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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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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.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Photo by Angela Hoffman

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.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Worksite Wellness LA

WWLA's Physical activity presentation | Photo Courtesy of WWLA's Facebook Page

Delivering health services at worksites, and to workers and their families.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL)

Hands Across Crenshaw High | Los Angeles Urban League

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

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

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First person: Does my Watts neighborhood want me to get pregnant?

Reporter Corps member and college student Shanice Joseph asks why she gets so little support compared with young moms.

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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.

Reporter Corps

Reporter Corps application deadline extended!

We’re looking for 18-24 year olds from South LA who want to report on their community. Apply today!

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.

Mentors and mentees at Whitman College's first annual First Generation Mentorship Program Dinner in 2013.

From Watts to Walla Walla: The burdens and the blessings of my college education

A student at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., reflects on a diversity recruitment system that both nurtures and neglects.

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