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Worker delivers tearful plea to USC president to increase wages

Campus workers have been in a prolonged fight for better pay at the university.


Xinran Ji suffered fatal blows to head

Four teenagers said they participated in the attack against the USC graduate student.

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USC student attempted to flee fatal attack

Xinran Ji hit multiple times with baseball bat, cameras show.


Top Intersections stories of 2014

Highlights from a year covering community development, visual and performing arts, health, education, poverty, politics, crime, history and more…


Ezell Ford shot three times at close range in South LA

The autopsy of a 25-year-old Black man killed by officers last summer reveals sheds light about his death at the hands of police.

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Footnotes from South LA schoolday walks

As parents guide their kids to school on foot, the family experiences the joys of living in a walkable neighborhood.

Dunbar Hotel in 1928 | DWP

Magnificent Dunbar Hotel extends performance run to Dec. 28

The play on Black Los Angeles cultural landmark adds three more showtimes after Christmas.

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.

An undated family photo at Samuel B. Marlowe's grave in Inglewood. | screenshot

Q&A: Daniel Miller on ‘Finding Marlowe’ in South LA

Samuel B. Marlowe, South LA’s own private detective, just may have inspired famed noir characters Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: 24th Street Theatre


The 24th Street Theatre in West Adams offers theatre and arts education.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Dignity and Power Now/Coalition to End Sheriff’s Violence in L.A. Jails

Dignity and Power Now

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

Nonprofit Spotlight: Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL)

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LAUL provides job training, job placement, youth achievement and business development programs.

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Community Corner


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

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


College journal: Swapping cardinal and gold for orange

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


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.

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Footnotes from South LA schoolday walks

As parents guide their kids to school on foot, the family experiences the joys of living in a walkable neighborhood.

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Aun vive el Gabo: Tribute poem to Gabriel García Márquez

Reporter Corps member Miguel Molina writes a tribute poem to Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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