about parks, safety, and community.

Jesus Vargas, an alum of the URBAN TxT program, who served as moderator of Demo Day 2014.  | Willa Seidenberg

OPINION: A high school student’s observation of the mayoral forum

Which of the candidates emphasize L.A.’s youth?

Vanessa Gonzalez with Superintendent John Deasy and ____  | City Year LA

First person: City Year tutor in Watts encourages others to mentor

Vanessa Gonzalez, the first in her family to graduate from college, joined City Year to help combat high school dropout rates.


My neighborhood: Manchester Square

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

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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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