By gardening and keeping lights low, a family in Watts challenges mainstream notions of “environmentalism.”
Brandon Spencer is paying a 40-year price for four shots that killed no one
The cause of Stanley Thiesfield’s death — and hundreds of others — remains a mystery.
More from Intersections
August 17, 2014 By Heidi Carreon | Neon Tommy
A peaceful vigil became an outlet for anger after the police shootings of Michael Brown in Missouri and Ezell Ford in South LA.
August 2, 2014 By Willa Seidenberg | Author
URBAN TxT promotes teen entrepreneurs in South LA at its Demo Day 2014.
July 29, 2014 By Ashley Hansack | Community Contributor
Crowds of people enjoyed jazz, music and art at the 19th annual Jazz Festival.
July 28, 2014 By Ashley Hansack | Community Contributor
A student at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., reflects on a diversity recruitment system that both nurtures and neglects.
July 25, 2014 By Sinduja Rangarajan | Staff Reporter
Activists are urging Congress to keep laws in place that protect children who emigrate alone from Central America.
July 14, 2014 By Daina Beth Solomon | Editor
Guests shared stories about long lives spent in the ever-changing neighborhoods of Watts and South LA.
June 25, 2014 By Kylie Morgan | Reporter
Cal State Northridge history professor Josh Sides discusses the weight of place names ten years after South Central became South LA.
June 24, 2014 By Alexis Mason | Reporter
Advocates say South LA needs to dedicate additional resources to mental ill treatment.
June 19, 2014 By Stephanie Case | Reporter
The library’s social justice archives are attracting a record number of visitors.
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.
South LA in the News
St. John’s treats South LA’s incoming young immigrants, Two high schoolers win essay contest + The history of the LAPD’s “militarization”
August 18, 2014
George McKenna wins LAUSD School Board, LAPD reacts to South LA death + USC attackers plead not guilty
August 13, 2014
New housing development making waves in South LA, LAUSD board race + Former aide to Councilman Price charged with corruption
August 8, 2014
Delivering health services at worksites, and to workers and their families.
Profiles of South L.A. organizations that are propelling positive change.
For more than 40 years, Dr. Clayton amassed a collection of African-American literature, manuscripts, films, and ephemera.
A college student and her family in Watts must get by this year without food stamps or other assistance.
KPCC teamed with Intersections to publish an audio-visual neighborhood tour produced by Reporter Corps.
Xochil Frausto shares her experiences growing up queer in Watts.
Reporter Corps member and college student Shanice Joseph asks why she gets so little support compared with young moms.
Ryan Johnson takes us to where she grew up, Baldwin Hills, and talks with residents about problems with schools, diversity, and transportation challenges.